Sourcing frozen Wild Blueberries for your school is as easy as pie.
For the best tasting blueberries at the lowest price, order Wild Blueberries through USDA Foods Direct Delivery (Brown Box) program. You can also order through your prime vendor but to get our tiny blueberries, you have to ask for Wild. For the bold flavor your students will love and the most value for your USDA dollar – order Wild Blueberries on your USDA Foods Available Order Guide.
Source Wild Blueberries through your Prime Vendor or other broadline distributors.
When USDA Foods/PAL 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 or even strawberries?
Use this open market school food costs calculator to estimate savings.
- 1Based on 10 months, Wild @ 7.5 (1/2 cup) servings/lb vs. Cultivated and Strawberries/Sliced@ 5.95 (1/2 cup) servings/lb. Source: USDA Food Buying Guide for School Meals. Prices represent the average for November 2021 awards.
Resources for School Food Services Directors
Tools, templates, tips, and more for marketing wild blueberry meals in your schools.