6.11.2014

The Blueberry Store

The Blueberry Store is located in South Haven, Michigan and specializes in all things blueberry! They have a wide variety of products that include: gourmet jams and jellies, housewares, candles, clothing, and candy. They also offer farm fresh blueberries in the summer and frozen blueberries all year long. 
"True Blue Farms is owned and operated by Dennis & Shelly Hartmann. Blueberry farming has been a long time tradition in the Hartmann family, dating back to the early 1900's when blueberries were first pioneered in Michigan. True Blue Farms continues that tradition by being a family managed operation in Grand Junction, Michigan, the "Blueberry Capital of the World." The farm consists of many acres of producing berries with twelve distinct varieties. Assorted varieties allow not only for blueberries to be available throughout the summer, but also accommodates various tastes.

Not only are blueberries delicious, they have some fantastic health benefits. They have been proven to: 

  • Neutralize free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body
  • Be the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit
  • Help promote urinary tract health
  • Aid in reducing Belly Fat
  • Preserve vision
  • Aid in Brain Health (learning capacity, motor skills)
  • Aid in Constipation & Digestion Problems
  • Reduce risk of certain types of cancer
  • Aid in combating Heart Disease


We love blueberries and highly recommend these products:
"Blueberry Blossom Vinaigrette, a unique and tasty way to get your fill of the Blues! Drizzle it over salads of fresh garden greens, or add to pasta for added distinction. Try making a spinach salad, toss in some dried blueberries, crumbled feta cheese, and top it off with our Blueberry Vinaigrette. It's truly delicious. Visit our Recipe Page for great cooking and baking ideas!"
Price: $5.95/12 fl oz 
Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, apple cider vinegar, concentrated blueberry juice, xanthan gum, salt, poppyseed, black pepper, onion powder
Directions: Shake before using and refrigerate after opening.
What we think: This blueberry vinaigrette is a nice addition to any salad! It adds a nice zest to your taste buds and is perfect for those that find salads boring but want to get in their greens. This is the best fruit-flavored dressing we have ever tried! We think it is amazing and highly recommend it. 
"Fill your kitchen with the sumptuous aroma of fresh brewed blueberry coffee and fresh baked blueberry muffins. Every bean in this full-bodied blend is steeped in real blueberry flavor. Our ground blueberry coffee will be delivered to your door, ready to use. Enjoy coffee that's great morning, noon, and night."
Price: $7.95/ 8oz
Ingredients: 100% Pure Coffee Beans, Blueberry Concentrate (blueberries, water)
What we think: The blueberry coffee has a mild and enjoyable aroma and flavor of blueberry. For those that like a little bit sugar to their regular coffee- you do not need any to enjoy this one!
All of The Blueberry Store's products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and they can refund or replace your coffee if it is not to your satisfaction. 
We think this blueberry coffee is delicious! The best blueberry flavored coffee we have tried. We highly recommend this coffee to all blueberry lovers who are coffee drinkers.  

"All natural Blueberry Cranberry Juice with no added sugar."
Price: $2.95/ 12 fl oz
What we think: This juice is an all natural and delightful blend of antioxidants. The ingredients are: water, blueberry, cranberry, apple and white grape concentrates (natural color and flavor.) We love this especially during the summer, so refreshing !

"Imagine the mouth-watering combination of delicious Dried Blueberries dipped in smooth and creamy, premium dark chocolate. Now do yourself a favor and order some today. You and your loved ones (share the sweetness) will be glad you did."Price: $4.49/ 4oz
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Anhydrous Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanillin (Artificial Flavor), Dried Blueberries (Blueberries, Sugar), Natural Blueberry Flavor, Gum Arabic, Corn Syrup, Confectioners Glaze (Lac Resin).
What we think: Dark chocolate can easily satisfy a sweet tooth and leave you feeling good about yourself for choosing chocolate with heart-healthy benefits. We love The Blueberry Store's Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries. It is an excellent product that is delicious from the first bite to the last. The dark chocolate combined with the blueberries is a wonderful combination!
"Our Organic Blueberry Preserves are not only certified organic by the USDA, but taste delicious too. By choosing organic products, you benefit yourself, your family, and the environment. We feel your sound decision-making should be rewarded and think that you will find these preserves rewarding indeed!"
Price: $5.99/ 10.5 oz
Ingredients: Organic blueberries, organic evaporated cane juice, organic blueberry flavor, and pectin
Directions: Refrigerate after opening
What we think: We highly recommend The Blueberry Store's Organic Blueberry Preserves. It is the perfect flavorful spread to complement a muffin or bagel in the morning with coffee. It is also great on toast, matzos, crackers. Excellent as a side topping for cheesecake. 
"Same great Blueberry Syrup, now in an easier to store jar. Our all-natural Blueberry Syrup is made from True Blue Farm's best blueberries and we believe is simply the world's best Blueberry Syrup!'
Price: $5.99/ 14 oz
Ingredients: Blueberries, sugar, lemon juice
Directions: Refrigerate after opening
What we think: We love that the nutrition label tells us that there are only three ingredients- Blueberries, Sugar, and Lemon Juice. No artificial ingredients that you cannot pronounce.
We love how thick the texture is. It is chunky and you can tell that it is made with real blueberries. When you put it on pancakes, it stays right on top!
It is sweet but not too sweet. We love the taste and texture. 

This specialty shop is really neat for blueberry lovers! We highly recommend The Blueberry Store. They have a huge selection of products that are great quality and delicious!

www.theblueberrystore.com