1771 N. US 31 South
PO Box 988
Traverse City, Michigan 49685
In 1973, five independent cherry producers formed Cherry Central Cooperative to market and sell their fruit. Tart and sweet cherries were the main focus, but as the growers branched out into other fruits, apples and blueberries were soon included as items to be purchased. In addition to offering fruit to the retail, food service and ingredient markets, Cherry Central now also offers shelf stable juices, applesauce, canned and jar asparagus, canned and jar artichoke hearts, and dried fruit.
As member cooperatives expanded, so did Cherry Central. There are now numerous member cooperatives across the United States. Our strengths are further enhanced by ownership of Kalamazoo-based Dunkley International, a machinery manufacturer that specializes in fruit processing equipment, and Oceana Foods, a fruit drying facility in Shelby, MI that processes cherries, blueberries, cranberries, apples, strawberries and other items.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can drive sales of your retail or foodservice products or provide the finest ingredients.