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From the monthly archives: "August 2009"

Red Haven Peaches: Ripe for Picking and Canning

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RED HAVEN PEACHES: Red Haven is the all-time favorite of peach lovers for both canning and eating fresh. They are freestone, which means that the fruit comes free from the stone when peeled. Other areas of the country may grow more peaches than we do, but Michigan peaches are renowned for their rich flavor and […]

Take the Cherry Challenge Answers

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Take the Cherry Challenge (page 60 of the September 2009 issue of Prevention magazine or see our 8/25 blog post) then scroll down to check your answers. Answers: 1-C:  Melatonin is a naturally occurring antioxidant in Tart Cherries that helps maintain normal sleep patterns. Tart cherries are one of the few known food sources of […]

Take the Cherry Challenge!

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As seen in the September 2009 issue of Prevention magazine. CHECK OUT YOUR CHERRY SMARTS! 1. Melatonin is: A. The color of a melon. B. A mythical Greek goddess. C. A naturally occurring antioxidant in Tart Cherries that helps maintain normal sleep patterns. 2. Were Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries certified heart healthy by the American […]

Fruitstand Update :)

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Help! We’re being overrun by cucumbers!!! If we can’t get to the phones, it’s because we can’t make it through the mountains of pickling and slicing cukes we’ve harvested from our gardens. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to plant 5 acres 🙂 Here’s what we’re offering this week: Veggies: Now available at both […]

Fruitstand Report :)

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Dipping Day: From now through the weekend you will be able to come and scoop out as many tart cherries as you wish from our shaking tanks without having to pick them yourself! Only 85 cents/pound, same as U-Pick! Fresh Pitted Tart Cherries/U-Pick: We will be having these through the weekend until the shaking is […]

Balatons: The Cherries of Choice for Morello Cherry Recipes

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Now that Balaton Cherry season is here, we thought it would be fitting to post some great Balaton Cherry recipes (Montmorency cherries will work, too) for you to try. Balaton cherries are an excellent choice for recipes calling for Morello cherries. These cherries are very popular in traditional Eastern European cooking. The Balaton is  somewhat […]

Sour Cherry Soup Recipe – Hungarian Meggy Leves

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Makes 6 servings of Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook Time:  20 minutes Ingredients: -6 cups of water -1 pound of fresh sour cherries, pitted – 3/4 cup of sugar – 1 cup of sour cream – 2 tablespoons of flour – 1/4 teaspoon of salt – 1 teaspoon of confectioner’s sugar […]

Sour Cherry Cobbler Recipe

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Ingredients Filling: 6 cups tart red cherries, pitted (substitute 3 cans of tart cherries in water for fresh if necessary) 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 4 teaspoons cornstarch Topping: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons butter 1 egg, beaten 3 […]

Cherry Vinaigrette

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1 tablespoon dried tart cherries 1 small onion 1 clove garlic 3 tablespoons fruit-flavored vinegar 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Chop cherries, onion and garlic in food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add fruit-flavored vinegar, orange juice and honey; puree. With food processor on, […]


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