For the month of June, the State of Georgia celebrates all things blueberry with Georgia Blueberry Month. Georgia is one of the country’s leading blueberry farming states, ranked 5th in the US, offering an array of varieties across the state. Fresh blueberries are usually harvested between May and July with peak picking times of mid-June to August. In 2012, former Governor Deal proclaimed June to be Georgia Blueberry Month in order to showcase the abundant supply of the State’s most valuable fruit.
Fresh, ripe blueberries not only taste great, but have great health benefits too! They are packed with antioxidants, can help lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease, full of fiber and are a low calorie sweet treat. Blueberries are more commonly used for dessert recipes, but can easily be used in more savory recipes too. Chef Holly Chute from Georgia Grown has created 4 mouth-watering recipes featuring Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and Georgia Grown Blueberries.
Springer Mountain Farms Chicken & Fresh Georgia Blueberries = Culinary Masterpiece
Click images below for detailed, printable recipes from Chef Holly Chute of Georgia Grown.
Georgia Grown is a division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture that helps grow local agribusinesses by promoting members through various marketing efforts. Learn more about Georgia Grown here.