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Cherries Galore | PMF #13

Pure Michigan Facts #13

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Michigan Is The Nations Top Producer Of Tart Cherries


Here are some interesting facts about Tart Cherries from Michigan Grown Michigan Great


  • "Michigan produces both tart (perfect for baked goods, entrees, snacks, smoothies, salads, and other recipes) and sweet (for fresh eating) cherries

  • Michigan grows 70% of the United States’ supply of tart cherries, ranking first in production

  • Michigan is the leading producer in the world for Montmorency tart cherries, known as “America’s Superfruit”

  • Michigan produced 201 million pounds of tart cherries in 2018, valued at $280.1 million

  • Traverse City, Michigan is home to the annual National Cherry Festival and is the Cherry Capital of the World

  • Want to learn more about cherries? Download our fact sheet here "


Photo from Traverse magazine

Photo from Black Star Farms


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