Winter Effects on the Orchard

With the memorable 2014 winter slowly coming to a close, the winter effects on the trees seems to be a question resonating throughout the orchard from concerned fruit lovers everywhere. I have been reluctant to write about the effects the winter has had on the orchard. We saw a low temperature of -18F which can […]

Beautifully Cold Day at King Orchards

  I woke up to some surprising weather this morning. We have had quite a few cold days at the farm this year, however this was one of the coldest temperatures I have caught. In spite of the negative temperatures, the sun actually decided to come out today and make for a beautifully cold day.

Cherry crop, picking, shipping.

The cherry crop is coming along beautifully. We received 8/10 s of an inch of rain last night which was very much appreciated. So cherries are sizing up. The sweet cherries are probably going to start around July 10-12. We will pick as early as we feel they are sweet enough and dark enough color. […]

“Meg’s Market Update”

Hey there! It’s Megan, Betsy and John’s niece. I’m going to be taking over the blog a little, along with Courtney and a few of the other “fruit stand girls”, so stay tuned to know what’s fresh at King Orchards. Today is our first day for U-Pick raspberries! I’m definitely excited, they’re one of my […]

Michigan cherry gifts for the holidays

There’s still time to get that last minute cherry gift out to a loved one for Christmas. If you place an order by noon on December 21st, we can get it packed up and shipped for arrival within the U.S. by Thursday the 24th. The “Party Pleaser” (featuring chocolate covered dried cherries and our new […]

Chili Roasted Peanuts with Dried Cherries Recipe

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 […]

Take the Cherry Challenge Answers

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 […]

Fruitstand Update :)

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 […]