Wisconsin Red Cherry Growers
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The cherries are here! Pick-Your-Own or
Ready-Picked. Check the Orchard Growers Map
for locations!

Read about Cherry Queen Jill Marie Robertson and 2000 Award Winner Harvey Haen
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Cherry Growers?

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to Find Cherries?

Where Can I Buy
Cherries Wholesale?


What Are Some
Cherry Recipes?

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The Montmorency 'pie cherry' has been grown on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin since the late 1800's. The surrounding waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay moderate our climate and provide the ideal growing conditions to produce the world famous ruby red fruit.

Cherry Marketing Institute publishes a monthly newsletter informing area cherry growers of industry trends.

We thank you for visiting our website and hope to see you around the cherry orchards this year!

News Shorts

Awards Given

The annual meeting of the Wisconsin Red Cherry Growers, Inc., was held June 26, 2000, at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. At the meeting the Door County Cherry Queen, Miss Jill Marie Robertson, was crowned by past Queen Jody (Hill) Littler. The members honored Harvey Haen with the Year 2000 Award for Outstanding Service to the Cherry Industry. Read more about this

Meet Me at the Fair!

The Wisconsin Red Cherry Growers will be offering cherry products for sale at the Wisconsin State Fair, August 3-13 2000. Look for our booth on the fairgrounds in Milwaukee.

For Your Health

Researchers say the pigments that give cherries their color can also cut ease the pain of arthritis.

The pigments that give cherries their rich red hue belong to a class of natural dyes called anthocyanins (Greek for "blue flower") that colors cherries and other fruits like blueberries, strawberries and plums.

According to Dr. Muraleeharan Nair at Michigan State University, lab tests show that the anthocyanins in tart cherries give 10 times the anti-inflammatory relief of aspirin, without irritating the stomach. They are also potent antioxidants.

An article that appeared in Newsweek (December 6, 1999) chronicles the research and results, and ends with this prediction: The day may not be far off when doctors say, "Take 10 cherries and call me in the morning."

For more information, talk to your local university extension office.

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Last Updated: Friday, July 28, 2000