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15 Delicious Healthy Cherry Recipes for Summer and Beyond

Content written by: Hungry Hobby Packed with succulent ripe, juicy cherries, these dazzling, healthy cherry recipes are a must-try for this summer and beyond! Hi, friends! If you’ve been following along this year, you know I’ve published several produce guides for each month of the year to help educate myself about what is in season in my region when. That’s why I’m so excited about partnering with my friends at [...]

Cooking Class: How to Roast Orchard Fruit

Summer fruits are bursting with sweet juiciness when they are at their ripest, which makes them best eaten fresh off the tree and tossed into our favorite salads. But we so often forget about roasting our fruit like we would our vegetables. Roasting fruits such as cherries, pears and even apples intensifies the flavors by concentrating their juices and caramelizing the natural sugars. Once roasted, we can use our fruit [...]

5 Ways to Pit Cherries

Nothing beats using fresh cherries while they’re in-season and plentiful but pitting them can be a challenge. To help you learn how to pit cherries like a pro, we’ve put together five different methods to pit cherries without a pitter. 1. The chopstick method Remove the stem from a cherry and hold the fruit between two fingers. Grab a hold of a chopstick and position the smaller end into the [...]

Life is a Bowl of Cherries

For me, the summer is not complete without cherries in the fridge for my family to eat. As a registered dietitian and a Produce for Better Health Fruit and Vegetable Ambassador in Acton, I am a huge fan of finding ways for everyone to increase their produce consumption in any way that they can. #haveaplant. Cherries may be small, but they are mighty, bringing the delight to each bite. But [...]

In Season: Best Ways to Use Fresh Cherries this Summer

The season that cherry lovers wait for all year is finally here! Fresh, juicy cherries are bursting off the trees and starting to show up in our markets and grocery stores. There are lots of ways to cook with cherries: pies, muffins, scones, crisps and crumbles. But all cherry purists know that the best way to enjoy cherries is to eat them fresh while they are bursting with flavor. We [...]

Cherries: Freeze and Store

People forget that you can freeze and store cherries simply and easily! Our farmers have worked hard this season to produce a bountiful cherry crop and Chelan Fresh cherries are readily available for at least one more month! The cherries this season are big and sweeter than ever! Now is the time to buy those cherries and continue to enjoy them immediately or freeze some for later this fall. Contact [...]

Summer Cherry Drinks and Bites

Welcome to our summer cherry recipes guide! Summer heat means two things: outdoor gatherings and cherry season! Cherries are only around for a few months so make them the star of your next picnic, barbecue or outdoor cocktail party. Cherries are very healthy and can be used to make drinks or refreshing snacks. They are also pair beautifully with cheese (click to access our pairing how-to). To get you [...]

How to Pair Cherries With Cheese

Cherries love nothing more than to accompany a beautiful cheeseboard. Their sweetness and juiciness contrast beautifully with many types of cheeses, and their bright hues add a pop of color. There are many ways to enjoy cherries with cheese: raw, pickled, cooked in a jam, tossed in a salad, etc. The possibilities really are endless, so have fun with it.  Here is a guide for which cheeses pair well with [...]

The Cherry On Top: Why Are Cherries So Healthy?

Cherries are one of the most popular fruits in the United States, and it’s easy to see why. They’re naturally sweet, come in a variety of attractive colors and are portable to boot. The seasonality of cherries only adds to their appeal… absence makes the heart grow fonder! Cherries are very nutritious and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals.  They also have potent anti-inflammatory properties that may help with [...]