Plaid Shirt Farms Ltd has wholesale Black Currants available in several ways; fresh in season, frozen in bulk containers, or processed into our fine products.

Black Currant

Black Currants are enormously popular in Europe, Great Britain and New Zealand. They have been grown in Canada for over a hundred years mostly on family farms. The early farmers knew of the high levels of Vitamin C in the fruit, the soothing quality of it’s tea, and its natural pectin which made Black Currants perfect for preserves.

Black Currants are enjoying a resurgence of popularity in North America and are quite often called a “super fruit”. Their unique flavour separates Black Currants from other berries. The folks in New Zealand describe it best.

The Blackcurrant: A sweet earthy taste unlike other berries. Fresh gooseberry and passion-fruit flavour-aromas and hints of raspberry, combined with the floral aromatic notes of carnations and roses. An underlying tannic structure adds complexity and balance to the blackcurrantā€™s acidity and sweetness. The aftertaste is fresh and sharply cleansing, with no residual sweetness.

Makes our simple berry sound fancy!

Who should buy wholesale Black Currants?

Black Currant Jam
Into Every Jar
  • Processors, wineries, distilleries, bakeries
    Black currants are loaded with flavour and rich in colour. A little goes along way. Black Currant is an excellent additive to ice cream, yogurt, soft cheese, vinegarettes, gin, vodka, muffins, tarts and pies. The possibilities are endless.
  • Restaurants
    Black Currants can be made into sauces, toppings, salad dressings, throw a few frozen currants into a signature cocktail containing Black Currant Juice. A taste your clients will remember.
  • Farm Markets
    Add some fresh Black Currants to your line up. The popularity of Black Currants is growing!
  • Retailers
    Long ago we attended a seminar on value added products from the farm. The speaker started her presentation with “the world doesn’t need another Strawberry Jam!” Our Black Currant products are made from Black Currants grown on our farm and designed with a “fruit first” mentality. The first ingredient in our jam is not sugar like a lot of others on the market, our first ingredient is Black Currants. You can taste the difference!

    We have jam, juice and sauce and we also have unique products like Black Currant Habanero Jam, Black Currant Chutney and Black Currant Mustard.

How do we buy wholesale Black Currants and products?