Tillamook is home to some of the most delicious food around—and we don’t just mean cheese! Fruit from our Pacific Northwest is known for its full flavor, size and natural sweetness unparalleled in the country. That’s why we put it in our yogurt. It’s one way we #GoNatural.
So what exactly makes the local berries that go into our Light and Lowfat Yogurt so special? The Pacific Northwest is blessed with climate that produces extraordinary fruit. Our warm summer days and cool, crisp nights coupled with abundant rainfall makes for fertile soils to grow a variety of delicious fruit, including strawberries, marionberries and raspberries. Here’s how some of summer’s best make it into our yogurt:
Strawberries – June and July
Our strawberries are grown right in Oregon and their tastiness is amplified by our cool spring and warm summer months. The berries stay on the vine and ripen slowly, allowing the natural sugars to increase before they’re harvested and added to our Light Oregon Strawberry Yogurt.
Bing Cherries – June and July
Our Bing Cherries are found up and down the banks of the Columbia River, blanketing the orchards of the Willamette Valley. Their dark red color and sweet flavor are precisely what make our Light Dark Cherry Yogurt so irresistible.
Raspberries – June to August
Nearby Willamette Valley is the place our raspberries call home. The unique climate here allows the taste and sweetness of the berries to mature slowly and fully. We use Meeker Raspberries in our Light Raspberry Yogurt, which are known for their radiant red color and powerful taste.
Marionberries – July to August
Our marionberries are ubiquitous and can be spotted throughout Oregon. In fact, the marionberry is the only blackberry native to the West Coast. Their bold, sweet and earthy flavor has earned them a place in our Light Marionberry Yogurt as well as the nickname “The Cabernet of Blackberries.”
Visit us in the Tillamook Yogurt Yum Factory and mix up some yogurt for yourself!
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