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[LAWS]. Cherry picking in Leona Valley

  • Jun 23, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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The cherry season has just began and it lasts only a few weeks so it's the 23rd of this month or next year for me. The last time we (LAWS) did this outing was two years ago so I feel like it's time again. U pick cherries and buy what u pick by weight. Some places charge $2, some $3.50. Some farms also sell honey and lavender. It doesn't take long to pick and we may go to two or more farms depending on what we find. They are all around the same location, down a long stretch of road. Please bring a lunch and blanket as we will try to find a place to have a picnic, if we can not find a place (there is a beach or lake front a few miles out as I recall, but it is very windy but I don't think I would do that again), we will eat where our cars are parked. Sunscreen, water, snacks and comfortable shoes r a must. U need to comply with rules of the farm and whatever u do is at your own risk, including buying too much cherry (I ended up with 14 pounds because my daughters are such good pickers.). There r recipes for freezing and using cherries. U may want to look them up in advance to determine how much u want to pick. The cherry picking association in Leona valley's link is http://www.cherriesup... The are five farms that I am considering. We have had good luck with big john's and that's why we r starting there. The others that I am contacting to see if their cherries r ripe yet are: C&D ; Rolling Thunder; Northside and Windy Ridge. U can hyperlink their website from the Growers association page (at the bottom of the page) and read about them. I will be happy to take suggestions as to where to go. I think 1 to 2 atmost three farms will probably exhaust our enthusiasm for this. Please note that it's about 60 miles one way. Carpool is recommended. and the LAWS attendance rules apply.

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  • latanya

    Eva thanks for organizing this event, great locations, delicious sweet cherries, and good conversation.

    June 24, 2012

  • Eva

    It was a beautiful sunny day, couldn't have been better, not too hot or cold, wind didn't start until after lunch. The two farms we went to 'Northside' and 'C- D' were delightful, welcoming and full of cherries. C-D has really nice picnic tables and area. Wonderful outing with everyone.

    June 24, 2012

  • Eva

    Janet, I am sorry that I am going to miss u and miss catching
    up w u. Hope all will go well. Take care.

    June 23, 2012

  • Eva

    Lois and Ophelia, sorry you are not coming with us. I will remove you from the RSVP list so you don't get marked as a no-show, okay?

    June 21, 2012

  • Eva

    Going to Northside and C&D. Have room for one more person in van.

    June 21, 2012

  • ophelia k.

    Hi everybody, I'm sorry that I will not be able to join the Cherry Picking on Saturday, 6/23, because my husband and I will be taking Smokey, our cat, to the vet on that day. We will see each other on the next event. Thanks for the update. Ophelia (La Habra)

    June 20, 2012

  • lois c.

    I want to wish everyone a wonderful day. Given the circumstances, I'm unable to make it.

    June 19, 2012

  • Eva

    I called two other places, C&D, Windy Ridge and they have cherries. I am waiting to hear from Tim at Big John's personally so he can tell me if we should stop there.

    June 19, 2012

  • MADELYN T.

    I just called BIG JOHNS/ the recording said they have "SOME" SWEET CHERRIES left and lots of sour cherries. I dont want sour cherries so I'm not going

    June 19, 2012

  • lois c.

    Hi,

    I'm visiting from NY and without transportation. If I could carpool with someone for this hike, I would be happy to share expenses. I will be coming from Beverly Hills.
    Thanks,

    Lois[masked]

    June 18, 2012

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