Celebrating National Blueberry Month in July

Find ways to celebrate National Blueberry Month this July!

July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s the perfect time to focus on everyone’s favorite berry: the blueberry! Blueberry season is over in Florida by the time July rolls around, but blueberries are a tasty treat all year-round, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate with blueberries. See suggestions from the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) to celebrate National Blueberry Month.

National Blueberry Month Proclamation

In July 2003, the USDA proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month, after much effort by the NABC. The Secretary of Agriculture issued a formal proclamation, citing the healthfulness, popularity, and importance of the blueberry. The blueberry has been celebrated in July ever since.

Celebrating National Blueberry Month

There are many different options for celebrating blueberries in the month of July. Whether you want to use fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries, or blueberries already utilized, such as blueberry jam or blueberry wine, you can’t go wrong with the berry the industry calls “the little blue dynamo.” Find some options, with links from the blueberry experts at Blueberries from Florida or the USHBC, for celebrating below.

The Internet is jam-packed with resources to utilize at your blueberry party, barbecue or other celebration. Find inspiration from the Blueberries from Florida Pinterest recipe boards and the recipe pages from the Blueberries from Florida website recipes.