Written by: Tyler Blance- Produce Merchandising

Cherries are a classic fruit that everyone is familiar with.  When you’re shopping at your local Price Chopper this time of year, chances are you’ll find a freshly-stocked and vibrant cherry display.  I’m here to tell you a little story and give you some information on those cherries. StemiltHillCherries(2)We get our cherries from the Mathison family in Washington at Stemilt Growers- a family that was a pioneer in the cherry industry.  Stemilt is a Native American term that means “coming from the mountains”- Pretty cool!  Last week, a group of teammates from our Produce team took a trip out to visit the folks at Stemilt, located on the beautiful Stemilt Hill in Washington, to take a tour of the operation.  They were very impressed- the Mathisons have been farming the same land since 1893!  Kyle Mathison (pictured in overalls in the group photo) is a 4th generation cherry farmer whose passion in life is growing cherries.  Kyle’s cherry farming passion helps to create the beautiful, luscious cherries that you can find in your local Price Chopper!StemiltTripProduce On the nutritional end, cherries make a great snack.  Cherries are high in antioxidants and contain melatonin, which helps you maintain optimum brain function.  They’re low in fat and calories, cholesterol and sodium free, and on top of all that: they’re a great source of vitamin C and potassium. So there you have it! Next time you’re journeying through our produce department, you’ll know a little more about those beautiful cherries that catch your eye. There are lots of great recipes for cherries, but today I’d like to offer a simple, delicious way to create the classic cherry pie.  When 80’s hair band Warrant sang that oh-so-catchy “She’s My Cherry Pie,” they may have been referring to this easy and awesome recipe. Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs


     friendlys26premicecreamcakeFriendly’s Premium Ice Cream Cakes – now available in the Bakery department at Price Chopper!  Since 1935, Friendly’s has been producing quality premium ice cream products.  Friendly’s Ice Cream Cakes are made with the same rich and creamy ice cream you know and love, only using freshly whipped icing, real vanilla extract, other natural flavors and delicious chocolate crunchies. Stop by the Price Chopper Bakery department today and try any one of ten delicious cake varieties available.  If you haven’t tried Friendly’s Ice Cream Cakes before, you are in for a treat.  From their popular birthday cake varieties to decadent Reese’s PB Cup and Muddle Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cakes to their unique Ice Cream Pizzas, Friendly’s has a cake for any occasion. Pick up one today and make every occasion special with a Friendly’s Ice Cream Cake!

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     Is your mouth ready for a deliciously unique snack with indescribably rich taste baked right in?  Pringles Stix are a playful twist on the original and beloved Pringles crisps.  Pringles Stix make snack time fun thanks to their playful shape, crispy texture and undeniably delicious taste. Try all three crispy, crunchy flavors: Honey Butter, Cheese and Pizza.  Look for Pringles Stix in the Snack aisle.