I love the convenience of a smoothie. You can throw several different fruits and vegetables, blend them up , and take them to go. It’s nice to be able to kickstart your morning right with healthy foods that keep you feeling good about yourself and give you the energy you need to get through the day.
Convenience is why we are so excited about our blueberry powder too! It’s so convenient to just mix into a smoothie and take it to go. The shelf life is much longer than fresh blueberries and it doesn’t take up room in the fridge or freezer.
Blueberries are well renown for fighting off free radicals with their super punch of antioxidants. Antioxidants improve your skin health and fight cancer causing free radicals. Every time you eat blueberries or blueberry powder those free radicals get a round house kick to the face.
See below for one of our favorite smoothie recipes with blueberry powder!
Berry Berry Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup of spinach or other leafy greens
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1 TBSP of blueberry powder
3-4 small chunks of fresh ginger
Blend and enjoy! If you want a creamier smoothie you could add a little yogurt, or just use almond, coconut or cashew milk.
Blueberry Field Expansion Project
The demand for Byne Blueberries is much higher than the old days. Gone are the days of packing up flats by hand for the Columbia Farmers Market, the days when my mother, my sisters and I would sit all day at the market literally praying that a buyer would come by and purchase all the pints we had so carefully packed. Those days I do not want back, but we wouldn’t have gotten where we are today with out them. The sweat and tears of hard family labor has paid off, and now we are taking on the task of expanding. It is the first time in 30 years that we have expanded, and the anticipation is great. We would never have made it to this point, if it hadn’t been for family team work. We have worked so hard to make our business what it is, and cheers to us for not giving up.
I was watching Gone With the Wind on Netflix the other night, and I always get chills when Scarlett O’Hara’s father tells her that “land is the only thing worth living for , worth fighting for because it’s the only thing that lasts” I identify so much with that statement. My families’ love for our land and our blueberry plants runs deeps.The land has been my families’ means of survival since before I was born. Farming is tough-it’s humbling. The ups and downs will just about knock the ever-living breath out of you. But my parents passion for blueberry farming is contagious, and they give my sisters and I a lot of credit for making our business what it is today. My sisters and I are extremely sentimental about our blueberry farm, but it’s because our parents are. They taught us to love it like they do, and the recognition for our hard work kept our sentiment strong. We worked right along side our parents to survive, and the love we have for our blueberry farm will never die.
We hope this expansion will allow us to spread the joy our blueberries bring into many more homes and nurture the other hard-working families out there. We take much pride in providing families with a healthy, delicious fruit. The benefits of our labor we know will be sweet! Thanks to all our loyal customers throughout the years. Your continued support has been a blessing to our family for the last 30 years!
Governor Deal’s Super Bowl Bet Puts Waynesboro Blueberry Farm in National Spotlight
By John Domol, Multimedia Journalist
Republished with permission
WAYNESBORO, GA (WFXG) – Governors Nathan Deal and Charlie Baker have bet each other a wide assortment of delicacies from around their states.
Chocolate blueberries from Dick and Linda Byne’s Blueberry Farms in Waynesboro are a part of Deal’s wager, and it has been good for business.”We usually get about 25 hits on our website,” said Dick Byne. “I think we’ve exceeded 10,000 as of Friday. So, we’ve been inundated and I talked to the lady that does my website and she said it’s two-week’s worth of work and she may need some help.”
His wife, Linda, says they did not see this coming at all.
“It was a total surprise,” said Linda. “The first I saw on it was someone text Dick Bynes and saw the post from Facebook.”
Blueberry plants are dormant this time of year, but they managed to fill Governor Deal’s order.
“He probably got at least five pounds of blueberries,” said Dick.
And there’s plenty more where that came from to meet a possible boom in demand.
“We’ve probably got 60,000 pounds just in storage,” said Dick. “And we’re going to sell all those off during the year.”
The Bynes say they want the Atlanta Falcons to win, though it may actually be better for their business to have the New England Patriots come out on top.
If Deal loses the bet, then a northern audience would be exposed to the Byne blueberries, possibly creating new customers.
“We would be so excited if the Falcons won,” said Linda. “I believe they can. We’ve enjoyed watching them all season. But even if we lose, there’s our name out there.”
Regardless of the result, Dick Bynes says it’s been humbling to have his family’s blueberries put on the national stage.
“Nathan Deal didn’t have to pick my product. How many products are there in the whole state of Georgia that he could have chosen from?”
Harvest season for blueberries typically falls in June or July, but until then he’s still taking orders.
Since they are out of season, his stock is in frozen storage and may take inside a week to prepare depending on the size of the order.