Archive for March, 2010

Growing By One Blueberry At a Time

March 31, 2010

Photo by Rick Runion/The Ledger

From locally grown organic blueberries to a new distribution center in Plant City, Fla., Polk County-based SunnyRidge Farms continues to expand, one berry at a time. Read the article from The Ledger found here.

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Using Social Media to Sell Blueberries

March 30, 2010

George and Brenda Joseph have a blog to provide daily updates on what’s going on at Steep Hill Farm, their pick-your-own blueberry operation in Fayette, Maine. Click here to read how they are using social media to sell their crop.

Banana pancakes with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup

March 25, 2010

Check out the recipe for Banana pancakes with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup
By Connie Clarkson posted here. Sounds like a wonderful weekend or holiday breakfast!

Growing Blueberries in a Home Garden

March 24, 2010

Trying to grow blueberries in a home garden? This article offers suggestions on soil pH, plant spacing, and more.

Dye Easter Eggs the Natural Way

March 24, 2010

Use blueberries to dye Easter eggs the natural way! This article in Reader’s Digest explains how.

Ask Blueberry Questions

March 23, 2010

Do you have questions about planting, cooking, canning, serving, or just about blueberries in general? If so, click on the Discussion Topic link here and post your questions. An expert will reply with a research-based answer!

Grow Blueberries in Containers

March 23, 2010

For people with too much alkaline in their soils, Vijai Pandian, a horticultural agent for the Brown County University of Wisconsin-Extension, says one alternate option is to prepare a ready-made, acid soil mixture and grow blueberries in containers. Read his column here.

Mango-Blueberry Cobbler

March 19, 2010

This luscious dessert offers the comfort of a cobbler with the unexpected combination of mangoes and blueberries – and antioxidant powers – of cinnamon and ginger.

Oregon Researchers Race to Control Fruit Fly

March 17, 2010

Warm spring weather has researchers in Oregon racing to control the potentially devastating spotted wing Drosophila. More in this article.

Pre-K Class Learns About Blueberries

March 16, 2010

Clay County pre-kindergarteners at Aurora’s Pre-K Clubhouse in Orange Park, Florida are learning about the Florida blueberry industry and how to grow blueberries in a schoolyard garden as part of a classroom agriculture project funded by a grant from the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Read more in the article linked here.