New Jersey Department of Agriculture Highlights Jersey Fresh Blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher highlighted the beginning of blueberry season in the Garden State with a visit to Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm. Secretary Fisher and state and local officials viewed the packing of Jersey Fresh blueberries to emphasize that locally grown produce and farm products are readily available now at farmers markets and stores around the state.

First Cohort of Fellows Accepted Into USHBC’s Blueberry Industry Leadership Program Announced

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) today announced the first cohort of fellows accepted into its Blueberry Industry Leadership Program. The program, launched in March, is designed to elevate up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry by providing in-depth training, industry education and connection to other ag leaders for passionate blueberry professionals across the supply chain.

Maine Set to Celebrate the Iconic Wild Blueberry at Annual Weekend Festival

After a successful first Wild Blueberry Weekend in 2021, the annual event that puts Maine’s iconic fruit in the spotlight is back for year two and will be taking place August 6-7, 2022. Mainers and visitors will have the opportunity to eat, drink, and experience everything Maine wild blueberry throughout the weekend by visiting one (or many!) of the 14 participating wild blueberry growers’ farms located in the Midcoast and Downeast.

Boosting Brain Health Month with Blueberry Nutrition Resources and Recipes

Food is fuel for the brain, and in honor of Brain Health Month, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is inspiring consumers to grab more boosts of blue in June. Eating fresh or frozen blueberries each day within an overall healthy diet and lifestyle is a smart choice that can add up to support brain health. As part of its national plan to promote the benefits of blueberries, USHBC is sharing a range of informative and enticing resources, including blueberry recipes, nutrition information and health research.

IBO Announces Poland as Host Country for 2023 Summit and Solidarity With Ukrainian Blueberry Growers

The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) has announced that the forthcoming IBO Summit will take place in Lublin, Poland from 3-5 July, 2023. The IBO hopes to support the growth of a sector which was worth US$2.1 billion in 2019, according to the USDA, while at the same time highlighting Ukraine’s blueberry industry in a show of solidarity.