Blueberries

Blueberries have been cultivated for centuries, particularly by many Native American tribes. Once called “star berries,” they were thought to have been divine gifts bestowed upon the tribes in times of famine. The fruit was used for dyes and medicines, and was even made into an interesting type of blueberry beef jerky. Blueberries are pale-greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally indigo when ripe. Blueberries have a protective light powdery coating on the skins and tend to last longer than other berry varieties.  Fresh blueberries are available for nearly eight mon..

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