Life is just a bowl of cherries, but where would we be without the blueberry?
It fills pies that shout "summertime," transforms pancakes, brightens cereal, glorifies vanilla ice cream, and perfects the muffin.
So you might think that fat, sweet blueberries have been around, like sunshine, forever. But no.
Nature gave us instead the small "swamp huckleberry," as the wild blueberry was once known in these parts.
It took Elizabeth White, a visionary young farmer from Burlington County, working with an inspired botanist, to launch the modern blueberry industry 100 years ago.