February is National Cherry Month—send it out with a bang (and grab a taste of summer) with these fab Northern Michigan cherry products:
From chocolate covered cherries to cherry-decorated luggage (they’ll know you’re from Traverse City at the airport) find about every cherry product under the Northern Michigan sun the Cherry Stop on Front Street store.
Try This: Take a seat at their wine bar and sample a Northern Michigan-made cherry wine. thecherrystop.com
Grand Traverse Pie Company
O The Oprah Magazine announced Oprah’s love for Grand Traverse Pie Company’s cherry pie (especially the Old Mission Cherry) in the February issue.
Try This: Treat yourself to a cherry pie eating contest this weekend and try out all five variations on the cherry pie theme. gtpie.com
Since 1966 this charming cherry store has tempted Traverse City with its selection of Cherry Products.
Try This: Chocolate covered dried cherries. benjamintwiggs.com
Tip a glass to this great fruit with a Northern Michigan-made cherry wine. Our wineries have been busy turning cherries into wine and port. Check out the cherry wine labels at these wineries:
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
Gills Pier Vineyard & Winery, Northport
Longview Winery & Vineyard, Cedar
Leelanau Cellars, Northport
Good Harbor Vineyards & Winery, Leland
Chateau de Leelanau, Suttons Bay
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau
Chateau Fontaine, Lake Leelanau
Cherry Republic, Traverse City; Glen Arbor
Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City
Peninsula Cellars, Traverse City
Try This: Find your sweet cherry wine on a wine tasting tour of Leelanau County and Old Mission Peninsula.
Very Cherre Juice
Sparta-based Old Orchard Juices condensed Leelanau County-grown Montmorency cherries into hip little bottles and rolled the new product out last fall.
Try This: Pure Tart Cherry then move on through Tart Cherry Pomegranate, Tart Cherry Cranberry, Tart Cherry Blueberry. verycherre.com
Cherry King Bob Sutherland started this cherry-themed store out of the trunk of his car, moved on to a Leelanau County location and then added a beautiful new store on Front Street in Traverse City. Cherry Republic boasts 175 cherry products from dried cherries, cherry jams and jellies to cherry bbq sauce and cherry salsa.
Try This: Check out the online National Cherry Month online specials. cherryrepublic.com