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13 Million Reasons to Love Wild Blueberries

In an effort to stabilize the wild berry industry in Maine, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has officially announced they will be purchasing up to 30 million pounds of blueberries, running their tab up to a whopping $13 million. That's a lot of berries! Some might ask, what's the difference between wild and cultivated blueberries? Compared to their plumper counterpart, wild berries are smaller, juicier, and more intensely flavored. With all this talk about blueberries we're craving a sweet handful. Better yet, here are 16 of our favorite blueberry recipes...

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  1. Ricotta Lemon-Blueberry Waffles
  2. Strawbery-Blueberry Cheesecake
  3. Blueberry and Feta Bulgar Salad with Mint Dressing
  4. Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry-Peach Salsa
  5. Blueberry-Peach Cobbler
  6. Lemon-Herb Chicken Skewers with Blueberry-Balsamic Salsa
  7. Honey-Balsamic-Blueberry Pie
  8. Flaxseed Oatmeal with Blueberries
  9. Cucumber, Soju, and Blueberry Shrub Cocktail
  10. Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
  11. Blueberry-Mint Frozen Gimlet
  12. Blueberry-Lemon Zest Ice Cream
  13. Blueberry Coffee Cake
  14. Blueberry Cobbler
  15. Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffins
  16. 3-Ingredient Pancakes