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  • Dreaming Up the Next 25 Years

    Last year, Cherry Republic celebrated its first 25 years of existence. As we start our second 25 years, we thought we’d share some dreams we hope to accomplish by the time we are 50. So here is a rainbow of ideas and though some might seem farfetched to you, each of these dreams have been discussed within the company as a possibility for our future. Read more...

  • Lake Michigan Ice Cave Exploration

    For the second year in a row, frigid temperatures over Lake Michigan have left it nearly 60% frozen. Those cold temperatures coupled with the strong winds we've had over the past month are the perfect ingredients for the formation of ice caves. There were ice caves on Lake Michigan last year, but none had formed so far this year. Until last week, that is. Read more...

  • 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...

  • New Labels and New Packaging

    2015 will be the year of biggest change ever in the life of Cherry Republic! It's going to be an exciting ride, and we are inviting our customers and friends to come along by sharing a peek at these projects in a series of posts in the coming weeks. This first one is about big changes to our product packaging and labels! Read more...

  • Valentine's Day Giveaway Winners

    Two weeks ago we asked you to suggest someone you thought should be our Valentine. Whether it was someone who needed a little cheering up, someone who is just totally awesome and deserving of some recognition, a dear friend, or someone you admire from afar, we wanted to know. Up for grabs: some cherry goodness for the 5 people we selected. Read more...

  • The Quest for the True Cherry Pie

    They fly off the shelves as quickly as we can bake them. It's become one of our signature products. But few people enjoying a slice of our True Cherry Pie on a balmy summer's day know of the desperate 40-mile journey through the teeth of the worst blizzard of 2002 that led us to discover the secret. Read more...

  • A Skate to School Across Glen Lake

    Bob and his boys made their annual seven-mile walk to school in the winter this year. A shortcut across Glen Lake on ice skates should have made the trek quicker than previous years, but there was too much up north beauty to soak in. Read more...

  • Bringing Cherry Pie to the Italian Countryside

    Set in a mountainous northern Italian village, Agriturismo Signur is a picturesque contradiction of old world Italian farmstead-charm and modern Ikea esthetic. The property is host to a bed and breakfast, farm to table restaurant, u-pick berry farm, a handful of donkeys, chickens, and ducks, and a cherry tree. But they'd never had cherry pie! Read more...

  • 31 Days of Giving

    Each year, Cherry Republic gives back over $100,000 to charities in the month of December. This year, we're hoping to up that to $130,000. Read on to find out which charities will receive our support this year. Read more...

  • The Holidays in the Republic

    A brief thaw over the last week had us wondering if we'd miss out on a white Christmas this year. The snow melted, and even the ice on Little Glen – which had been thick enough to skate on – began to break up. But last night the weather turned again, delivering strong winds, stormy skies, and a couple of inches of fluffy white snow on the ground. Read more...