Culled cherries made into juice

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Flathead will soon be home to a new cherry juice plant.

The Daily Inter Lake reports that the Flathead Cherry Growers Association has announced that the plant will turn cherries not suitable for market into juice.

Association member Bob Sandman says they've been searching for a way to make money off the culled cherries.

Gary and Susan Snow will run the factory. They are originally from Yellow Bay and have moved back into the area after farming cherries in British Columbia.

The new company will be called Tabletree Montana and will be capable of producing 150,000 8.5-ounce bottles of cherry juice. It will be the new arm of the Snows' startup, Tabletree Juice, which won the Best Pure Juice in the World award in Barcelona, Spain, in 2012.