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Party Essentials Every Home Bar Needs

After 20-plus years in hospitality and management of high volume cocktail and wine programs, Nathaniel Loggins — a Shreveport, spirits expert with Wines Unlimited — knows his way behind the bar....

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...

Cherries & Apples Fuel Demand for U.S. Food in China

Chinese online shoppers love American food, with U.S. cherries and apples among the most popular sellers, says Fortune magazine. Looking at Alibaba, China’s version of Amazon, Fortune reports strong growth in online sales of Northwest cherries and Washington State apples. Here is an excerpt: Cherries: In 2013, Tmall.com partnered...

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...