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luci Jun 2, 2007 05:28 AM

My Mom's friend got some dried cherries in Michigan. Is there a great place to order some please?

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  1. mcel215 RE: luci Jun 2, 2007 05:32 AM

    Don't know how close you live to Trader Joes, but they sell dried cherries there.
    Their dried fruit is really good, but don't know much about Michigan cherries. Is there a big difference?

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      cheesecake17 RE: mcel215 Aug 11, 2009 08:27 AM

      The tart dried cherries from Trader Joe's are awesome. Good out of the bag, or baked into cookies.

    2. bryan RE: luci Jun 2, 2007 06:56 PM

      American Spoon in Michigan delivers some of the best dried cherries you'll ever have. There jams are quite good too. I don't have the link, but you can google it.

      1. foxy fairy RE: luci Jun 3, 2007 09:03 PM

        If you have a cooperative food market or health food store, you might be able to get them in bulk. In our local small-town coop, they actually stock three different varieties of these delights!

        1. EWSflash RE: luci Aug 10, 2009 06:17 PM

          My recommendations are Cherry Republic or American Spoon- both Michigan companies, both have high quality products.

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            anniemax RE: luci Aug 11, 2009 07:53 AM

            I buy Shoreline dried blueberries, cranberries & apples from local groceries stores here in Michigan, or directly from Shoreline if I'm up north. Ironically, even though my Great-great-grandfather was one of the pioneering cherry growers in the Grand Traverse region, I absolutely hate cherries.

            Shoreline grows & dries a couple varieties of cherries: http://www.shorelinefruit.com/store.a... They do sell directly from their website, primarily in 4 pound boxes, but they also carry some gift assortments.

            Another smaller orchard I'm very familiar with is Friskies Orchard: http://www.apples-cherries.com/cgi-bi... They seem to have smaller packages, if that is what you are looking for.

            1. BamiaWruz RE: luci Aug 14, 2009 08:38 PM

              Martha stewart had a recipe for cherrie brownies, topped with a chocolate strussel, I also saw this on one of the "on the road with the neely's" It sounded good so I made it and will try to perfect it one more time.

              Good luck !

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                wolfmonk RE: luci Aug 16, 2009 01:30 PM

                I've had the Shorline Cherries - purchased from a Meijer's near Detroit - and they are really good. Like a tart cherry explosion in the mouth. I'm looking forward to using some to make cherry walnut scones.

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                  queenglass RE: luci Sep 14, 2009 07:50 AM

                  The dried cherries from Benjamin Twiggs in Traverse City, Michigan are the best I've ever had. They are plump, sweet and tart...excellent for snacking, baking, salads and more. They have a website http://www.benjamintwiggs.com where you can order them in in a wide range of sizes, from 2.5 oz up to 10 lbs.

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                    anniemax RE: queenglass Sep 29, 2009 09:45 AM

                    From looking at their site, Benjamin Twiggs, purchases their dried cherries from a company like Shoreline/Atwater or other dried cherry producer. "Partnering with local suppliers, we work with the best the northern Michigan area has to offer to provide you, your family and friends with the most flavorful and memorable foods possible. Enjoy!"

                    They didn't list ingredients, which sometimes gives it away- different producers may use slightly different ingredients (due to my food allergies, I'm especially attuned to things like that). If you live in the TC area, try the Shoreline ones from Meijer, in the produce department to compare. I can't comment on their dried cherries, as I really dislike cherries (so ironic, since my great-great grandfather was one of the first cherry farmers out on Old Mission), but I do love the other dried fruits from Shoreline.

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                      queenglass RE: anniemax Dec 8, 2009 07:23 PM

                      I recommend you try the dried cherries from Benjamin Twiggs side by side with the Shoreline from Meijers, there is a Huge difference. Benjamin Twiggs cherries are plump and tender, they are the very best. Benjamin Twiggs is the oldest purveyor of cherry products in Michigan, they have been around since 1966. They also offer a sugar free dried Balaton tart cherry.

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