1. What is Gojoy?
Gojoy Berries Inc. is the only Canadian goji berry company that has gone to market. We grow 10 acres of goji berries on our farm, which is located at 1110 – 264th St. in Aldergrove, BC. We market our goji products under our brand name, Gojoy.
2. What are your products and pricing?
We sell fresh gojis in season and frozen gojis, smoothie booster and goji trees year-round. See Products for details and Farm Store & U-pick for price information.
3. When do you harvest and sell fresh goji berries?
We start picking fresh gojis in the middle to end of June and continue until mid-August, depending on the weather conditions. Please see our berry forecast for up-to-date details.
4. Do you offer u-pick?
Yes, we do. Our U-Pick is very weather dependent but usually runs from mid-June to mid-August. The availability of berries varies greatly between weeks, so please see our berry forecast for up-to-date details.
5. Where can I buy the fresh or frozen berries or the smoothie mix?
At our farm store and in about 40 stores throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and a couple in Alberta. Please see Where to Buy for the store locations.
6. When is your farm store and u-pick open?
Store hours can be found on the Farm Store & U-pick page.
7. Why do you freeze your berries as opposed to selling dehydrated goji berries?
Our gojis are top quality and are picked at the peak of their ripeness, when they are the most nutrient-packed, and then immediately frozen. Freezing is the optimum manner to preserve the berry’s vitamins and antioxidants. Drying causes some of the nutrients to be lost. Drying has other advantages, such as simple transportation and storage. We will dry some gojis later in the 2017 season since we have had many requests for it.
8. How do I use fresh or frozen gojis?
Goji berries can be used just like dried gojis. We have a recipe section on our website for goji berries; however, they can be added to any recipe! Simply add them to your salads, smoothies, soups, sauces, stir fry, tea, hot pot, congee, etc. We suggest adding the frozen gojis at the end of your cooking session, approximately three minutes before you serve your dish, just to heat them through, to prevent vitamin loss.
Check out our recipe page for our tried-and-true favourites!
9. What are your goji berry plants like and where can I buy them?
Our goji plants are sold in 7 gallon (28 litre) pots and are nearly 6 feet (180cm) tall. They are a mature plant that will produce approximately 300 berries in the first year. For example, if you buy the plant in June/July 2017, within a few weeks, you will harvest at least 200 gojis! Each of the following years this harvest should go up 20% until it plateaus at about 800 berries per year.
From January to March, the plants can be purchased in the dormant stage, which means the branches have been pruned back and we can package and ship them across Canada as well. Goji trees are sold at our Farm Store and a few other locations. Please check Where to Buy for details. Online ordering will be available later in 2017. Delivery to your door from Vancouver to Chilliwack area is available at a reasonable cost for June-August 2017.
10. Does Gojoy host private groups & tours?
We do upon appointment. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!