NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MONTH
National Blueberry Month is an annual observation during the entire month of July.
This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s thanks to the observations of Elizabeth Coleman White and research of Dr. Frederick V. Coville. Before their efforts, wild blueberries were never successfully transplanted and raised in any farming operation for personal or commercial production. The only way to enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out where they grew naturally.
Through the efforts of White and Coville, producers and private gardeners today bring to fruition these amazingly delicious berries. Whether from farm to table or from the farmer to the grocer, these vibrant berries pack a punch in vitamins and health benefits.
Blueberries make a great snack all on their own or enhance a meal. They also make stellar desserts or sauces. Whatever this berry does, it does with panache!
Enjoy some fresh blueberries! They’re in season, and they are ripe for the picking. Use #NationalBlueberryMonth to share on social media. Visit the National Day Calendar recipe page for more ways to use your blueberries or to share recipes with us.
National American Blueberry Council founded National Blueberry Month and is officially recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture since 2003.