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‘KITCHEN GOURMET’ – Stoneridge Orchards: The Dried Fruit Experts

Jun 16, 2017
Family-owned and operated for three generations, Stoneridge Orchareds has been dominating the all-natural and organic dried and frozen fuit market since 1962. As “The Dried Fruit Experts,” Royal Ridge Fruits produces premium-quality dried fruit available whole, sliced or diced, infused or non-infused, and in various moisture levels.

Stoneridge Orchards is the largest producer of frozen Montmorency tart cherries on the West coast. Home-grown at the orchard, the Montmorency and unique Dark Tart cherries are cultivated in an ideal growing climate that enjoys warm sunny days and cool nights year round. The tart cherries are available both traditionally grown as well as certified organic.

Stoneridge Orchards’ most popular products include:

All-Natural Chili Lime Cherries – Packing a mildly zesty and slightly sweet punch, these dried tart Montmorency Cherries are seasoned with Tajin (the top seasoning blend in Mexico and the U.S.) for a snacking experience like no other.

Organic Montmorency Cherries – Always plump and delicious, these organic Montmorency Cherries are perfect for snacking. Or, mix them with yogurt, serve as a party snack with dark chocolate chips, mix with your granola or hot cereal, or add some zest to your favorite salads! Cherries are the new “superfruit” when it comes to anti-inflammatory needs as they contain natural melatonin, a natural sleep aid. Montmorency cherries specifically contain a high source of vitamins A and C.

Organic Mixed Berries – This delightful blend of delicious organic Montmorency Cherries, sweet organic Blueberries, and tangy organic Cranberries are perfect for snacking straight from the bag.

Organic Blueberries – Always wholesome and slightly sweet, these organic Blueberries make for the perfect for snack. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants that are great for helping your skin glow by shielding it against harmful radicals that can damage the collagen that keeps it firm. They can also promote good eye health.

All Natural Sliced Peaches – Savor the sweet taste of dried sliced peaches as a healthy snack alternative that you can eat by the handful. Peaches are rich in many vital minerals such as iron, a requirement for red blood cell formation; fluoride, a component of bones and teeth; and potassium, which helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Each batch of fruits is always produced without sulfites, artificial preservatives, colors, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or other undesirable ingredients. Its innovative varieties and ability to freeze and dry fruit is what makes Stoneridge Orchards the most trusted brand to provide the highest-quality products.

Stoneridge Orchards has been growing and producing all-natural and organic premium products, such as cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and strawberries, to name a few, since 1962. This family-owned farm has been producing delicious, natural and organic dried fruit products since they built their own processing capabilities to freeze and dry their fruit in 2006.

To learn more about Stoneridge Orchards, please visit www.stoneridgeorchards.com.


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