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International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

July 3

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on the first Saturday of [month], repeating indefinitely

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International Cherry Pit Spitting Day is the first Saturday of July each year.  Yes, that’s right, today we are celebrating Cherry Pit Spitting.  There was an annual Cherry Pit Spitting Contest every year at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire, Michigan that had taken place every year since 1974.  Unfortunately, the farm closed for good at the end of 2020 due to death and illness in the family that owned the farm as well as a polar vortex that damaged many of the trees.  Our hearts go out this the family and wish them the best.

It’s not known exactly who created International Cherry Pit spitting day, but it is suspected that it was a member of the family that held the contest every year at the farm in Eau Claire, Michigan.

 

How to Celebrate International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

You can celebrate Cherry Pit Spitting Day by having your own cherry pit spitting contest with your family and friends to see who can get that pit to fly the furthest. Don’t forget though, that all those cherry pits come from somewhere.  You will love lots of delicious cherries to eat and to cook with.

If you are not into spitting the cherry pits you can still make some delicious things with the cherries and just watch the video above about this fun and crazy contest.

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What to Make on International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

If you don’t want to spit those cherry pits for distance (let’s be real, we have all spit them out after eating fresh cherries) you can still celebrate by making some delicious food with the cherries, There are so many things you can make with these tasty fruits, there is something for everyone.

 

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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Cherry Sorbet

Cherry Pie Crumb Bars

Cherry Pie

Cherry Wine

Black Forest Cake

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

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Date:
July 3

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