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National Blueberry Month


When is National Blueberry Month?

National Blueberry Month happens on Monday July 1, 2024.

Bursting with Flavor: It’s National Blueberry Month!

As the calendar flips to July, not only do we welcome the heart of summer, but we also roll out the blue carpet for National Blueberry Month! It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the sweet, sometimes tart, and always delightful blueberry. These little blue powerhouses are not just delicious; they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and a whole lot of yum. So, let’s dive into a month-long celebration of blueberries, exploring fun facts, delicious recipes, and creative ways to enjoy one of nature’s most beloved fruits.

Why We Love Blueberries:

  • Nutritional Powerhouses: Blueberries are rich in vitamins C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re great for heart health, brain function, and so much more.
  • Versatile in Recipes: From pancakes to pies and salads to smoothies, blueberries add a burst of flavor to any dish.
  • A Taste of Summer: There’s nothing like the taste of fresh blueberries to remind you of sunny days, picnics, and outdoor adventures.

Celebrating with Blueberries:

  1. Visit a Local Blueberry Farm: Kick-off National Blueberry Month by visiting a pick-your-own blueberry farm. It’s a fun outdoor activity for all ages, and you get to bring home the freshest blueberries!
  2. Blueberry Recipe Challenge: Challenge yourself, friends, or family to create new recipes using blueberries each week of July. From savory sauces to decadent desserts, let your culinary creativity shine.
  3. Host a Blue-themed Potluck: Invite friends over for a blue-themed potluck. Ask guests to bring a dish that features blueberries or is inspired by the color blue. It’s a unique way to celebrate the versatility of blueberries.
  4. Blueberry Craft Cocktails: Experiment with blueberries in your summer beverages. Muddle them in lemonades or infuse them in teas.
  5. Learn and Share Blueberry Facts: Did you know blueberries are native to North America? Or that they’re one of the only naturally blue foods? Share fun blueberry facts on social media to spread the love.

Must-Try Blueberry Recipes:

  • Blueberry Basil Ice Cream: Combine fresh blueberries and basil for a refreshing summer treat.
  • Grilled Chicken with Blueberry BBQ Sauce: Add a blueberry twist to your BBQ sauce for an unexpected burst of flavor.
  • Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad: Toss fresh blueberries with mixed greens, crumbled goat cheese, and a lemon vinaigrette for a quick and tasty salad.
  • Lemon Blueberry Pancakes: Start your day with fluffy pancakes dotted with juicy blueberries and a hint of lemon zest.

Growing Your Own Blueberries:

National Blueberry Month is the perfect time to start your own blueberry bush! Whether you have a garden or a balcony, blueberry plants can be a rewarding addition. Plus, there’s nothing like harvesting your own berries.

A Blueberry Bash to Remember:

As National Blueberry Month comes to a close, why not host a blueberry bash? Create a menu featuring blueberry dishes, decorate with shades of blue, and enjoy the company of friends and family as you savor the flavors of summer.

National Blueberry Month is more than just a celebration of our favorite little blue fruit; it’s a time to explore new recipes, enjoy the outdoors, and make lasting summer memories. Whether you’re baking a family recipe, trying blueberries in a new dish, or simply enjoying them fresh by the handful, let’s make this July a blueberry-filled delight. Happy National Blueberry Month! 🫐🎉

When does National Blueberry Month happen next year?

National Blueberry Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday July 1, 2025
  • Wednesday July 1, 2026
  • Thursday July 1, 2027
  • Saturday July 1, 2028
  • Sunday July 1, 2029


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