Thursday
May142015

UPDATE FROM THE ORCHARD (MAY)

 

With the hard work of our pollinating bees and the beauty of this spring’s bloom a thing of the past, we’re now keeping a close eye on the growth of our Orondo Ruby cherries. With each passing day, we’re getting closer to harvest, which means we’re also getting busier.

At this point, mother nature is calling the shots. While the famous Wenatchee Valley sunshine has been in abundance, we’re keeping a close eye on things in the orchard. Soon we’ll be laying down a reflective material to help radiate heat and sunshine onto the cherries. This process helps the cherries grow and develop the beautiful red color that you’ve come to love about our Orondo Rubies. While it’s still a little early to say, we’re estimating that harvest will begin in mid-June.

Each year, our hard work is rewarded by growing and delivering the most colorful and delicious cherries to you - our loyal fans. Cheers to another great summer of delicious Orondo Ruby cherries! They’re coming soon!

 

Friday
May082015

The Orondo Ruby Recipe Round-Up

 

The Orondo Ruby is delicious straight out of your hand, but over the years, we've collected a few recipes that showcase the sweet Orondo Ruby. To access our list of recipes, click here

This season, we have more items on our list to try:
  • pizzas
  • torts
  • shortcakes
  • turnovers
  • wine spritzers and more! 
What do you think? How do you plan to enjoy the Orondo Ruby this summer?

 

Wednesday
Apr222015

Update from the Orchard, April

Spring has arrived in the Wenatchee Valley and with the explosion of beautiful white blossoms in our orchards, it's safe to say Orondo Ruby cherry harvest is around the corner. This year's bloom came early, due to an unseasonably mild winter and as a result, we're expecting an early June harvest. 

While we are excited about Orondo Ruby cherries coming early this year, we first must let the bees do their work. Our bees have been busy pollinating our orchards in Wenatchee and Orondo - one of the most important tasks in orchard country. 

Spring time is an amazing time of year. With the local hills filled with wildflowers and the orchards exploding with beautiful spring blossoms, we're ready for cherry season. Cheers to all things spring and the countdown to the season's first Orondo Ruby cherries!

Thursday
Jul242014

Thank you for a great 2014 season!

As the Orondo Ruby season comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you. With support from loyal customers like you, this season has been a success! We want to welcome our new customers and thank those that have been with us since the beginning. We appreciate all of your positive emails and comments you have sent throughout the season. Each time we hear from you, it makes our day. For example:

Bought your cherries yesterday at Kroger, in Franklin, IN. Just wanted to say that you have the best cherries I have ever eaten.  Soooooo  good and sweet. ~ Mary M.

I found your cherries this past weekend @ Wal-Mart. I have been dying for some cherries and stumbled upon yours. Let me just say that I am HOOKED!!!  By far, hands down, these are the BEST cherries I have ever eaten. Thank you for producing such a great product. You have a lifelong customer. ~Mariah F.

We also would like to thank Chelan Fruit and Chelan Fresh for packing and selling the Orondo Ruby and our retail partners for making the Orondo Ruby available in their stores.

Cheers to another great cherry season! We are already looking forward to next year!


 

Wednesday
Jul162014

Tracking Down the Orondo Ruby Cherry

Tracking Down the Orondo Ruby Cherry by Real Food Traveler, July 2014

"...a cherry that is both sugar sweet and also tart."

Check out Real Food Travelers blog post about sending their veteran food/travel writer and RFT Ski & Dive Editor Yvette Cardozo to Orondo, Washington, find out what the story is about this new cherry that’s making waves around the country. How do they taste? Can you cook with them? Are they really worth all the buzz?

Read the full article