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.
The first day of fall is September 21. Get ahead of baking season with this delectable Maraschino Cherry cookie idea: Maraschino Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies – you’ll never look at Oatmeal cookies the same way again. #MaraschinoCherries#FarmToFab
In 1905 in San Francisco, 11-year-old Frank Epperson was mixing a white powdered flavoring for soda and water out on the porch. He left it there, with a stirring stick still in it. That night, temperatures reached a record low, and the next morning, the boy discovered the drink had frozen to the stick, inspiring the idea of a fruit-flavored ‘Popsicle’, a portmanteau of soda pop and icicle. Try this recipe featuring #MaraschinoCherries and enjoy #NationalCherryPopsicleDay!
The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Pennsylvania. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with a banana split lengthwise, topped with scoops of ice cream, assorted syrups and finally whipped cream and a Maraschino Cherry of course! #MaraschinoCherries#FarmToFab#NationalBananaSplitDay
Happy #NationalRumDay! There are many classic rum cocktails that feature Maraschino Cherries including the Barbados Rum Punch, the Mary Pickford, and the Painkiller to name a few. Try this Wild Cherry Mojito. #MaraschinoCherries#FarmToFab
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