One of the reasons I love living where I do is that any time a fruit is in season I can go and pick it fresh from an orchard that is growing it. Fresh and Local is what it is all about these days right? I love supporting our local farmers and orchards.
Around this time of the year the cherries are in season and growing in abundance on the trees! This is the first time I have ever gotten to go to a cherry orchard that literally has hundreds of trees and pick fresh cherries off the trees. Each tree was either loaded with sweet red cherries, Bing cherries or pie cherries. Before now I didn’t even know there were pie cherries!
I love picking fresh produce right from the plant because it helps my kiddos to know that food actually grows and doesn’t just appear in a store! It also helps them to understand that there is a lot of hard work and time that goes into harvesting fruits and vegetables.