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Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Mary W. on 28th Aug 2020

One of our favorite summer recipes combines the cool crispness of a salad with plump Montmorency Dried Cherries and the Asian-inspired BBQ taste of our Cherryaki Sauce. Pair our Cherryaki Lettuce Wraps with a crusty loaf of bread and a chilled bottle of wine, and you have the perfect late-summer dinner.Cherryaki Chicken Lettuce WrapsINGREDIENTS:1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp. canola oil6 tbsp. Cherry Republic Cherryaki Sauce1 1/2 cup  shredded carrots2/3 cup M ...

A Cherry Republic Christmas

Posted by Sarah M. on 18th Dec 2019

Throughout the Land of Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie, Christmas is one of our favorite holidays! When you walk into one of our six Cherry Republic stores, we hope you will feel invited to join us in celebrating the season and our ruby red morsels of joy. You'll find a different Christmas tree display in each of our stores, making every tree unique to that location. At our Glen Arbor location, you'll be greeted by Big Bertha, a 14 ft tall concolor fir tree from Schmuckal's Tr ...

Leaf Day: A Great Republic Holiday

Posted by Sarah M. on 16th Oct 2019

If you ask most Cherry Republic employees what their favorite season is, they’ll more than likely tell you that it's fall. In Northern Michigan, the weather during this time of year is still beautiful, and there’s a nice lull between the crazy days of summer and the jolly-yet-hectic weeks leading up to Christmas.The only problem is, there isn’t an official holiday throughout the fall season. So with a nod toward our whimsical company value of ‘Beaches’ (as in “Life, Liberty, Beaches & Pie"), ...

Meet the Albee Family!

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 1st Aug 2019

Meet the Albee Family!
Meet the Albee Family. They came to us all the way from Arizona. Michael, Karena and their kids Sawyer and Rigby spent lots of time having fun tasting all of the different samples and playing in the ball pit at the Cherry Republic of Frankenmuth store. Being from Arizona, Michael said he's not unfamiliar with Cherry Republic, having spent many summers in Northern Michigan on Little Glen Lake at his grandparents house. He said no trip to Michigan is complete without a trip to Cherry Republic a ...

Have Some Summer Fun in Leelanau County!

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 21st Jun 2019

Tackle the Sleeping Bear Dunes ‘Dune Climb’ What’s better than climbing up a golden sand dune? Running back down, of course! Serious hikers can choose to make the 3+ hour trek to Lake Michigan. Just be sure to bring water and sandals … that sand gets hot!   Kayak, canoe or tube the Crystal River A leisurely float or paddle down the lovely Crystal River in Glen Arbor is the epitome of summertime relaxation. Let your fingers skim the cool, clear water between lily pads, watch for Great Blue ...

Payal, André, and Collete!

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 16th May 2019

During their first visit, André left thinking, "Who knew there were so many great ways to eat cherries?!" Payal and André take great pride in the fact that since their discovery of Cherry Republic of Ann Arbor, they have sampled nearly every one of our products. They’ve even made the trek to Cherry Republic of Traverse City to check out our northern neighbors! As much as they love our store, it’s Colette, their French bulldog, who is our biggest fan. "We love that you let Collete come in here ...

2019 Mother of the Year Contest

Posted by andi@cherryrepublic.com on 30th Apr 2019

Cherry Republic is partnering with Leelanau Vacation Rentals to recognize those amazing women we call Mom! Tell us why your Mom deserves to be crowned Mother of the Year, and we’ll make sure she’s treated like a queen! Sing your Mom’s praises in 100 words or less. Submit here or email contests@cherryrepublic.com. The winner will be announced on Mother’s Day, May 12. Visit https://leelanau.escapia.com/Unit/Details/141178 for available dates; must be redeemed before May 12, 2020. ...

