What you might not know about Florida blueberries

What you might not know about Florida blueberries

Ten years ago, Florida didn’t produce enough blueberries to gain the attention of buyers.  Since then, hundreds of small blueberry farms have opened across the state, and Florida’s blueberry industry has grown to a $48 billion industry.  Today, the three to four week harvesting period, between late March and April, can supply the entire United

July is National Blueberry Month

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? If any fruit deserves its own month, it’s certainly blueberries! Eating just a quarter cup of blueberries every day can make a big impact on your overall health and well-being. They are rich in antioxidants, low in fat and have just 80 calories per cup. There’s so

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

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 Blueberries on TV

Blueberry fans may be interested in a recent TV segment from the Florida Channel that focused on the history of the University of Florida Blueberry Breeding Program, as well as those of a couple other major commodities produced in the state. From the video we learn: Thirty years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find