How It All Started

Tiffany Balk came up with the idea to start Blueberry Haven while driving back home to Grand Haven, Michigan from a vacation in Canada. She wanted to send someone a gift and wondered what it should be. Why not send a gift of Michigan cherries, her husband suggested. Balk thought to herself, “Why not blueberries?” After all, southwest Michigan produces 44 percent of the blueberries on the U.S. market. After much thought, Blueberry Haven was finally born in 2007.

This single idea led to the opening of Blueberry Haven in 2007 and the creation of an evolving line of delicious blueberry products including popular items like Blueberry Haven’s chocolate covered blueberriesblueberry salsa, as well as blueberry jams and spreadsblueberry saucesbaking mixesblueberry beverageshome goods and gift baskets and boxes.

In 2011, Blueberry Haven opened its first storefront on the quaint, lakeside main street of downtown Grand Haven, Michigan.