Sourcing frozen Wild Blueberries for your school is as easy as pie.

For the best blueberries for your school, make sure you pick Wild Blueberries. Below are the two best ways to source frozen Wild Blueberries.

Buying from the USDA commodity food program using USDA entitlement dollars:

The most popular and affordable way to source Wild Blueberries is buying from the USDA commodity food program using USDA entitlement dollars. Wild Blueberries are currently available in 30 lb cases of individually quick-frozen berries and convenient 24 lb cases containing eight (8) 3-pound bags. Just take out what you need and put the rest back in the freezer.

Wilb Blueberry Item numbers #100243 and #100242
  • Look for item #100243 on your USDA Foods Available List to make sure you're getting Wild Blueberries in 30 lb cases.
  • New this season: item #100242, a convenient 24 lb case of Wild Blueberries containing eight (8) 3-pound bags.
  • Take advantage of the fact that frozen Wild Blueberries provide 25% more servings per pound than regular frozen cultivated blueberries.1
  • If you don’t see item #100243 or #100242 on your commodity foods list, please request them from your State Distribution Agency so you can add healthy, tasty and versatile Wild Blueberries to your school menu and save big on serving costs.

How much can your school save by choosing Wild Blueberries over regular?

Use this commodity foods calculator and find out:

Total Servings per Year:

Regular Cases: 177.8

per year

Wild Cases: 142.2

per year

Note: 30 lb "brown box" pricing used was $30.00/case for demonstration only. Please plug in the appropriate "brown box" pricing for wild and regular blueberries for your state to show full savings.

Annual Savings:

1Based on 10 months, Wild @ 7.5 (1/2 cup) servings/lb vs. Cultivated @ 5.95 (1/2 cup) servings/lb. Source: 2016 USDA Food Buying Guide Additional Yield Information for School Meals.

Source Wild Blueberries on the open market through your schools local distributor

When commodity dollars are exhausted, it’s easy to source Wild Blueberries on the open market through your school’s local distributor (i.e Sysco, US Foods, PFG etc.).

  • Make sure you specify you want Wild Blueberries so you can still benefit from the 25% additional servings you’ll get over regular cultivated blueberries.*

How much can you save on the commercial market by purchasing Wild Blueberries over regular?

Use this open market school food costs calculator to estimate savings:

Total Servings per Year:

Regular Cases: 177.8

per year

Wild Cases: 142.2

per year

Note: 30 lb open market pricing used was $65.00/case for demonstration only. Please plug in the appropriate open market pricing for wild and regular blueberries for your state to show full savings.

Annual Savings:

1Based on 10 months, Wild @ 7.5 (1/2 cup) servings/lb vs. Cultivated @ 5.95 (1/2 cup) servings/lb. Source: 2016 USDA Food Buying Guide Additional Yield Information for School Meals.