Florida Blueberry Festival is a hit in 2014

The Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, Florida is a great place to taste blueberries in their many glorious forms. Vendors from around the state compete to show guests all the wonderful ways you can enjoy the Florida blueberry. From blueberry honey to blueberry shortcake, there is no shortage of food and fun.  One fan shared how

Kid Friendly ideas using Florida Blueberries

Many children are on spring break or have their break coming up in the next couple of weeks. Blueberries are such an important food, we thought it would be helpful to share kid-friendly ideas for spring vacation.  Our Pinterest Board called Blueberries For Kids, where we feature fun recipes to help engage your children in

Ready to u-pick some Florida blueberries?

Wouldn't it be nice to hand pick fresh blueberries. To walk through a blueberry field and pluck perfect berry after perfect berry? Guess what? You can!  Florida is home to many U-pick blueberry farms. Florida "pick your own" farms allow you to choose and pick your own berries. There are many reasons you'll enjoy this

Find out the peak seasons for Florida produce

Did you know that between November and May each year, Florida produces about 300 agricultural products? It’s true! These commodities are sold across the U.S. and in more than 120 countries around the world.   It’s an important part of Florida’s economy and is strongly supported by the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs and

True Blue Winery to host second annual Blueberry Festival

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 5 when Davenport's True Blue Winery will host its second annual Blueberry Festival. The event includes food vendors (cajun and southern style cuisine) that pair nicely with the delicious blueberry wine, craft vendors, entertainment, kids games and of course, wine tasting!  True Blue Winery is Polk County's first winery and

Some farmers are making a switch to organic blueberries

It’s almost blueberry season in Florida and some farmers are focusing on organic blueberries. Clermont-based Uncle Matt’s Organic has been producing organic fruits and juices since the late 1990s. With the growth of the blueberry industry in Florida over the past decade, Uncle Matt’s added organic blueberries to the list in 2010.  He said in

Three ways to blend blueberries with Valentine’s Day

Why not show your Valentine that you really, really love them this Valentine's Day, and add blueberries into the mix. This Florida superfood is the gift that keeps on giving.  We've curated some of the most tantalizing blueberry Valentine's Day ideas, to get the ideas flowing. Begin with a Blueberry facial – Blueberries were named among the top

Florida’s blueberries to begin trips to Panama in April

Some good news for Florida's super fruit. Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was in Panama recently pushing the Florida blueberry and other Florida grown produce.  The January trade mission was planned to increase Florida’s $100 billion agriculture industry. In the last decade, crops that have doubled in production, and in some cases tripled,

Florida blueberry festival set for April 12 and 13

Florida Blueberry Festival, Inc. is hosting its third annual Florida blueberry festival in Brooksville, Florida.  This year's event is slated to take place April 12 and 13. The 2014 entertainment calendar features a kick off night on Saturday, April 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Join the kick off and enjoy an Elton John tribute

Florida blueberries pack a powerful nutritional punch

  Florida blueberries pack a powerful nutritional punch.  One cup of delicious blueberries is just 84 calories and gives us 14 percent of our daily fiber needs.  Even more good news is that Florida's blueberry season begins well before other parts of the United States. This means we can get an early start creating fresh blueberry