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Sour Cherry Shrub

With the very last of our sour cherries, we decided to go for a shrub, otherwise known as a drinking vinegar. These were quite popular long ago, but had fallen out of favor until the cocktail cognoscenti decided to explore […]

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Sour Cherry Preserves

We worked all weekend to put up cherries. First, here’s our recipe. Afterwards, our step-by-step photos and this year’s haul (23 pounds in one picking!) PrintSour Cherry Preserves Yield: About 12 (4-ounce) jars. Ingredients4 pounds (about 4 1/2 to 5 quarts) […]

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Sour Cherry Pie

It was a stellar year for cherries, let me tell you. All in all, we made a pie, a shrub and 4 cases of preserves! Yes, your Christmas presents are all ready! Our famous pie recipe can be found here: […]

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The Sour Cherry Tree is Loaded

Another cool shot of the tree. Those cherries are coming down! Related posts: The Concept Tree at Sour Cherry Farm Our Own Sour Cherry Pie! The Sour Cherry Harvest Making 36 Jars of Sour Cherry Preserves

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Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe

A sour cherry preserves recipe by Kevin West, from his book, Saving the Season. We tried to follow it for our first sour cherry harvest, but alas, ended up winging it a bit. Find our post here: Sour Cherries in […]

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Sour Cherry Harvest: It’s Going to Be Huge

The cherries are going gangbusters. Such a nice change after our lame-ass harvest last year! Here’s a look!   Related posts: The Sour Cherry Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest! Greg Describes the Sour Cherry Harvest

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Garden Update: Cherries! Peonies! Currants!

A strange season this year, indeed. Cherries are ripening way early — two weeks, by some accounts — and yet, peonies, for some reason, stayed blooming later than ever. Here’s an update of what’s ripening and blooming in the fields. […]

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Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe

With such a small sour cherry yield this year, we decided to savor the little we picked, so we made garnishes out of our precious harvest. We found this recipe for pickled sour cherries in Cooking in the Moment: A Year of […]

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The Sour Cherry Harvest

What a sad, sad year. After last year’s nearly 20 quarts of sour cherries, we were lucky to get one small quart of cherries this year. (See Greg describing last year’s harverst in this post here.) Here is the lame, […]

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Pitting Cherries with Samantha

Sam is “helping.” Related posts: Samantha in Minnesota Sour Cherries, Ready for Harvest! Harvesting More Cherries at Sour Cherry Farm Garden Update: Sour Cherries, Blackberries, Currants, Asparagus, Alliums, Peonies, Irises, Columbine and More

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Sour Cherry Blossoms

They’re so pretty when they open up, aren’t they? And the knowledge that they’ll soon be a fruit makes them even more beautiuf. Related posts: Sour Cherry Blossoms! Blue Moon at Sour Cherry Farm The Sour Cherry Harvest The Sour […]

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Greg Describes the Sour Cherry Harvest

With this video, Greg talks about the sour cherry harvest. About 20 quarts were harvested! Related posts: The Sour Cherry Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest! Making 36 Jars of Sour Cherry Preserves Our Own Sour Cherry Pie!

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Our Own Sour Cherry Pie!

Though we’ve been growing sour cherries for a bunch of years, we’ve never had a big enough yield to make an entire pie of all our own cherries. Well folks, this is the year. Not only do we have enough […]

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The Sour Cherry Harvest!

Looking good this year! Related posts: The Sour Cherry Harvest Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm Sour Cherries, Ready for Harvest! The First Sour Cherry Pie of the Season

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Sour Cherries, Ready for Harvest!

A quick look at the gorgeous crop coming in. Can’t wait to pick ’em. Related posts: The Sour Cherry Harvest Spring at the Farm: Asparagus, Apples and Sour Cherries Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm Our Best Apricot […]

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The Sour Cherry Harvest

We harvested 94 cherries this year. We think next year is going to be the breakout year. If we can just hold on! A video of the harvest: Related posts: Dinner from the Harvest at Sour Cherry Farm How to […]

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Sour Cherry Galette

The second sour cherry pie of the season seemed to work out a little better. I gathered the dough a little tighter and didn’t put quite as much filling inside. This sour cherry pie filling, by the way, is great […]