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Recipes Up North Blog

Sweet Cherry Mojito


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


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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Summer Into Fall

This September has truly become an extension of summer.  I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan.  Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]

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Cherry Ambassadors

Meet a few of our cherry Ambassadors from our Glen Arbor campus.

Starting from left to right, this is Larry’s first year on the cherry ambassador team, his favorite summer time food is BBQ ribs (with Cherry BBQ sauce of course!).  Mallory and Molly are seasoned summer ambassadors and both love a good grilled burger.  Evan is […]

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Summer Selfie Recap

This summer we held a contest where customers visiting any of our 4 locations could take an individual or group “selfie” to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card. We had so many people take selfies in our store that we couldn’t post them all. We hope everyone had as much fun taking them as […]

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Hide and Go Seek

You’re never too old to play hide and seek. At least, that’s how we feel. And to prove it, we’re inviting you along to play.

On Friday, July 17, a handpicked group of Cherry Republic employees will be delivering products to the Glen Arbor store. Rather than using our trucks, they will be traveling on foot, […]

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What’s New Up North This Summer

A lot has happened locally over the past few months. If you’re returning for summer, here’s a sampling of what you’ll notice.

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow.

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow. The three-mile trail from Glen Arbor to Port Oneida is under construction, with a planned completion date of […]

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Top 5 Summer Festivals

There are tons of fun summer festivals up north each year.

When warm weather finally hits northern Michigan, it’s reason to celebrate. Practically every week there are summer festivals, art shows, hikes, bikes, and runs.

Ask anyone about summer events in Traverse City and chances are they’ll mention National Cherry Festival. We assume you know it, love it, and […]