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Life!

What does Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie stand for?

It was 23 years ago when I created this motto on a t-shirt.  I needed those words in gold and black to sit below a big red Cherry Republic.  The design called for Cherry Republic to feel like a country.  And since I was a teenager, my […]

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Cherry Ambassadors For a Day

The Cheney Family were the high bidders in our most coveted Inaudible Auction to date: an instant transformation into Cherry Republic employees, and a morning of hard labor in Glen Arbor.  We think they enjoyed their time with us despite all of the intense labor.  Here’s a peek at their day:

Before we started working, I […]

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A Week in the Life

Cherry Republic has two cherry trees in our gardens.  And miraculously, our cherries are doing pretty well.  I think this weekend, some might be ripe and ready to pick.

Speaking of our garden, the roses are spectacular right now!

After 7 years, Steph finally drove our tractor.  Here she is moving a sandpile to our new sandbox.

Cree […]

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Forest Warriors

Continued from the 5/31 Orchard Report email newsletter

….I have to pull the leaves out from between his toes. The sky starts thundering and lightly raining. Before one of the boys asks to leave, I say “The animals can’t hear us in the rain, we’re sure to catch them.” The whole world is a feast to […]

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Puffball Cuisine

(continued from the 5/10 Orchard Report)

….Colebrook the loud one that doesn’t let anything go by without comment takes bite and spits it out so fast and says “yucky”.  I start laughing loudly, which he takes as a green light to have some fun, so he grabs a stalk of buttered asparagus and whacks me over the […]

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The Cherry Report

Here we are in the largest cherry growing region in the world where there are nearly 2 million cherry trees spread across the lands of the Cherry Republic. Each year, the cherries are harvested and pitted and flash frozen and then hundreds of millions of pounds are stored in freezers the size of football fields. […]

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Free Shipping Top Ten

How many ways can you take advantage of our April free shipping offer?
Let us count the Top 10 ways:

10.  Get a 5# box of dried cherries for your cupboard and save the $9.

9.  Make an early holiday order! Yes, Evelyn in California did this and has her holiday gifts for friends already done.

8.  Give a […]

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Tees, Please!

Cherry Republic has been working hard on t-shirts for summer 2012.  We have some designs that our staff and I created, one came from a customer and a few from experts across the country.  Take a look and tell us what you think and maybe even get in the summer spirit at the same time. […]