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Join us as we get To the Core of all things apple, pear and cherry.

Cool summer recipes with pears, apples, and cherries

We’ve been making full use of the gorgeous seasonal produce to create original recipes that are cool and tasty. With only a few weeks of summer left, why not try one of the following recipes?  If you have a hard time getting your hands on fresh cherries, just use frozen! (Check out our tips for storing and freezing cherries)  Cucumber and pear gazpacho We’re in love this cucumber pear gazpacho spiked with honeydew [...]

Cherries love Tajiín

This little bottle of Tajín Seasoning packs a big punch! And when you pair it with our Chelan Fresh cherries it adds a zing, making for a savory and tangy snack all in one bite. Chelan Fresh is all about finding new and innovative ways to pair fresh fruit with other foods and seasonings to help consumers lead a healthier lifestyle. That is why we love our friends at Tajin. Tajin’s number one goal [...]

Women in Agriculture – Gwynne Godwin

Many of the orchards in 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 spoke with Gwynne Godwin of Box Canyon Fruit in the Okanogan Valley. Chelan Fresh (CF):  Hello Gwynne and thanks for speaking with us [...]

5 Ways to Pit Cherries

Nothing beats using fresh cherries while they’re in-season and plentiful but pitting them can be a challenge. To help you learn how to pit cherries like a pro, we’ve put together five different methods to pit cherries without a pitter. 1. The chopstick method Remove the stem from a cherry and hold the fruit between two fingers. Grab a hold of a chopstick and position the smaller end into the [...]

Cherries: Freeze and Store

People forget that you can freeze and store cherries simply and easily! Our farmers have worked hard this season to produce a bountiful cherry crop and Chelan Fresh cherries are readily available for at least one more month! The cherries this season are big and sweeter than ever! Now is the time to buy those cherries and continue to enjoy them immediately or freeze some for later this fall. Contact [...]

Women in Agriculture – Deb Stennes

Many of the orchards in 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 Deb Stennes to find out about her family and their long history of growing apples in the area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi [...]

Cherries for breakfast: cherry recipes for the morning

It’s cherry season! Including cherries in your breakfast is a simple way to add nutrition to your meal, please your family, and put a smile on your face.  We’ve rounded up our best cherry breakfast recipes to help you start the day in a delicious way. Cherry cornmeal pancakes  Nothing says “good morning” like these cherry-studded cornmeal pancakes! You’ll love the homecooked goodness of this breakfast classic.  Source: Chelan Fresh  Super simple [...]

Summer salad recipes

Getting hot outside? Time for some crisp, refreshing summer salads!   Not only are fiber and vitamin-rich salads healthy, but they’re easy to take to a picnic in the park or bring to a family barbecue. We’ve rounded up our favorite summer salad recipes that feature apples, pears and cherries.  Apple fennel salad with citrus dressing  Our latest salad creation offers a hydrating blend of crisp Granny Smith, crunchy fennel, tangy grapefruit and baby greens. A real [...]

Women in Agriculture – Paige Hake

Many of the orchards in 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 Paige Hake the daughter of organic grower Orlin Knutson. Their family orchard is located in Mattawa Washington, about an hour [...]

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Discover the joys of fresh fruit! Our Healthy You Guide Book is filled with valuable nutritional data, a diverse array of recipes, hands-on projects for kids, and much more. Please enjoy this complimentary gift from Chelan Fresh!