Day 182 | July 1, 2014

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Blueberries at Musser Farm. Photo by Walker Massey.

July is Blueberry Month!

July is Blueberry Month! To celebrate, we've launched a Blueberry Month board on Pinterest. Check it out for amazing recipes and even growing information.

Here's a terrific recipe from our Home & Garden Center to get you going.

Blueberry-Spice Jam

2½ pints ripe blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon
5½ cups sugar
¾ cup water
1 box (1¾ ounces) powdered pectin

Wash and thoroughly crush blueberries, one layer at a time, in a saucepan. Add lemon juice, spice and water. Stir in pectin and bring to a full, rolling boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Add the sugar and return to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, quickly skim off foam and fill hot, sterile jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims. Adjust lids and process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.

Yield: About 5 half-pint jars


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