“Do yourself a favor” Friday’s

Welcome to a new Cherry Blog feature. We are calling it “Do yourself a favor.” This should be a fun, interactive look into the music, reading, food, fun, and sports that are making the LFC team tick any given week. It’s meant to replicate water cooler talk amongst employees. It’s our way of saying, “do yourself a favor and check this out.” We think you will enjoy it.

Each week, LFC team members will choose 5 cool things they have enjoyed or used as motivation that week. We hope some of those “pro tips” will translate to your lives, and help you bring a little of the Leelanau Lifestyle to your life.


By Ben LaCross


  1. Music to jam to:

I recently heard Mumford and Son’s “I will wait” and was reconnected with a great song from a couple years ago. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKfrgqWcv0


  1. Book to check out:

Kelsey and I heard Rorke Denver speak at the American Farm Bureau annual meeting last January in San Diego. His message of excellence and resiliency stuck with us, so we decided to check out his book, Damn Few: Making the Modern Seal Warrior, here http://www.amazon.com/Damn-Few-Making-Modern-Warrior/dp/B00DPNTKQ4.


  1. LFC support company to do business with:

Leelanau Fruit Company partnered with Northern Michigan Digital www.northernmichigandigital.com early spring 2015 to redesign the www.leelanaufruit.com website. We could not be more pleased with the results of the website redesign. NMD has exceeded all our expectations. If your company is in need of a new, responsive website, do yourself a favor and contact NMD ASAP!


  1. App I can’t live without:

I’ve had 2 meniscus surgeries on my right knee, so I always thought I would never be able to run or do rigorous exercise again. I talked to my surgeon, and he encouraged me to run, start slow, ice everyday, drink cherry juice, and never do a marathon. So I decided to run a half marathon! I used Runkeeper (www.runkeeper.com) to track all my training and keep me motivated. And motivated I was! I finished the National Cherry Festival Half Marathon in less than 1 hour 50 minutes. While cherry farming and other things have kept me from training much since, I will do another half again- soon!


  1. Best pizza in Northern Michigan:

My family and I can’t get enough That’sa Pizza (http://thatsapizzami.com/). We especially love their Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza. Their west side Traverse City location has great service and an awesome old school Pac Man and Centipede video game console. That’s our go-to family fun night pizza place for Friday’s. Do yourself a favor- check them out!