tart cherries photoThe Cherry Capital is the Perfect Place to Celebrate National Cherry Month

Traverse City is home of the Cherry Festival, and known as the Cherry Capital of the world. So what better place to celebrate National Cherry Month than right here in Northern Michigan.

The Cherry Stop has christened it Febru-Cherry and they’re throwing a discount party all month long to celebrate. All month long their entire store is 15% off (some exclusions apply). There is no better time to stop in and pick up some of nature’s wonder fruit.


If you thought the only way to enjoy cherries was fresh or dried, here are a few of my favorite local products that show the versatility of this healthy fruit:

Chateau Fontaine Cherry wine – According to winemaker Dan Matthias it tastes like “cherry pie in a bottle,” I tend to agree

The Cherry Stop Cherry Salsa – Available in Hot, Medium or Mild to suit your tastes

BoomChuggaLugga Cherry Soda – Cherry Republic’s original cherry soda with 8% cherry juice

Hip Bones Cherry Dog Treats – Great treats for older dogs, helps maintain healthy hips and joints and it’s made with all natural ingredients

Cerise Nutraceuticals Cherry Lotion – From the originator of Plevalean, Ray Pleva. Shown to clinically benefit arthritic patients. I like it because it’s not greasy and absorbs fast


If you’re interested in learning more about cherry products, and Traverse City’s role in world cherry production check out our previous post on the subject: Michigan Cherries, a Little Fruit with a Lot of Power.