Seasonal Spotlight: Blueberries

Seasonal Spotlight: Blueberries

Kathryn Hill
Jun 17, 2008

At the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market last week, we saw blueberries for the first time this season in San Francisco.

We love our blueberries. Whether they're blended in a smoothie, made in a syrup and drizzled over pancakes, baked in muffins, mixed in ice cream, sprinkled over cereal, baked in pies, or eaten raw, we'll take them. Those little globes of sweetness are good for you, too; they're packed with antioxidants and vitamins, so grab them while they're in season and eat away.

Maine is the largest producer of blueberries in the world. They grow 25% of the blueberries in North America. Blueberries are native to North America and have been introduced in other parts of the world. Their growing season runs from May to September.

What are some of your favorite blueberry recipes?

Recipe: Blueberry Lavender Cream Pie
Recipe: Honeyed Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Recipe: Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Reader Recipe: Easy Blueberry Cobbler

(Images: Kathryn Hill)

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