Pick Blueberries Day
We think most people are familiar with blueberries and their potential uses. These berries come from a widespread group of perennial flowering plants. Some blueberries are more of a blue color and others have more of a purplish tint, depending on the variety grown.
They are often used in pies, muffins, and cakes, or used to make jams and jellies. They can also be used in frozen desserts, salads, as flavoring for beverages, or a wide variety of other foodstuffs. Just about everyone who tries them likes them and that’s probably why they’ve been given their own holiday.
Actually, if we’re going to be factual, there are a number of holidays that celebrate this fruit. But today, we’re only concerned with Pick Blueberries Day. A holiday that’s observed annually on July 10th — right in the middle of blueberry season in North America.
The History Of Pick Blueberries Day
This holiday was officially created in the U.S. in 2000 by the National American Blueberry Council, but it wasn’t an official holiday until 2003. This is when the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially began observing this holiday.
Ever since then, blueberry enthusiasts all across North America have used this holiday as an excuse to buy and consume large amounts of blueberries. And why not? They’re not only delicious but they’re also now considered to be a super-food thanks to the large number of antioxidants they contain.
Observing Pick Blueberries Day
Ideally, the best way to observe this holiday is to head to a blueberry patch and pick blueberries. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t going to have access to a blueberry patch, so they’ll just have to head down to their local grocery store.
At their local supermarket, they’ll be able to find fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries, and perhaps even canned blueberries. People should select the ones that suit their cooking and baking needs.
While people are enjoying blueberries they should also learn more about them. There are numerous books on the subject, as well as documentaries dedicated to the subject. And finally, people are encouraged to spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #PickBlueberriesDay on social media.