Just had my cherry juice for the day. The bottle of concentrate had the company, which is from Michigan, and below that in the fine print "product of Turkey". They had to find the tart cherries somewhere. Now I know one of the wheres.
yeesh - I'll check the bottle I have left over. I want to make sure my cherries are AT LEAST from this country, hopefully from the midwest. Thanks for the heads up!
Currently allot of the cherry concentrate is being imported from Turkey, China and from South America. Unfortunately, you won't see this on the websites of many companies selling it but will on the bottle when you get it. I found out the hard way and it affected my last batch. As mentioned, Washington had a good yield, New York and Utah both produced, by they only make up about 5% - 8% of the total crop production. It was Michigan that was hit hard. Not only lost cherries, but other crops too. It's hard to find the Michigan grown Montmorency, 68 brix, but you can still get it and that all that will use, just perfected recipe and won't be using any imported cherries. These guys still have some of the 68 brix www.traversebayfarms.com/cherryjuice.htm
but they only sell in the smaller bottles now gallons. A little frustrating.