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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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Jenny says …

Good things will be shared with others. So if I have a case of cherries, I definitely would share with friends, family and co-workers. And maybe make some kind of cherry desserts or just eat them like that. Thank you.

Christobel says …

Whaoooooooo !!!!!!!! A summer cherry party. I gonna throw a summer cherry party by the pool... with everything cherry... :)

Marcella Johnson says …

Everyone in my house loves cherries, so they probably won't last long enough to make anything(other than to "barely" make it into the house).

JenniLyn says …

I would look at freezing some of them to ass in place of ice in for a nice cold drink, especially nice cola. Then eating them fresh and sharing them with my boys they love them too. From there cherry fruit leather with no extra junk and fruit smoothies, on and let's not forget homemade cherry ice cream. Mmm good.

JenniLyn says …

I would look at freezing some of them to use in place of ice for a nice cold drink, especially nice cola. Then eating them fresh and sharing them with my boys they love them too. From there cherry fruit leather with no extra junk and fruit smoothies, on and let’s not forget homemade cherry ice cream. Mmm good.

Marisa Cree says …

We make a cherry brandy that is made now but not ready till Christmas. Every year we get requests but can only make a few jars at a time! A case would go out to alot of good friends :)

Cinda Alspaugh says …

I would make cherry preserves with my boys for Christmas gifts.

Christi says …

I'd make cherryade, of course!!!

Lori Whitefield says …

We were just at Whole Foods the other day and discovered (after a huge grocery store tantrum) that our soon to be 2 year old Riley LOVES cherries! She just started a GFCF diet this week (due to medical and developmental issues).Our now gluten family would use the cherries to make morning smoothies, juices, cookies, snacks, breads and more!(and take lots of photos of our daughters messy red cherry happiness!) Her birthday is on July 29th so we would have a Cherry Themed Birthday Party for SURE!

Melissa says …

This is not flashy or exciting but I would pit them and freeze them in small bags to be used for future use. We make fruit smoothies every day and cherries would be an awesome addition. We would also put some aside to give to families in need as we donate veggies from our garden to local families. Cherries are so good and good for you! Yummy!!!!

Crysallis says …

I would share them

Ligia Felsen says …

I am part of the committee planning the Team in Training/Leukemia Lymphoma (TNT) Alumni Beach Reunion. This reunion is for peers who have at some point trained (and in most cases such as mine, continue to train) with TNT to complete an endurance event (marathons, triathlons, 100 mile cycle rides) while fundraising $$ which ultimately goes toward cancer research and patient support. The cherries would certainly be very welcomed treat at our reunion and as a treat to a training ride that morning also. This will be July 18th on Ft. Lauderdale beach, Florida.

Peace says …

Eat 'em and share 'em. Yum ~*~

Charlotte says …

I would give them to my son so he can leave mine alone. :)

Cindy says …

I would bake cherry pies for all my friends and family in town - becasue cherry is everyone's favorite! With the leftover cherries I would make some cherry ice cream to serve with angel food cake. And then if I was still lucky enough to have any left I would make the rest into some spicy cherry chutnies to bring out around the holidays and serve with turkey and ham! YUM YUM YUM!

Crystal New says …

Anytime we get cherries we savor them.. We have cherries trees, but the birds get them before we do. So if I received an entire case of cherries, I would pit them all and food save them in the freezer. We LOVE smoothies in our house and Cherry Smoothies are our 6 years olds favorite coupled with a banana. This way with a case we wouldn't have cherry smoothies every once in a while we could have them every day.. :)

Dusty Low says …

OH MY What fun to have a case of Cherries. My family of three would sit outside in chairs with our own giant bucket of cherries. Each bucket would be of equal size and amount of cherries. Then we'd eat until we turned into a cherry! My daughter's fingers would be red from picking so many from her bucket. We'd spit out the seeds in the front yard seeing whose when the furthest. Then we'd take the stems and pile them up on the arm of our chairs to see how many we ate. If we finished off the cherries in one day I imagine we'd get sick, but I don't think I've ever ate enough cherries to get sick. It would be worth finding out.

Josh says …

I would first each some. Then, I would give some to my mom to make a pie with, because I can't bake worth a damn. Then, I would use some of the cherries to make my own cherry bounce (cherry infused bourbon). Then, I would just go back and eat the rest!

Diane Burton says …

I pit them and use my Food saver to vaccum seal them then i can make whatever i want even a year from now but my favorite thing is to take out a bag of frozen pitted cherries and eat them on a hot summer day while floating in my pool :)

Heidi says …

I would make a cherry pie, make cherry jam, freeze some and of course just eat some fresh. :)

Margaret Mary Layne says …

I would eat them. I would enjoy their taste and I would benefit from their anti-inflammatory properties.

Sherry says …

I would make a lot of clafoutis aux cerises with fresh whipped cream and share portions with many people who have never tasted this delightful dish.

barbara Polakoff Friedland says …

I WOULD EAT THEM!!!!!!!!!

