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July--National Blueberry Month

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July is National Blueberry Month! Celebrate this exciting month with a handful of delicious Georgia blueberries. If any fruit deserved its own month for celebrating it is these "little blues".  The blueberry is Georgia’s number one fruit crop and has a high economic and nutritional value for our state. Blueberries have multiple health benefits and can prevent diseases and increase our overall health.  If you live in one of the other states that produces blueberries, then eat those too!   The blueberry may be small, but it’s no youngster. Botanists estimate blueberries burst onto the scene more than 13,000 years ago!...

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A Warm Heritage of Georgia Blueberries

Posted by Ann Wildes at

  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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