Monday, June 11, 2012

Blueberries - The perfect pick!

Finding locally grown, farm fresh blueberries is an easy task in our area, considering Pender County is the second highest blueberry producing county in the state. But did you know blueberries are relatively easy to grow in most home gardens? In fact, blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow organically, making them the perfect pick for many backyards. To start your blueberry patch all you need to know is how to prepare your site and which are the best varieties for our area. 

To find out more, read the rest of the article on the Pender Cooperative Extension website:

 Or, visit the Pender Extension Master Gardeners at the NC Blueberry Festival, June 16 on the courthouse square in Burgaw. We will be under the education tent! Learn more about the Blueberry Festival, where you can buy fresh blueberries from local farms, enjoy live music, and get lots of tasty blueberry treats! Visit to find out more. To find local farms where you can pick or buy fresh blueberries, visit the NC Farm Fresh website at

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