🔹A single blueberry bush can produce as many as 6,000 blueberries per year.
🔹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.
🔹One serving contains almost 25% of the daily vitamin C requirements.