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Up North Blog

White Chicken Chili Recipe

Posted by Mary W. on 22nd Jan 2021

When the weather cools down, heat things up in the kitchen with hearty soups like our White Chicken Chili. A favorite throughout the Republic, it's made even more delicious with the flavor of our Cherry Salsa. Choose from Original, Mild or Hot, depending on your heat preference. Serve with a warm-from-the-oven batch of scones made with our Cherry Scone Mix.Ingredients:Boneless chicken breasts, 2-3 mediumMedium white onion, choppedGreat Northern Beans, one 48 oz. jar drained a ...

Cherry Industry 2020

Posted by Mary W. on 19th Jan 2021

In late December 2020, we checked in with Dr. Nikki Rothwell, MSU Extension Specialist, on the state of our beloved cherry industry. Here are some of her highlights: Growers were able to pivot quickly in response to COVID-mandated hurdles working with MSU, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Michigan Farm Bureau to ensure the safety of farm workers and processors. Thanks to continued research and industry collaborations, there is lig ...

A Christmas Eve Delivery to U-M Nurses

Posted by Mary W. on 5th Jan 2021

Just before Christmas, Bob received an email from Bob received a request from a Little Traverse Lake neighbor and 30-year Cherry Republic customer explaining that she and her husband were planning to make a special delivery to some of the hard-working nurses at University of Michigan Hospital. Jeanne and Todd Bredin would be delivering Christmas Eve dinner to the floor where their daughter is a nurse. Would Cherry Republic like to donate some gift tins to help make the surprise ev ...

Cheers To Our In-Store Wine Sale

Posted by Mary W. on 4th Jan 2021

What better way to toast a new year than with a sale on our cherry wines? Cherry Republic’s wines start with only fresh-pressed juice — including locally grown Balaton and Montmorency tart cherries. We offer 18 wines and ciders ranging from 100% cherry wines to grape and cherry blends, sparkling wine, port, ice wine, pinot noir, and hard cider made with locally sourced apples. Cheers to 2121!This sale is only available in our six retail stores, but you are always invited to call ahead and&n ...

Chocolate Cherry Snack Bars

Posted by Mary W. on 31st Dec 2020

Photo credit: Sally's Baking AddictionWe recently ran across this quick, easy and healthier snack idea on Sally's Baking Addiction blog that we thought would be a great way to kick off the new year. We made a couple of tweaks to make it Boomer Bear-approved and think you'll agree that the result is delicious!INGREDIENTS1/3 cup honey or brown rice syrup*1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/3 cup almond meal*1/8 teaspoon salt1 Tablespoon Cherry Republic Cherry Almond Butter2 cups whole alm ...

31 Days of Giving 2020

Posted by Mary W. on 28th Dec 2020

Welcome to our 8th annual 31 Days of Giving campaign -- Cherry Republic's oldest charitable giving initiative. Each day throughout the month of December, we will announce grants to non-profit organizations throughout Michigan. Over the years, the gifts have benefited everyone from children and families to our beloved Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In 2018 and 2019, the imminent threat of climate change caused us to laser-focus on those groups that promoted clean and renewable energ ...

Christmas Morning Waffles

Posted by Mary W. on 22nd Dec 2020

Social distancing is difficult any time of year, but at the holidays we long to be close to family and friends more than ever. We asked our Cherry Republic family what some of their favorite holiday traditions are and how they might look different this year. The consensus? We might have to be apart physically, but our spirits are more closely intertwined than ever. Laura Dendel, the assistant manager of our Ann Arbor story, shared this story with us.When I was a child, my mom made Belgian waffle ...

A Christmas Snowshoe

17th Dec 2020

Social distancing is difficult any time of year, but at the holidays we long to be close to family and friends more than ever. We asked our Cherry Republic family what some of their favorite holiday traditions are and how they might look different this year. The consensus? We might have to be apart physically, but our spirits are more closely intertwined than ever. Our HR Director, Nicole Agruda, shared this story with us about a new tradition in her family: A few years ago, my brother and I st ...

