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How Does Sue’s Garden Grow?

If you’ve visited our Glen Arbor campus, you’ve no doubt enjoyed a stroll through our cheerful perennial gardens. Meet our talented horticulturalist, Sue Skellenger, who makes our gardens grow. Q: When did you get your start gardening?A: I was born into it. My parents were avid gardeners of both vegetables and ornamentals. My father was …

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Congrats, 2021 Grads!

June is the month we celebrate our grads, and this year we have quite a crop of promising young people at Cherry Republic! Congrats to all of our 2021 seniors (and a few 2020 graduates). We love your enthusiasm for life and the energy you bring to our company and stores. Best of luck in …

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Hiking Alaska

There’s only one thing we love more than receiving letters from our Citizens singing the praises of their favorite Cherry Republic products, and that’s when they also include stunning photos like the onces we received recently from Mags S., along with this nice letter: “Born and raised in West Mich, I decided to spend the …

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Horseradish Potato Salad

Add some cherry zip to your potato salad with Cherry Horseradish Sauce! INGREDIENTS 2 pounds white boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Cherry Republic Cherry Horseradish Sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon celery salt 1/8 …

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Quick & Zippy Pepper Jelly App

Perfect for last-minute get-togethers, our Cherry Pepper Jelly appetizer is easy to toss together and always a crowd pleaser! Ingredients: – Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softened – Cherry Nut Mix, 14 oz. bag – Cherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar – Water Crackers, 1 box Directions: Spread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover …

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Meet Rick Burbee

If you’ve ever stopped into a Cherry Republic retail store, you have been treated to the artistic eye of Rick Burbee. A merchandising genius with some five decades of professional experience under his belt, Rick learned — and then perfected — his craft at retail giant Sears in Chicago. He’s been working his magic at …

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Our Favorite National Parks

Last week, the National Park Service celebrated National Park Week, and we asked our Citizens to share their favorite park with us. We received the above photos from Kim and Ralph, as well as Linda and Randy. Both couples named the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as their favorite park. “But for cold weather months, …

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Chocolate Cherry Blondies

One of our favorite things is when one of our Citizens shares a photo showing how they are enjoying their ruby red morsels of joy. Recently Didi’s Sweet and Treats out of Troy, Michigan, shared this yummy photo of Chocolate Cherry Blondies on her Instagram page. (She used Cherry Republic Montmorency Dried Cherries, which she calls …

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Going Green

On April 22 we will mark Earth Day, one of our favorite holidays of the year. This year we are celebrating several exciting new environmental initiatives throughout Cherry Republic, including the use of: Biodegradable packing peanuts that are made from organic starch and decompose in water leaving no toxic waste. They are also FDA compliant …