Brine Solution Makes Cherry Processing a Year-Round Operation.

Oregon’s distinction of having two of the nation’s largest maraschino cherry producers is no coincidence. An Oregon State University food scientist developed a brining method in the late 1920s that led to modern cherry processing. OSU’s Ernest Wiegand’s discovery of adding calcium salts to the preserving...

The 2015 Northwest Cherry Season by the Numbers

The 2015 Northwest Cherry season came and went like whirlwind this year. Shipments started in late May and were all but done by the first week of August. The quick and compressed season constituted the earliest finish for the Northwest in over 20 years. It...

FREE Cherry Coloring Books!

Calling all Parents, Grandparents, Educators and the Young (and Sweet) at heart! Here’s a great way to teach the little "cherries" in your life more about Maraschino Cherry farming and have fun together too! Did you know that Cherries are a member of the Rose family?...

2015 Cherry Crop Light But Sweet

An unusually early cherry harvest this year features quality over quantity, according to growers. “My quantity was lower but my quality was much higher this year,” Independent Grower Dan Getman said. “The size was nice and taste is just exquisite.” Rather than a crop defined only by a stretch...

Sweet Benefits

SWEET CHERRIES… a wonderful short and sweet season makes these gems of nature a delicious summer snack. Nutritionally speaking, their benefits are well valued : good source of the antioxidant vitamin C and fiber; low in fat, including saturated fat;and sodium- and cholesterol-free. In any...

Focus 2014 Part 2: Cherry Surplus Led to New Maraschino Method

Whether it’s swimming in a cocktail glass at a New York City bar or sitting atop a sundae in a rural Idaho ice cream shop, odds are that the delectable candied cherry came from one of two large Oregon-based maraschino cherry producers. How did Oregon come...