Sweet Red Cherry Refrigerator Jam


Do you have just 3 cups of sweet red cherries and not know what to do with them? Make this easy pectin free refrigerator jam. Traditional canning can be a daunting or time-consuming task for many people, but this recipe which provides the same results takes a fraction of that time. Bonus, you probably already have all the ingredients right there at home! Ingredients 3 c. of sweet red cherries, destemmed and pitted ¾ c. granulated white sugar ¼ c. honey 2 tbsp. of lemon juice 2 tbsp. cornstarch (for slurry) 1 tbsp. water (for slurry) Directions Destem and pit the [...]

Sweet Red Cherry Refrigerator Jam2022-08-03T12:59:59-07:00

Viral Yogurt Bark w/ Sweet Cherries Trend


We took the viral yogurt bark trend to a new level with fresh sweet red cherries, pistachios, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, and unsweetened coconut shreds. This version is a play-off of my favorite trail mix, but the possibilities are truly endless. Some other great flavors that pair well with cherries are, slivered almonds, cinnamon, dried apricots, and/or white chocolate morsels!  Ingredients 32 oz. container of full fat vanilla yogurt  1 cup of pitted sweet red cherries quartered ½ cup of shelled pistachios ¼ cup of chia seeds ½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds 3 tbsp. of cocoa nibs Directions Line a cookie [...]

Viral Yogurt Bark w/ Sweet Cherries Trend2022-07-27T10:51:27-07:00

Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops


Looking for a sweet treat you can make and enjoy with the kids this summer? Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops are a must have! Simplify by using a store-bought instant pudding mix. Traditionally you cannot use milk substitutes in instant puddings, but since we are freezing these popsicles, it is totally okay to use a milk alternative. I personally have made these with oat milk before and they turned out great! With only a few ingredients and super simple instructions, this is an all-ages friendly project that will not only entertain the mind, but also the tastebuds!  Ingredients 1 box [...]

Sweet Cherry & Chocolate Pudding Pops2022-06-30T13:55:43-07:00

Washington Cherries Brighten Firefighters’ Day


Bob Grandy of Gebbers Farms delivers Chelan Fresh cherries to the Bridge Creek fire camp in Washington. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2021 Chelan Fresh™ and Gebbers Farms Deliver Fresh Cherries to Frontline Workers Brewster, Wash. (August 10, 2021)  –  As extreme heat and fires plague much of the West, wildland firefighters go from fire to fire with little end in sight.  In Okanogan Valley, Washington, firefighters from as far away as Utah and Arizona battle blazes that threaten property and lives. These frontline workers live and work under challenging conditions, and they have little access to fresh produce. So, when [...]

Washington Cherries Brighten Firefighters’ Day2021-08-10T09:48:30-07:00

Post workout and other health benefits of cherry nutrition


Written by: Kellie Shallal MPH RD A couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the summer cherry season with a round-up of 15 healthy cherry recipes to get you started! Today, I’m back with another delicious Chelan Fresh sweet cherry recipe: Cherry Chia Greek Yogurt Bowl. I also want to share with you a little bit about the health benefits of cherries, especially when it comes to pain relief and post-workout recovery. NUTRITION Cherries are probably the nutrition powerhouse you didn’t expect. Just 1 cup or about 21 sweet cherries provides 97 calories, 2 grams protein, 25 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, as [...]

Post workout and other health benefits of cherry nutrition2020-08-10T14:05:32-07:00

How to Eat Cherries All Year Long


Cherry season is but a blip of time in the summer, here and gone before we know it. But, that doesn't mean you have to go without these sweet little jewels for the rest of the year. Check out our tips on how to freeze your cherry haul to enjoy in the dead of winter. And, now is the perfect time grab some Chelan Fresh cherries so stock up and freeze up before they are gone again in a flash! For some inspiration on how to use your frozen cherries, we have included a few of our favorites: Cherry Chocolate Banana [...]

How to Eat Cherries All Year Long2020-07-09T12:33:44-07:00

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 Chelan Fresh this summer for the cherry season! I’ve got a series of fun new recipes and the latest research about the health benefits of cherries, including coming to you this [...]

15 Delicious Healthy Cherry Recipes for Summer and Beyond2020-06-24T12:24:58-07:00

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 in both savory and sweet dishes to showcase it at it’s peak, and show off our culinary prowess as well. Here is a quick guide on how to roast cherries, apples [...]

Cooking Class: How to Roast Orchard Fruit2020-06-23T12:27:43-07:00

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 stem hole. Gently but firmly press the chopstick down into the pit and push it out of the cherry. If you’re having a hard time steadying the cherry, place it on [...]

5 Ways to Pit Cherries2020-07-13T16:06:26-07:00

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 aside from taste, cherries confer several nutritional benefits to the body. They are a source of fiber, which most of us don’t get enough of, they are a source of carbohydrate, [...]

Life is a Bowl of Cherries2020-06-10T09:38:42-07:00
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