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  Cherry Products.  Sharon Clark, who made a first trip to Makinac Island the summer of 2004, enjoyed the variety of products made from Michigan cherries.  She recommended Cherry Republic and Brownwood Farms as mail order sources of cherry chutney, jams, dried fruit and chocolate-covered dried fruit.

Brownwood Farms has produced premium food products for almost 60 years. In 1945, the grandmother of the current owners and managers decided to share her cherry butter and
kream mustard, which had been a family secret for generations, with her community.  Over the years, the Brownwood Farms product line expanded with additional preserves, mustards, barbeque sauces and spreads.  Their cherry barbeque sauce was awarded a 5th place prize at the
American Royal Barbeque Competition this past year in Kansas City.

Brownwood Farms
6296 Bates Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690
Phone: 888-772-9444 

The Cherry Republic, in the heart of the world's cherry growing region, sells over 100 products made from cherries and is an exclusively cherry store.  Products include dried cherries, chocolate-covered cherries, jams and salsas.
The Cherry Republic
800 S. Lake St.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 800-206-6949

Smoked Fish.  Jo Anne Bander started seeking out artisan smoke houses in Maine over fifteen years ago.  One that she visited, Ducktrap River Fish Farm, founded in the early ‘80’s, is the largest in Maine with 125 employees and over 35 products available direct but also found in upscale markets throughout the United States. 

Ducktrap River Fish Farm began 23 years ago as a trout farm, with a goal from the beginning to produce wholesome, quality seafood. It uses the finest fish from the wild and the world's best fish farms and smokes them over northern hardwoods and fruitwoods using its own blends of seasonings. 

DucktrapRiver Fish Farm
57 Little River Drive
Belfast, ME 04915
Phone: 800-828-3825

Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse was introduced to Jo Anne and Michael Bander by their friend, Harry Lord.  Still a small-scale artisan producer, and one of the last independently owned and operated smokehouses remaining in New England, their Scottish-style smoked salmon, gravlax,
smoked scallops, smoked mussels, smoked salmon dip and other gourmet delights are smoked and prepared on their premises. Rather than the grocery chain market, their niche is mail-order, quality restaurants and high-end specialty stores. They were named number 1 by Cook’s Illustrated.

Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse & Cottage Rentals
U.S. Route 1 • P. O. Box 96
Sullivan Harbor, Maine 04664
Phone: 207-422-3735


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