That’s exactly the kind of dream a young girl named Elizabeth Coleman White had when she picked huckleberries in the woods over a hundred and thirty years ago.
Here is the story of a young girl, known as “Miss Lizzie,” who held onto her dream, and became the woman who tamed the wild blueberry.
Elizabeth was the first to package and sell blueberry cartons topped with see-through cellophane. Her pioneering spirit earned her many awards
and firsts as a woman in the early 1900’s, but the title she prized the most was that of “Blueberry Queen.”
Her southern New Jersey farm, Whitesbog, is considered the birthplace of the modern blueberry.
Blueberry book for sale at the following bookstores!
“The General Store”
Charming store, and a trip back in time, at this historic site at the farm where Miss Lizzie and her family harvested cranberries and blueberries. Browns Mills, NJ, make it a day trip. Check out the tours available at www.whitesbog.org. Books, artwork, artisan quality crafts from Pine Barren artists, plus homemade blueberry, cranberry jams.
words!, Asbury Park, New Jersey.
This store has a gem in Jan, who will chat books with you, and co-owner, Scott, who writes and lectures and is helping to produce the April 2014 BookFest (its second year) for local/and other authors. 612 Cookman Avenue, 07712. 732-455-5549. https://www.facebook.com/wordsAsburyPark
Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J. 08736. 732-722-7255. A pretty bookstore, with a good selection of children’s books, and very knowledgeable, friendly owner, Rita, and staff. www.booktowne.com
River Road Bookstore, 759 River Road, Fair Haven, N.J. 732-747-9455. A wide variety of books, a store you’ll like to browse slowly, leisurely – and the children’s section is well organized. www.riverroadbooks.net.
LET’S SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BOOKSTORES!
If you can’t make it to one of these stores, you can also click here to order from my website.