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What Would You Do With a Case of Cherries?

Congratulations to Kati, Chantal, Rachel, Miriam & Rebecca! Thank you everyone who participated in this; your answers were alternately amusing, heartwarming and scrumptious! That’s right…a whole case of cherries! We’re giving away a case of cherries to five randomly selected winners and we want to know what you would do with a whole case of cherries. Now, you may ask, how much is a case? It’s a LOT.  Say, about 10 pounds. Enough to fill a kitchen sink. Make five cherry pies. Hold a cherry pit-spitting contest for the whole gang. Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably enough to make it happen…and more. So, get busy thinking about what you would do with a case of cherries and enter your comment below by July 14th. Stumped by the bounty? We shared our Best Cherry Recipes and some of our food blogger friends sent over their favorite cherry dishes as well. These are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Now, let us know what you would do with a case of cherries in the comments by July 14th and, who knows, you just might be lucky enough to win! Note: These are red Washington cherries and will be shipped directly to you from our farmer partners. Depending on availability and quality, they may be organic or conventional.

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Jana says …

I would divide them up and share with my mom, sisters and best friend:)

Alice says …

When I was little, we used to travel to Cornell University in Ithaca,NY to purchase huge containers of Cherries. They were kept in the freezer. Of course, I would raid these quite often. Now that I am grown, I still love Cherries. At first, I thought Cherry Ice Cream would be the ideal way to honor this glorious fruit. On second thought, I know the only way to give the Cherry its' true place would be in homemade Sorbet. The true succulent and delicious flavor of this great fruit would be highlighted in a simple sorbet with nothing but the Cherry, a little Lemon juice and organic Sugar. A treat for all to enjoy. Since I work not too far from a Whole Foods, I would happily share with you, too! Thank you.

Bill Bartlett says …

I guess I better get to work perfecting my pnuematic cherry shooter. I want to plant cherry trees all over my neighborhood from my front porch.

kristina says …

I will eat them with a fox, eat them in a box, eat them in my house, eat them with a mouse, eat them on a boat, with a goat... I will eat them here or there... I will eat them ANYWHERE!

Rachel Courtney says …

Prosecco with cherries and thyme, cherry cream crescents, becoming a better cherry stems with my tongue tie-er--of course, pit spitter, cherry pies, chocolate cherry chip cookies, cherry limeade--the possibilities are endless! Ten pounds of cherries! And we thought life was just a bowl of them? Pish!

Kerri says …

A whole lot of baking! I am planning to go to school to be a pastry chef so the more chances I get to bake the better-- plus I love to make stuff for other people. :P

Marilyn says …

Depends on the cherry. Tart cherries, pies defintly. Bing or black cherries. I would eat out of hand til I burst. Or maybe control myself and knock out a batch of cherry perserves. Cherry perserves would lead to ice cream sundaes, cherry salad dressing, cherry topping on home made english muffins, toast, peanut butter and cherry sandwhiches, etc,etc, etc........ mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cherries!!!!

Tina Douglas says …

I would make pies and Eat the rest. Love my Cherries.

Sheree says …

I would love to make cherry jam if I won the case of cherries . I make strawberry Jam every year and give it to my husbands side of the family because most of his Mom, aunts and uncle are in the 80 and some close to 90.I love to see thier faces light up when we bring them Jam every year. I sure they would love cherry Jam.

Morgan says …

What would I do with a case of cherries...I think I would have to learn how to cook/bake. I would go to 10-15 of the best cooks I know (friends/family) and ask them to show me how to make some of their favorite cherry recipes. This would accomplish many things at once: 1) make me learn how to cook/bake so I can help my boyfriend in the kitchen sometimes, 2) eat some delicious cherry dishes, 3) bond with family and friends, and 4) expand my culinary horizons. Sounds like a great way to spend time this summer with my favorite fruit! :) -Morgan

wavelene gentry says …

Oh!I would think that I was in cherry Heaven.After being on a journey with breast cancer,sour cherries were my favorite. I could eat all I want,plus make cherry cheesecake, pie, cobbler, crisp, cherry yum yum, chocolate covered cherries, jelly and perserves, cherry topping over chocolate gravy covered biscuits, cherry wine, all this is healing to a chemo upset stomach.

Wendy B says …

Cherries, especially red Washington cherries, would make a wonderful fruity wine. We've been wanting to make cherry wine for quite some time but have not found the right cherries in this area to do so. These would be perfect for this application!

Eva says …

I'd spend the first two days eating them fresh. Then I would make Cherry pie, some sort of preserve, and some sorbet. Anything leftover would be shared with my cherry-loving friends!

Angela says …

I love cherries! I have 3 daughters and they love cherries, too. What would I do with my case of cherries? First, I will thank you very much for them. Then, I will share them. I am part of a community garden in the City of Highland Park, MI and would love to share them with the hard volunteers that help keep the garden looking beautiful.

Rebecca Lyne says …

Oh! I love cherries! With an entire case of cherries I would be sure to enjoy about half of them fresh, just as they are. Nothing better than what mother nature provides right off the tree! With the other 5 pounds or so, I would make a few jars of cherry preserves! It might not make a big quantity,but these preserves would be for winter time glazes for ham, duck, turkey etc!! Not for my toast! Pick me!!!!! Please!!!!!

Kelly Musselman says …

I would wrap them in individual bags and hand them out at the soup kitchen where I occasionally work so everyone can share in the treat! I know with the cost of cherries there are alot of people who can not afford them :) ...but they are sooo good!

bonnie danford says …

First I would trip down memory lane to times of climbing my gramma's cherry tree in the back yard to pick and eat - or was it to eat and pick? - sun warmed ripe cherries. She'd bake a heavenly sweet/tart pie to share for dinner that evening. I love baking and sharing - must have her gene! I'd freeze and send one pie to a friend in Alaska, freeze leftovers to enjoy all year!

