The National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1948. Our organization represents the unified community of the Processed Cherry Industry and our primary mission is to lobby against excessive cherry imports. We also work to ensure that monetary assessments are used for the promotion of maraschino, canned and frozen cherries across a number of different industries.
Our organization is built upon contributions from growers and processors from the states of California, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. Moreover, NCGIF is always looking for partnership opportunities and synergies with other commodities, hotel and restaurant chains and liquor companies for the purpose of featuring cherries in advertising, holiday interest and menu promotions.
NCGIF is governed by a member board of Growers, Briners and Processors representing the aforementioned states. The organization compiles and distributes an annual statistical publication of information regarding cherry production, utilization and sales (both import and export). Additionally, the organization has, in recent years, assumed the role of collecting information from the industry regarding seasonal cherry brining by state; this report is also distributed to members and other interested parties.
National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month. It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them. Enjoy National Ice Cream Day by sharing some with your family and friends and don't forget the cherry on top! #NationalIceCreamDay#FarmToFab#MaraschinoCherries
According to legend, Victor Bergeron, aka “Trader Vic“, tested this drink on two friends from Tahiti in 1944. When they tasted it, one of them said “Mai Tai-Roa Aé”, which means “‘Out of this world, the best!” in Tahitian. And a cocktail was born. Call us biased but it’s really our version with the Maraschino juice and cherry on top that makes this cocktail truly out of this world. 🙂 #MaraschinoCherries#FarmToFab#NationalMaiTaiDay
The first known printed reference to a “milkshake” dates back to 1885. It contained one part whiskey, ‘for medicinal purposes’. ‘Shakes’ got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the specialty drink, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender wouldn’t get a tip. #MaraschinoCherries#NationalVanillaMilkshakeDay#FarmToFab