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Win our Cherry Fest Basket

CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN MARSHALL OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI! People often use the catchphrase “Life is just a bowl of cherries” to mean that life is going well, but we don’t want to stop at just a bowl; we want to bring you a big basket full of cherry goodness! A yummy cherry pie—especially one spotted cooling on a windowsill—has come to signal summer and its sweet flavors, and this basket features all the ingredients you’ll need to bring your own very special cherry pie into fruition. This isn’t just (cherry) pie in the sky! Enter a comment by July 12th telling us about your favorite way to enjoy cherries and you’ll have a chance to win the Cherry Fest Basket filled with pie making supplies and other special cherry goodies. One winner will be selected at random to receive our Cherry Fest Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card for you to pick up other important Cherry Fest items like a few pounds of juicy cherries and some ice cream to serve your pie à la mode. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • 6 Washable Produce Bags
  • Good Grips 3.5" Paring Knife
  • Pie Server
  • 1 bag of Just Fruit Munchies (includes freeze-dried cherries, pineapples, raspberries, etc)
  • Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade
  • 2 Black Cherry Almond Clif Bars
  • 2 Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Kind Plus Bars
  • Whole Food Market Cherry Almond Bath Bomb
  • Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry Herbal Tea
  • 365 Everyday Value Black Cherry Soda
  • Ceramic Pie Weights
  • 365 Everyday Value Vegan Cane Sugar
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic 100% Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • Ceramic Pie Tray
Do you love making cherry preserves? Adding cherries to salads? Baking cobblers? Tell us how you enjoy cherries by July 12th for a chance to win our Cherry Fest Basket. Enjoy this cherry season — three cheers for cherries! CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN MARSHALL OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI!

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Patricia Treskovich says …

I like cherry pie and vanilla ice cream

Christine says …

love cherry pie

al says …

In a cherry pie, heated, with vanilla bean ice cream on top.

Susan P. Meyer says …

My Mom always made wonderful pies when we were growing up, but our all time favorite was her homemade Cherry Pie! It was the BEST! Of course you had to add the homemade vanilla ice cream that we would churn for hours... That was the icing on the cake! I would love to win this prize & give it to my Mama to bring back some wonderful family memories of a long time ago! ;-)

Susan C says …

I like to eat cherries plain right out of the bowl! smchester at gmail dot com

Kathy says …

Cherry ice cream, especially homemade!!!

Amber Irish says …

I like them in Vanilla Ice cream with chocolate pieces, or yogurt. Thanks

Karen M says …

I love eating fresh Cherries. Just bring them home and rinse them off and eat away.

pamela says …

I love cherries. Fresh washed and eaten. Or carefully pitted and added to yogurt. Dried are fantastic in salads.

Victoria says …

I made a cherry upside down cake once that was unbelievable. mmmmm I loveee cherries

Erin says …

Eating fresh cherries is the best!

Khadijah says …

My favorite way to enjoy cherries are condensed in a nice marmelade, spread on top of a thin slice of whole grain toast for breakfast. Yummy!

Jenny L says …

I love cherries just as they are! One of my favorite snacks-- I'm always sad when cherries start to dwindle out of season.

Judy says …

I pick my own cherries (they are only available in the St. Louis area for one week of the summer), wash them, pit them and then make the most incredible farm fresh cherry pie. This year I made nine pies and had a fabulous cherry pie party. I can't get enough of those cherries!

Rena Hoffman says …

Just came back from a day at the farm picking tart cherries. The best way to enjoy cherries is straight off the tree!

Lanna Jones says …

Homemade cherry-vanilla ice cream is THE BEST.

Jennifer says …

I enjoy cherries the simple way: rinsed with cool water and eaten from a white porcelain bowl. Lately, I have eaten them with a glass of white wine on the side.

Christina says …

We love to eat cherries by the handful. My two kids, husband and I shovel them in!! Cherries are great!

Lisa Doelger says …

I love fresh cherries, they're delicious all on their own.

