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Cherry Industry 2020

In late December 2020, we checked in with Dr. Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension Specialist, on the state of our beloved cherry industry. Here are some of her highlights: Growers were able to pivot quickly in response to COVID-mandated hurdles working with MSU, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Michigan Farm Bureau to ensure the safety of farm …

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The Great Turkey Pardon of 2020

“It all started when I signed up for the free fresh turkey that Cherry Republic was giving away to employees,” Jessica Nuytten, Cherry Republic Quality Assurance Manager, explains when asked how she ended up adopting a healthy-sized turkey from a local farm. She’s referring to the Thanksgiving gift of a Biehl’s Turkey Farm fresh turkey that Cherry …

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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 […]

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Cherries: From Orchard to Store

A Queen Anne cherry tree outside of Cherry Republic.

Within 25 miles of Cherry Republic’s headquarters in Glen Arbor is the greatest cherry growing region in the world with nearly 2 million cherry trees resting on our beautiful hillsides overlooking Lake Michigan. How do all those cherries get grown and harvested and then made into […]