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Parade Magazine Touts Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

September 29, 2009 | Posted by admin

Tart Cherries were touted again this weekend when Parade Magazine ran an article regarding a study of runners who drank tart cherry juice before a relay race and experienced less discomfort after the relay than those that drank a placebo.  Parade Magazine reported, “Researchers believe the difference may be attributed to flavonoids and anthocyanins with […]

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Tart Cherries and Sweet Queens

September 17, 2009 | Posted by admin

As long-time cherry farmers, it gives Janet and I a special sense of pride when one of Traverse City’s National Cherry Queens comes from a farming background.  That’s the case this year with queen Angela Sayler of Elk Rapids, whose family has over a hundred year history on the land they have farmed.   We […]

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Concentrates and Softgels: Next Best Thing to Fresh

September 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

Fall is the perfect time.   It’s when schedules switch back to the school calendar and life seems to have more purpose and focus.   Sure, I’ll miss the summer’s outdoor activities of campfires, beach walks and baseball, but harvest time signals an explosion of Fall color, the missed excitement of  football games, and those bountiful farm […]

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Cranberry Softgels: The New Cranberry Juice

September 8, 2009 | Posted by admin

September and October are harvest months for cranberries and the perfect time to introduce our newest fruit softgel capsules, the Great Lakes Cranberry Softgels. Well known for their health benefits, cranberries receive very high ratings for nutrient value and antioxidant levels. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published results of a United States Department […]

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Oatmeal Fruit Bars with Dried Cherries

September 2, 2009 | Posted by admin

Back-to-school calls for healthy breakfast and afternoon snacks for the youngsters.  This easy make-ahead recipe is perfect for on-the-go breakfasts or a quick and healthy afternoon snack.  The ingredients are readily available and, in just under an hour, your snack bars are ready to go.  They can be zipped into a baggie as a take […]

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Fruit Sushi

September 1, 2009 | Posted by admin

The following recipe requires a little bit of practice (or skill), but is well worth the effort.  If you are used to making sushi, this will not be difficult.  For first time sushi makers, practice with the rice alone before incorporating the fruit. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked Jasmine rice Assortment of diced fresh fruit (bananas, […]

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