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    Thursday
    Sep032015

    100 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL BLUEBERRIES

    The U.S. Highbush Bluberry Council has put together an amazing infografic illustrating how blueberries got to your table. Learn how agricultural pioneers Elizabeth White and Frederick Coville revolutionized the farming industry by introducing blueberries to the world.

    BlueberryCouncil.org

    Thursday
    Aug132015

    3 Tips For Buying Fresh Blueberries

    1. When you buy fresh blueberries, look for berries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned, with a silvery surface bloom and no leaves or stems. Size isn’t an indicator of maturity but color is – berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.
    2. Reddish blueberries aren’t ripe, and won’t ripen once they are picked but you can use them in cooking. Avoid blueberries that look soft or shriveled or have any signs of mold. If you see juice stains in a container of blueberries, the fruit might be bruised.
    3. Refrigerate fresh blueberries when you get them home, either in their original plastic pack or in a covered bowl or container. Be sure to wash your blueberries just before you start snacking, and eat them within 10 days of purchase (that’s the easy part!).

    Source: Highbush Blueberry Council

    Monday
    May042015

    No U-Pick 2015

    -To all of our loyal Fans-

    Since our fruit ripened early & has been shipped commercially all season we are not going to be able to UPick this year. The berries in Georgia just became available, so Florida berries have been in high demand!

    We will have blueberries available on Wednesday & Thursday of this week ONLY from Noon to 6PM (May 5th & 6th) until we run out. PrePicked blueberries in 18oz clamshells for $5/18oz with discounts available for orders over 20/lbs @ $4/18oz.

    We will be set up at our Five Star office at 361 Denton Ave, Auburndale. You can pre-order here on Facebook or call & leave a message at our office 863-875-7833. See you soon!

    Monday
    Mar302015

    How Do You Use Blueberries?

    The USHBC’s nationwide survey, conducted in 2004, 2008 and 2013 with Hebert Research, provides insights into consumer usage and attitudes toward blueberries. Here are their findings:

    blueberry infographic




    Courtesy of: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

    Tuesday
    Mar242015

    Find our Berries at your Local Grocery Store

    From now until May, look for Alpine Fresh blueberries at your grocery store. They might not have our name but we promise those are our blueberries!