Sweet cherries – Sold out!

We spent a good deal of time preparing our share for the picnic, drove 2.5 hours to Coloma, Michigan only to find out that the cherries left for picking were the tart cherries. We went to Fruit Acres. We were a week late along with many other people who came from as far away as we did.

But the tart cherries were pretty to look at, sour though and they were cheap if you are into making pies. I have never been successful in making a pie so I am not going to start now.

The Fruit Acres owner was very gracious, he welcomed us in his orchard, explaining the circumstances, he said we could try looking for black cherries if some were left but we are not that nimble and light anymore to do that. Some young kids were good at it but they didn’t even fill up their box.

Next year we swear, we’ll be there on time. Or better yet, call first before you go. We didn’t, we’re looking for an excuse to get out of town.

We had our picnic in a covered tent provided by the orchard and the weather was very nice. Everyone brought a lot of food, we ended up taking home most of them. After lunch and photo ops, we planned where else to go.

Good thing there’s a lot to do in Michigan. We were hell bent on making it a fun day for all of us!

365 Project: Day 183

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6 Responses to Sweet cherries – Sold out!

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    Beautiful photos of your day out. Too bad about being late for the cherries.As you say next year for sure.

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  2. bebs1 says:

    I really enjoy cherry picking more than apples so am hoping we will be able to go next year. Next for picking is peach, am thinking of going back – just for a day drive and hit some other vintners. We ended up buying cherries at the grocery store by us at the suggestion of Sheila. They were crunchy and sweet and most of all cheaper than at the orchard. But we would have preferred buying what we would have picked if there were any.

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  3. lolaWi says:

    Our young guys had so much fun climbing cherry trees!

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  4. bebs1 says:

    The cherry trees are perfect for climbing because they are low. Good diversion from their electronic toys.

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  5. Those cherries look wonderful.

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  6. bebs1 says:

    Those are tart cherries though. I should have bought some and made some crumbles, easier than a pie.

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