- roxlet Aug 10, 2012 09:59 AM
The season here is all too brief, and I have read with jealousy how frozen sour cherries are routinely available in the mid-west. Has anyone seen frozen sour cherries at any store in the greater Westchester area? Hell, I might even go to Manhattan! On the Home Cooking board, there was mention that they are sometimes seen in ethnic markets.
Please let me know if you find them. Last time I went to trader joes to pick up tart cherry juice there wasn't any on the shelves. I was told they probably wouldn't be restocking it this year due to the reason stated below.
I picked up a jar of sour cherries in syrup at Yaranush today out of desperation.
That was a good article you linked to. I never knew about Michigan and sour cherries, or the weather this spring that ruined the crop.
Hmmm... I wonder if my friends sour cherry tree in her front yard in Maine is producing this year? I know it produces really well every other year, and hardly anything in the off year. I still have several jars of sour cherry preserves that I made a few years ago last time I was there during a good year. I harvested around 50 lbs. that time. Besides making several cases of preserves I made cherry liquer and vodka, and both regular pies and a ton of small fried pies.
Glad to hear that Roxlet...Sour cherry pie is the only pie I like and a decent one is hard to find during a good season. JMF I'm interested to know what your friend's tree produced this season.
The cherry juice I picked up at Fairway last night is extraordinary. http://www.elitenaturel.com/index.php...