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ORGANIC IS A CHOICE

FOR US ORGANIC IS A CHOICE TO FURTHER OUR WHOLESOME TO THE CORE VALUES BY FOCUSING ON HEALTHY LIFESTYLES THAT SUPPORT OUR CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE LOVE.

Read about each organic fruit type we grow!

Cherries


Organic Dark Sweets

Rainier Cherries

Organic Dark Sweets

Oregon
1875

Bings are the leading commercial sweet cherry in North America. They are firm, juicy and a deep garnet red color when ripe. Bings are famed for their exceptional size and intensely sweet, vibrant flavor. The Bing cherry has become the standard by which other varieties are compared.

Harvested
June-July

Color / Flavor
Deep garnet red skin with matching flesh. 17-19% fruit sugar.

Rainier Cherries

Washington
1952

The Rainier cherry is a very attractive, exceptionally large yellow cherry with a bright red blush. Rainier has a distinctive and superior appearance among sweet cherry varieties. Delicately flavored with extraordinary sugar levels, the flesh is pure yellow, very firm and finely textured. Rainiers are best enjoyed in fresh applications.

Harvested
June-July

Color / Flavor
Golden skin with pink-red blush. 17-23% fruit sugar.

Cherries Nutrition

Cherries are continually identified as one of the healthiest produce items. Along with other berries, sweet cherries health benefits continue to garner medical and nutritional community attention relative to their low glycemic index and increased levels of antioxidants.

Northwest Cherries

Cherry-eating tips

When shopping for sweet cherries, select plump, shiny cherries with green stems. Avoid cherries that are soft or have brown spots on them.

  • Sweet cherries are a delicate fruit and should be handled carefully to avoid damage.
  • Avoid purchasing shriveled or soft cherries. Cherries do not continue to ripen after they are picked.
  • Avoid placing cherries in the sun or warm areas as they can become soft very easily.
  • Refrigerate your cherries immediately after purchase. Cherries can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for several days.
  • You can freeze fresh sweet cherries for future use. It’s best to pit them before freezing to easily incorporate into smoothies, baking or cooking needs, but you can also leave them whole. Whole cherries are best eaten before they are fully thawed (they are the most delicious with the best texture when they still have ice crystals on them).

Freezing Sweet Cherries
Work with small amounts (3 to 5 pounds) to allow for quick handling and freezing. Select firm, ripe cherries, rinse in cool water and drain them thoroughly. Use either of the following methods for freezing:

Method 1: Use whole cherries and do not remove the stems. Spread your cherries in a single layer on a baking sheet then place in your freezer. When completely firm, remove the cherries from the freezer and place into freezer-proof containers or plastic freezer bags; remove excess air, cover or fasten tightly and return to freezer.

Method 2: Use whole cherries with stems removed or pitted cherries. In a large bowl add 1/3 cup of sugar for each pint of cherries; toss lightly to coat cherries. Fill freezer proof containers or freezer bags; shake to pack fruit and continue to add cherries until full. Remove excess air, cover or fasten tightly and place into freezer.

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