New Jersey is the “birthplace” of the cultivated blueberry. Hammonton,
“The Blueberry Capital of the World” is nestled in the pine barrens located in South Jersey. South Jersey is a natural habitat for both blueberries and cranberries. Blueberry cultivation was pioneered by
Elizabeth C. White.  For her complete story and a wonderful place to visit, see the Whitesbog Preservation Trust site