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Oct 16

The Four Seasons of Tart Cherries: As we approach the end of the warm summer days and now are approaching the cool fall evening and cold winter days, I wanted to share the different seasons of the tart cherries. Each season of the year offers a number benefits to the growth, quality and quantity of the Montmorency tart cherries grown right here in Northern Michigan. Check out how the spring weather helps to bring the cherry blossoms out, while the cold winter months actually helps the cherry trees to sleep and rejuvenate for another year of growing Montmorency tart cherries....

Jun 19

 Each of the blossoms in the photos below, eventually turn into an antioxidant-packed tart cherry. The cherry is then turned into tart cherry capsules, cherry juice or into a great tasting cherry pie. The cherries are getting bigger and bigger on the trees. As the cool evening nights and the warm days remind us of the approaching summer, the cherries are enjoying the weather, too. Since Old Man Winter left us only a few months ago, it seems that everything from spring flowers to the buds on the trees are about a month behind schedule. This also means the cherries...

May 26

Great news…it is official! The first cherry blossom of 2014 has been spotted in Northern Michigan. I wanted to reach out and let you know that the cherry buds are starting to blossom. This is great news for the upcoming cherry season. During the extremely harsh cold temperatures this past winter year, the blossoms are a little late in blooming, however, thanks to the warmer winds and welcoming rains, the season is starting out great. While we still do not know what the overall crop yield will until each blossom turns into an actual cherry. Once all of the blossoms...

Jan 29
Brrr, it's cold outside
Jul 01
Fresh tart cherries and sweet cherries are almost ready for picking