The Time is Nearly Ripe for Oregon Cherries

Cherry harvest at Orchard View begins the first week in June, with all indications pointing to another excellent season for The Dalles, Oregon grower and exclusive sales, marketing and distribution partner Oppy. “We’re positioned for growth in 2016,” said David Nelley, the leading fresh produce sales,...

Cherry Blossom Day in Full Bloom at Oregon Capitol

The more than 150 Akebono flowering cherry trees lining Capitol Mall in Salem took center stage on Saturday's Cherry Blossom Day at the Oregon State Capitol. The blossoming trees, which held onto their flowers through March rains, also provided the picture-perfect backdrop for selfies and family portraits....

Oregon Cherry Growers Acquires Bell Foods International’s Cherry Operations

Grower-owned cooperative Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc., known for perfecting the maraschino cherry, announces the acquisition of Bell Foods International’s cherry operations, another longstanding Oregon-based maraschino cherry company. The closing date of the acquisition was February 26, 2016. This acquisition is part of an overall managed growth...

Seneca Foods Gobbles Up Diana Fruit Co.

Seneca Foods Corporation said today that it has purchased Diana Fruit Co.  Seneca said the purchases represented “a significant commitment to the cherry industry.” Seneca is a public company based in Marion, New York.  Diana Fruit, one of the leading providers of maraschino cherries and fruit...

Ways to Preserve Cherries

If you are lucky enough to have access to your very own cherry tree, then you might be interested in a few ways to make the fruit last as long as possible. Cherries can be added to any number of baked goods, but you don’t always...

Seneca Acquires Largest Maraschino Cherries Maker

Seneca Foods Corp. has acquired Gray & Company, a Hart, Mich.-based provider of maraschino cherries and one of the largest providers of glacé or candied fruit products. The company’s products are sold via branded and private label items to the retail, club stores, food service and...

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?...