Winter Effects on the Orchard

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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

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  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.

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 […]

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, […]

Double Cherry Pie

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1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cans (16 ounces each) tart cherries 1 cup dried cherries 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional Favorite pastry for two-crust pie Preheat the oven to 400F. Filling: In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of […]

Cherry Banana Bread

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3/4 cup sugar 1/2 stick margarine 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas 1 cup drained, pitted & cut up sour cherries 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking soda Cream sugar & margarine. Add eggs, cherries & bananas. Mix dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Bake in two 9″ x […]

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

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2 cups cubed cooked chicken ½ cup dried tart cherries 3 green onions, sliced ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Lettuce leaves Chopped fresh parsley 2 to 4 croissants Combine chicken, cherries and onions in a large bowl; mix well. In another bowl, combine […]

Cherry-Glazed Baked Chicken

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1 can (16-ounce) pitted dark sweet cherries 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons hot mustard 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup dried tart cherries 6 (6 1/2 ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves […]

Cherry Zucchini Bread

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2 eggs 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup shredded unpeeled zucchini 1/4 cup water 2/3 cup dried tart cherries 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons baking powder Put eggs in a […]

Tart Cherry Sauce

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1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 cups pitted tart cherries 2 tbsp. margarine Mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pitted cherries. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat & add margarine. Stir well. Serve over ice cream, cake or cheese cake. Keep refrigerated.

 
 
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King Orchards

4620 N M-88
Central Lake, Michigan
49622

Phone
231-544-6479

Email
tartcherries@kingorchards.com

 
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Monday | 9AM–6PM
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