Family-owned and operated for the last 80 years, Fat Boys Farms prides itself on quality fruit and hand-picks rather than machine harvests to ensure the best. According to Ed, the owner, “We have extremely good soil that retains water and produces excellent size.” A small farm by most standards, Fat Boy Farms has 44 acres, with 30 producing blueberries and 14 for non-producing young plants.
Did you know that there are many types of blueberries? Fat Boy Farms grows Blue Crop (the most popular), Blue Ray (darker and larger than Blue Crop) and Jersey so that have they blueberries to cover the entire season.
Plump and bursting with flavor, it’s easy to eat Fat Boys Michigan Blueberries by the handful. They’re also extremely good for your health. Packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants, blueberries have been dubbed one of nature’s top “super foods”! The antioxidants fight off the effects of free radicals—like smog —making your body a healthier place. Did you know that a one-cup, 80-calorie serving of fresh blueberries will give you five grams of fiber (more than most fruits and vegetables) and 15% of your daily vitamin C? No wonder Brennan’s has them available in 10-lb. Boxes, great for pies or for freezing!
Blueberries are a delicate fruit and should be washed just before you enjoy them. You can add blueberries to just about anything including pancakes, fruit salad, yogurt, muffins, crisps and pies.