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  • Cherries: From Orchard to Store

    Within 25 miles of Cherry Republic’s headquarters in Glen Arbor is the greatest cherry growing region in the world with nearly 2 million cherry trees resting on our beautiful hillsides overlooking Lake Michigan. How do all those cherries get grown and harvested and then made into the 190 scrumptious Cherry Republic products? It takes a dab of luck, a good share of expertise, and lots and lots of hard work. Read more...

  • Hide & Go Seek - Ready or Not...

    Here is everything you need to know to win products and have a great morning of fun playing hide and seek with Cherry Republic: First delivery teams leave at 8 am from the warehouse. Look for groups of two wearing red tees. At 11 am, all seven teams will be out making deliveries so that is the best chance to capture some goodies. Read more...

  • Hide and Go Seek

    You’re never too old to play hide and seek. At least, that’s how we feel. And to prove it, we’re inviting you along to play. Read more...

  • Natures Engineers Versus The Park Service

    The Leelanau County Road Commission per the National Park Service has pretty much given up trying to outwit the beavers, and as there is another route to get through, it looks as though the flooding over that section of road is permanent. Read more...

  • Traverse City's Grand Reopening

    It was a long time coming, but our Traverse City Embassy's remodeling was finally completed last month. We celebrated a grand reopening last week for what is now a flagship store the equal of Glen Arbor. I was joined by staff members and many friends in marking the occasion with food and festivities. Read more...

  • What's New Up North This Summer

    A lot has happened locally over the past few months. If you’re returning for summer, here’s a sampling of what you’ll notice. Read more...

  • Happy Mother's Day

    Bob's mom is one of the icons of Cherry Republic, and indeed, of Glen Arbor. Here she and Bob discuss growing up in the area and some of her thoughts on family. Mother Mary tells us what it was like to raise, in her words, "Six ornery children." Read more...

  • Boomer the Bear

    The bear has been around for ages, but he's lacked a name until now. We asked for suggestions from our Orchard Report readers, and hundreds poured in. After whittling the nominations down to a short list, you weighed in with your votes and we have a winner. Read more...

  • The Pursuit of Perfection

    We went back to basics with our new Cherry Blossom Lemon Cake, making it by hand with the finest ingredients. Sadly, we’re not going to have enough of them. Please accept our apologies if you’re not one of the lucky few who get to enjoy this cake this year. If you are able to get one, it is our hope that this taste of spring brings the same joy that we experienced in getting back to basics. Read more...

  • Name the Bear: 5 Finalists

    We’re one step closer to naming our mascot. Thanks to the great suggestions we received, we’ve narrowed the list to the five favorites. Now it’s up to you. Read more...