The bright-colored skin of a tart cherry contains Anthocyanins. These powerful phytonutrients are found beneficial for a range of inflammatory-related conditions, including arthritis. Anthrocyanins have been found to have important heart-health benefits related to reducing inflammation, total cholesterol, and belly fat.
Daily cherry consumption can help to relieve gout which is a form of arthritis. Scientific studies have shown that tart cherry consumption lowers uric acid levels in blood.
We have seen disruptions in supply due to the crop devastation. Prices seem to have stabilized and we will do our best to offer dried cherries as best we can during a difficult year. We also suggest trying our cherry berry mix which is a mix of dried cherry, blueberry and cranberry.
Unfortunately, this year frozen cherries will not available due to national crop failure and resulting shortages.
2012 Cherry U-Pick was a wonderful event. Lake Ontario protected Singer Farms from the spring freezes and therefore, Singer Farms was one of the only Farms in WNY to have cherries. Thank you for your support and we will update on the 2013 crop.
Normally N. America produces close to 300 Million pounds of Tart Cherries. This year, the early spring followed by freezes killed aver 200 million pounds of tart cherries. Harvest is estimated at 70 Million Pounds and prices have skyrocketed.
Tart Cherry concentrate is made from 20 to 25 pounds of cherries per quart. As the weather conditions unfolded, we committed to frozen cherries in April to keep our costs low in offering concentrate to our customers. The current $25 cost per quart reflects our purchase of Washington cherries in April. The concentrate was made for us in late may and should last into early 2013. We also are fortunate to get cherries from Singer Farms. The cost of that product is $30 per quart and will be available in mid August.
“I’ve tried their sour cherry juice in a smoothie everyday for two months, and my left hip arthritis improved dramatically. When I stopped taking it for a short time, the pain returned. I’ve spoken to a doctor about the anti-inflammatory benefits, and the doctor agreed that sour cherry juice is a good anti-inflammatory. Try it and see for yourself; it’s also delicious just by itself.“