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March 10 – National Blueberry Popover Day

Posted on March 10, 2012

National Blueberry Popover Day

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1845 RIP John Chapman, ‘Johnny Appleseed’ ,an American pioneer and legend, he planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)

1867 Lillian D. Wald was born. She was a scientist and nurse, and among her activities, she helped initiate the enactment of pure food laws in the U.S.

1873 RIP John Torrey, he was the first professional botanist in the New World.

1914 At the National Gallery in London, a suffragette slashed Diego Velázquez’s ‘Rokeby Venus’ with a meat cleaver.

Wiregrass Blueberry Growers Association Festival

Posted on May 13, 2009

What? Wiregrass Blueberry Growers Association’s Blueberry Festival When? Saturday, June 21 Where? On the square in Headland What time? Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities? Blueberry recipe contest; baby crawl; bubble-blowing event; junior tractor pull for ages 3 to 5; hoola hoop contest; and a pie-eating contest (no hands allowed). Information? To find out more about the festival, recipe rules and the blueberry growers association, call Peggy Smith at (334) 796-8165. Whispering Pines Ranch produced 500 pounds of blueberries last year. Not bad, really, for its first year. “We weren’t even supposed to get that, so we were pleased,” said Peggy Smith, whose family owns the Henry County farm. With 10 acres of blueberries, Smith said the ranch should produce 1,000…


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