USA Grown Cherries Since 1948

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Visit our Cherry Education section for news, facts & kids activities.

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The maraschino Cherry

Wanna learn more about Maraschino Cherries? Well, you came to the right place! Managed by the National Cherry Growers & Industry Foundation (NCGIF), our site has everything including recipes, educational activities for children, as well as news and information about Growers, Processors and Briners. So sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious splendor of the Maraschino Cherry community.

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Looking for more information about our Processor partners. You’re in the right place! FIND ONE NOW

looking for a Briner?

Our Brining partners play an important role in bringing the Maraschino Cherry to life. FIND ONE NOW

How are maraschino cherries made?

Ever wondered how Maraschino Cherries are made? Watch this video about the process from orchard to jar. WATCH THE VIDEO

Food & Beverage Recipes

From cocktails to cakes to chops, we’ve got plenty of easy-to-execute recipes that feature Maraschinos to keep your mouth watering.

RECIPE CATEGORIES:   View all Recipes  |  Appetizers   |   Beverages   |   Breads   |   Desserts   |   Main Dish   |   Sauces   |   Side Dishes   |   Snacks   |   Gluten Free

Cherry Fact

There are many uses for Maraschino Cherries. As a garnish they add visual appeal to beverages, desserts, ice cream, salads and dishes of all shapes and sizes. As an ingredient their bright color and flavor enhances the taste of many recipes, improving attractiveness and profitability.

Cherry Education

Stay in tune with what’s going on in the Cherry industry. For more on the latest and greatest please visit our Blog. And check back regularly to stay informed.

NCGIF Members

The members of our community our the lifeblood of our organization. We are proud to feature the following members as special contributors to our site.


partnership opportunities

We are always looking for partnership opportunities with other commodities, hotel and restaurant chains and liquor companies to use cherries in advertising, holiday interest and menu promotions.

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