The partridgeberry is known internatially as the lingonberry and is a relative of the cranberry family.
Tart, exceptional in taste, and known for their medicinal qualities, partridgeberries have been a staple of northern peoples for centuries.Â They are high in vitamin C, tannin, anthocyanin, and antioxidants.Â An excellent topping for ice cream, pancakes and crepes or use as a cooking sauce.
The Dark Tickle offers a taste of the unique handpicked wild berries of Newfoundland and Labrador: bakeapple (cloudberry), partridgeberry (lingonberry), wild blueberry, squashberry and crowberry. As wild products from a remote location, they are free of the various chemicals nearly always associated with cultivated products. And, we use no additives or preservatives during our cooking and preserving.
We purchase from a network of approximately 100 individual pickers, covering a large area including the top half of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, the coastal regions of southern Labrador, and northeastern Quebec. We employ a relatively small number of people involved in processing. Our plant is registered with and inspected by Agriculture Canada.
You might wonder where our name comes from? A ”˜tickle’ is a narrow salt water channel. It is also the area in Griquet where we were originally located - it's the picture on our labels. And it's 'dark' as it is surrounded by high hills.
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