Gina says …

I would love a bunch of cherry jam and pies! Also homemade icecream. Cherries are a favorite to sit out on the back porch and spit seeds too. I use to buy them by the case when the economy was better. They are so good frozen!

Ashley says …

i love the taste of cherries. id eat them how they are but not alone, id most definitely share it with family and guests! :-)

Pam Watts says …

I have been buying hundreds for the last 4 weeks! I eat them at work as a healthy snack with cheddar cheese cubes.I also eat them with Nutella for a scrumptous snack! I give away little pint bags to co-workers and family! My heart has been very sad lately because I know the season is drawing to a close and these fresh cherries will be gone!!! There is no doubt I would do these things with my 10 lbs. of cherries because this is what I already do! But, I would add one more thing if I had 10 lbs. I would make a delicious chocolate cake and put cherries all over the top chocolate frosting. Mmm mmm good!

Chong says …

If I got a whole case of cherry, I would do the following: (1) eat it fresh, (2) jam, (3) make a pie, and (4) make cherry syrup. Yum!!!

Terri Parrott says …

I'm on a low-carb diet, & cherries are one of the few fruits I can have :o) Whole Foods cherries are the BEST! I would also share with my elderly parents that have always LOVE cherries! Nothing more enjoyable than sitting on the front porch, laughing, talking, taking in the beautiful scenery and eating cherries...yummy! If there were any left, I would freeze for later use to add to Whole Foods organic plain yogurt.

Sara says …

I would share them with family and friends! :)

Natalie Howard says …

I think I would start with some cherry turn overs and I might even try to make some ice cream. Oh, and my FAVORITE thing to to with cherries is to sit with a big bowl and eat those yummy, sweet, fresh cherries!

Linda Delahay says …

I would find a really big bowl.

Lucy says …

I am obsessed with cherries! I would make as many different dishes as I could with them and share it all with my friends and family.

Daniellan Louie says …

I would dedicate the entire week at my shop to the great Cherry. Bake off Cherry Pie, Cherry Cake w. Cherry Buttercream, Cherry Cookies, Cherry Brownies, Blondies, Cheesecake, Coffee Cake and anything else I could think of. Cherries in every item! It's a great time for cherries!

Jennifer Brown says …

The possibilities are endless :) definitely eat them as is, some ice cream, salsa, muffins, bread, freeze some and share some! :)

Dorothy Torrilhon says …

well ummm - pies are the #1 choice, then cherry sauce for cheesecake/salmon/ice cream, etc, then cherry/cheese pastry, then freeze some for smoothies, etc. eat and share the rest with family/friends, etc.

pam lewis says …

I would donate them to the local shelter so they could make cherry pies for one of their special dinners. I don't cook very well or I would bake them for them. Dont' want to make anyone sick. :)

Kelly says …

I would EAT them!!!!

Letty Wheelock says …

I would eat some then make cherry pies and then give some to some people who cannot afford them! I could also make jam or dye some fabric but I think best to share!

cristina miesionczek says …

If I had a case of cherries, I'd find as many cherry recipes as I could and have fun with my daughter seeing what we could make! I love cherries, a whole case would be heaven!

Cynthia says …

I would dehydrate them to be able to enjoy them all winter! I am sure we would enjoy just eating them too!

Tiffaney Gruber says …

If I had a case of cherries I would share them with friends and family- each of them making something different and then all coming together to share in the bounty!!!

M Johnson says …

We LOVE eating them raw, putting them in smoothies and also using them in salads. We would also LOVE to share them with some friends and try some new recipes with them. And, of coarse freeze a few for later...and make 'em last! :-D

Lisa_Z says …

With a full case of cherries, I could let my five girls eat to their little hearts content because cherries are so good for you and I could also share some with my neighbor to give to her family as well.

Cassie Petersen says …

Cherry chutney, cherry pies, and lots of cherries in my mouth!

Tony Holiday says …

I'd eat them as is -- including taking them on hikes -- and also use them a lot in the homemade morning smoothies I make.

Dennis C says …

Love Cherries. I am working summer school and would bring in about half the case to share with some of the students. During this heat wave I'm sure it will be very refreshing.

Linda McFeely says …

Start by canning some for the cold winter, then Cherry Jam, followed by boiling the pits to make Cherry Jelly. A handful in my fav pork dish with a fresh cherry pie for dessert and hopefully still have enough to eat fresh.

Janet Willener says …

I teach eco art camps and workshops for children ages 7-12. My greatest joy would be having enough cherries on hand to teach the children how to can their own fruit conserves! Canning is almost a lost art!

amy says …

First, I'd perfect the recipe for the "Cherry Slab Pie" that I've earmarked in a cookbook and have been wanting to try for a few years. Then I'd deliver the freshly baked pies to a local shelter that cares for the homeless in need of a good meal. Cherry pie is one of those comfort foods that can take people back to better days and remind them of fun times and happy summers spent with friends and family.

Nancy Mueller says …

I just love Cherries. I would make a cherry pie, cherry cobbler (I did 2 weeks ago), cherry muffins, cherry chocolate chip ice cream, cherry sauce to use over angel food cake, and maybe eat some for lunch!

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