Johanna Tomlin says …

We would practice tying knots in our mouths with all of the cherry stems! :)

Maggie says …

1- Cherry Jam 2- Cherry Quick Bread 3- Cherry Pie 4- Cherry Ice Cream 5- Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry Buttercream Frosting 6- Cherry Lemonade 7- Muddled Cherry Vodka 8- Cherry Pancakes 9- Pork with Cherry Glaze 10- Turkey with Cherry Stuffing And best of all- A cherry pit spitting contest with my best friends

Juhie says …

I remember when I was a little kid, my family would go buy a big bad of cherries, and we'd sit on the trunk of our car in the grocery store parking lot, and we'd watch the 4th of July fireworks. Last night, I was mentioning that to my boss at Paciugo, an Italian Gelato shop, and he insisted I take home our black cherry swirl gelato. So I took it to my mom, and we sat on the couch, ate our black cherry swirl gelato, and watched TV. Some things never change. Needless to say, if I had a big case of cherries, I'd sit on the truck of our car with my family and watch the fireworks.

Heather Waild says …

First....a Cherry Pie. Second...Cherry Jam...It would make for beautiful gifts during the Holidays.

Elizabeth chandler says …

I would eat them plain and natural out of a bowl while I sit in my rocking chair looking out over our meadow and watching the geese swim in the pond. Nature at it's best.

Elizabeth Brown says …

Eat them one by one! Looooove me some fresh cherries!

Jan Meyers says …

I love when I am able to acquire cherries. If they are tart ones, I would freeze some for later use for jams, jellies, pies, or cobblers or homemade syrup or extract. I would can some in a light simple syrup for danish tarts, or cobblers, and would donate some of the homemade items to the rescue mission. This is what i do everytime I am able to get a nice lot of cherries. If they are bing cherries, I would freeze some too for jams, or eat fresh, and donate some to the food bank. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win---we simply love them! ~Jan Meyers, Topeka, KS

Jenny Michalak says …

Give half to the GEDCO CARES Food Pantry and use the other half to make cherry pies and ice cream! My kids love to make ice cream with an ice cream ball!

Julie at Elisharose says …

I would make my husband and son very happy. They both love cherry pie.

Sara Dalton says …

I would eat them in raw form, I've been known to go through a pound of cherries in a day! I may also throw some in a smoothie, or my juicer. And to be nice, I guess I could make my hubby a fresh cherry pie. I love LOVE cherries, they're good for the joints, varicose veins, and are a natural diuretic! Oh, and they're delicious!

Yvett says …

Cherry pie, cherry/chocolate cookies, fruit salad, cherry syrup for pancakes or sundaes, cherry warm glaze for duck . . . . I can think of a whole lot of things I'd do with them only I'm making myself hungry.

Alyce says …

OH YUMMMMMMM...I love me some cherries!! I would make ice cream, sorbet, pies, fried pies, preserves..oh I could also dry some cherries and use them in stuffings, etc. There are many options. Could even juice them..add them to smoothies.The possibilities are endless. Could add dried cherries to homemade granola too. I'd LOVE to win a case!!

rebecca knight says …

Let's make some Homemade Cherry Ice cream for the neighborhood.

Theresa Bell says …

My daughter really wants to try canning this year. She is 12 and she's been reading the Ball Blue book, trying to decide what to make. With a case of cherries we would make cherry preserves together, the way my grandma used to do with me.

John says …

I would share them with the local food closet. The hungry people in my community seldom get fresh fruit. With 10 pounds we could feed at least 40 people.

Loa Patman says …

I would freeze them for smoothies & bite size popsicles, yummy.

Bev says …

Delish home-made cherry ice cream, with a ripple of dark chocolate through. Grab a spoon... this won't last long.

Tania says …

I am not a great cook so I would learn some new recipes and share them with family for some good family time. I would make s chocolate cherry protein bars and munch on them as a snack as well.

June says …

I would enjoy them and eat as many as I could without getting a bellyache. I also would share them with the rest of my family and whatever was left I would put in the freezer so I would be able to have a delicious cherry whenever I wanted one especially in the winter time. Nothing like fresh fruit!!!

Eric says …

If I were randomly selected to win a box of cherries, I would give some as a gift to my friends and family - of course saving a bit for myself! :)

Julie says …

I would take them back to Virginia and share them with all my friends who dont get to eat cherries very often!!

Lisa D. says …

my favorite way of enjoying cherries is just to eat them. so, after giving some to friends, i would just enjoy eating the cherries from the stems.

jillian says …

Two words: Cherry Clafouti!

David Stone says …

My sons would devour most of them, but enough would be put away first for some homemade cherry pies.

Ai Loon says …

share them with friends! yummie......

Mandy Shunnarah says …

I would donate them to a local homeless shelter or food aid distribution center. There are so many needy people in the Birmingham area (which has been on the rise from the current economy) who will probably never taste the quality and richness of food from a place like Whole Foods.

C.C. says …

Yummy! I'd share with close friends & enjoy eating them all!

Jennifer says …

Eat them!! Then jam, pies and ice cream.

Marc Reeve says …

If I had a whole case of cherries, I would be canning most of them (jam and stewed), probably making a cherry cobbler with some, and just eating the rest.

Laura says …

I would make a cherry pie with a crumble topping, and a batch of cherry garcia ice cream! Yum.

Dawn says …

Share them with people who would bake me gluten-free cherry pies !!!!

shawna wilkinson says …

Yum! We would make jams and jellies for sure. Pit and freeze some for muffins and smoothies. Use some for dinner too!

Elizabeth Szmyr says …

I wouldn't have them for long my son would steal them and eat them all!!

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