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Up North Blog

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 ...

Slow Cooker Smoky Braised Ribs

Posted by Mary W. on 28th Sep 2020

Just add our Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce to your favorite short ribs, and prepare to fill your kitchen with heavenly aromas!Ingredients:Bone-in short ribs*, 2-3 lbs.Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce, one 17 oz. jarExtra virgin olive oilKosher saltDirections:Season each short ribs generously with salt. Add olive oil to frying pan and bring to a high heat. Add the short ribs and brown well, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place short ribs in a sprayed slow cooker and cover with Smoky Cherry Sl ...

Sweet Cherry Mojito

Posted by bob on 30th May 2018

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. white rum 8 sweet cherries Small handful fresh mint leaves Juice of 1/2 a lime 1 teaspoon raw (turbinado) sugar Club soda Directions: In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle cherries, mint, lime juice and sugar. Swirl with rum. Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it off with club soda. Mix by pouring the drink back into your mixing glass, then back into your drinking glass. ...

Cherry Fun Facts

Posted by bob on 8th Feb 2017

In celebration of National Cherry Month, we put together a fun blog of facts about the world’s greatest fruit.  Did you know that the reason Broadway Street in New York City shifts west at E. 10th street is because a cherry tree once sat there?  Here are more facts to impress your friends with. Cherries are a stone fruit that belong to the rose family.  They are related to plums and more distantly to peaches and nectarines.  Cherries have been enjoyed since the Stone Age. The word "c ...

Jelly, jam, preserves, fruit butters and conserves, what is the difference?

Posted by andrewm on 8th Apr 2016

While we all love grandma's canned jam, fruit preserves, or apple butter, did anyone know if it was technically a jam or a jelly?  I personally have always wondered what is the difference, and the same goes for all of Cherry Republic’s jellies, jams, preserves, fruit butters… and now our new conserve. Jelly is made from a combination of sugar, pectin, acid (citric acid), and fruit juice, cooked together to become a clear fruit spread. The fruit juice is the key to the clear appearance.  Whi ...

Cherry Delivery Man in the Making

Posted by bob on 1st Apr 2016

I am on vacation this week, so I thought we would share a story from one of our fulfillment team members making his nephew's dream come true on his way down to our Ann Arbor store. Below is the story from Tom. Tom and Stephen looking good! Wednesday afternoon I loaded up the big white truck and hit the road to stock our Ann Arbor store with it's two week rations of cherry goodness.  When our logistics manager asked me to take the drive, I thought it would be fun to stop and spend the nigh ...

New Holiday Goodness At Cherry Republic

Posted by andrewm on 3rd Dec 2015

Just in time for gift giving we’ve brought back our holiday favorites, to spice up everyone’s holidays. When we break out these seasonal favorites, winter has started, and the holidays are around the corner…you can see the transformation at Cherry Republic to holiday cheer. Our Snowy Orchard Crunch is a winter favorite, a tasty mix of dried cherries, pecans, caramel corn and topped off with white chocolate drizzle...place the Snowy Orchard Crunch in a bowl and watch it disappear before yo ...

Cherries: From Orchard to Store

Posted by bob on 19th Jul 2015

A Queen Anne cherry tree outside of Cherry Republic. Within 25 miles of Cherry Republic’s headquarters in Glen Arbor is the greatest cherry growing region in the world with nearly 2 million cherry trees resting on our beautiful hillsides overlooking Lake Michigan. How do all those cherries get grown and harvested and then made into the 190 scrumptious Cherry Republic products? It takes a dab of luck, a good share of expertise, and lots and lots of hard work. Before Cherry Republic can do ...

Bringing Cherry Pie to the Italian Countryside

Posted by LauraAnn on 15th Jan 2015

The restaurant and bed-and-breakfast at Agriturismo Signur Set in a mountainous northern Italian village, only 30 minutes from Lake Como, Agriturismo Signur is a picturesque contradiction of old world Italian farmstead-charm and modern Ikea esthetic. The property is host to a bed and breakfast, farm to table restaurant, u-pick berry farm, and a handful of donkeys, chickens, ducks, and guinea fowl. I arrived there in late July to work as a farm hand and fill-in cook after four long months ...

2013: A Year In Review

Posted by bob on 27th Dec 2013

2013 was one of our most spectacular years ever. We are incredibly lucky - we work with the most amazing group of people and have the happiest and most fun and caring customers ever. We can't ask for anything more. Enjoy this slideshow of Cherry Republic's 2013 year in review. (Keep an eye out, you may even spot yourself! :) ) [gallery ids="1949,1946,1945,1940,1942,1943,1936,1930,1901,1885,1883,1882,1881,1889,1894,1880,1837,1839,1818,1772,1762,1754,1752,1733,1739,1738,1594,1603,1528,1517,1504 ...