Cherry Central
Growing, Processing and Marketing Fruit


September 6, 2017

Attention Retailers - If you want great products with appealing packaging and unique displays for your stores, Cherry Central has exciting new offerings. Our Indian Summer Premium Apple Juice, Apple Cider and Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice in our Display Ready Pallets (shopper-accessible from all 4 sides inviting multiple purchases) and our new Indian Summer Natural (Unsweetened) Applesauce Single Serve 4oz. cups in Bulk Packs are available in a variety of options. Please see the attached merchandising sheets for all of these exciting volume building, consumer friendly Display Pallets and Packages. Let us show you all the healthy and delicious fruit products that we have to offer that are sure to be hits with your customers.


July 27, 2017

Cherry Central is pleased to offer applesauce cups in a variety of choices. In our line of Sweetened Applesauce products the flavors include Regular, Cinnamon, Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach and Juice Pack. For those interested in no added sugar, we are seeing particular growth in our Unsweetened Applesauce items which are available in Regular, Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Cinnamon, Strawberry Banana, Peach and Mango. Cherry Central's applesauce cups are available in 72 count/4 oz. cups, 96 count/4 oz. cups and 96 count/4.5 oz. cups.


June 12, 2017

Cherry Central is seeing a great increase in interest in red tart cherries. In domestic and foreign markets, demand is growing considerably as people are realizing that not only do Montmorency tart cherries taste great with their unique combination of tart and sweet flavor, they also look great with their beautiful bright red color and they are very good for you. With more information on the health benefits of this Super Fruit, and in case you would like some delicious recipe ideas, we invite you to visit


September 1, 2012

In an article that appeared in the September 2012 Traverse City Business News, Cherry Central announces that it has a new president, Steve Eiseler. To learn more about Steve and some of the focuses for the company please click here (PDF 2.3MB).


June 25, 2012

IBM has named Cherry Central its “Engine of the Week”. This recognition is designed to celebrate Cherry Central’s success in improving methods of tracking fruit from the growers and monitoring all control points during production. This helps to assure the safest possible foods reach consumers. To learn more please click here.


April 26, 2012

Cherry Central has been named one of 40 leading businesses for the “Good Company Project.” The project, in collaboration with IBM, highlights 40 businesses, with between 100 and 1,000 employees, for their positive contribution toward economic and social improvement. To learn more please click here.


February 6, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Norfolk Cherry Company Limited will be joining Cherry Central as a member effective 5/01/2012. This outstanding organization will join forces with Cherry Central to improve and strengthen our offerings. To learn more, please click here.


October 18, 2011

Cherry Central, in cooperation with its business partners N2N Global and IBM, has incorporated an analytics system to trace food items from the farm to supermarket shelves or ingredient buyer locations. As a result of this initiative, Cherry Central has improved productivity by 50% and shown its leadership in food safety.

To read more please click here.


Michigan Agricultural Exporter of the Year
Jamie Zmitko-Somers, International Marketing Program Manager,
Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development,
Governor Rick Snyder ,Richard Bogard, President of Cherry Central,
Keith Creagh
, Director of Michigan Department of Agricultural and
Rural Development

June 16, 2011
Cherry Central has been named the Michigan Agricultural Exporter of the Year. With strong sales growth and an ever increasing portfolio of products that are exported around the world, the Michigan Department of Agriculture chose Cherry Central for this accolade. Cherry Central also received this honor in 2006 and as companies are only eligible to win the award every five years, we are doubly proud of this recognition.

To learn more, please click on the following link:,1607,7-136-3452-258028--,00.html


March 14, 2011

Cranberry Bog
In another fresh innovation from Indian Summer, we now offer applesauce in PET plastic jars. These containers are lightweight and convenient and eliminate breakage and damage concerns associated with glass jars. They are also recyclable.

All of our delicious applesauce products are available in these new and innovative PET plastic jars. Always in season… Always made in Michigan!