11 Years OnlineWe are celebrating our 11th anniversary selling Tart cherry juice concentrate online!
Tart cherry juice
with Dr. Oz
Tart cherry juice was recently featured on the popular Dr. Oz Show. You can see a video of the show here:
Amazing Antioxidants: Tart Cherry Juice
New to tart cherry juice? Go to our "getting started" page here
Dr. Oz, Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year .
Welcome to King Orchards Online!
Buy Montmorency tart cherry juice, dried cherries, cherry capsules, jams and salsa in our online store. Learn more about our fruit orchards and the varieties we grow of tart and sweet cherries, apples (including the incomparable Honeycrisp apple), peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, and apricots.
Visit our Orchard Talk blog for updates on the farm, u-picking and harvesting schedule. Plan your next visit to Northern Michigan to include a visit to the orchard. Depending on the season, you can pick your own cherries, apples, peaches, apricots or raspberries.
Farm Market Hours
During the season both our fruitstands are open June-October 7 days 9am-6pm. In November our US-31 market closes. M-88 is open November and December 6 days a week 9am-5pm. January-May we are open weekdays 10am-4pm.
About King Orchards
We are a first generation family farm. John and Betsy along with Jim and Rose King and the children make up the family. Our fruit stands and orchards are located at US-31 and Creswell Road in Kewadin (12 miles north of Elk Rapids) and 3 miles east of US-31 on M-88 (near the town of Central Lake, Michigan). We love the farming life and work hard to grow quality fruit.In addition to 130 acres of tart pie cherries, we grow 10 acres of Balaton cherries (a new tart cherry variety from Hungary), 32 acres of sweet black cherries; 95 acres of apples, including 20 acres of staked high-density plantings; 10 acres of peaches; 3 acres of pears; 2 acres of apricots; 12 acres of sweet corn; and 2 acres of garden vegetables (if we can keep Rose reigned in).
The orchard is situated on the highest ground in Antrim County. Looking west we can see Torch Lake, about 3 miles away, and Grand Traverse Bay and the Leelanau peninsula beyond that. The rolling hills and ridges here were formed by the glaciers and are called drumlins. They help to allow good cold air drainage, which is important to prevent frost damage. Our proximity to Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay keeps the temperatures moderated in the spring and fall. Many people feel that the best fruit in the world is grown here in northwestern Michigan.
Tart Cherry News
If you're like us, a healthier lifestyle is high on your list of resolutions, and Montmorency tart cherries are making news again already this year for their remarkable healthful qualities. Cherries made the HealthNews.Com Dozen List of Foods for a Longer, Healthier Life. McCormick (the spice people) have also listed Cayenne and Tart Cherries as one of their Top 10 Flavor Pairings of 2009. If you've ever tried our Balaton cherry salsa or Tart Pepper Jelly, you already know cherries and peppers are a tasty combination of sweet and spicy. Please visit our online store for all your Montmorency cherry needs.