National Blueberry Month is an annual designation observed in July.
This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s thanks to the observations of Elizabeth Coleman White and the research of Dr. Frederick V. Coville. Before their efforts, wild blueberries were never successfully transplanted and raised in any farming operation for personal or commercial production. The only way to enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out where they grew naturally.
Through the efforts of White and Coville, today producers and private gardeners bring to fruition these amazingly delicious berries. Whether from farm to table or from the farmer to the grocer to you, these vibrant berries pack a punch in vitamins and health benefits. They make a great snack all on their own or enhance a meal, make stellar desserts or sauces. Whatever this berry does, it does with panache!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy some fresh blueberries! They’re in season, and they are ripe for the picking. Check if there is a farm nearby where you can harvest your own. Use #NationalBlueberryMonth to share on social media.
National American Blueberry Council founded National Blueberry Month. It was officially recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2003.