Thanksgiving is better with cherries!

Here’s some ideas to help make your Thanksgiving meal a bit more “local”

Buy a Kirkland Fruitcake from Costco

These fruitcakes are made with Leelanau Fruit Company cherries!  We make the whole glacè fruit mix that goes into these cakes, which are delicious!

Make Cherry Relish instead of Cranberry relish

2 cups frozen pitted tart cherries

2 cored granny smith apples

1 large whole orange, peeled

Pinch orange zest

1/2 to 1 cup sugar

Put all fruit into a food processor or chopper. Chop into fine pieces. Mix in sugar to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Serve local wine with your Turkey

I’d suggest Aurora Cellars Radiance or Pinot Noir 2014. You can’t go wrong with anything made by my friend Sam Simpson.


Substitute some great local apples, potatoes, or other local ingredients into your meal plan.


And as always, skip the pumpkin pie and eat a delicious cherry pie!