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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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Judith says …

My friend Yvonne makes the best cherry pies. I would share and we'd make FIVE pies.

Elaine Thomas says …

I would make cherry jam. I make wonderful cherry jam, everyone tellsw me so. I have given my cherry jam as gifts. Yummy!!

Erin Pugliese says …

If I had a case of cherries I would freeze half of the case to enjoy over the winter months and the rest I would cut up into bite size pieces for my three babies, Nicola(26 months)Chloe and Walter(13 months). And we would take them with us to enjoy at the Lake we walk around and our tummies would feel cherryific!!

Tiffany says …

I would make cherry crisp, eat as many as I could fresh and freeze the rest to have to eat through the rest of the year.

Carolyn says …

Ten pounds of cherries?!? First my toddler and I would eat so many as to almost make ourselves sick. Then she would help me make some hearty cherry lots of scones to share with the homeless people that congregate at her favourite park on Thursday evenings. Then we would make some cherry conserve to serve with gluten-free pancakes and waffles for a while. I would also freeze some so that I can share them with family and friends when the holidays roll around in the form of the best vegan, gluten-free cherry pie ever. And I would blog about it all.

Angie says …

I am 7 1/2 months pregnant, so I'm not entirely sure I wouldn't eat the entire case all by myself!!!

kathy henry says …

I would feed the cherries to my daughter and her friends that were all sworn in to canadian forces today! She is going to RMC in August and is eating healthy and working out to be in shape

Lisa Ann DiNunzio says …

First I would stare at the case and marvel in the beauty of the red Washington cherries, next I would pinch myself to make sure it was not a dream...lol. Then I would divide the cherries into goodie bags to be shared with family & friends. I would also bring some to my youth group at the church I attend. My share of the cherries would be mostly eaten "as is" by my hubby & I, since that is the yummiest way to eat sweet cherries in my book! But I would also make a pie to share at our weekly family dinner over my parents house too!

Emily Riley says …

Two words.....Cherry Pie!

Lisa says …

I would share them with everyone I know...nothing brings a smile to someone's face than fresh fruit! mmm...cherries!! :)

Cindy Wickstrom says …

I would use the cherries to make fresh cherry jam and send jars across the country to my friends and family...so that I could know that all across the country, they were enjoying the incredible pleasure of fresh cherry jam on toast and the added pleasure of knowing it was made with love! (Of course, I'd have to keep some for myself for at least one good batch of cherry turnovers. 10 lbs. might just be enough--particularly if you deduct the number of fresh ones I'd eat while preparing my jam and turnovers.

Tami says …

I think a cherry galette would be the perfect dessert to showcase this fabulous fruit.

Laura says …

I would put them in my 6 month old's "fruit net" and watch her enjoy her first tastes of yummy cherries!!

Dennis Rattiner says …

I would give the cherries out to all of my patients! I am a Chiropractor, and cherries have great natural anti inflammatory properties. It would help them with all of their pain!!!

Stacey Austin says …

I would eat cherries with cheese I would eat cherries in a freeze I would eat cherries wherever I please!

Dorothea Parmenter says …

I would enjoy pitting them and eating the cherries with my 5 children. I could teach them how to make cherry pie also.

Jillian says …

I love me some cherries! Seeing as I just went to Whole Foods today and bought some and ate a third of the bag, I'd probably make myself sick eating a case of them!

Katie Gorski says …

WELL... I just learned how to can my own fruits and veggies the old fashioned way and I am so in love! So I would go on a cherry canning frenzy so that I could preserve all of those delicious cherries to bake yummy pies on a rainy day :]

Henry Bush says …

Wow! My big family and I would divide up some to eat. Then, we'd get out the cherry pitter and pit the rest. Next, we'd make cherry pies and cherry crisps to eat and share with friends!

NK says …

I would eat them. I would eat them so much! I would eat them all...and of course use them as currency with my neighbors for evil favors. They would furtively succumb to the power of the fresh, sweet, juicy, heaven-sent (or perhaps too good to be so 'good'?) Washington-grown cherries. As for the rest though, whether they be Bing, Ranier, etc., etc., they would definitely find a most swiftly accommodating home in my belly. I supposed it's possible I'd make my mother's Cherry Clafoutis, though, depending on what kind of cherry I received. :-D

Melissa says …

Cherry butter, cherry sauce for pork , cherry pie, cherry ice cream in this Heat Wave and just poppin in your mouth yum!!!Decisions decisions!!

Nancy Swern says …

Make a pie right now, then freeze the rest for more pies!!

Nila Yee says …

I love eating cherries and so does my family. Among the three of us, we can each eat one pound a day. Also, I plan to make a cherry cheesecake. Just found out that the squirrels ate all the sweet cherries off of my aunt and uncle's tree, I would share a couple of pounds with them.

Julie Ucci says …

I would make cherry cobbler, cherry pie, cherry chutney and give some to my family and friends and the local food bank!!

