Archive for July, 2010

4th Annual Blueberry Festival in Coventry, NY

July 30, 2010

Coventry, NY will have its 4th Annual Blueberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the community park behind Coventry Town Hall at 1839 State Hwy 235. Read this article for more info.

Blueberry harvest starts in Lower Saxon, Germany

July 23, 2010

Blueberry harvest season has started in Saxon, Germany. Lower Saxon is the largest German blueberry growing region. Click on this link to read more.

Supporting Land Conservation through Blueberries

July 22, 2010

A Blueberry Festival to benefit the Blue Ridge Conservator is scheduled for July 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Orchard Creek Farm in Lansing, NC. Click on the link provided here for more information.

A Useful Guide to Berry Picking and Processing

July 22, 2010

Useful tips to berry picking and processing linked here.

23rd annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

July 21, 2010

The 23rd annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival will be held at the Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive in Chincoteague, VA on July 23-25. Go to http://www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com for more information.

Organic Blueberries Hot Commodity on FarmVille Farms

July 19, 2010

Are you growing organic blueberries on your FarmVille farm?! The blueberries, available to purchase for all new, beginner and experienced players, will be the highest coin and experience crop of the week for the FarmVille game.

Growing Blueberries in Scotland

July 16, 2010

A team of Scottish researchers are looking for ways to improve the viability of growing blueberries in Scotland. Read here for more information.

Minnesota Blueberry Farms Now Open

July 16, 2010

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says blueberry farms are open for business.

Record Blueberry Crop Predicted for Oregon

July 14, 2010

Officials with the Oregon Department of Agriculture predict a record blueberry crop for their state this year. Read here for more.

Blueberry-Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

July 13, 2010

Here’s a salad that would be a wonderful light, summer dish!

BLUEBERRY-SHRIMP SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
Makes 4 servings
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
12 ounces (about 20) cooked medium-size shelled, deveined shrimp
6 cups mixed salad greens
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup toasted walnut pieces
1/3 cup edamame or green peas, cooked and cooled
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

1. In a small bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt and red pepper. Remove 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette to a large salad bowl; add shrimp and toss; let stand 5 minutes.
2. Add salad greens and blueberries; toss with shrimp. Evenly divide salad onto four plates; sprinkle each serving with walnuts, edamame and cheese. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

Nutrition per serving: 370 calories,
15 g carbohydrates, 25 g total fat (4 g saturated fat)
This salad was originally featured in O magazine. You may substitute any variety of vinegar for Champagne vinegar if you don’t have it on hand.

Recipe found on Tulsa World.