Mississippi on the Menu

Dairy Delights from Mississippi

Approximately 50% of Mississippi blueberries are sold wholesale through marketing cooperatives. The remaining blueberries are sold on a pick-your-own basis or sold independently through farmers markets, small stores, etc. There are approximately 2700 acres in blueberry production in Mississippi with the majority of blueberry acreage in the Southern half of the state.  Fresh blueberries are available in the market place from May through September with June and July being the peak harvest season.

Enjoy blueberries year round.  For best results when freezing, do not wash the berries. Freeze them dry in plastic freezer containers. Wash them right before using them in your favorite recipes.  Follow us on Facebook by searching for Farm Families of Mississippi and Check out our website at farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com.

Blueberry Sausage Breakfast

  • ¾ lb pork sausage
  • 2 cups plain all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar, brown
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

Day before serving: Cook sausage and drain well. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and baking soda.

In large mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugars and beat until well-blended.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream to creamed ingredients; mix well.

Fold in sausage and berries. Pour batter into ungreased 13″x9″x2″ baking pan

Sprinkle pecans on top. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350. Bake 35-40 minutes, until done. Cool on wire rack.

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com