News — Wellness Education

Feb 18
The Internet of Things and Cherry Prime. Both are the next generation.
February is National Cherry Month
Feb 08
Learn the history of National Cherry Month. Also check out this quick National Cherry Month Video
Nov 06

The other day, during a telephone conversation, I was talking with a long-time customer from Williamsburg, MI. Her name is Sallie and I get to talk with her twice a year. During this time of year, she usually re-orders a six-month supply of our tart cherry concentrate and 4 lbs. of dried cherries. Sallie and her husband drink the cherry juice for arthritis pain, while she uses the dried cherries to make her cherry-chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. The grandkids really like the cherries in Grandma’s cookies. J During our conversation, Sallie mentioned during this time of year her...

Oct 22

As we begin to move into the holiday season, it seems this is the time of year stress starts to build up in many people. Maybe it is the thought of spending time with extended family, attending work-related parties or reliving memories of past holidays so many people what to learn how to relieve stress naturally. No matter the reason, many people being experiencing increased stress levels and around Halloween and those stress levels seems to keep building until the New Year. But did you know there are natural ways to reduce stress while enjoying every day of the year including...

Oct 21
Trick or Treat with Skeletons at Traverse Bay Farms in Elk Rapids
Sep 08
Eating different colored foods help you to stay healthy naturally
Jun 08

Tart cherries offer a number of pain relieving properties including Anthocyanins. These are powerful phytochemicals that offer natural relief for pain and inflammation. Over the past few weeks, we have been compiling new research and information on the tart cherry. I wanted to share this information in an informative video.  This video specifically addresses the pain relieving properties of the tart cherry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgPnXWFGzwc The benefit of the video is it explains some of the great things the cherry can do. In addition, it provides some excellent insight to the secret behind this Michigan, grown super fruit. Take a peek at this...

May 13

reat news the tart cherry blossom are out in full bloom! Every year starting toward the end of April until mid-May the countless tart cherry trees in Northern Michigan shed their brown color and lifeless branches and burst into beautiful white and pink blossoms. As the warm spring weather pushes the cold of Old Man Winter from the hills, valleys and orchards of Northern Michigan, life begins to sprout from the countryside. Check out these photos of just a small row of Montmorency tart cherry trees. [caption id="attachment_3209" align="alignleft" width="300"] Montmorency Tart Cherry Trees[/caption]               [caption id="attachment_3210"...

Apr 17

Have you ever forgotten where you placed your keys or worried if you missed a scheduled appointment? Or maybe, you are a slave to Post-It notes? If so, this information is for you… Three fast brain facts: The human brain weights about 3 pounds The brain has about 100 billion neurons The brain consumes over 20% of our daily calorie intake Source Washington State University Since the brain is such an important organ is makes since to learn quick and easy ways to boost it ability. Check out these five tips to help boost your memory power. #1: Get a...

Apr 13
Pain Relieving Properties of the Tart Cherry
Mar 06

Great News! A few of us from Traverse Bay Farms are going to be the videographers for the largest annual non-competitive bicycle rides in the Washington, D.C. region.  Almost 600 participants, including more than 130 injured veterans will be riding a 110 mile trip from Arlington, VA to Gettysburg, PA. Anyone is invited to participate and many participants include active duty service, retired military and member from the emergency response community, too. It will be a great experience for all. The event information is: We All Ride the Same Road  and will be held April 24-26, 2015 All along the way, we will...

Jan 26

February is National Cherry Month. National Cherry Month is rich with history in both its origin and folklore. Check out these quick facts about National Cherry Month: National Cherry Month is in February because it includes President's Day and Washington's birthday. George Washington, that "alleged chopper of the cherry tree" is deeply rooted in President Washington's folklore. In fact, when asked by his father, who chopped down a cherry tree on family property a folklore was born. Young Washington replied, "I cannot tell a lie, I chopped down the cherry tree." We remember our 1st President by celebrating his birthday...

Jan 02

Salsa Tasting as Good As Wine Tasting Salsa Bar In A Box brings the great taste and the festive spirit of salsa directly to salsa aficionados, foodies and everyone who wants to enjoy a salsa fiesta with family, friends and co-workers. To enjoy a good salsa, you should be able to savor every ingredient, and then discover just enough heat to qualify it as a salsa - but it should not overwhelm the main ingredients.  Salsa Bar In A Box shows you exactly how to truly enjoy salsa! Salsa Bar In A Box includes everything you would need to throw a Salsa...

Nov 25

Surviving the holidays can be tough! The combination of holiday traffic, spending time with friends and family, eating great tasting, yet high-fat foods can wreak havoc on the mind, body and soul. So for those looking to enjoy the most out of the holiday season check out this Holiday Survival Guide. The purpose of this survival guide is to provide a complete guide that you can use to calm the mind, soothe the spirit and keep the body feeling powerful and energetic during the holiday season. Calming the Mind Keep a pocket date book: A pocket date book will help you to...

Nov 10

No matter where you live winter weather has its pros and cons to staying healthy. So let’s take a closer look at what it means to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the colder winter months. Pros of Staying Fit During the Winter Months: The Invigoration of the Cooler Air: The cooler weather in the morning or evening can be invigorating. There is something about enjoying a walk or run in the crisp, cool air. It helps to wake you up and even provide that extra motivation to get outside and feel it. However, one thing to keep in mind is...