Chant at the Moon Day
annually on August 15th (since 2018)
Stemilt Growers in 2018
Weird & Obscure
Chant at the Moon Day, created by Stemilt Growers of Wenatchee, Washington, is dedicated to celebrating Stemilt's high-elevation cherries: A Half Mile Closer to the Moon cherries. According to Stemilt, "National Chant at the Moon Day is Stemilt's way of encouraging YOU to get outside, chant at the moon and enjoy a bag of our famous A Half Mile Closer to the Moon® cherries with your friends and family." The cherries are grown by Kyle Mathison at an altitude of 2,640 to 3,500 feet above sea level—"literally a half-mile closer towards the moon"—in the Amigos Orchards outside of Wenatchee. Mathison believes that the moon's gravitational pull brings extra nutrients to the cherry trees, which adds extra sugars and complex flavors to the cherries. These cherries bloom and ripen later in the year, in late summer, and can be purchased around the time that Chant at the Moon Day takes place.
How to Observe Chant at the Moon Day
Chant at the moon in the name of cherries! Make sure to pick up some A Half Mile Closer to the Moon cherries to enjoy with friends and family! Eat them fresh or use them in a recipe. If you are a retailer, stock the cherries and join in promoting them.