Our U-Pick season is going strong and with this year’s high yield, we have lots of cherries available for picking and many more coming soon.
Preparing the Cherries for the Trip Home
Regardless of how long the trip home is, take some steps to ensure the sweet cherries you meticulously picked remain in prime condition for eating when you get home.
- First, keep your cherries cool. Make sure your freshly picked cherries stay out of direct sunlight. It is best to place them under the shade of a tree while you finishing picking.
- For the drive home, place your cherries carefully in the trunk of your car. It is also a good idea to bring a cooler with some ice. Keeping your cherries cool will help them stay fresher, longer.
- Only wash what the cherries you eat. When you get home, wash them right before you eat them instead of washing them all at once. This also preserves the cherries for longer storage.
- For longer storage, refrigerate them instead of leaving them on the counter.
- HAPPY PICKING!
Here is the list of OPEN farms for 5/30: