Black Republican Cherry
A cousin of the bigger, sweeter Bing, the Black Republican cherry has largely fallen out of favor with commercial producers as a result of its smaller size and herbal, slightly astringent flavor. If it is not picked at its peak of ripeness, the fruit can be unpleasantly bitter. However, when perfectly ripe, the Black Republican cherry has the intense, classic taste to which "black cherry flavoring" aspires. Its heavily concentrated flavor makes it a favorite in yogurts and ice cream.
Our farm provides sustainably raised vegetables, bee products, oyster mushrooms, herbs and flowers through weekly farmer's markets and a CSA. We love what we do and, that is why we do it. The methods we use to produce food are based on health. We make sure we our healthy, our soil is healthy and our bees are healthy. (more...)
Cold Springs Farm is a specializes in heirloom and rare varieties, as well as new varieties. The farm is in the NRCS transition to organic EQIP program as well as Certified Naturally grown. The farm is also home to free range chickens, turkeys, and red wattle hogs, and bees!(more...)
Making the best preserves requires using sustainably grown local fruit that is not frozen or refrigerated and that is processed within a day of attaining ripeness. It is hand-cut and cooked by open kettle method without the addition of pectin, and is prepared in batches that contain no more than 7 pounds of perfectly ripened fruit. (more...)