Profile Last Updated: Jan 19, 2021
MBG Marketing - The Blueberry People is a producer-owned blueberry marketing cooperative that was formed in 1936 as the Michigan Blueberry Growers Association by the original blueberry growers in the state. MBG quickly gained a leadership role in the Michigan blueberry industry, and as interest in blueberry production grew in other states, MBGs membership base expanded to reflect the trend. In the late 1940s, MBG extended membership into northern Indiana; Georgia and Florida in 1983; British Columbia in 2006; North Carolina in 2009; the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington in 2013, and New Jersey in 2014. Today, with a production base of over 300 growers, MBG is the largest grower-owned marketer of fresh and value-added processed cultivated blueberries in the world.