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Choose Cherries and AllRecipes.Com

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The Cherry Marketing Institute is sponsoring some fantastic cherry recipes at right now. Super Fruit (Cherry) Lime Muffins, Berry Good Oatmeal, Mango Cherry Avocado Salad, and Chewy Cherry Whole Grain Cereal Bars are just a few of the creative cherry recipes they’re highlighting. Warning: The pictures will make you hungry. I hope you have […]

Frozen Cherries

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The market has lots of frozen cherries available. Montmorency and Balaton cherries are in 10lb bags. I have small tubs of montmorecy cherries enough for just one pie. Remember my hours are Mon – Fri 9 to 4. For far away customers, we are shipping cherries until the end of March. My experience has been […]

Rustic Cherry Tart

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This quick and easy cherry recipe is from Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross at Desperation Dinners. Desperation Dinners promises their recipes are not hard, do not require expensive equipment, and can be made in 20 minutes or less. Start to finish: 5 minutes preparation, plus 20 minutes to bake and about 10 minutes to cool […]

Tart Cherries Featured on Fox Business News

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Peter Barnes talks to Dr. Wendy Bazilian, the author of “The Super Foods RX,” and Jeff Manning, Cherry Marketing Institute CMO about the rebranding of tart cherries and their health benefits. It sure is nice to see the news getting out about the versatility, availability and healthfulness of tart cherries. Truth be told, I have […]

There IS a difference in Dried Cherries!

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I had to make a really quick Trail Mix for Scouts with M&M’s, Mixed Nuts, Pretzel sticks, Goldfish and Dried Cherries! Yummy! So quick I love to make it for my dish to pass. Well, I had a friend volunteer to bring the Cherries and they were brown and dried to a pulp. I was […]

The Extraordinary History Of Cherries

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In Celebration of National Cherry Month, here are some interesting historical facts about Tart Cherries. Cherries have pleased the palates of food lovers for centuries. Their ruby-red color and tangy taste won cherries a place on the tables of Roman conquerors, Greek citizens and Chinese noblemen. For history buffs, you might like to know that: […]

Discussion on dried cherries

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Yesterday was our high school regional ski meet.  The parents put on a big spread for the kids for lunch.  I was talking to a mom who brought a broccoli salad with dried cherries in it.  She said the recipe called for dried raisins but she liked dried cherries.  She felt you get a bigger […]

New Trees

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Today I talked with Adam from Hilltop trees in Lawton, Mi about our tree order for 2008. I want to get several rows of McIntosh planted this spring…

Apples are almost gone

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February 29 is the last day to get apples. We have Ida red and Empire apples. The markets are open Mon-Fri 9-4. Applesauce is still easy and Ida reds or Empire are good choices. Stop in. We have lots of frozen cherries available for that cherry month recipe. Betsy


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