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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Refund Policy

What is your refund policy?

Stanton Orchards stands behind the quality of our tart cherry concentrate products. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchased price. If you have received a damaged bottle or package please let us know. We invite you to email our customer service team at with your specific concerns. Please include the UPC number, “best by” date, and a copy of the receipt.

Terms of Service

What are your terms of service?

Please view our full terms of service document.

Product Conditions

Why do we keep our tart cherry concentrate chilled?

Our tart cherry concentrate is chilled in the refrigerated sections of grocers and in your home fridge to keep the active bio-nutrients at high levels in order for the potent antioxidants to give you their maximum health benefits. That’s why “Keep Refrigerated” is printed on our label. See our blog post that explains this in more detail:  Why Do We Keep Our Tart Cherry Concentrate Chilled? 

Product Qualities and Health Benefits

What are the most important health benefits of tart cherry concentrate?

According to the USDA, tart cherry juice is most well-known for its potent antioxidants,including anthocyanins and flavonoids which are immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory.Other benefits include heart health, endurance recovery, sleep enhancer, arthritis and goutpain relief, and toxin defense. Tart cherry concentrate is also rich in carbs, fiber, proteins, fat, manganese, potassium, copper, zinc, quercetin, phenolic compounds, and melatonin. For more information on the health benefits of tart cherry juice, please read this Heathline article.

Will taking tart cherry concentrate help protect me from COVID-19?

Following the CDC’s guidelines is the advised course of action during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is generally recommended that a healthy diet and active lifestyle will help keep your body strong. While tart cherry concentrate is not a vaccine, many of our customers take a daily dose for its immunity-strengthening antioxidants that can help improve the body's defense against colds, flu, and viruses.

Where can I buy your tart cherry concentrate?

You can buy it online at our Shopify store. Our tart cherry concentrate is carried by a wide variety of retailers and grocers throughout the United States, including Whole Foods and Natural Grocers. You can view our major retail store partners on our website as we continue to sign on more retailers. For further information on retail store locations currently carrying our Montmorency tart cherry concentrate, please contact us at

How many cherries are in your 16 ounce Stanton Orchards pint and 32 ounce quart?

It takes more than 12.5 pounds of tart cherries to make one 16 ounce pint of Stanton Orchards Tart Cherry Concentrate. In the case of a quart, we use in excess of 25 pounds of fresh tart cherries to make one quart.

How much tart cherry concentrate is in a serving?

1 oz. or 2 tablespoons is the standard serving. You can mix our concentrate with 6-8 oz. of water or other beverages.

How many ways can I take tart cherry concentrates?

Does your product processing take away much of the nutrients?

There’s no extra processing, no preservatives, or anything else added to our pure tart cherry concentrate. We harvest the cherries and simply cold press them to produce the concentrate. We never heat-fill (hot pasteurize) our products. We assure you that it retains its highest nutrient effectiveness for you.

Do you ship your products outside of the United States?

For online consumer orders, we currently ship our products to the 48 contiguous United States. For consumer orders to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada, please call us at (847) 840-6777 or email us at For orders outside of the United States, we can ship bulk orders by special arrangement with the customer responsible for duty and taxes.

What if I’m not satisfied with your products after I get them home?

We stand behind the quality of our tart cherry concentrate products. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchased price. We do not acceptreturns. For more information, please contact a member of our customer service team at We ask that you be prepared to provide the UPC number, “best by” date, and a copy of the receipt.

What is the shelf life of your tart cherry concentrate?

Our tart cherry concentrate can be kept in refrigeration for one year from the date of production. Do not store it at room temperature as it will tend to disintegrate the helpful nutrients. If you have any questions, please contact us at

How long is tart cherry concentrate good for after opening?

After opening, you can easily keep it in your refrigerator and continue to enjoy it for up to 12 months.

Is the tart cherry concentrate in glass or plastic bottles?

Our tart cherry concentrate is in plastic bottles.

Are the bottles recyclable?

Yes, they are recycle code 1 and they may be tossed into standard recycling bins.

Is sugar or preservatives added to our tart cherry concentrate?

No sugar is added to our tart cherry concentrate as it’s 100% natural with no preservatives.

What is the harvesting process at Stanton Orchards?

We harvest our Montmorency tart cherries during July and August on the Stanton Orchards farm in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Our tree-ripened tart cherries go through a harvest process that includes gently shaking the cherry trees and ultimately catching the gentle cherries into tanks of hydro-cooled water to immediately lower their core temperature and significantly help preserve their important phyto-nutrients. Then we chill the cherries further to 34 degrees with our fresh water cooling pads. The cherries are then transported to a refrigerated processing center where we press them into concentrate.