boxes of blueberries
Recipe With Heart
A Must-Try Salsa Recipe with Catskills Blueberries

Catskills Seasonality

July & August

3 fun facts…

  • Blueberries are native to North America
  • A half cup of blueberries only has 42 calories
  • Blueberries are high in antioxidants and fiber

Storage Tips

Blueberries like breathing room. Store them in the crisper drawer of your fridge with a lower humidity setting. Use within a week to a week and a half.

Prep & Usage

  • Blueberries are so plentiful at Sullivan County Farmers Markets so freeze blueberries now, to use throughout the year. Some recommend laying them out first on a cookie sheet and placing that in the freezer. It’s up to you!
  • You don’t need to thaw blueberries before cooking with them.
  • Wash blueberries right before you eat them, instead of before storing them — this ensures you do not damage their thin skin before storing which may cause them to perish faster.
blueberries and peppers
Featured Recipe
Blueberry Salsa
INGREDIENTS (♥ = Fresh from the Catskills!)

2 cups of fresh chopped blueberries 
1 cup of whole fresh blueberries 
¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons of freshly chopped cilantro 
2 seeded and minced jalapeño peppers 
1/3 cup of diced red bell pepper
¼ cup of chopped onion
½ teaspoon of kosher salt



Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve…with tortilla chips or crackers!