Imagine the warm sun blanketing your shoulders, eyes scanning rows and rows of leafy green bushes for the prize of the day. You see pops of dusty lilac and you know you are getting close, but you aren’t quite there. You need to crouch down, tip toe over, and squeeze through the mazes of foliage until you see the perfect color of midnight blue. Jackpot!
July is National Blueberry Month, and finding the perfect blueberry is the perfect scavenger hunt for long summer days. It can bring the pop of slightly sour freshness long into the winter days when frozen. Fresh blueberries can be made into smoothies, barbecue sauces and quinoa salads!
Did you know that there are only about 80 calories in a cup of blueberries? They are high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants. Blueberries help digestion, increase the prevention of cancer, and slows the signs of aging.
While blueberries hold an abundance of health benefits, growing them takes some practice. To produce the best blueberries, two varieties must be planted to assist healthy pollination. The shrubs do best in full sun areas and prefer rocky or clay soil.
So get out there and snap up blueberries until your hands are purple!
Looking for an easier way to get your hands on fresh blueberries? Check out these blueberry festivals!