Karen says …

I just made myself a Cherry Almond Frozen Drink Shake for dinner. One cup of frozen cherries, One cup of Almond Milk, 3/4 cup of ice and two scoops of protein powder. Blend up and YUM! Tastes like dessert for dinner...

Melissa says …

I love cherries in pies, or even just with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. I love cherry limeade as well! Yum!

Mark H says …

I made 120 jars of sour cherry preserves to put in my daughter's wedding goodie bags. Loved pitting those cherries!

Christine says …

I love to just eat cherries plain!!!

Paula says …

My favorite way to eat cherries is out of a bowl.

Jeff C. says …

Nothing beats raw fresh cherries for me!

Erin E says …

I love fresh cherries served over vanilla ice cream. In fact we had it for dessert tonight! Thank you for the lovely giveaway. sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Nina Zhang says …

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is to eat them as they are. Yumm

Lisa says …

If I can stop eating them straight from the bag... I love to pit them and use them in salads. Or add them to the pan for a pan sauce... that was last year, before we went vegan, and don't need pan sauces anymore. Cherries straight from the bag, truly, is my favorite way to enjoy them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Hope says …

Cherries dipped in white chocolate. THE BEST.

Karen says …

I cut cherries up, mix them with vanilla ice cream, and then freeze the mixture in some ice cream pop molds. My kids and I love them!

Julie says …

I love cherries in pie or tarts, especially with orange and almonds!

spirit_kim says …

I like making a cherry sauce to go with meat. I also love cobbler, can't beat it.

Angela says …

I love chocolate covered cherries the best, thanks for the chance!

Chrysa says …

I just like them "straight" the best, but a cherry crisp is yummy too.

Tanya Yarbrough says …

I love cherries just about anyway they are served. I love to eat them fresh, I use them in a recipe I made up myself call cherry chicken, I also like to take the cherries and cook them with diet soda and top them with fat free frozen yogurt or chocolate angel food cake.

Lucie says …

I prefer cherries in their natural state...fresh off the tree or fresh from the produce section of Whole Foods or local farmer's market! Rinse them off, pop them in your mouth...YUM!

Casey says …

Just off the stem is fine by me! And spitting out the pits all over the place is a requirement.

Shaunda Eppes says …

I love to make smoothies with fresh cherries. Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

Cynthia W says …

I enjoy using cherries to make a cherry pie.

Amanda says …

I love sneaking cherries while I am cutting them up for my delicious 'Chocolate Cherry Loaf'!

kimbly says …

Of course I love any cherry pastry, but my absolute favorite way to eat cherries is fresh

Susan says …

I live to buy your while fresh cherries. I pit them and then use them as the nutritious potassium base for my breakfast smoothie which also includes grapes, apple, chard or kale, carrot, flaxseed, and a bit of soy milk. If I want it super cold I'll add some ice cubes. It is filling and incredibly nutrient dense. Try it. You'll like it! Susan

Molly says …

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is to just eat them which is the best way. I also like to add them into my post workout smoothie for good recovery.

Elizabeth Neal says …

My favorite way to eat cherries is fresh, not cooked, not frozen just fresh. Yummy.

jenn says …

Homemade cherry cobbler is my favorite! With ice cream on the side, of course!

Anna A says …

I'm not sure what I would make but, I'd probably start with soaking the dried cherries in Lemoncello first. Maybe adding fresh cherries to that to make a pie? Whatever I do, I have to win that basket first.

Elizabeth says …

Ever since I was little a cherry pie has been my favorite treat, nothing beats a warm pie with a little vanilla ice cream! Chocolate covered cherries are too bad either ;)

Taylor says …

Black Cherry hummus!!!

Cindy says …

My great-grandmother's homemade cherry pie! Yum!!

Marilyn says …

I like my cherries washed and in a bowl. I pop each one in my mouth and spit out the seed. The best! Second choice is dried cherries in homemade granola with toasted almonds. Yum.

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