Did you know blueberries have been linked to health benefits including a reduced risk of cancer, increased insulin response, a reversal in age-related memory loss, and lowering blood pressure. In addition, the silvery sheen found on the skin of blueberries is a naturally occurring compound that helps protect the fruit. This why you should only wash blueberries right before you’re going to eat them. The berries should be stored in the refrigerator and will keep fresh for up to 10 days, according to the BC Blueberry Council. Our crop is ripe for the picking in July. Enjoy these delicious recipes for one of our favorite crops. See you on the farm.
8 C WHFF fresh blueberries
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 package powdered fruit pectin (1.34 oz)
7 C granulated sugar
Mash WHFF blueberries and transfer to a Dutch oven. Add lemon juice and stir in pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat, stir constantly. Stir in sugar and return to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim off foam. Pour into separate jam jars and allow to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and let stand overnight or until set, no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 12 months. Enjoy!