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A Warm Heritage of Georgia Blueberries

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  As winter settles down around us here in Georgia and across the country, all of us at the Blueberry Barn are excited about our new throw blanket, available in our gift shop and online. Featuring detailed Georgia blueberries and the Georgia Blueberry Commodity Commission’s emblem in the center, this blanket is the perfect gift for every blueberry lover! Measuring in at 50” by 60”, this throw makes the perfect addition to snuggle with on the couch to stay warm on these cold nights, placed at the foot of the bed, or folded over the back of your family rocking...

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A Berry Happy Thanksgiving

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    Did you know blueberries were served at the very first Thanksgiving? According to legend, when Europeans first arrived on this continent, Native Americans gave blueberries to the pilgrims to help them survive their first winter. Many historians believe it was part of the first Thanksgiving feast, made into what Native Americans called “Sautauthig.” One of the first blueberry baked goods, Sautauthig is a simple pudding made from blueberries, cracked corn and water. The pilgrims liked to add milk, butter and sugar to the original recipe (we can’t blame them!), which is believed to have graced the table of...

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Why Georgia for blueberries?

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Georgia is the largest producer of blueberries in the United States—Georgia’s Super Fruit. Did you know that Alma, Ga. is the Blueberry Capital of Georgia?  The soil in South Georgia is perfect for growing blueberries, because it is sandy and acidic. Our beautiful climate is ideal; a short winter gives the berries the chill they need, followed by warm spring and even warmer summer temperatures that give us those perfect Sweet Georgia Blues! Georgia’s blueberry harvest starts each year in mid- to late-April and continues through July. Blueberries are primarily grown in the southernmost areas of the state. Why Alma, Georgia?...

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Why are blueberries good for you?

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At just 80 calories per cup, with zero fat… They are an excellent source of antioxidants, which are natural anti-aging agents that fight free radicals and help prevent certain cancers and heart conditions. They contain proanthocyanidins, known to help prevent urinary tract infections. They are an excellent source of manganese, which aides in bone development and helps metabolize protein, carbs and fat! A cup of blueberries provides 25 percent of your daily requirement of Vitamin C and is a great source of dietary fiber, which keeps cholesterol low and contributes to heart health.

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