Does anyone know where I might find Sour Cherries locally?
Around this time of the year, they start showing up at the St. Paul Farmers' Market. There's only one or two suppliers, though. And last year, harvest was abyssmally low. Should be back up again this year.
I'm sorry that I can't recall to mind the name of the supplier, but I usually find him in the middle aisle, closer to 4th Street.
re: Brad Ballinger
I think that is Maple Leaf Orchard at the St Paul Market - I'd suggest calling in advance. He's also advertising a pick you own day on the 30th this year, so he must have a decent crop.
I have not tried it but learned this year (while picking strawberries out there) that Apple Jacks orchard in Delano lets you order sour cherries (and some other fruit) through them from orchards in Michigan (deadline was July 10 for the sour cherries) - 10lb box for $39.00
I picked some at Sam Kedem's farm in Hastings. That was more than a week ago, so I don't know how much of the crop is left... it's a small orchard. But they were delicious!