Summertime in northern Michigan means one thing: cherry season. Hallstedt Homestead Cherries gives us a tour around their 53-acre farm, showcasing their gorgeous trees and fertile land situated at the tip of a peninsula on Lake Michigan allowing for cherry growing conditions unmatched throughout the rest of the country.
We answer every question you’ve ever had about sweet and tart cherries, from which are best for baking to a breakdown of several of the 1,000 varieties grown in the U.S. Ever wonder why cherries are so seasonal or which juice is best after a long run?
Plus, for the ultimate cherry recipe roundup, we’re featuring a several dishes and drinks served with cherry expertise and tips from both Bryon Figueroa of Northport Pub & Grille as well as Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s Diane Corcoran, so you not only can enjoy your cherries with a meal, but you can also sip on them in a cocktail or two.
The couple behind Hallstedt Homestead Cherries tap into the emotional connection of Michigan cherries with U-pick fruit.
Did you know there are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries grown in the U.S. alone?
Black cherry panzanella and cherry cristo recipes from “The Cherry Capital of the World,” Michigan.
Surprisingly versatile, cherries and cherry flavors play well in a number of cocktails from Traverse City Whiskey Co.
Visit a picturesque cherry farm in northern Michigan — a region where 40% of the United States’ annual tart cherry crop is produced annually.