Traveling Test Kitchen

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 18th Apr 2019

February 28 - We're Hitting The Road! March and early April can be a bit quiet in the Republic, so we decided it would be the perfect time for a road trip! Starting next weekend, March 9-10, we'll be packing up our Traveling Test Kitchen and hitting the road. Our goal? Visit Citizens throughout the state and have them give us feedback on some new products we're thinking of rolling out this summer. We hope to see you along the way! March 8 - First Stop: Traverse City! Our Traveling T ...

Celebrating Our Love of Mother Earth

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 18th Apr 2019

If Christmas is our favorite holiday at Cherry Republic, Earth Day is a close second. Because as much as we love brightening peoples' spirits with ruby red morsels of joy, we also love caring for our planet. In fact one of our Core Values is "LIFE: We value and appreciate Northern Michigan and cherries." That's why we've given more than $2 million to mostly environmental and farmland nonprofits since our inception in 1989. Some of our favorite organizations have included the Leelanau Conserva ...

Lorenzo and Madeline!

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 3rd Apr 2019

Meet Lorenzo and Madeline. Lorenzo is two and a half and Madeline is three. They have known each other since they were born and consider each other to be best friends. They are not related, although you’d think they were brother and sister. Their favorite part about Cherry Republic of Traverse City is Boomer’s Tree House, of course! They enjoy climbing on it and playing together. However, their “favoritest” part of all is the ball pit. Lorenzo and Madeline like to pretend that it’s the ocean ...

Introducing Citizens of the Republic

Posted by sarahm@cherryrepublic.com on 27th Mar 2019

  Have you heard of the famous ‘Humans of New York’ blog created by Brandon Stanton? He interviewed and photographed individuals in New York City, including quotes and short stories from their lives alongside candid portraits. Stanton’s blog inspired us and got us thinking about how Cherry Republic could learn more about our Citizens. Well, one of our core values at Cherry Republic is Liberty, or wholeheartedness and passion, which means we work from the heart to touch hearts. Anot ...

Celebrating Leaf Day - The Republic's Holiday

Posted by andrewm on 12th Oct 2018

                        Ask most CR employees, and they’ll most likely tell you their favorite season is fall. Northern Michigan weather is still beautiful, and there’s a nice lull between the crazy days of summer and the jolly-yet-hectic weeks leading up to Christmas. What is Leaf Day? The only problem is, there isn’t an official holiday that time of year. So with a nod toward our whimsical company value of ‘Beaches’ (as in “Life, Liberty, Beaches & Pie ...

An Evening Supporting MLCV With Bob + Steph

Posted by andrewm on 31st Jul 2018

Cherry Republic President Bob Sutherland and his wife, Stephanie, are hosting a party at the new Cherry Public House in Glen Arbor to support Michigan League of Conservation Voters (MLCV). We will discuss the current state of Michigan’s waterways and our vision for a powerful conservation voters movement in 2018 and beyond. Please come join Bob and Steph and many other like-minded lovers of Michigan's woods and waters to see what actions we can take to protect them for generations to come. P ...

Biking the U.S. for M.S.

Posted by andrewm on 26th Jul 2018

Back in March, we got an email from Jerry VanStrien, a cycle-enthusiast on a mission. Jerry was about to embark on a cross-country bike trip from Kentucky to San Francisco to raise money to battle Multiple Sclerosis — and he was looking for some fuel for his team in the form of cherry love. Here’s part of his letter to us: “Hello, Mary! Bike the US for MS organizes cross-country bike trips that raise awareness for multiple sclerosis research & volunteer for patients. Last year the North ...

Tickling Our Funny Bone

Posted by andrewm on 11th Jul 2018

We had a sneaking suspicion that our Citizens are among the most clever folks around, and you proved us right! Last month we put the word out that we were looking for new quips for our legendary in-store signs, and we received ideas from more than 100 people! Our first winner was Sandra Byrnes, who submitted this little gem: “CAUTION! Free range children.”   Next up was John Love, who gave us this profound thought to ponder: "If George Washington had chopped down an apple tree, no one ...