Sandra Gaboury says …

...life is just a "case" of cherries...!!!!! Let's see... I would DEFINITELY preserve at least 6-7 pounds of them, so that we could enjoy cherry preserves on warm toast or biscuits in the winter. We use evaporated cane juice instead of sugar, so that the whole thing is nicely organic and yummy. Turnovers made with pie crust are nice, that will use another pound. Who doesn't love cherry pie? We'll make one. Any leftovers will be eaten raw!

Kristina Morris says …

I would host a Cherry Party, with an ice cream-making station, petite Cherry tarts, Iced teas with Cherries, and of course...a knot tying contest!

Leonard Gragson says …

I'd eat them all whole and then sit and watch "Witches of Eastwick"

Ron Owens says …

I would take the tsunami of cherries to a food pantry / homeless shelter in Paterson, NJ. There would be enough cherries for everyone to enjoy! Those poor folks seldom have an opportunity to nourish themselves with fresh, quality produce. It is in giving that we recieve. (I might try one or two, just to make sure they're ok, though. Lol)

Phyllis says …

EAT THEM!!!!!!

david says …

Use some for a cherry pie, and the rest for some home made cherry vodka.

Rita Guldbrandsen says …

If I had a case of cherries, I would share with my family and co-workers, and keep them fresh and un-altered. Cherries are so tastey as-is that I don't see how I could improve their taste. I ate at least 2 lbs of raw cherries this week already!

Carl says …

What would I do with a case of cherries? Pies and smoothies.

Robin finke says …

I would sit on the porch in rocking chairs with my 83 year old aunt Betty and challenge her to a pit spitting contest!

angeles santiago says …

I have 4 children and they love cherries , so definitely I will make a cherrie pay and just eat them like they are fresh is the best way to eat them,they are really good!

Gayla Freeman says …

I would eat all of them myself. I might have to put some up as jam but I think I would save all of them for myself. I love Bing Cherries sooooooooooooooooo much.

jenner says …

* Fage greek yogurt, cherries, raw sliced almonds * Pie or tart or crisp or cobbler of some sort. * Cherry + rosemary freezer jam, perhaps? * Dark choc-covered cherries * Cherry balsamic glaze (to top your amazing wild sockeye salmon)... See More * Eat them straight up! and share. :-) love love cherries. Bought 4lb during cherry jubilee sale and they were gone in 3 days... July 11 at 10:08pm

Debbie S. says …

I get them so rarely I would just sit down and eat them all myself - love them sooooo much!

Pamela says …

Since I LOVE cherries, I would eat a very large amount. I think I would make cherry jelly, preserves, syrup, pie, learn to make sorbet, and share some with my family. Maybe cherry wine would be good too.

Pamela says …

Since I LOVE cherries, I would eat a very large amount. I think I would make cherry jelly, preserves, syrup, pie, learn to make sorbet, and share some with my family. Maybe cherry wine would be good too. I think I would plant cherry pits and see what would happen!

Pamela says …

I would eat very many of them, as I love cherries. I'd make pie, cake, syrup, jelly, jam, preserves, tarts, and sorbet. I think I'd have to try to make cherry wine, and I think I'd have to plant a lot of cherry pits and see what happened.

Pamela says …

As I love cherries, besides all the things I would make with them, how I would plant the seeds, etc, I would eat them and share them with my family and friends.

Gretchen says …

Christmas presents in the form of a simple cherry bounce. 1 bottle whiskey or bourbon, 2 cups sugar, 1 lb. cherries. Age for 3-6 months in dark place giving it a shake now and again. Bottle for gifts!

Carol Swaney says …

I have problems with gout and found cherries to be the best medicine. I eat tons of cherries and drink cherry juice every morning and it really helps to keep my gout under control. If I had a case of cherries I would eat some of them and freeze some of them so I will never be without my favorite fruit/medicine!

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Diane A. White says …

Cherries are the bomb and not because they have fire works named after them! Cherries are filled with deliciousness and healthy properties. Everything tastes good with cherries on it or in it. I would use one pound for home made ice-cream with all organic ingredients. An additional 2 lbs. would be used for preserves that could be turned into a pie later in the fall. The final 2 lbs. would be for eating by our family of 5 and would be gone in a quick 24 hours. Yum, can taste them already!

Ann Taylor says …

If I had a whole case of cherries, I would can them so I could enjoy them all winter long. Oh what delicious recipes I could make for the holidays with these canned cherries!!

Kathleen Frazier says …

I need cherries to freeze. I need to eat 12 cherries a day for uric acid build up from my kidney disease. The cherries help keep the uric acid at bay so the gout I am now experiencing will not flare up hopefully along with diet changes.

Shelly Nessman says …

First tell everyone what I won from Whole Foods and that they cannot let my youngest son know I won because the rest of the family would like to have some of the following things I would make with the cherries. I am a canner so I would start off with canning some jelly, jam, cherry pepper jelly, cherry pie filing, Cherry syrup and freeze some for making cherry bread and cherry muffins. Wow I think I will need more than 10lbs to complete all of this. LOL

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