Archive for August, 2010

Yields Down, Prices Up in Oregon

August 6, 2010

Blueberry yields are down, but prices are up in Oregon, which is good for producers. Read this article from the Capital Press.

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Freezing Blueberries

August 4, 2010

The secret to successfully freezing blueberries is to use unwashed completely dry berries. Discard bruised or shriveled berries. Place the berries in a re-sealable plastic bag. Or, transfer berries to freezer containers or re-sealable freezer bags. The berries will freeze individually and you can remove just the portio…n you need. Remember to wash the berries before eating them! Source: US Highbush Blueberry Council.

Some Blueberry History

August 3, 2010

Did you know that long before Europeans arrived in the New World, North American Indian tribes gathered a variety of wild sapphire-colored berries as a food staple? They called these berries “star berries” because of the star-shaped calyx on top of each berry. Today, we call these berries “blueberries.” Source: US Highbush Blueberry Council.