Many of the orchards in the Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Reba Guzman with Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington. CF: Hello, Reba; thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Why don’t you start with telling us what you do at Gebbers Farms today? RG: Right now I am working with my cousin down at our sales [...]
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Cherry season is but a blip of time in the summer, here and gone before we know it. But, that doesn't mean you have to go without these sweet little jewels for the rest of the year. Check out our tips on how to freeze your cherry haul to enjoy in the dead of winter. And, now is the perfect time grab some Chelan Fresh cherries so stock up and freeze up before they are gone again in a flash! For some inspiration on how to use your frozen cherries, we have included a few of our favorites: Cherry Chocolate Banana [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh The color of this salad alone says summer, thanks to our neon bright Orondo Ruby® cherries! Serve this salad with barbecued chicken or ribs for a festive outdoor feast. We also recommend adding diced avocado or grilled zucchini to change up the flavors so you can make this salad all summer long. YIELD: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 ears of corn, cooked 2 cups pitted and chopped Orondo Ruby [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh This salad has it all in terms of flavor and texture contrast. Sweet Rainier cherries, tangy apricots, salty cheese and spicy greens come together to make this perfect summer salad! The dressing adds a nice sweet-tart accent to the salad as well with a combination of white balsamic vinegar, honey and Dijon mustard. Serve this salad on its own for lunch or alongside grilled chicken or steak for dinner on the patio. YIELD: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS Dressing 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or substitute white wine vinegar) 1/4 [...]
Content written by: Hungry Hobby Packed with succulent ripe, juicy cherries, these dazzling, healthy cherry recipes are a must-try for this summer and beyond! Hi, friends! If you’ve been following along this year, you know I’ve published several produce guides for each month of the year to help educate myself about what is in season in my region when. That’s why I’m so excited about partnering with my friends at Chelan Fresh this summer for the cherry season! I’ve got a series of fun new recipes and the latest research about the health benefits of cherries, including coming to you this [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh KORU® apples are crisp, sweet and juicy with complex aromatic honey flavors, which pairs perfectly with salty cheeses like feta, goat cheese, pecorino or Parmesan. This apple and herbed goat cheese stack contrasts the sweet snap of raw KORU® with the soft creaminess of the cheese. This simple starter can kick off a fancy dinner party and is sure to impress your guests. Don’t skip placing the apples in lemon water or you’ll end up with brown apple slices. (Read our blog post about why apples turn brown and how to stop it) YIELD: 4 [...]
Summer fruits are bursting with sweet juiciness when they are at their ripest, which makes them best eaten fresh off the tree and tossed into our favorite salads. But we so often forget about roasting our fruit like we would our vegetables. Roasting fruits such as cherries, pears and even apples intensifies the flavors by concentrating their juices and caramelizing the natural sugars. Once roasted, we can use our fruit in both savory and sweet dishes to showcase it at it’s peak, and show off our culinary prowess as well. Here is a quick guide on how to roast cherries, apples [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Julie DeJarnatt, firstname.lastname@example.org Chelan, Wash. – Chelan Fresh’s SugarBee® apple has hit a market sweet spot for retailers and growers alike, as the new variety heads into its fifth season. In addition to doubling the harvest each year, Chelan Fresh has added online shopping and SugarBee cider to the mix for this successful variety ahead of the coming fall harvest. Now proven at retail, SugarBee is reigniting consumer excitement about apples and giving some much-needed support to retailers’ top lines, reported Julie DeJarnatt, Chelan Fresh retail strategy manager. To attract returning consumers [...]
For me, the summer is not complete without cherries in the fridge for my family to eat. As a registered dietitian and a Produce for Better Health Fruit and Vegetable Ambassador in Acton, I am a huge fan of finding ways for everyone to increase their produce consumption in any way that they can. #haveaplant. Cherries may be small, but they are mighty, bringing the delight to each bite. But aside from taste, cherries confer several nutritional benefits to the body. They are a source of fiber, which most of us don’t get enough of, they are a source of carbohydrate, [...]
Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh Dark Sweet Cherries Cheese Pairing Soft, creamy cheeses will pair well with the sweet, juiciness in the cherries. Try a mild goat cheese, or Bel Gioioso’s fresh mozzarella mini cheese snacking balls, they are the perfect size for a picnic! Wine Pairing An off-dry Rosé with berry notes will compliment ripe cherries and soft mild tasting cheeses without overwhelming the palate. Make sure its well-chilled! **For a more festive presentation pit and slice your cherries, then macerate them with a splash of the Rosé, a drizzle of honey and some fresh thyme leaves, serve over [...]