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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 ...

31 Days of Giving 2016

Posted by bob on 4th Jan 2017

Tis the season to give back to Michigan, the state that has done so much for Cherry Republic.  Each day in December, Cherry Republic will designate an organization for a major contribution.  In total, we will give away $150,000. December 31st. Crosshatch.  $10,000.  This is an ongoing contribution for this valuable organization supporting small farms and young farmers.  With innovative projects like chicken coup, micro loans, compost, preservation station, the small farm conference, this o ...

Christmas in the Republic

Posted by bob on 13th Dec 2016

Winter Wonderland Has Finally Arrived Most of us “Up North” are grinning from ear to ear now that snow is on the ground. It finally feels like the holidays are in the air, and the Cherry Republic staff are happily running from building to building with snowflakes swirling around them helping customers with their Holiday orders. Here’s a collection of photos with comments from our President from this week in the Republic. Enjoy! Nothing better says the Holidays than our Glen Arbor retai ...

Thank You Gift Box

Posted by bob on 7th Dec 2016

A Circle Of Gratitude Many people touch our lives, others provide support, and some lend a helping hand. What could be better than giving them a gift that says “thank you” in a cheery, cherry way? The Thank You Gift Box contains four small gifts of chocolate cherries and cherry jam to give as holiday gifts to teachers, neighbors, co-workers, postal workers, dog sitters, dog groomers, hair stylists, and all of those people who enrich your life with their presence. And we think you deserve a “ ...

Savory Phyllo Shells with Balaton Wine

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Savory Phyllo Shells  Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Cherry Republic's Balaton wine 1 Cup dried Montmorency cherries 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tsp. minced garlic 16 oz, feta cheese, crumbled 2-10 oz. boxes frozen spinach, chopped, thawed & squeezed dry 5 Packages of mini phyllo shells Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a small bowl, soak cherries with wine for 30 minutes, remove cherries with strainer and set aside In a separate bowl, mix together egg, garlic, feta, sp ...

Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce sliders

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Cherry Republic's Cherry Root Beer & Cherry BBQ sauce pulled pork sliders Ingredients 4 lbs. pre-cooked pulled pork 16 oz. Cherry Republic's Root Beer 4 Cup Cherry BBQ sauce 5 - dozen mini pretzel buns or your favorite bun! Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees In a large bowl, mix together root beer and BBQ sauce In a large baking pan with sides, heat pulled pork with sauce mixed thoroughly, covered with tinfoil until hot Add pulled pork to a large crock pot to keep hot ...

Hostess's Favorite Appetizer

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2016

Every hostess needs a go-to appetizer for those last-minute gatherings over the holidays. This one isn't only easy, it's delicious and sure to become a seasonal favorite!Hostess's Favorite AppetizerIngredients:Cream Cheese, 8 oz. softenedCherry Ambassador Nut Mix, 14 oz. bagCherry Pepper Jelly, 9 oz. jar Water Crackers, 1 boxDirections:Spread cream cheese in the center of a serving plate. Cover with Cherry Republic Cherry Pepper Jelly and top with crushed Cherry Republic Cherry Am ...

Cherry Cheer Events

Posted by bob on 16th Nov 2016

  Holiday Fun in the Republic Join us Up North for fun in the Republic. We have lots of events coming up at our retail stores during this Holiday season. Santa’s Coming to Traverse City 11/25 4pm-6pm On Comet, On Cupid, On Donner and Blitzen! On to Cherry Republic to celebrate the kick-off of the 2016 holiday season. Santa Claus is flying in from the North Pole and will arrive at the Traverse City Cherry Republic on November 25th from 4 pm - 6 pm. Eat cookies and drink hot cocoa with him ...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy, and Come Join Us

Posted by bob on 20th Oct 2016

Join our happy throng of worker elves this holiday season. It’s not the North Pole … it’s better! It’s Cherry Republic, and we are hiring for the holidays. We pay a minimum of $10/hour. Day, night, and weekend shifts are available. Please let us know if you need housing. If you enjoy talking with people, making them smile, and helping them pick out the perfect gift, consider applying as a Holiday Mail Order Phone Associate in Glen Arbor or Traverse City. Or, if the excitement of a hand ...

Holiday Tiny Houses - Ginger Bread House

Posted by Sara B on 2nd Dec 2015

Gingerbread is an awesome holiday tradition for young and old. Honestly, what brings out your inner child more than playing with your food!? You can get in the spirit of the holidays with the recipes below and I highly recommend Christa Currie's "Gingerbread Houses: A Complete Guide to Baking, Building & Decorating." While there are lots of resources out there, Currie's book is simple, small, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Gingerbread 1 cup molasses 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar ...

Cherry Broccoli Salad

Posted by andrewm on 20th Nov 2015

This salad is always a favorite in my house new because my kids and I are not big fans of the traditional version that calls for raisins. By adding Cherry Republic dried cherries it adds a unique sweetness complimentary to the sour of the vinegar dressing. Ingredients Bacon – 1 pound Chopped Broccoli – 6 cups Red Onion – 1 small finely chopped Dried Cherries – 1 cup Mayonnaise – 1 cup White Sugar – ½ cup White Vinegar – 2 tablespoons Walnuts – 4 ounces chopped   Direct ...

2015 Special Fall Harvest Cherry products

Posted by bob on 30th Oct 2015

We thought it would be fun to mix photos of fall with our fall Harvest products.  Fall has stayed around this year like a good friend.   We love our fall products just as much as we’ve loved this warm and blustery weather.  While we wish our products could stay with us forever, we know that they will be leaving us in just a few more weeks. After enjoying this blog, feel free to enjoy the flavors of fall by ordering here. Here is a recent shot of our Traverse City cafe bakery counter a ...

The Holidays in the Republic

Posted by bob on 17th Dec 2014

Ahhh, the Great Hall is so peaceful this Wednesday morning while all that Christmas rush is happening in other parts of Cherry Republic. A brief thaw over the last week had us wondering if we'd miss out on a white Christmas this year. The snow melted, and even the ice on Little Glen – which had been thick enough to skate on – began to break up. But last night the weather turned again, delivering strong winds, stormy skies, and a couple of inches of fluffy white snow on the ground. So it t ...

How do You Give?

Posted by LauraAnn on 29th Nov 2012

We would love your input on our giving.  Please email us a few paragraphs about who you will be donating to this December and why; and if you give your time to the group as well. Starting on this Saturday, December 1st, we will send out checks of $500 to $10,000 to organizations in Northern Michigan and Ann Arbor.  The money will go toward expanding, enriching and strengthening the community assets in our region.  What makes us special and what can we do to preserve that uniqueness and even e ...