Skip to Main Content

July 2013 What's Happening @ LWLC : Ice Cream & Bluberry Month

National Ice Cream Month

In 1994, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutrtitious food that is enjoyed by 90% of the nation's population. Get the scoop nutritiona and the latest trends in ice cream flavors from the International Dairy Foods Association 

Fun Facts 

  • National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 21, 2013. 
  • The U.S. ice cream industry generated $10 billion in 2010.
  • 9% of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream. 
  • America's top 5 favorite flavors - vanilla, chocolate, cookies 'n cream, strawberry and chocolate chip mint.

World's weirdest ice cream flavors  - Celebrate with one or two of these weird flavors, including corn on the cob, pizza, garlic, and smoked salmon.

10 weird facts about ice cream - I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 

NPR's Kitchen Window - Simple ice cream recipes. 

Southern Living - 21 best recipes for homemade ice cream.

BuzzFeed - 29 amazing vegan ice cream recipes. - Over 100 recipes for homemade ice cream. 

Chow - Over 200 recipes for homemade ice cream. 

National Blueberry Month

In 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture and the North American Blueberry Council officially declared July as National Blueberry Month. Celebrate fresh blueberries by visiting a local farm, attending a local blueberry festival, or buying blueberries at your local supermarket. 

2013 Blueberry Festivals - Attend one of the numerous festivals around the United States. 

Fun Facts

  • American poet, Robert Frost, loved blueberries so he wrote a poem called "Blueberries." 
  • Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most fruits and may help prevent cancer, heart diseases, and Alzheimer's. 
  • Blueberry is America's favorite muffin.
  • The U.S. blueberry industry ships 500 metric tons to Japan and over 100 metric tones to Iceland each year. 
  • Maine is the blueberry production capital of North America.

Blueberry - U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council -  For more than 40 years, the pioneers of the highbush blueberry industry have invested in the promotion and market development of blueberries. In 2001, growers approved the Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order to strengthen the blueberry industry's position in the marketplace. 

Alabama Blueberry Festival - Located in Brewton, AL, the festival occured in June, but there is still time to order a 2013 Blueberry Festival Cookbook. 

Southern Living - 15 fresh blueberry recipes. - Over 400 blueberry recipes.

Wild Blueberries - Learn more about nature's superfruit and access recipes for blueberry treats. 

Books & eBooks

Blueberries for Sal - Caldecott Award Winner

PBS ad was removed by July 2015. it was part of the Caldecott Literature Series.

Video was removed by July 2015.

How to grow blueberries

View this page in a format suitable for printers and screen-readers or mobile devices. 915 South Jackson Street • Montgomery, Alabama 36101 • (334) 604-9093