While we may duke it our on the field or court, we can all agree that Michigan has its talents. They can grow some fantastic blueberries. It’s berry season for our western neighbors, and our butchers have incorporated these sweet delicacies into this month’s featured sausage, the Michigan Blueberry Brat!
We’ve worked with Milwaukee-based Tree-Ripe Citrus to source Michigan’s finest and freshest berries for these seasonal specialties. Check out these fun facts about Michigan blueberries.
- Michigan grows around 100 million pounds of blueberries annually, making it one of the top producing state in the U.S.
- Michigan produces 30 different varieties of blueberries.
- 21,000 acres of Michigan are dedicated to growing blueberries. Most are produced in Western Michigan in near the Lower Peninsula where the sandy soil by the lake provides excellent conditions for growing berries. Each acre produces around 5,000 berries.
- Blueberries are a super food. They contain more antioxidants than any other fruit and packed with vitamins A and C.
Enjoy, Kettle Club!