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North Carolina has more than 100 farms that grow blueberries, with the highbush season typically extending from mid-May to July and rabbiteye varieties ripening in July and August. Festivals to celebrate this highly healthy, tasty fruit include the Ammon Blueberry Festival, held Saturday, June 1, in Garland (910-588-4554) and the North Carolina Blueberry Festival on Saturday, June 21, in Burgaw (910-259-2007 or ncblueberryfestival.com).
Feel like plucking berries fresh off the branch?
Find pick-your-own patches, as well as farmers markets and roadside markets, near you at ncfarmfresh.com.