Cherry Hut FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about The Cherry Hut

Shipping Cherry Hut Products

How do you ship Cherry Hut Products?

The Cherry Hut ships its jams, dried cherries, and gifts to anywhere in the contiguous 48 states(the lower 48) via UPS & USPS ground service. We package our jams and salsa in boxes of 3, 6, or 12. All other products are available for individual purchase.

Do you ship Internationally?

Sorry, we do not ship internationally.

$40 Minimum Shipping

We require $40.00 of non Free Shipping products to be in your cart at checkout in order to ship your order. Notable exceptions include Free Shipping Products such as our Cherry Hut Gift Certificates and The Cherry Hut Book. Additionally and seasonally we do offer other FREE Shipping products that will allow you to check out with less then $40.00 of total product value. To ensure you are getting FREE Shipping, put only FREE shipping items in your cart.

Please explain your shipping policy to me.

The Cherry Hut ships its jams, dried cherries, and gifts to anywhere in the contiguous 48 states via UPS & USPS ground service. We package our jams and salsa in boxes of 3, 6, or 12. All other products are available for individual purchase. There is a $40 minimum on non free shipping products. Please give us all address information no matter how small the detail. Examples are: name, title, business name, building name, street name and number, floor, apartment, space, and unit number, accurate zip code, phone number… UPS needs all information possible even including if an address is a road, street, avenue, circle, etc. UPS charges the Cherry Hut $10.00 per address for any missing or inaccurate information. Worst case, the package gets delivered all the way back to our shipment center in Benzonia. If this happens, you will be contacted to see if you would like to pay to have the items repacked and reshipped. Do not assume that your Cousin Larry or Sister Susan know who the package is coming from, please let us know how you would like your greeting card signed. We will try our hardest to get your package on its way as soon as possible. If you select a delivery date other than Now we will try to accommodate to the best of our ability. However, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific date due to many circumstances some of which are out of our control. We use up to the date security software to provide you with a private and safe online shopping experience. Sorry, we do not ship internationally. We offer limited shipping to Alaska and Hawaii via the United States Postal Service. Please call for details.

Visiting The Cherry Hut

Can you accommodate tour groups?

Yes, the Cherry Hut Restaurant has total seating for about 150 guests split into three different areas. We are completely smoke and alcohol free. The best times to schedule are late May, June, September, and October. July and August are more difficult, as the Cherry Hut is usually full every day. A group rate may be available. We offer complimentary meals for the tour guide and bus driver. Please contact us if you would like a quote.

Carry Out?

While it is always our intent to serve Cherry Hutters any way we can, there are times when we cannot
offer take out based upon the high level of demand for in restaurant dining. We hope you understand
and know that we are doing our best to balance both, but our priority has to be to the folks seated in the restaurant.

What is available at your Benzonia Cherry Hut Products Store? Where is it located?

All of our jams, dried cherries, and souvenirs are available for purchase or shipment. While we do bake pies, no other restaurant food items are available. The physical address is: 1046 Michigan Ave. Benzonia, MI 49616. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 333 Benzonia, MI 49616. It is located directly on US 31 across the street from the Benzonia Post Office.

What is the name of that business down the street? Where do you recommend getting a tire fixed? Can you give me directions to ______ ? What are the _________ business hours?

Benzie County is part of Traverse City Tourism. View their Benzie County page here. The team at Traverse City Tourism is well trained and experienced at answering any questions you may have on the area. We would recommend checking with them first. Their toll free number is: 1-800-872-8377

Cherry Hut Product Questions

What is the shelf life of your jams and bagged products?

The recommended shelf life of our products is one year from the date of purchase.

Is your Cherry Hut Cherry Ade available for purchase?

Not currently. Please join Cherry Jerry’s Journal by entering your e-mail below and we will e-mail you if Cherry Ade or other items become available for purchase online.

Do you sell your products elsewhere?

Great Harvest Bread, 850 Forest Hill Ave SE, in Grand Rapids, MI and Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI, sell some of our items. Additionally our products are available other locations across Northern Michigan. We are interested in selling wholesale to other areas as well. If you are a business owner and think Cherry Hut Products might be something you would like to sell in your store please visit our wholesale page for more info.

Cherry Pie Questions

Do you Ship your Cherry Pie?

Sorry, we do not ship our Cherry Pies.

I lost my pie baking instructions, how do you bake a frozen Cherry Hut Cherry Pie?

Preheat your oven to 450°. Remove the plastic lid from the frozen pie. Using a pastry brush, evenly spread whole milk over the top crust. (Helps the pie brown) With a sharp knife, make several cuts into the top crust. Place frozen pie in oven and bake for approximately 45 – 55 minutes or until golden brown. You can leave the pie in its aluminum container while baking, so any juice that spills over runs into it and not your oven. Always place the pie in the oven frozen, do not let thaw. Please use your best judgment on when it is done.

How do you recommend serving a baked pie that I stored in my freezer?

Thaw pie at room temperature. Slice pie accordingly. Place on microwave safe plate and heat until warm to the touch.

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