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Vote for Clean Air 2020

COVID-19 has been a life-changing event for humankind. It has been a challenge to our health and economy, and it has exposed weaknesses in our society. The coronavirus has been especially hard on certain regions of the world.Data is showing that our most polluted regions have populations that are suffering the […]

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Checking In

“Are you okay?”“Yes. Thanks for asking. Health permitting, my family and I are going to be fine over the next two months. And that’s good enough for now. How about you?”That’s a sum of the conversations I have been having with staff, neighbors and customers during the COVID-19 crisis. We want to know that everyone […]

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2020 Focus On Cherries

Bob Sutherland and Nels Veliquette, CFO of CherryKe, looking toward the future1-17-20 UPDATE:The International Trade Commission on Wednesday decided to reverse its earlier implementation of preliminary tariffs on dried tart cherries from Turkey. Our friend Nels Veliquette (pictured above with Bob) was quoted in the Detroit News as saying this ruling “represents a body blow to […]

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Sweet Cherry Mojito

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. white rum
8 sweet cherries
Small handful fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar
Club soda

Directions:

In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar.
Swirl with rum.
Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it […]

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Cherry Fun Facts

In celebration of National Cherry Month, we put together a fun blog of facts about the world’s greatest fruit.  Did you know that the reason Broadway Street in New York City shifts west at E. 10th street is because a cherry tree once sat there?  Here are more facts to impress your friends with.

Cherries […]