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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 ...

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. ...

Summer Into Fall

Posted by andrewm on 28th Sep 2017

This September has truly become an extension of summer.  I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan.  Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever had on a line.  They built beach structures and slept on the beach under the stars.  They’ve snorkeled and tubed and learn to water ski.  But again, these photos can express the fun far better t ...

Cherry Ambassadors

Posted by bob on 16th Jun 2016

Meet a few of our cherry Ambassadors from our Glen Arbor campus. Starting from left to right, this is Larry's first year on the cherry ambassador team, his favorite summer time food is BBQ ribs (with Cherry BBQ sauce of course!).  Mallory and Molly are seasoned summer ambassadors and both love a good grilled burger.  Evan is our Winery Manager and enjoys fish tacos in the summer. This is Renee's second summer as Glen Arbor's Assistant Manager and she loves hot dogs!!!! This ...

Summer Selfie Recap

Posted by andrewm on 24th Sep 2015

This summer we held a contest where customers visiting any of our 4 locations could take an individual or group “selfie” to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card. We had so many people take selfies in our store that we couldn’t post them all. We hope everyone had as much fun taking them as we had looking through them. It was so much fun that we are planning to do it again next year. Even Boomer the Bear had time to submit his selfie with friends. Seriously, can't get enough! Even ...

Hide & Go Seek - Ready or Not...

Posted by bob on 15th Jul 2015

Here is everything you need to know to win products and have a great morning of fun playing hide and seek with Cherry Republic: First delivery teams leave at 8 am from the warehouse. Look for groups of two wearing red tees. At 11 am, all seven teams will be out making deliveries so that is the best chance to capture some goodies. All you have to do is walk up to them and say, “I’m intercepting your hide and seek delivery.” Be sure to check in often to our Facebook and Instagram and loo ...

Hide and Go Seek

Posted by bob on 8th Jul 2015

You’re never too old to play hide and seek. At least, that’s how we feel. And to prove it, we’re inviting you along to play. On Friday, July 17, a handpicked group of Cherry Republic employees will be delivering products to the Glen Arbor store. Rather than using our trucks, they will be traveling on foot, bicycle, or other non-motorized means. Here’s the fun part – anyone who can find and tag them will get a sample of the products in their backpack. We’re still working out the rules a ...

What's New Up North This Summer

Posted by bob on 8th May 2015

A lot has happened locally over the past few months. If you’re returning for summer, here’s a sampling of what you’ll notice. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow. The three-mile trail from Glen Arbor to Port Oneida is under construction, with a planned completion date of June 1. There are some great sections in this segment that go thru swamps, cedar, pine and hardwood forests and fields with nice secluded distances from r ...

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 ...

Summer Photo Challenge Round One

Posted by bob on 17th Jul 2014

Each day, we strive to live and work by our motto Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie. It means something special to each and every person so we set out to capture its essence in a Summer Photo Challenge. Does your definition include crystal blue water and an endless sand beach? Maybe it's a golden sunset. Maybe it's sharing a moment with family and friends on a dock. Or maybe it's watching a Bald Eagle soar over the hills and valleys of northern Michigan. No matter what it is, all that matters is ...

Top 5 Summer Festivals

Posted by bob on 9th Jun 2014

There are tons of fun summer festivals up north each year. When warm weather finally hits northern Michigan, it’s reason to celebrate. Practically every week there are summer festivals, art shows, hikes, bikes, and runs. Ask anyone about summer events in Traverse City and chances are they’ll mention National Cherry Festival. We assume you know it, love it, and already have it in your calendar, so here we’ll focus on some events you might be less familiar with. Here’s our rundown of fiv ...

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 ...