Amanda Griffin Appointed as USHBC and NABC’s First-Ever Vice President of Engagement and Education

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC) have appointed Amanda Griffin, a longtime nonprofit education, events and program management executive, as vice president of engagement and education. In this newly created role, Griffin will define, lead and execute day-to-day industry engagement, education and event activities to build awareness and participation for the two councils. 

USHBC Market Access Program Funding is Nearly Doubled for 2022

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has notified the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) that its 2022 Market Access Program (MAP) funding award will nearly double to $597,810, up from $299,195 in 2021 and $207,449 in 2020.

Gold Coast, Queensland Announced as Location for BerryQuest International

November 30, 2021 BerryQuest International

BerryQuest International 2022, the largest conference and trade exhibition for the Australian berry industry, will be held on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast from July 25 to 28, 2022

Driscoll’s Big Flavor Sensation, Sweetest Batch Blueberries in Peak Availability for the Holidays

November 18, 2021 Driscoll’s

Just in time for the holiday season, Driscoll’s Sweetest Batch™ Blueberries are in peak availability to capture the hottest holiday trend of grazing boards. Now available nationwide, these high-flavor indulgent blueberries are perfect to enjoy fresh and paired with the ultimate appetizer samplings for the most delicious holiday grazing boards. Nothing could be easier and more delicious than creating a perfect board for guests to graze on with the combination of fresh, juicy Driscoll’s berries.   

Encouraging a Boost of Blue as a Smart Choice for American Diabetes Month

During American Diabetes Month, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is inspiring consumers to grab a boost of blue as part of an overall healthy diet. The American Diabetes Association notes that fruit can fit into a diabetes friendly meal plan, help to satisfy a sweet tooth and provide extra nutrition. Blueberries are a great way to combine natural sweetness with the added benefit of essential nutrients like fiber, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K. [i] They’re a good source of fiber as well, containing 3.6 grams, and only 80 calories per serving (one cup, or a handful).