Stay Young Looking By Eating More Blueberries

Everybody wants to look younger, right? According to the USDA, one of the best ways to fight unwanted wrinkles associated with aging is right there in the produce section of your favorite grocery store: blueberries! The reason blueberries are so good for the antiaging process is because they contain a high level of antioxidants. Antioxidants

Blueberry Festivals Around Florida

Blueberry season is fast approaching. Make sure you get out there and visit as many festivals as you can! They're always lots of fun and always tasty. Between the wine, pastries, and other delicious recipes used by the many different vendors, you will leave with a full belly, a delicious taste in your mouth, and

Brooksville Florida becomes new home to Florida Blueberry Growers Association

Every April since 2012, the Florida Blueberry Festival has attracted between 40-50,000 locals and out-of-towners to a weekend long street festival in downtown Brooksville, Florida. Because the festival has been so well received in that area, Brooksville has been officially named the home of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association. The association's president, Dudley Calfee, said

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77-year-old Florida Blueberry Farmer is a Trailblazer

The owner of Straughn Farms in Waldo, Fla is 77-year-old Alto Straughn. For nearly 40 years, agriculture has been his life. With help from the University of Florida, he has been a major player in developing the state's blueberry industry. After three years in Marion County and Ocala as an Extension agent, Straughn got his

Florida Blueberries are a Win-Win for everyone

In the beginning of the Florida blueberry business, there were many skeptics. But with a harvest that has tripled in 10 years and roughly 25,000,000 pounds being harvested this year, attitudes are changing. And even though blueberries are an expensive crop to grow, they have proven to be profitable for Florida growers. Part of the

Three Fall Blueberry Recipes You Definitely Want to Make

  Blueberry Muffins from Martha Stewart (recipe page) INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled FOR THE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1

Florida Blueberries Hold Their Own Against Competition

In the first days when Florida blueberries came on the scene, many people didn’t think the crop would be successful.  Florida was known for oranges and to a lesser extent strawberries, so blueberries didn’t have a chance. But flash forward 10 years and the number of blueberries harvested has more than tripled. So what is

Add blueberries to your Labor Day celebration

Will you be going to or hosting a Labor Day gathering? Try washing down some of that home-cooked holiday food with a drink made from delicious Florida blueberries. Keep reading, and you'll find some fantastic blueberry wines, links to some Florida blueberry wineries, followed by some quenching Florida blueberry drink recipes. Enjoy! In the mood for

The Business Behind Blueberries

When it comes to food, one taste and we know whether or not we like it. Depending on how you prepare your favorite foods also affects the flavor and consistency. Proteins, carbohydrates, fiber and fat all change when they are heated.  As consumers, typically, we follow what we are taught and prepare foods the way we

Blueberry, Peach and Celery Salad

This is no ordinary fruit salad recipe. The culinary talent with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council have created a delightful end of summer salad that will tempt your taste buds. Blueberry, Peach and Celery Salad Ingredients 2 cups fresh blueberries 1 large peach, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced on the