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End stage lymphoma and looking for fresh cherries

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ali2 Feb 24, 2007 09:21 AM

My brother in law is in the end stages of lymphoma and wants fresh cherries. Does anyone know any place I can order them? I've googled high and low but no luck.

  1. LJNew Feb 24, 2007 09:36 AM

    Where do you live? Unless it is somewhere very remote, you may be able to find fresh cherries in any well stocked large supermarket or in a high end grocer, even this time of year.
    They will probably cost alot, but in this case, I am sure that is not important. I am always amazed at the fresh fruits that turn up here in upstate NY in winter.

    If you do live somewhere remote, I would suggest contacting the produce manager of the nearest supermarket chain, or even emailing Whole Foods, or Wild Oats or one of those.
    Good luck in your search - I hope you can offer him this simple pleasure.

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      Judith Feb 24, 2007 09:39 AM

      There's a place in Sunnyvale CA called Olsen's cherries that does mail order. I couldn't find their website, but while I was looking for it I found www.chefshop.com, ships fresh cherries, 3 lbs for about $55.

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        lpollak Jun 20, 2007 07:53 AM

        The problem you had in searching for Olson's is the spelling. Here is a link to their website. They have the best cherries I can find and this is a fruit growing part of California.

        http://www.cjolsoncherries.com/facts.htm

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        ali2 Feb 24, 2007 09:55 AM

        Thanks. Unfortunately, they have a July 2007 ship date, which is too far out.

        1. OCEllen Feb 24, 2007 11:05 AM

          The southern hemisphere (world) season is just ending - you may still be able to find them at a very upscale grocery. I live in southern California and have bought them from Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and Trader Joe's, too, but I haven't seen them in the last two weeks.

          1. coll Feb 24, 2007 11:25 AM

            Someone local should be able to special order you a flat of cherries, tell them what size cherries you want (they measure in rows, 9 or 10 row are gigantic, that's what I get). If not from Calif, then South American. I'd guess 10 lbs, $100 max? Tell them why and I'm sure they won't overcharge. I hope they're available.

            1. John Manzo Feb 24, 2007 09:50 PM

              I've had Chilean cherries in the winter and they were not terrible.

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                DarkRose Jun 21, 2007 04:57 PM

                Try this place -

                http://www.proflowers.com/cherrymoonf...

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