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June 14, 2016

It’s Cherry Season! Here’s How to Celebrate

Cherry season is finally here!

It happens to be an incredibly short season, so let’s get started on how to properly enjoy cherries while they are still here!

Cherry Facts

*Sweet cherries in the US are grown in WA, CA, OR, WI, and MI.

*The two major sweet varieties are Bing (your typical dark red cherry) and Rainier (the reddish yellow ones featured in the image above).

Cherries are FULL of antioxidants, Beta-Carotene, Potassium and Vitamin C!

Cherry Season

Tips for Choosing & Storing Cherries

Always look for shiny, plump cherries with fresh green stemsĀ and dark, rich coloring.

Keep cherries attached to their stems, unwashed, & in a paper bag until ready to eat.

Want to enjoy them into the cooler months? Pit and freeze them for long-term storage! You can throw them right into baked goods, or even sauces, right from the freezer!

Our favorite Cherry Recipes:

Cherry PieSweet:

Cherry Vanilla Malt Cakes

Cherry Almond Crisp

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Raspberry Pie

Rustic Cherry Pie

Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Cake

Roasted duck leg in red wine cherry sauce

Savory:

Cherry Balsamic Chicken

Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Chutney

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry SauceĀ 

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork with Cherries