We’re already seeing the big bins of blueberries in our grocery stores. $1.99 for a pint and they’re extra sweet! Why are we getting such a good crop this year? Just the right weather conditions, according to ProduceNews.com: “[a]n average winter season that provided the necessary “chilling hours,” combined with a normal spring and an abundance of cooperative honeybees, is pointing to a great 2013 blueberry harvest in the Garden State.”
New Jersey blueberries are even getting an ad campaign that will have print ads and radio spots. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Jersey Fresh advertising and promotional program works in partnership with the New Jersey Blueberry Industry Advisory Council for advertising up and down the eastern seaboard. It’s not often you hear a commercial for fruit!
Don’t forget the Red, White and Blueberry Festival in Hammonton on June 30th, either! They have live music, kiddy rides, a classic car show, arts and crafts and a blueberry pie eating contest.
Special thanks to local site Baristanet for turning us on to this delicious news!
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