SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) -- A new $10 million to $20 million blueberry processing facility is expected to serve growers in Michigan, Indiana and likely other states.
The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports the Michigan Blueberry Growers Association picked the southwestern Michigan community of South Haven for the facility. The association says it also could handle blueberries from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina as well as Canada.
The blueberry processing facility could employ dozens of workers.
South Haven says the Grand Junction-based Michigan Blueberry Growers Association this week bought 42 acres of city land for $210,000 for the project.
South Haven also is home to the National Blueberry Festival, which takes place each summer.