Cherry Farm Adventures

Hello Everyone,

To begin,I would love to share a photo of a cherry farm I visited with my family the other weekend!

The place, as you can tell, goes by the name of “Cherry Avenue Farms” and is located close to Niagara. For all of our international friends, Niagara is not only a major tourist attraction but also the centre of wine making and cherry picking!

Since our blog name is: “A Guide to Everything”, lets begin with the awesome facts!

Fact 1.Cherry Season is very short – lasting for only a couple of weeks.

Fact 2. Dark cherries =sweet cherries

Sweet cherries are good for simply eating! You can mix them in a fruit bowl and serve a dessert. Keep refrigerated.

Why keep refrigerated? Well the cold temperatures in the fridge slow down metabolic processes of natural bacteria on the food – slowing down the ripening process while preserving taste!

Fact 3. Bright red cherries = sour cherries

Sour cherries are bright-red in color & taste wonderful in pies (much better than sweet cherries) as they preserve their juice more and turn out sweet in the end. They have smaller seeds and are very fragile to the touch.

Soon the farm is going to offer peaches and nectarines(the peach/nectarine season is commencing right now in mid July). Will hopefully share more farm adventures.

Now you know more about cherries (and I’m learning parallel with you!)

Comment down below if you ever visit farms and what are your favourite cherry food dishes πŸ™‚

As always – have a great day!

Vasil

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37 thoughts on “Cherry Farm Adventures

  1. Thank you for this interesting post. As you’ve said, the cherry season is short. In Australia, the New South Wales town of Young is the centre of cherry growing, and the cherries from the first harvest of the season (around early November) are auctioned at the Sydney Produce Markets, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. So many reasons to love cherries.

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  2. Enjoyed your post. I adore cherries, and used to have a Lambert tree. Lamberts are large, luscious, sweet and juicy cherries. Unfortunately tree bores killed it. Northern California still has many farms with fruit groves, peaches, pears, etc. and I love going out to the farms where they are sold by the box or basket. Nothing better than fresh peaches cut up on top of ice cream, is there. I now no longer have room to plant another cherry tree. My garden is full and the trees are full of birds. It is a joyful experience just watching them through my patio doors, and listening to the baby birds piping their needs. I even get to watch new birds on their first flight!

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    1. Wow Barbara, this is amazing! It must indeed bring so much joy and pleasure listening to those baby birds πŸ™‚ And I definitely agree with and support your idea of going out to farms and nature instead of driving to a supermarket. Peaches on Ice cream – must be a delicious combination!

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment – I enjoyed your comment as much as you’ve enjoyed my post. Yet I have one question: so what do you currently grow in your garden? I’m sorry for the tree bore experience you’ve had – maybe you’ll find space to plant another one in the future

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      1. I have 2 orange trees, 2 mandarin orange trees, 3 dogwoods, 2 Japanese maples, a holly, and a columnar apple tree, plus azaleas, camellias and odds that are planted now and again (and that’s just the back garden). In the front I have 2 coastal redwoods, 2 blue spruce, 2 tulip magnolias, 10 rose bushes and again, what ever odds that get planted now and again. I am elderly and not as nimble as I once was, so planting is left to one son who shares my house with me.

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  3. Cherries are very big in Michigan, especially in northwestern Michigan. There is a cherry festival in that area. I do have a favorite cherry “dish” and that would be cherry wine. Pretty sweet, of course, but good in smaller doses!

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    1. Hi Peter, yes – sour cherries indeed have many amazing functions. But I never knew that they may be used for arthritis! May I ask – where do you buy them? (At a store, online, at a farm market, pick your own, etc)

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