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Sour cherry season yet?

buttertart Jun 11, 2012 05:08 PM

With everything being so early this year, I was wondering if anyone had seen sour cherries about yet.

  1. JungMann Jun 12, 2012 05:58 AM

    I saw one quart (literally only one quart out on the table) available at the USQ Farmer's Market last Saturday morning for $8. From what I understand, our early spring followed by successive frosts ruined this year's cherry harvest. Upwards of 75% of the national crop was destroyed in a handful of key growing regions.

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    1. re: JungMann
      buttertart Jun 12, 2012 02:55 PM

      My husband will be devastated!

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        OhioHound Jun 21, 2013 07:35 AM

        D'oh! Ignore this post, I didn't realize JungMann commented last year.

        1. re: OhioHound
          buttertart Jun 21, 2013 07:46 AM

          He also commented today.

      2. LNG212 Jun 29, 2012 06:55 AM

        FYI ... I know you asked a while ago ... Locust Grove had a lot of sour cherries (W97th St. market) this a.m.

        1. princeofpork3 Jun 29, 2012 07:29 AM

          Union Square market had then last week. They were crazy tart.

          1. buttertart Jun 30, 2012 04:55 PM

            Got 6 quarts at Union Square Greenmarket yesterday. Were told this vendor would only have them for another week, but it always seems they say that. Morello type, darker than Montmorency, $9 / qt.

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              The Cookbook Addict Jul 1, 2012 11:37 AM

              Got some at City Hall farmers market this past Friday.

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                theblackpandas Jul 12, 2012 01:46 PM

                anybody seen anything? please help me?!
                i was outta town and missed it.
                no one at union square has them any more?
                joey

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                1. re: theblackpandas
                  Bacardi1 Jul 12, 2012 02:36 PM

                  I don't know where NY gets their sour cherries from, but the season is long gone here in northern VA. Mid-June sees the last of it. We're now well into regular sweet cherries.

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                    buttertart Jul 12, 2012 02:43 PM

                    There were some, and by dogged persistence my husband scored 10 qts over 3 tries at USq greenmarket, but was told last week that was it. Worst season in 20 years.

                2. buttertart Jun 18, 2013 10:32 AM

                  Kicking this up because, well...any sour cherries yet (June 2013)?

                  1. buttertart Jun 21, 2013 06:58 AM

                    Any sightings? The cherry-crazed SO is getting antsy.

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                    1. re: buttertart
                      JungMann Jun 21, 2013 07:33 AM

                      Haven't seen any yet and I've been looking for them as well. I will ask the farmstand at Union Square tomorrow.

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                        buttertart Jun 21, 2013 07:46 AM

                        Thanks!

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                        kathryn Jun 21, 2013 09:19 AM

                        They are there at the Samascott stand today, according to the Union Sq Greenmarket's Instagram!
                        http://instagram.com/p/a0n4JkqsHc/

                        1. re: kathryn
                          buttertart Jun 21, 2013 09:26 AM

                          Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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