Cherry Barbeque Sauce - New Product
Jul 23

Traverse Bay Farms Luanches Gourmet Cherry Barbeque Sauce July 23, 2017, Bellaire, MI: Nationally award winning company, Traverse Bay Farms has announced a new product to its ever growing line of gourmet food products. The name of this new product is Traverse Bay Farms Cherry Barbeque Sauce. According to Andy LaPointe, Managing Director, “We are very excited to launch an additional fruit-based barbeque sauce to our nationally award winning BBQ line.” Mr. LaPointe continued, “We currently offer an Apple Barbeque Sauce and a Red Raspberry Barbeque Sauce. Both are nationally award winning recipes at the Scovie Awards. With the addition...

State of Michigan honors Traverse Bay Farms
Jul 19

Traverse Bay Received Special Tribute from the State Of Michigan. Traverse Bay Farms has won 26+ national food awards. A Special Tribute is signed by the Governor of Michigan and a reward to that recognizes individuals and companies for their contributions to the state of Michigan.   Check out the video below to see the Special Tribute: 

Traverse Bay Farms Launches New Website
Jun 13

New and Improved Website for Traverse Bay Farms Great news, Traverse Bay Farms will be unveiling its new website. The new site includes an updated navigation, improved order tracking information for shipping and more. We'll announce when the new website will be launched.

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
Jan 22

Who is Wilbur Scoville, you may ask. He was born 151 years ago on January 22, 1865. Mr. Scoville is the inventor of the Scoville scale.  This is also known as the Scovie Scale. The Scoville scale is an objective way to calculate how hot chili peppers really are. Chili peppers are then ranked by Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The scale ranges from zero, a green pepper, to 2,200,000 SHU’s. The hottest pepper on the scale is a Carolina Reaper pepper. While I’ve never tried a Carolina Reaper pepper, with a ranking of around 2,000,000 on the Scovie scale it makes me not...

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 15

Hey everyone, I wanted to reach out about a brand new splash video for our new channel on YouTube. The new channel is called: Traverse Bay Farms TV - Orchard of Health Series Each video will have the splash video as the introduction. Best of all, each video will have research-backed information for natural remedies, healthy recipes, home cures and beauty tips. Check out this new splash (introduction) video. We look forward to your comments and  your feedback. Feel free to post them here or on our Facebook page at:

Sep 08
Eating different colored foods help you to stay healthy naturally
Aug 21

[caption id="attachment_927" align="alignleft" width="200"] Cherry_Juice_Fruit_Advantage_Cherry_Juice[/caption] The 2015 cherry harvest season has come to an end and until next year the fresh produce will not be available. In the meantime, all of the harvested cherries will be used to produce a number of different cherry-based products including tart cherry juice concentrate, cherry capsules, IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) cherries and cherry salsa, just to name a few. As many in the cherry industry are turning their attention to the production of this ruby-red super fruit, I would like to share another line of thought with you. This is the next best move for cherry juice. By...

Jun 24

Wow, it's almost tart cherry harvest. As we get closer to the harvest, we'll keep you updated on the overall production of this year's crop. As mentioned a few weeks ago, we had a freeze for a few nights during the vital blooming of the blossoms. The crops did lose some production, but we'll let spread the word as we learn more. In the meantime, we just completed our Traverse Bay Farms July 2015 catalog including our tart cherry products. In addition, we include some addition information in this edition of the our catalog. Here is a brief overview of what...

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. 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"...