The Hartmann’s blueberry empire is an example of how far entrepreneurship, hard work and matching the right business to the ideal location can take a determined team! True Blue Farms and The Blueberry Store are owned and operated by local residents- Dennis and Shelly Hartmann, who are very involved in the community and proudly support the Chamber and the Think Local program, in addition to events like the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and of course the National Blueberry Festival each August!
South Haven, Michigan is known as “The Blueberry Capital of the World.” The growing season for 2015 is well underway producing what looks to be a very nice blueberry crop. We are happy to report that there will be an ample supply of fresh blueberries this year for The National Blueberry Festival- August 6-9.
The Blueberry Store in downtown South Haven expects to have fresh, local, Michigan blueberries from our family owned farm, True Blue Farms, available for purchase by the 4th of July! In the meantime, however, we have fresh-frozen True Blue Farms blueberries in 2.5 pound bags with a photo of the Hartmann girls on the front, a great recipe on the back, and 100% money back guarantee that you are going to love them! While there, enjoy a blueberry smoothie, check out our gift baskets, or perhaps you’ll notice our blueberry mustard and wonder how it tastes... Guess what? You can try it before you buy! We are equipped with a sampling bar that is set up every day for you to experience blueberries that will delight your taste buds and make you realize that blueberries aren’t just for pancakes and muffins anymore! The Blueberry Store’s hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm.
Maybe you’re looking for a local on-the-farm experience? Come on out to True Blue Farms Country Store and U-pick known locally for the largest, tastiest, juiciest blueberries in the area! Opening July 1st from 8 - 8 pm, 7 days a week- you’re sure to have fun! If the heat gets to you, cool off with a Sherman’s ice cream cone, or a cold blueberry inspired treat. Maybe it’s too hot to pick or you’re in a hurry… we’ve got you covered with fresh, already picked blueberries available for purchase. Large pre-picked orders? No problem! Just call ahead and we will have them waiting for you and even help you to your vehicle with them. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out The Blueberry Store’s Gourmet product line- jams, jellies, spreads, juices, mustard, barbeque sauce, and salsa. Yes, that’s right, all made with local True Blue Farms blueberries! If you have a craving for blueberries, jams, jellies, juices, or our other gourmet items, but don’t live locally, just visit our online store www.theblueberrystore.com! We can ship it to your front door or as a gift to a special blueberry lover you may know. Don’t have the internet? Call 1-877-654-2400, we will send The Blueberry Store’s catalog to you free of charge. Place your order by phone, in person, by mail, or send a fax. If you want local True Blue Farms blueberries…..We are your one-stop-shop for all your blueberry needs. Did I mention the award winning blueberry pies?
Thank you, True Blue Farms, for your commitment to our community, and for being the Title Sponsor of this year’s Chamber Annual Dinner!