O Christmas Tree

Posted by Mary W. on 10th Dec 2020

Those crossing the bridge at the Narrows in Glen Arbor have been treated to a festive sight each December for the past six years.According to the Glen Arbor Sun, Frank Siepker, Jr., has displayed the ‘Christmas Tree Boat’ near his family property on the south shore of Big Glen Lake every year since 2014. The Douglas Fir sits in a small boat atop a raft, and the tree’s lights are solar-powered. Inspiring and eco-friendly to boot! Merry Christmas!Photo Credit: Taro Yamasaki / Glen Arbor Sun ...

Floating A New Idea For Christmas

Posted by Mary W. on 10th Dec 2020

Social distancing is difficult any time of year, but at the holidays we long to be close to family and friends more than ever. We asked our Cherry Republic family what some of their favorite holiday traditions are and how they might look different this year. The consensus? We might have to be apart physically, but our spirits are more closely intertwined than ever. Our HR Training Specialist, Laura Ann Johnson, shared this story with us about a new tradition in her family:"My whole family (13 in ...

The Traveling Fruitcake

Posted by Mary W. on 4th Dec 2020

Social distancing is difficult any time of year, but at the holidays we long to be close to family and friends more than ever. We asked our Cherry Republic family what some of their favorite holiday traditions are and how they might look different this year. The consensus? We might have to be apart physically, but our spirits are more closely intertwined than ever. Todd Gyulveszi, Cherry Republic's product manager (pictured above with his wife Jane), shared this fun story with us, proving t ...

2020 Black Friday In-Store Specials

Posted by Mary W on 26th Nov 2020

This year, we're celebrating Black Friday all weekend long with exclusive savings in all six of our retail stores! Check out these great promotions that will run from Friday, 11/27/20, through Sunday, 11/29/20. Check our store location page for store hours. Plus, save 20% on these great IN-STORE ONLY offers:Sunset Blush, $15.00 $12.00Cherry Adore, $18.00 $14.40Original Cherry Salsa 16 oz, $9.95 $7.96Cherry Nut Mix 14 oz., $16.95 $13.56Dark Chocolate Turtles, $17.95& ...

Cyber Monday 2020

Posted by Mary W. on 26th Nov 2020

If you don't get all of the names checked off your list during Black Friday Weekend, have no fear! We have some great deals planned for you all day long on Cyber Monday, too! Just visit CherryRepublic.com or call one of our Cherry Ambassadors at 1-800-206-6949. Free Shipping on Orders of $100 or more. Applies to $9.95 standard ground shipping only. Only valid on one address per order. So if shipping to multiple addresses, the customer needs to hit $100 on each address to receive f ...

The Great Turkey Pardon of 2020

Posted by Mary W. on 25th Nov 2020

Picking up Jo-Ella Cherry at Biehl Turkey Farm"It all started when I signed up for the free fresh turkey that Cherry Republic was giving away to employees," Jessica Nuytten, Cherry Republic Quality Assurance Manager, explains when asked how she ended up adopting a healthy-sized turkey from a local farm.She's referring to the Thanksgiving gift of a Biehl's Turkey Farm fresh turkey that Cherry Republic owners Bob Sutherland and Todd Ciolek gave to all of their employees this week. Each member ...

Meet Henry, Cherry Republic's Youngest Ambassador!

Posted by Sarah M on 17th Nov 2020

Earlier this year, we received a message on Facebook from Holly inquiring about a Cherry Republic baby onesie to welcome her little one into this world. "We would love to welcome our little one with a taste of 'home' since we live in Kansas now," said Holly. "Growing up in Glen Arbor, we have filled our nursery with Michigan love awaiting for the baby's arrival so we can share stories with him/her all about Northern Michigan." And we believe all children should have not only a little b ...