Celebrate National Cherry Month with Traverse Bay Farms
National Cherry Month and two American presidents are forever intertwined. These two presidents are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
George Washington and National Cherry Month
George Washington is one of the most important figures in American history. He was the first president of the United States, and his birthday is celebrated every year on February 22.
The story of George Washington and the tart cherry tree is one of the most famous stories about him. It is said that when Washington was a young boy, he chopped down a cherry tree with a hatchet. When his father asked him what had happened, Washington replied, "I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my hatchet."
This story is significant because it shows Washington's honesty and integrity. He could have easily lied about what happened, but he chose to tell the truth instead. This story is also significant because it shows that Washington was a man of action. He didn't just sit around and wait for things to happen - he took action and made things happen.
The cherry tree is forever intertwined with the month of February because that is when Washington's birthday is celebrated. Every year, on February 22, people all over the United States celebrate Washington's birthday by eating cherry pies, drinking cherry juice, and decorating cherry trees.
Abraham Lincoln and National Cherry Month
In addition to National Cherry Month having Washington’s birthday, it is also the birthday month of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln was born on 12, 1809. While only Washington’s birthday is considered a U.S. Federal Government holiday, National Cherry Month still boasts the honor of having both great presidents.
3 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Cherry Month
Did you know the tart cherry is packed full of healthy antioxidants and other naturally occurring flavonoids to help maintain healthy joints, aid in improving sleep and more?
That’s right, the Michigan-grown tart cherry is fast becoming the first choice for those looking to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. So, let’s get started in learning more about the Michigan tart cherry and cherry juice.
#1: Celebrate with a glass of 100% pure cherry juice.
Enjoy drinking cherry juice daily for healthy joints, better sleep and reducing muscle pain from exercise. Best of all, cherry juice has no added sugar. This means you’ll be enjoying all-natural joint pain relief from daily exercise and more.
Check out this quick step-by-step video on how to make a 100% pure glass of cherry juice.
#2: Celebrate with great tasting and healthy cherry recipes.
Cherry makes an excellent addition to every meal of the day. To make it simple and easy to enjoy cherries every day, we’ve compiled over 50 great-tasting recipes for all occasions in a free downloadable recipe book.
This cherry recipe book has some of the best tasting recipes around and even has additional information on nationally award-winning products packed full of this ruby-red superfruit.
This recipe book contains quick-n-easy recipes for the kids, too. The recipes are meant for you to savor every bite.
Check out just a few sample recipes of what you'll receive when you download this FREE Cherry recipe eBook - Click Here:
- Black Forest Upside-Down Sundae
- Low-Fat Cherry Dream
- Firecracker Salsa
- Traditional Cherry Pie
- Low-Fat Cherry Power Bars
- Cherry juice smoothie
- Fresh cherry salad
In addition to over 50 great-tasting cherry recipes, this one-of-a-kind downloadable book also contains the natural health benefits of this ruby-red superfruit. You’ll learn how and why this Michigan-grown red fruit is so healthy.
For example, this guide has several comparison charts comparing naturally occurring Melatonin levels, anthocyanins and other compounds to other types of cherry products.
You’ll learn the difference between how much Melatonin is found in fresh fruit, compared to IQF (Individually Frozen Fruit) and cherry juice. In addition, since the anthocyanin amounts of the liquid juice compared to the cherry powder, fresh and canned cherries.
Finally, you will also get a list of “U-Pick Cherry Farms” and “U-Pick Cherry Orchards”. This is an excellent resource if you would like to visit the cherry growing region of Northern Michigan. You’ll have this in-depth list of farms and orchards that offer “U-Pick” so you can actually stroll through the orchards and fill buckets of fresh fruit.
The “U-Pick” experience is a great way to have a day of fun and picking cherries. However, since the Northern Michigan “U-Pick” season isn’t open until mid-summer, you’ll probably want to give us a call so we can direct you to the local orchards offering such a great picking experience.
#3: Celebrate National Cherry Month at the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual event held on Washington D.C. to celebrate the friendship between the people of the United States and the people of Japan.
This annual event is the result of a gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City, Japan to the City of Washington D.C. The cherry trees are located in three different locations. All three are under the National Park Service. The locations are the following:
- Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park
- East Potomac Park
- On the grounds of the Washington Monument Grounds
The cherry trees are taken almost daily by members of the tree crew from the National Park Service. These are highly trained professionals with extensive experience caring for trees. Also, one thing to keep in mind if you are visiting, please keep in mind that the roots of the some of the trees may be exposed above the ground.
Check out this video on National Cherry Month
To help maintain the health of the cherry tree and ensure future generations can enjoy national cherry month, please do not step on the roots and, if possible, please walk around the roots and please do not climb the tree or pick the branches.
The best time to enjoy national cherry month and the annual festival is during the weekdays. During the weekends, many visitors are expected to descend on the cherry orchards and cherry tree lined basins and parks.
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