Rich in antioxidants, blueberries have been part of American’s diets since the first European settlers came to the new world.
In addition to their high antioxidant levels they are also fat free, a rich source of fiber and high Vitamin C. Therefore is it any wonder that July 2011 has been designated as “National Blueberry Month?”
What follows are ten suggestions on ways that you, your family and friends can help celebrate “National Blueberry Month.”
Ten Ways to Celebrate National Blueberry Month
Whip up a batch of homemade “Blueberry Vinegar”,”Blueberry Chocolate Clusters” or “Blueberry Party Mix” to share with your family and friends. If you are short on time you can also order some blueberry food and drink items online off the “Blueberry Store” website.
Create some “Blueberry Banana Biscotti Dog Biscuits” and take them to the dog park with you to share with your pet and all of his or her four legged friends.
Go to a pick your own farm and spend the day outdoors learning about how your food comes from the farm to the table.
Go online and order some free blueberry posters and activity sheets for all the children and teachers that you know from the “United States Highbush Blueberry Council.”
Read about blueberries in the news. You can learn all about the health benefits that can be obtained from eating blueberries as well as new ways to use these tasty blue treats in your everyday cooking.
Purchase some blueberry scented perfume as well as other blueberry scented beauty products and spritz yourself silly with it.
Purchase a blueberry scented candle or blueberry scented deodorizer and leave your living area smelling like a luscious and fruity field.
Create a “Madam Blueberry” paper craft or other blueberry related arts and crafts project.
Attend a blueberry festival or a blueberry jubilee in a town near you.
Plant a blueberry bush in your own backyard or donate one to a nearby community garden.
Those that would like more information on ways to celebrate “National Blueberry Month” as well as on blueberries in general, should log onto the “United States Highbush Blueberry Council’s” website.