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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NATIONAL CHERRY CAPITAL !

Yes, I live in the National Cherry Capital and we get very excited about our cherries.  Thought you'd enjoy seeing the orchards in bloom this spring.  First the sweet cherries bloom followed by the tarts, or pie cherries.  They nearly always bloom around Mother's Day and an excursion through the orchards is a must.  Many of us grow up here picking cherries as a summer job or working in the canneries.  Dried cherries are a relatively new product and are wonderful to use as you would raisins or cranberries.  They are fantastic covered in chocolate!

2 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Cherries have always been my favorite fruit .... how wonderful to live in the national cherry capital. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Pie Lady Pat said...

You are welcome, Sally, and thanks for viewing. I could work for the local Chamber of Commerce, I love it here so much...