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cherries in San Diego?

Any place I can get cherries in San Diego? I found some at Costco a few months ago but nothing since.

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  1. Usually not until high summer, when they are in season for a brief period of time. Look for them at the Smit Orchards stand at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. They also have them at Trader Joes for a little bit longer. Last year they were very expensive, and I don't expect that will change this year.

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    1. re: Alice Q

      Thanks for the tip! The ones I found at Costco were imported from Chile and about $10 for about 3lbs.

      1. re: surfer1966

        Eat local! they will appear at all of the area farmer's markets as Alice points out.

          1. re: surfer1966

            I don't know of any commerical orchards in SD county. When I was a kid I remember my dad taking me out to around the Beaumont/Yucaipa area in Riverside county for a U-pick orchard. They are probably housing developments now.

            1. re: littlestevie

              Doh! I like the U-pick strawberry fields in Carlsbad.

    2. Last year in June I was getting delicious cherries at Henry's in Encinitas at a great price.

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      1. re: Enorah

        I have gone to the cherry orchards in Yucaipa/Beaumont...we had a blast. I recall cherries showed up at the Vista farmer's market late May/June. As far as local cherries.... it is tough. We do not get enough chill hours here to ensure a good crop.... maybe in the local mountains.

        1. re: Enorah

          If you keep watching Henry's they will have them on sale some weeks. You can check out their flyer online.

          http://www.henrysmarkets.com/

           
          1. re: newtosandiego

            Thanks for the tip! I signed up for the newsletter too.