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Enter To Win A Trip to Cherry Country!

By Paige Brady, June 16, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
It’s cherry season! A bowl of fresh cherries is one of the best ways to savor summer. At Whole Foods Market, we seek out the highest quality, sweetest cherries, and we pride ourselves on offering some of the largest fruit on the market, which means you get more fruit and less stone in each individual cherry. We visit the orchards regularly, measuring the cherries’ sugar content and selecting the plumpest fruits. And we figured that it would be cool to award a trip to cherry country to help celebrate this summertime favorite. Whole Foods Market is partnering with Intrepid Travel® to offer a chance to win a trip for two to the Pacific Northwest. Enter this contest on our Cherry Fest web page by July 14th. Experience the magnificent terrain of the Northwest cherry growing states and more on this 7-night/8-day camping adventure for 2 including airfare, accommodations, local transportation and select meals and park entrance fees. Relax seaside in Mendocino, CA; stand beside millennia-old trees; experience the beauty of Silver Falls State Park, OR; examine bizarre lava-landscapes near Mt St Helens; get a head rush on top of Mt Rainier; coast along in Seattle; and finish your journey with a trip to Wenatchee, a key Whole Foods Market cherry growing region in beautiful Washington State. Find out more about this tour. Check our blog in the coming days for more posts celebrating this seasonal favorite. Can’t wait? Find inspiration for incorporating this seasonal favorite into vibrant salsas, refreshing salads, sassy sangria coolers and more at Cherry Fest. Whether you enter the contest or not, a fresh, heaping bowlful of cherries is a summer tradition, and a classic cherry pie is a celebration in itself.




Lisa says ...
What a great contest!!! I'd enter it but I already live in the Northwest. Silver Falls is a great park. Lots of hiking trails.
06/16/2010 4:56:39 PM CDT
Nathan Rice says ...
Great promotion. Fun.
06/16/2010 5:09:50 PM CDT
Jerry L.Finley says ...
I was born and raised in the south, and I adore cherry trees. Thanks, Jerry L.Finley
06/16/2010 5:48:33 PM CDT
Rose Norton says ...
I love cherries, particularly when they have not been artificially treated and taste glorious as they are. Visiting the Northwest is one of my dreams, actually it's where I've always wanted to live.
06/16/2010 10:48:26 PM CDT
Anthony Harper says ...
One of my early childhood memories from growing up in Wisconsin, took place when I was 5 or 6 years old. We lived on a farm and had a cherry tree and one particular summer day I climbed the tree. Higher and higher I went, until I was so high in the tree I was afraid to climb down. My father had to climb the tree to "rescue" me. I will never forget that experience or how much I enjoyed the taste of fresh picked cherries. Living in Florida, and not being back to Wisconsin for many years, it has been a long time since I've seen, or climbed, a cherry tree. This would be an amazing opportunity to take my child to see something as amazing and special as a trip to "Cherry Country"!!
06/17/2010 9:14:02 AM CDT
Jessica Frost says ...
Wow what a great trip. Would LOVE to experience cherry season in the pacific northwest.
06/17/2010 9:36:16 AM CDT
Vessela Kaltcheva says ...
I love cherries:)))))))
06/17/2010 11:28:00 AM CDT
Carlene Bohler says ...
One of my kids' favorite memories is of our vacations in northern Michigan when they were little. We'd stop at roadside stands after dinner, buy fresh cherries that had just been picked that morning....they were so sweet and still warm from the sun. Then we'd drive through the vineyards and eat our dessert. YUM!!!
06/17/2010 12:03:19 PM CDT
S. Hagen says ...
This would be a blessed experience for our family.
06/17/2010 12:18:35 PM CDT
Richard J Plevy says ...
I love dark sweet cherries , out of season I buy Whole Foods cherry juice it tastes great and is very healthy for you.I fowarded this Fathers day Cherry sale ad to 20 friends & family!!! And I could really use a free vacation after two years of spine surgeries and now out of work.Maybe I could talk my daughters into comming.Thanks
06/18/2010 8:16:58 AM CDT
K Furlong says ...
Yum! Cherries! I'd love to see the northwest too!
06/18/2010 8:10:46 PM CDT
Donna says ...
Cherries are my favorite fruit and cherries in the Pacific Norhwest would be a vacation too good to be true!
06/23/2010 4:21:41 PM CDT
Shelley pearl says ...
I've never been out West and have always had a desire to see that part of the country! Visiting Mt. Ranier and about the cherry growing region would be the cherry on the top!
07/01/2010 11:20:45 AM CDT