These mighty blues are Michigan’s pride and joy. Frozen, dried and juiced blueberries and blueberry products can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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Michigan Blueberry Facts

  • Michigan ranks third in growing blueberries, producing an average of 92 million pounds with more than 30 different varieties
  • Michigan blueberries are grown, harvested and processed by 575 family farms
  • Michigan blueberry production contributes nearly $132 million to the state’s economy
  • More than 50 percent of Michigan blueberries are shipped to the fresh market, with the rest frozen, pureed, concentrated or canned for value-added products
  • Allegan, Berrien, Muskegon, Ottawa and Van Buren counties comprise the state’s primary blueberry growing region
  • Michigan has more than 20,000 acres devoted entirely to blueberries


  • Blueberries have only 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat
  • Blueberries have consistently been recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity
  • One serving contains almost 25% of the daily vitamin C requirements
  • Blueberries are also a good source of manganese, for bone development, dietary fiber, for heart health, and polyphenols which possess anti-inflammatory properties

Recipes Featuring MI Blueberries: