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From the monthly archives: "September 2009"

Tart Cherry Juice Makes Parade

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In the 9/29/09 issue of Parade Magazine, Michael O’Shea asks, “Could tart cherry juice be the next big sports drink?”  He cited a recent study at Oregon Health & Science University that tested the effect of tart cherry juice on muscle recovery of long distance relay runners. Runners who drank the tart cherry juice reported […]

Honeycrisp Apples

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What a nice way to start the morning, with a gorgeous Honeycrisp apple sitting on my desk. I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk, but instead of  shouting, “The new phone book is here! The new phone book is here!” I will proclaim,  “The Honeycrisp are here! The Honeycrisp are here!” Now that they’re […]

Cherry Butternut Squash Stuffing

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Ingredients: 2 to 3 strips of bacon, finely diced 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup (about 1/3 pound) chopped butternut squash 2/3 cup dried tart cherries 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or sage leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons almonds or pecans, toasted and finely ground 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 3 […]

Hot Mulled Cherry and Apple Cider Recipe

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Celebrate apple season and those cooler autumn evenings with this robust, red cider made with cherry juice, apple cider, and your favorite spices. Cheers! Ingredients: 1/3 cup lemon peel, cut into 1/4″ strips 1 /2 cup orange peel, cut into 1/4″ strips 2 cups apple cider 4 cups tart cherry juice (1/2 cup King Orchards […]

Dried Cherries and Chocolate

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We are very proud of our dried tart cherries at King Orchards, and now we have even more of them to love. We recently added two new products to our store: All American Dried Tart Cherries and Dark Chocolate Covered Dried Tart Cherries. All American Dried Tart Cherries are sweetened with apple juice rather than […]

Friday Tour of the Fruit Farm

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What a great day for an orchard tour. With John driving and Patty, Juliette and I chomping on apples, we toured the farms. First on our inspiration list was the size and quality of the apples. Boy, are they beautiful. Mutsu, Empire and of course Honeycrisp took the prize. Harvest of the Honeycrisp should start […]

USA Today: 10 Great Places to Pick Your Own Apples

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King Orchards is proud to have been named in USA Today’s 10 Great Places to Pick Your Own Apples! “Enjoy the recreation playground of northern Michigan when you pick apples here,” said Todd Hultquist, spokesman for the U.S. Apple Association.  Indeed, the sparkling waters of Torch Lake and Grand Traverse Bay are just moments from […]

Walnut and Dried Cherry Bars

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Ingredients 1 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or regular whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 egg, beaten to mix 1 egg white 3/4 cup chopped dried tart cherries 1/2 cup finely chopped […]

Chili Roasted Peanuts with Dried Cherries Recipe

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Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound raw unsalted peanuts 1 tablespoon mild chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground white pepper 2 tsp salt ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp cayenne 8 ounces King Orchards dried tart cherries Directions: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the peanuts and stir to […]


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