Who We Are

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Beyond its commitment to natural wellbeing, Cherry Works™ believes in small farms. Cherry Works’™ Montmorency cherries are grown, harvested, and bottled by Red Path Orchards on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our tart cherries are powerful tools in your wellness arsenal; we pack more than 600 of them in each 16-ounce bottle! 

How We Began

Michigan native Michelle White was the very first to bottle and sell tart cherry concentrate. While working at a cherry processing plant, she noticed people taking jars of concentrate with them. (At that time, tart cherry concentrate was considered a by-product of processing with little to no value.) After researching the benefits of tart cherry concentrate, she officially launched her company in 2001, rebranding it as Michelle’s Miracle seven years later. Renamed Cherry Works™, Michelle’s original formula has expanded to four others, supporting athletic recovery, sleep hygiene, joint repair, and children’s health.

Our Process

Cherry Works™ Montmorency cherries come from farms, not factories. We use the choicest Montmorency tart cherries. They are then packaged in a container that prevents oxidation, optimizing their natural flavor and potency in a way you won’t find anywhere else.

Cherry Works’™ formulas are:

  • All natural

  • Non-GMO

  • BPA-free

  • Low glycemic index

  • Preservative-, sugar-, gluten-, and additive-free

Why choose Cherry Works™?

Simple…because cherries WORK. Cherry Works’™ tart cherry concentrates are non-GMO, vegan and gluten free. More than 50 published studies show Montmorency cherries are chock-full of potent phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents.

Small but mighty, the tart cherry might just be nature’s most formidable fruit. Put its power to work for you!

Antioxidants

Tart cherry concentrate is a natural source of antioxidants, namely from anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste of Montmorency cherries. From soothing sore joints and easing muscle pain after a workout to enhancing sleep, anthocyanins work powerfully on a cellular level.

  • Anthocyanins help against oxidative stress, support healthy joint function, exercise-related muscle recovery and promote overall wellness.

  • Cherry Works™ formulations have a minimum ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of 2,940 per ounce.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The pain associated with exercise involves muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress. The concentrated amounts of anthocyanins in tart cherries are shown to help with all three.

Melatonin

  • Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles.

  • Melatonin plays many important roles in your health, from helping you sleep better to strengthening your immune system, slowing down brain aging, reducing migraine attacks, protecting bone mass, and preventing cancer. 

  • The Montmorency cherry used in Cherry Works™ formulations is a natural source of melatonin.

Potassium

  • At 370 mg per two-ounce serving, Cherry Works™ concentrates provide you with more potassium than a single banana.

  • Potassium helps to maintain healthy blood pressure, keeps your arteries more flexible, and supports proper fluid elimination from your body.

  • Potassium supports optimum functioning of your brain, nerves, heart and muscles.

Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene

  • Vitamin A supports the formation and maintenance of teeth, bones, soft tissue, white blood cells, the immune system and mucus membranes.

  • Beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage.

  • Tart cherries contain significantly more vitamin A and beta-carotene than most fruits, including raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, oranges and apples. 

Using Tart Cherry Concentrate

Cherry Works’™ blends are so easy to use! One or two tablespoons a day in water, smoothies–even drizzled on yogurt and ice cream–is all it takes to become a healthier you.  

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About the Montmorency Tart Cherry

Montmorency is the varietal of tart cherry (prunus cerasus) most commonly grown in the U.S. and Canada on small family farms. The name comes from a valley north of Paris, France, where tart cherries were first cultivated in the 18th century. Now more than 94 percent of Montmorency tart cherries consumed in the U.S. are grown here. In fact, about 75 percent of Montmorency tart cherries are grown in Michigan–the Cherry Capital of the World. Choosing this locally grown varietal helps preserve generations-old family farms and supports North American agriculture.