The Word on Local Cherries
With the formula of smart farming practices, 40 years of experience and being in an ideal location in the Southern Santa Clara Valley, the passionate Andy Mariani grows some of the best tasting Bing cherries. However, the local supply is low due to an unseasonably warm February this year. The trees in the area need a certain amount of dormancy, in which they didn’t receive, leaving a small supply of these cherries. Most California farmers are yielding anywhere between 30% to 40% of crops this year. Despite the short window of these available cherries, these cherries are still of incredible quality, and they’re big!
As for the Rainier cherries, we will also have these in-store. They are the largest Rainiers we’ve ever had, and they’re the best we’ve ever had, too! We’re talking about so large that you can use a fork and a knife to cut and eat them up.
These local and incredible cherries will go by super fast once we get them in, so make sure to snatch some up while you can and try out some of the recipes we have for you in the blog post, “Cherry-licious Recipes.”
Happy Cherry Season!
Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables – some you won’t find anywhere else.