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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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Marcia Goss says …

My family loves my homemade cherry pie!

april bever says …

I like to eat them fresh

nance moore says …

I usually use cherries to make an oven pancake. Usually with almonds as well.

Natalie merkel says …

well i can't pick just one way i most like, BUT i love then fresh all by themselves!

jessica says …

Cherries are amazing just as they are and rainer cherries are my fav!

Claudia Cooper says …

I love to mix fresh cherries with vanilla yogurt - delicious!

dana betti says …

cherry cobbler ! cherry print bandannas !♥

Alexis says …

Cherry granita!!!!!

Kersti says …

I love to chop them up and put them in honey Greek yogurt with walnuts. Yum!

Mara Ochoa says …

I love cherries in just abut anything! I could eat them on their own or I would blend them in a smoothie with ripe bananas and some coconut milk. I also like to turn it into a syrup using some maple syrup and some water and simmering it all until it is ready than drowning my pancakes with it!

Alex says …

straight from the tree. delicious!

Daphnie says …

cherry crumble with hint of cardamon

Hannah b. says …

Dried cherries with almond slivers tossed with kettle corn makes a wonderful sweet sour salty snack

Leslie Peralta says …

Love me some cherries...especially the tart ones!

sha wyche says …

Cherry are so good right from the fridge to your mouth so Good

Elfriede says …

I like to make cherry liquor that we enjoy every Christmas from the summer fruit. But I like cherries best fresh!

Alison says …

Straight out of the fridge...they'll be gone in a day, guaranteed!

Vickie says …

I love the end of June/July, b/c it's time for cherries. My favorite is Ranier cherries. I just eat them straight up. They are so awesome!!!!

Courtney Sadler says …

Miss those lazy days of summer when my little Czech grandma would top her bublanina with sweet cherries...pits and all.

Jackie says …

I love eating them fresh, but also love them in cherry cobbler. yum!

Jenna McKay says …

I love eating cherries plain, and I also substitute dried cherries in many things that call for cranberries or raisins. Also, tart cherry pie is my favorite fruit pie!

Anita Childress says …

My favorite way to eat cherries is straight from the tree. A tart cherry pie is also a winner.

Julie says …

My dad planted what he thought were two plum trees, that turned out to be sour cherry trees. For years we enjoyed cherry pies, jelly, and jam that was soooo much better than any you can buy. One year my nephew climbed to the top of both trees to pick every last cherry. He and I pitted cherries all day, and made twelve yummy pies. No wonder I love cherries!

Sabina says …

The best part about cherries is how versitle they are. From pies to pints of cherry ale they can be savory or sweet and such a summer treat. It is hard not to finish the bag you just got from the farmer's market before you get home. The pits can be a pain so just make it a game because it is all worth once you take your first bite!

rj vesper says …

I absolutely LOVE fresh cherries. I love Bing & Sour & Rainier & can trace this life-long affection back to two cherry trees I had in my backyard as a child. Those trees filled my little girl eyes with soft lovely flowers in springtime, held hard green fruit in early summer & rewarded my climbing & reaching with the juiciest, quenching, ripe fruit on hot summer days. As the daughter of a VERY good baker & canner, my mother showed me how to keep those luscious summer days fresh in my memory even though we were knee-deep in Feburary's snow. Cobblers, jams, jellies, pastries, dried fruit & relishes. Ahh. .. "La Dolce Ciliegia"

Kerra G.-Massachusetts says …

Due to their sweetness, simplicity is the key with cherries. They are in abundance right now and I have them every morning in my oatmeal. Not only do I combine the fresh cherries with my cereal, I also dry them in my dehydrator and use them (along with dried blueberries and almonds or macadamias) as a garnish for my breakfast bowl! Who says you need added sugar in your morning meal?

Barrie Klein says …

I love putting fresh ripe cherries over vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and drizzling with a deep rich balsamic vinegar. It doesn't get any better than that!

Claudia Myers says …

I would love to win this basket!

Laura says …

Cherry pie is my favorite, especially if I make it myself! Also I like cherries just as they are or with yogurt.

sue says …

I know cherries are so good for you and good to eat.

Jennifer Ray says …

I prefer my cherries plain - right off the stem - but also love to toss them in salads with poppyseed dressing, pies, brownies (anything chocolate) and other desserts.

nic says …

I love making bruchetta. Toast some baguette slices, spread some goat cheese, top with cherries mixed with mint and orange juice. Delicious! Actually, I think That recipe came from you guys last year. It gets made often and everyone loves it!

Kristin O says …

Cherries jubilee!

Louisa says …

I loved dried cherries, cherries fresh off the tree, and homemade cherry jam. Oh, cherry cobbler, too!

JC says …

Cherry chocolate cupcakes are a dessert from the gods.

Patricia Douglas says …

I just love cherries sweet and natural by themselves. In pie would be my second choice.

Elaine says …

Love to eat fresh cherries and including them in fruit salad. Also cherry preserves and cherries and chocolate.

Lori A. says …

I love a warm cherry pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

Marie Neff says …

Although I love them fresh, for a dairy free dessert, I prepare a sweetened cashew cream (raw cashews boiled then cooled, water just to cover the cashews, sweetener to taste--honey or agave nectar, vanilla in a blender); blend well, refrigerate until firm and combine with cherries and berries for a really special summer treat.

judie says …

just love to eat them nice and cold

Betty Binggeli says …

Cherry soup with cherry brandy the best, but cherry of any kind or type is verry good

Jessica Gray says …

I love making scones with dried cherries and mini dark chocolate chips!

Sarah Chen says …

Both my son and myself love the fresh cherries as a summer fruit, so sweet and juicy. I also like to use them to make muffins. I saw a recipe of a cherry cake couple weeks ago, will like to try it his summer.

Donna G says …

In a slice of warm cherry pie topped with vanilla ice cream.

Jan Allard says …

I like to add cherries to a variety of things, salads, cookies, drinks - like iced tea, and lemonade. But my favorite by far is adding them to Chinese Chicken Salad. My family has gotten used to seeing a variety of fresh fruits gracing this our favorite salad. I often add mandarian oranges, whole fresh black berries, raspberries, grapes, cherries, sliced almonds, and chopped pecans, sesame seeds (toasted or not), coconut(shredded/toasted) it makes the salad both nutrional and entertaining.

Amy says …

I ADORE making an asian sauce for fish with fresh smashed cherries, garlic, soy sauce, green onions and sesame oil. You can either marinate a firm fish in this, or use it as a sauce over a lighter fish with some rice and some braised cabbage. Yummy!

Julie Lyman says …

Our family waits for a good bargain and then buys as many cherries as we can possibly consume before they go bad, which is probably 25 pounds or more. My daughters get a bowl each to spit their seeds in and have red stains all over their faces. Yum!

Marie says …

Cherries just seem so decadent when danged from the stem and eaten just like that. Fresh and crisp. Can't be beat.

steve c. says …

My grandmother used to make tart cherry sun preserves from cherries we picked ourselves, which is still a family favorite.

Mary says …

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