About Us


Owned by John Arnold and son Craig Arnold,  Cherry Orchard Foods  is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arnold Innovation Management, LLC located in Archdale, NC. that produces a delicious variety of  Savory Dip Mixes, Dessert Mixes, Bread Dipping Oil mixes, Rubs, Seasonings, Cracker Seasonings, Party Spreads, Slushie Mixes, Bread Mixes and Soups.

WE have taken our 30+ years of Food Service experience in the Restaurant and Snack Food Service Industry to bring you a superior line of gourmet food products available both Retail and Wholesale.

With our Savory Mixes you can make dips, spreads, salad dressings, and cheese balls.

With our Dessert Mixes, you can make fruit dips, spreads, cheese balls, cheesecakes, cream pies, parfaits, mousse and cake frosting.

We sell our products retail at craft shows and festivals all around the Carolinas as well as online.  Click on  FESTIVALS / CRAFT SHOWS to see listings of where we sell. We also wholesale our products to a network of distributors and retail outlets throughout the United Sates and Canada.

 All of our products are hand made in small batches. We develop the recipes, mix the batches, package and label everything by hand for maximum quality. We are sure you will enjoy our products.  Enjoy!

My creative background with food began very quietly as a hobby after my return from Vietnam in the early 70's when I owned a construction company in my home town in PA. With many Winter days that were not suitable for outside work, led to many days of experimenting and “constructing” food recipes inside our kitchen. And thus my love affair with food began.

Food adventure continues

This early hobby experience manifested into the opening of Hill View Country Store with a full-line delicatessen where we handcrafted our own salads and specialty sandwiches, and I was hooked, LOL! Subsequent years saw me move on to work as a General Manager of two major Restaurant chains and owner of two restaurants, then District Manager with a major snack food manufacturer and owner of a snack food distribution business. All of this Deli and snack food business background culminated into a fascination with creating quick, easy, party-style food mixes and a desire to make them available to a vast market. Cedar Hill Gourmet Pantry was born in 2009 with a line of 13 savory dip mixes and 5 dessert mixes.

The final chapter

In 2013, we purchased Cherry Orchard Foods and that became our manufacturing and wholesale company with a small network of distributors in about 6 States and Cedar Hill took on the role of retail sales. These past several years have seen our product line explode into 55+ mixes as well as our line of rubs, seasonings and soups with a network of distributors in 36 States and Canada. 2018 brings more growth and changes as Cedar Hill now takes on the role of our manufacturing arm for our line of Farm House Brand of food mixes. Cherry Orchard Foods remains the manufacturing arm for our dip and dessert mixes and the wholesale division for all of our product lines and we move into our new expanded facilities.
Welcome, we look forward to serving you!