Tree-to-Table Threepeat this National Rainier Cherry Day (July 11th)
It's near the peak of the season for the yellow-fleshed variety of sweet cherries known as Rainiers. In fact, there's even a holiday to commemorate it! In celebration of this year's National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11, 50 top U.S. restaurants will be dishing up at least one signature menu item featuring fresh cherries from the Northwest highlighting delicious Rainier cherries. For its third annual Tree-to-Table program, the Northwest Cherry Growers have hand-picked one restaurant in each state who will take part in the program, with some featuring a special dish for the day, while others will offer special menu items throughout the remainder of the month. A full list of participating restaurants and details is at www.nwcherries.com/treetotable.