National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month! According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an estimated 17,100,000 pounds of blueberries were produced in Florida in 2012.

Farmer in the blueberry patch at M.A. Sapp's farm, De Funiak Springs, 1924

Farmer in the blueberry patch at M.A. Sapp’s farm, De Funiak Springs, 1924

 

Blueberries in a 24 quart crate for shipment from M.A. Sapp's farm, Crestview, 1924

Blueberries in a 24 quart crate for shipment from M.A. Sapp’s farm, Crestview, 1924

 

Young blueberry patch and food crop of peas, Escambia County, 1929

Young blueberry patch and food crop of peas, Escambia County, 1929

 

Aerial view of blueberry patches, Crestview, 1950

Aerial view of blueberry patches, Crestview, 1950

 

Blueberry bush, Leon County, 1970s

Blueberry bush, Leon County, 1970s

 

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