Where to Go When You’ve Got the Blues…for Blueberry Festivals


Where to Go When You’ve Got the Blues…for Blueberry Festivals

When it comes to blueberries, having “the blues” isn’t all bad as long as you have blueberry festivals to look forward to! April 22nd and 23rd saw a plethora of blueberry festivals. There was the Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, and the Plant City Blueberry Festival, just to name a few. However, blueberry festivals are


Best Dessert Recipes for Fresh Blueberries

If you’re just back from the U-Pick blueberry farm, blueberry festival or grocery store with fresh blueberries, these are the dessert recipes to try.   There are few things out there as good as fresh blueberries. Whether you’ve picked them yourself or bought them at a roadside stand, blueberry festival, Farmer’s Market or grocery store,


Tips For an Awesome Time Blueberry Picking

Ensure you and your family or friends have the best time blueberry picking. Both fresh and frozen blueberries bought from the store are great, but nothing beats the fresh-as-can-be blueberries you’ll get from blueberry picking at a U-Pick blueberry farm. There are a host of benefits to going blueberry picking, in addition to the awesome


Blueberry Bread Recipes to Make With Someone Special

Try these blueberry bread recipes as soon as Florida blueberries hit the shelves!  Blueberry bread recipes are some of the most popular recipes for baking with blueberries. The options are endless and delicious!  As fresh blueberry season approaches with the start of the Florida blueberry harvest in March—Florida blueberries are the first U.S. blueberries to


Explore All Your Options for When Blueberry Season Starts

Get ready now to take advantage of all the Florida blueberries once blueberry season starts in March. Florida blueberry season starts in March, the first U.S. berry to hit grocery store shelves.  Plan now to ensure that you can take advantage of Florida blueberries as much as possible. Figure out how many fresh blueberries you’ll


How are Florida blueberries different from others in the grocery store?

Explore all the ways that Florida blueberries are different from the average blueberry. Blueberries in general are wonderful and full of healhful goodness, but Florida blueberries are something special! When you’re at the grocery store, make sure to look for the FreshFromFlorida label to ensure your blueberries are those from the Sunshine State. Read on


FL Blueberry U-Pick Farms Offer Great Deals!

This past winter in Florida was unusually warm, and the Florida blueberry farmers here are suffering the consequences. Because the cold season in Florida was woefully short of the 'chill hours' necessary for the blue fruit to produce and mature on time, the berries were not ready for harvest until much later than they normally


U of F Researchers Try to Produce Perfect Blueberry

In an effort to create the perfect blueberry, researchers at The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have been hoping to find out exactly what people want when they purchase them. As part of a three-year study led by Jim Olmstead, UF/IFAS associate professor of horticultural sciences, early surveys from last


Whispering Oaks’ Blueberry Wines Fare Well In Competitions Around the Country

There is a little town northwest of Orlando, Florida called Oxford where you'll find a delightful blueberry winery called Whispering Oaks Winery. They have several wines such as Delightfully Dry, Blushing Blueberry, Mildly Mild, Sensationally Sweet, and Sassy Sangria. They are all blueberry wines, and they all cost $15. The folks at Whispering Oaks began