Blueberries

The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) featured item for April is blueberries.  Check out these resources and ideas to celebrate Harvest of the Month with local blueberries!

RESOURCES

School Food Service Professionals

Morning Announcement Script:

  • “Good morning!  In April we are celebrating locally grown blueberries for our Harvest of the Month program.  Look for juicy, delicious blueberries in your school breakfast or lunch today (or on _________ day/date) and eat local!  Harvest of the Month is our program that features a different locally grown fruit or vegetable each month.”

or

  • Blueberries are the featured fruit for April’s Harvest of the Month celebration.  Look for blueberries from these local farms (name the farm(s), if you can) in your school breakfast or lunch today (or on _________ day/date).  Try local blueberries and help us celebrate Harvest of the Month in April.  Harvest of the Month is our program that features a different locally grown fruit or vegetable each month.”

Menu Ideas:

  • Serve fresh blueberries as a fruit serving on the breakfast or lunch menu or use as a garnish for added pops of color.
  • Add fresh blueberries to a yogurt smoothie or parfait.
  • Create a fresh fruit salad with blueberries and other fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe or any fruits in season.
  • Toss fresh blueberries in a green lettuce or spinach salad, along with strawberries and serve with a light vinaigrette.

Recipe Ideas:

Taste Test Ideas:

HOTM Blueberries Fact Sheet

HOTM Blueberries Marketing Poster 8.5×11

Blueberry Jokes:

  • Q: Why were the little blueberries upset?  A. Because their parents were in a jam.
  • Q: What do you call a sad strawberry?  A. A blueberry.

General Resources:

Teachers

  • Blueberry Education Activity Ideas – coming soon.
  • If conducting taste testing activities in the classroom, review this Taste Testing Tool for ideas on how to integrate activities into the curriculum.

Students and Families