July is National Blueberry Month and we are certainly in the right area for that.  Eighty percent of New Jersey's blueberries come from Atlantic County's 56 farms, which are all located in or near Hammonton.

No surprise that this town has come to be known as "The Blueberry Capital Of The World."  Many of these farms offer an opportunity to "pick your own" so you cannot get any fresher than that.

Not only are Blueberries tasty, they are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and high in antioxidants which can help reduce our risk of cancer. Blueberries are also good for heart health, bone strength, skin appearance, blood pressure and diabetes management.  At only 60 calories per cup, they are low in calories and high in fiber.

Delicious on their own, they can also be used in a variety of different dishes. Just time for the holiday, we have five tasty patriotic recipes that you could say are really red white and blueberry!

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    Mike Flippo - Thinkstock

    Glazed Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    These treats sure do sound delicious. Try making some regular blueberry muffins, but whip up a nice lemon glaze to drizzle on top!

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    Michael Gray - Thinkstock

    Blueberry French Toast

    We’ve all heard of blueberry pancakes, but what about a little twist? Blueberry french toast is a fun play on the old classic that we know and love.

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    unalozmen - Thinkstock

    Blueberry Ice Cream

    Ice cream is a fun treat for pretty much everyone. However, blueberry lovers will get a kick out of this special treat for National Blueberry Month.

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    IriGri8 - Thinkstock

    Blueberry Pie

    Blueberry Pie is a classic! Who doesn’t love a good ol’ pie? If you’re hankering for some old fashioned sweets, blueberry pie is the way to go.

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    Erik Meldrum - Thinkstock

    Blueberry Pancakes

    Another classic! Blueberry pancakes feel like home to many people. For some comfort food, whip up some blueberry pancakes to bring you back to a simpler time.

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