I firmly believe that only one town/city can be named the Blueberry Capital of the World!  Other towns believe the same thing, but I know that blueberries in Nova Scotia are special.Why?  I was born in Nova Scotia, picked wild blueberries, and practically survived on blueberries in the summer.  We sold blueberries as American tourists would stop by our stand and pay the .25 cents for a quart.  It is true you can’t relive the past, but if one could, this would be what I would hope for.

I found that since wild blueberries are native to Nova Scotia, that in January 1996, the wild blueberry was declared the Provincial Berry of Nova Scotia by an Act of the House of Assembly.

Blueberries are also known in other parts of the world, but in Nova Scotia, where the air is clear, the sea is near, and traffic is low, blueberries grow well and are clean. Blueberries rank second to strawberries in the United States and they are antioxidants for your body too – which are critical to fight free radicals. Only three fruits are native to North America: Cranberries, Grapes and the other ~ Blueberries. Blueberries were enjoyed by Native Americans for hundredths of years. Our favorite recipes include a blueberry cake that my Mother made often, from a recipe from my Aunt Mable. We also made a Blueberry Fungi, and ate it for many suppers in the summer.
Blueberries are also known in other parts of the world, but in Nova Scotia, where the air is clear, the sea is near, and traffic is low, blueberries grow well and are clean. Blueberries rank second to strawberries in the United States and they are antioxidants for your body too – which are critical to fight free radicals. Only three fruits are native to North America: Cranberries, Grapes and the other ~ Blueberries. Blueberries were enjoyed by Native Americans for hundredths of years. Our favorite recipes include a blueberry cake that my Mother made often, from a recipe from my Aunt Mable. We also made a Blueberry Fungi, and ate it for many suppers in the summer.
Blueberries are also known in other parts of the world, but in Nova Scotia, where the air is clear, the sea is near, and traffic is low, blueberries grow well and are clean. Blueberries rank second to strawberries in the United States and they are antioxidants for your body too – which are critical to fight free radicals. Only three fruits are native to North America: Cranberries, Grapes and the other ~ Blueberries. Blueberries were enjoyed by Native Americans for hundredths of years. Our favorite recipes include a blueberry cake that my Mother made often, from a recipe from my Aunt Mable. We also made a Blueberry Fungi, and ate it for many suppers in the summer.

This is the story why blueberries are special. Eat your Blueberries.

Chef Jeannette

https://www.town.oxford.ns.ca/

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