Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Cheri’s all-natural products are made from fresh fruits and vegetables indigenous to the Sonoran Desert. Only the freshest prickly pear cactus fruit, citrus, honey, sweet peppers, and hot chile peppers are used in her preserves. The fruit is hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness to capture the exceptional flavor, color and nutrient content that nature created. Her quick mixes were formulated with wholesome ingredients to provide extraordinary flavor, texture and nutrition. Cheri invites all connoisseurs of delicious foods to experience the flavors of the desert and create a memory of the Southwest.
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Cheri Romanoski is a native Tucsonan who grew up appreciating the desert and its natural resources. Born to hard working parents, preserving what grew in our surroundings became a hobby and great family pastime.
As an elementary teacher in Tucson, Cheri taught children about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert and how Native Americans survived on its bounty. She later utilized this knowledge to preserve many fruits grown on her property to provide her husband and three children with all-natural, healthy preserves. The excess production was given to neighbors. Soon, the neighbors began sending over unusual fruit grown on their own property for her to preserve for them. Payment for this favor came in the way of special homemade goodies made in their own kitchens. As a result, Cheri learned how to make many different varieties of preserves, some of which she continues to make for her own business today. Since 1985, her home spun hobby blossomed into a national and international business.
Cheri continues to take extra care with each product by hand harvesting, processing and preparing all of her products in small quantities to ensure product quality and integrity. She still uses no artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives, just nature’s finest fruits and vegetables.