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FIND YOUR THRILL WITH BLUEBERRY CHILL

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Blueberries need chill hours!  They got them this year in our area because we had snow!

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Fight the Flu by Eating the BLUE!

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Sweet Blueberries can really help you fight the flu!  There are so many good things found in blueberries that will help keep you healthy and happy.

 

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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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The Wonderful World of Blueberries

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Long before the Europeans arrived in the New World, the native tribes of North America gathered a variety of wild sapphire-colored berries as a food staple.  The Indians called these fruits "star berries", because of the star-shaped calyx on the top of each berry. Today we know them as "blueberries". These blueberries grew in the understory of the forests, in meadows cleared by burns and other places where acid soils were present. The Indians ate the berries fresh, stewed and dried, and mixed with meat and other foods.  Bears and other small mammals also relied on blueberries, feasting on the...

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MARCH IS NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

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From the United States Highbush Council: Blueberries are one of the easiest ingredients to work with, since they require no chopping, pitting or peeling. Cooking with frozen blueberries? Even easier! Whether you purchase them frozen in the store, or freeze them yourself, having frozen blueberries on hand is a huge time-saver since you can buy them well in advance of using them.For immediate use, frozen blueberries are great when stirred into oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, shakes or sauces. When it comes to baking and cooking, there are a couple of things you should know. Whether frozen or fresh, blueberries will sink...

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