We’re excited to announce the introduction of Outdoor Group Fitness with the Flowers YMCA. Outdoor classes start Monday, July 13. Classes will be held in the parking lot of the Pineville Club at Flowers Plantation. YMCA Group Fitness instructors will bring a variety of classes and options to meet all interests and experience levels. Classes are listed below.
In order to meet the requirements of state and local orders during COVID-19, classes are limited to 24 participants. All participants must make a reservation in advance on the YMCA website. Class reservations open 48 hours in advance. To learn how to reserve your spot in our class, watch the short video below.
Be sure to bring a towel and bottled water, as temperatures are warming up for the summer. To keep up with all of the latest about the Flowers YMCA, be sure to:
For more information about Group Fitness at the Flowers YMCA, contact Joy Pariz.
Harris Teeter at Flowers Crossroads
67 Crossroads Way
Clayton, NC 27527
July 15, 2020 | 1PM-6PM
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In terms of U.S. fruit consumption, blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity. Blueberries are repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. And they taste so good in our recipes!
Blueberries hold a special place in the foods of North America, since more species of blueberries are native to North America than any other continent. To this day, the United States cultivates and supplies over half of all blueberries in the world. Among the 275 million pounds of blueberries grown in the U.S., Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, and North Carolina are states most heavily involved in blueberry farming. Because of its special interest in lowbush blueberries, the state of Maine is actually the largest lowbush blueberry producer in the world.
Choose blueberries that are firm and have a lively, uniform hue colored with a whitish bloom. Shake the container, noticing whether the berries have the tendency to move freely; if they do not, this may indicate that they are soft and damaged or moldy. Avoid berries that appear dull in color or are soft and watery in texture.
Before storing, remove any crushed or moldy berries to prevent the rest from spoiling. Don’t wash berries until right before eating as washing will remove the bloom that protects the berry’s skin from degradation. Store ripe blueberries in a covered container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 days. If kept out at room temperature for more than a day, the berries may spoil.
Ripe berries can also be frozen, although this will slightly change their texture and flavor. Before freezing, wash, drain and remove any damaged berries. To better ensure uniform texture upon thawing, spread the berries out on a cookie sheet or baking pan, place in the freezer until frozen, then put the berries in a plastic bag for storage in the freezer.
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