Jubilant June: Certified Organic Cherries

Jubilant June: Certified Organic Cherries

June is here, summer is upon us and Certified Organic Cherries have just been harvested and are off to our drying facility! To us, this is a time to appreciate that these sweet yet fickle little fruits have made it through a long, cool and rainy winter and spring! It’s also a time to appreciate that we have a nice amount of these upcycled fruits to package up and offer you this season. Up-what, you may ask?! That’s upcycled.

Lately, we’ve been talking about upcycling. While it’s a hot topic right now thanks to clever marketing campaigns, it’s a practice that’s been around since the dawn of fruit drying. At Bella Viva Orchards, we’ve been upcycling for over three decades! Marketing campaigns aside, we’re really happy that this practice is now getting the attention and appreciation it deserves.

For those of you who are just getting on board with understanding upcycling, in a nutshell, it’s the practice of turning misshapen fruit into perfectly edible beauty. Fresh organic cherries are grown to be sold at markets like your local supermarket, however any less than perfect looking cherries are sorted out and not sent to market. This is where upcycling shines:  Perfectly nutritious fruit is rescued from the waste bin, the results are beautiful, natural, Certified Organic dried fruit that you’d never know was aesthetically challenged at one time. Reminds me of the ugly duckling that turned into the beautiful swan.

We are passionate about reducing food waste by upcycling, it’s a  mission that’s very dear to our hearts. We love making great use of valuable fruit and the resources it takes to grow, harvest and get ready for you to enjoy. To boot, we’re proud to tell you that almost every fruit  we produce is upcycled!

Besides being lovingly rescued and dried, they come to us from a grower-partner who shares our values for sustainable agriculture. As a plus to the virtues of these Cherries, we think that all you have to do is pop a handful in your mouth and you’ll appreciate just how good they are. They’re sweet, nicely chewy, pleasantly plump and chock full of nutrients. You know the drill, friends, just pull up your favorite search engine and do a search on their virtues! With the knowledge that they’re upcycled, perfectly good for you, and pretty darned cute, you’ll want to be sure to add them to your meals and enjoy them as snacks!

Hungry for our Certified Organic Dried Cherries? Good, ‘cause from now through the end of June we’re offering them at a nice 20 percent off. That’s just $15.19 per pound right now. They’re outstanding just as they are, but if you want to combine them with our shelled Certified Organic Pecans you’ll probably having a hard time controlling yourself! Don’t put your shopping bags away quite yet, ‘cause we’re also offering our Certified Organic Dried Yellow Peach Slices, Certified Organic Raw Almonds, Certified Organic Roasted Pistachios (salted and shelled) and Certified Organic Brazil Nuts all for 10 percent off any quantity. With these great savings we’re sure you’ll want to stock up, mix and match and love the healthy values!

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