It’s June and we have the blues – the blueberries. North Carolina ranks seventh nationally and produces more than 48.8 million pounds of the small, round berries annually. This month the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Greensboro will host Blueberry Days with free samples and recipes.
If you want to go pick your own berries, check out ncfarmfresh.com for locations in your area.
Below is a classic recipe from the 1989 Goodness Grows Cookbook for Fruit Cobbler. It’s delicious with blueberries or try it with another delicious N.C. summer-grown fruit – peaches!
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
Mix blueberries with 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Add 2/3 cup sugar. Add milk, mixing just until moistened. Melt butter in glass baking dish, then s09poon batter into dish. Spoon blueberries into center of batter; do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown. May substitute another fresh fruit for blueberries. Yield: 8 servings. About 233 calories per serving.