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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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tracey byram says …

Cherry pie, cherry flavored candy and maraschino cherries.

Annette D says …

When I was a girl, we had a cherry tree in our front yard and we used to make wonderful cherry pies!

Sarah G says …

We love making a cherry pie! :)

Terry Mtz says …

Hey Jennifer! Love the posts! I like to eat cherries just as they are, but making a cherry pie sounds like fun. :)

Amanda says …

I love making cherry coffee cake.

Rob Messinger says …

I love to put fresh pitted and diced cherries into my morning smoothie, along with a dark juice like a cranberry-blueberry-raspberry-pomegranate-grape-etc. plus a little almond milk and some organic yogurt and a spoonful of a complete nutritional supplement.

Beth Mickens says …

I just fell in love with white cherries on Staurday after trying them for the first time at the farmers market! I love them by themselves of course or in a fruit smoothie with peaches and other berries or alone with some mango or banana. They're great to use in cherry popsicles; sliced and sandwiched in between peanut or almond butter with toasted sliced almonds; covered in chocolate; and of course on top of a sundae! So happy Cehrries are in season right now! I definitely need to find the washable produce bags! I already bought the resuable bulk bags the day they came out on the shelves!

Amanda O says …

Fresh, raw cherries are my favorite. I have happy childhood memories climbing our cherry tree and snacking up in the top branches.

Claire says …

My dad has always loved cherry desserts, so my favorite way to enjoy cherries is to make them in a new way (or in a favorite, classic way) and eat them with him! I inherited his love for the fruit, but also enjoy watching his enjoyment of them.

katie says …

I love cherries! I've been drinking cherry limeade frequently, but my favorite way to enjoy cherries - plain!

Jessica says …

I hasven't had cherries in a way I didn't enjoy yet! My favorite is straight up and by the handful!!

Mark S says …

Cherry jam is our current favorite use. Made a batch just last week!

julia mcanelly says …

Organic cherries make my soul sing! (and my joints love them, too)

Kat Emerick says …

I love to make Cherry Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Cherry tarts. kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Curt Cole says …

please enter me in this contest. thanks

Christina Kinnett says …

Normally when I cook with cherries I buy double the amount needed, because no matter how good the recipe is we are always eating them fresh before we can get them into the recipe.

mary says …

I love the summer especially for the fruit that is around us. Cherries are one of my favorites and I love to eat them one bite at a time! One bite on one side and one bite on the other! Wallah what's let is the pit! So good and juicy! I love to eat them alone but they are so good with so many things.. oatmeal, smoothies and ice cream toppings too!! Going to Whole Foods today to buy some!! :)

Gila says …

Nothing is better than my dad's homemade sour cherry jam on toast in the mornings!

Krista says …

I LOVE LOVE LOVE cherries!!!!!! My FAVORITE part about summer! I enjoy them with a dollop of good cottage cheese and sliced almonds! YUM!

Sarah says …

I use cherries in everything! I make my own cherry salsa, cherry BBQ sauce, preserves and even homemade maraschino cherries. But my favorite cherry recipe is my mother's cherry pie. It involves sour, sweet and dried cherries. Out of this world!

Kristina Wesselink says …

I love just eating them but we also use them to make smoothies and also for cherry cheesecake!

becky says …

Cherries are the best! I'm from Michigan and have attended many cherry festivals. One of my favorite parts of summer.

Shona says …

I love plain, fresh cherries to eat or add muddled to drinks. I also love cherry desserts. My son lovessss cherry Jam.

Kecia says …

I love fresh cherries, sliced in half, lovingly stirred in vanilla ice cream with some freshly shaved dark chocolate on top. Yum!

Jason says …

I love drinking Cherry Limeade and Black Cherry Lemonade on a hot summer's day.

Ashley says …

For something extra sweet, cherry pie is one of my favorite. For something a little more healthy, I love eating fresh cherries just as they come!

LeeAnn B, says …

I love to eat cherries on our front porch with my daughter and husband. So yummy!

amy says …

i love cherries!! i am in northern michigan where i will attend the cherry festival next week! counting down the days until the cherry season starts here!!!

amy says …

i love cherries!! i am in northern michigan where i will attend the cherry festival next week! counting down the days until the cherry season starts here!!!

Linh says …

Cherry cheesecake, ice cream, cocktails!

Patricia Calobrisi says …

Just love cherries but especially love cream cheese with cherry jam on whole wheat crackers! yum

Caroline F Murphy says …

Growing up in France we always picked and ate cherries at Grandma, we also used the cherries as earrings putting them behing our ears. It was so much fun !

SK says …

I love to eat fresh cherries, frozen cherries (a great way for me to maintain my cherry addiction even when cherries are not in season), chocolate covered cherries, and cherry ice-cream :)

Shannan says …

Cherries are good in any form, but I love eating them fresh and plain most of all!

Gigi S says …

fresh cherries in a bowl are just my favorite.

Kate Boyle says …

Cherries! Healthy and fabulous little power packed treats.

Jean Magnussen says …

Cherries such a rare treat,I always look forward to in season cherries.

shannon says …

sounds like an awesome gift basket.

linda says …

I would love to win this great package as I love cherries and would even share some with local organization

Amy says …

Feeling very cherry and will promise to share my cherries.

Pamela McAlpin says …

I will be making a cherry mead soon, with a combination of sweet cherries and tart cherries. LOVE cherries!

Robert says …

Thank goodness, cherries are back in season! I love the Santa Cruz Cherry Lemonade!!

Sheila Rupp says …

I love to make tart cherries into delicious pies and tarts. We also like to use cherries made into a sauce for brownies, sundaes--really anythign we can put them on!

Michelle Tomaszewicz says …

Gotta <3 whole foods!!

Nicole says …

Yummo!!! Love cherries!!!

cara says …

awesome. i love cherries.

Tiffany says …

This looks so good!I love cherries!

Melissa Clark says …

Life is just a chair of bowlies :)

Cheryl M. says …

I love adding dried cherries to my salads and cereal. I also make a yummy Cherry pie .

Ashley says …

I love blending them in my morning shakes!

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