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Blueberry Barn Blog — Alma

Georgia Blueberry Festival--1st weekend in June

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Commercially grown blueberries came to Bacon County in the early 1970’s when some of the local farmers, with the help of Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College and the University of Georgia Extension office, began experimenting with various blueberry varieties. Since that time, the number of farmers and the numbers of acres under cultivation increased substantially. Today blueberries are one of Georgia’s primary agricultural products and Bacon County continues to be the center of the Georgia blueberry crop. To recognize the importance of blueberries to Bacon County and to show appreciation to the farmers and all of the other people involved in...

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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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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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