Wild Blueberries Billings MT

Local resource for wild blueberries in Billings, MT. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to frozen wild blueberries, antioxidants, wild blueberry nutrition, wild blueberry juice, and wild blueberry pies, as well as advice and content on picking wild blueberries.

Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market
(406) 855-1299
Heart of N. 29th & 2nd Ave. N.
Billings, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 18-October 3 Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon
County
Yellowstone

Good Earth Market
(406) 259-2622
3024 2nd Ave. No.
Billings, MT
 
Thompson Falls Market
(406) 827-3559
West Lot of the Falls Motel, Lincoln Street & Maiden Lane; 1/2 block off Hw
Thompson Falls, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Second Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
County
Sanders

Big Timber Farmers Market
(406) 932-4279
Corner of Anderson St. & 2nd Ave
Big Timber, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 14-September 19 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Weather permitting
County
Sweet Grass

Big Sky Farmers Market
(W) 406.570.2417 ( R ) 406.556.9792
Fire Pit Park, Big Sky Town Center
Big Sky, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-September 17 Every other Thursday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Gallatin

Laurel Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market
(406) 628-8105
Firemens' Memorial Park, corner of West 1st St and 2nd Ave
Laurel, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 9-September Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.- dusk
County
Yellowstone

Montana Harvest
(406) 252-6969
1710 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT
 
Wolf Point Farmers Market
(406) 525-3330
6th Avenue Highway 2; 1436 Highway 528
Wolf Point, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-September 26 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Roosevelt

Kalispell Farmers Market
(406) 752-3350
Center Street & 5th Avenue; P.O. Box 665
Kalispell, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
3rd Saturday in April-3rd Saturday in October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
County
Flathead

Butte Farmers Market
(406) 497-6464
Uptown Butte; Park & Main Streets
Butte, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 30-September 26 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Silver Bow

Wild Blueberries For Anti Aging

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Wild blueberries are getting a lot of attention for their anti-aging properties, as well as for the many other health benefits they provide.  blueberries

About Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries are a deep blue colored fruit with size of a finger. The blueberries are grown in the wild hence it is quite natural and is free of the effects of fertilizers. The wild blueberries are known for their exceptional taste of sweetness and crispy. This creates a delicious flavor that can't be found in any other fruit. Wild Blueberries are used along with a wide range of recipe in the form of drinks, meals or as snacks. 

Free Radicals and Aging 

Free radicals are created within the body as a result of oxidation. Sunlight, smoking, pollution, alcohol and stress also can create free radicals in the body.

Free radicals can cause damage and death to body cells. This affects the tissues and membrane in the body. Free radicals can affect the functions of liver and heart. This process causes aging.

Anti-oxidants

Antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals and prevent the damage caused to body cells. 

Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include lycopene, lutein, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other substances.

Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries.  In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. 

Richest Source of Antioxidants

Wild blueberries contain antioxidants. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA), blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.  Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Wild blueberries for anti aging are delicious fruit and are rich source nutrition found in it. Studies suggest that more number of people are consuming wild blueberries for anti aging everyday. Wild blueberries are one of the richest sources of natural antioxidants important for health. Wild blueberries for anti aging are also very effective for urinary tract problems, heart attack and eye sight problems.  Wild blueberries for anti aging have the ability to prevent cancer also.

Human body suffers from wrinkles on skin, loss of memory, impaired vision and many other diseases, indicating that you are getting aged. Antioxidants found in wild blueberries for anti aging have the magical ability to fight free radicals and aging...

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