|********** ORDER NOW FOR SUMMER 2013 **********
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The Stennes Family Farm grows some of the finest fruits. We visit the secret orchard of the giant Rainier Cherry and a quick visit to the hand line sorting facility that your cherries come from.
We are now taking orders for the 2013 harvest
Please read carefully
Order Fresh Cherries as a gift any time and we can email a "Cherry Certificate" to gift-giver as a printable PDF. Fruit Certificate can then be printed or forwarded on to the gift recipient - along with your personalized gift message.
Please let us know when you order if you would like us to send a physical fruit certificate, along with the message you would like us to include. Note that physical gift certificates are sent via Priority Mail, and usually put in the mail the day after the cherries are ordered.
As the 2012 cherry season came to an end, we began to think about how the year went, and about what we are going to change next year. Every year is, of course, different. The weather plays a big factor, and 2013 will be no different. In 2011, all the cherries were 2-3 weeks late. In 2012, they all were harvested about when we expected. 2013? Well, only time will tell.
We can't wait for 2013 season to begin, as we plan extend the season even further with both earlier and later varieties of sweet cherries, as well as, hopefully, sour cherries, if we can find them. Check back for updates on new cherry varieties, or subscribe to our weekly
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ESTIMATED SHIP DATES for 2013:
*** Dates listed below are estimates, and could change if the temperatures start to go up, or is they get a heat wave in Eastern Washington. We will try to keep this information up to date as much as possible. We will also be posting update on on our facebook page.
* Early Robins: Mid-June
* Rainiers: Late June
* Bings: Early July
* Lapins: Early July
* Sweethearts: Late July
***WHAT HAPPY CUSTOMERS SAY***
"I just wanted to compliment you on the last order of cherries I received from you. They were the best cherries I've ever eaten. They were huge, meaty, and sweet. I didn't spot a single--not one--blemish in the whole batch. Thank you...I'll be a repeat customer for sure!" --Maura
***WHAT THE PRESS SAYS!***
"The best cherries ever, delivered to your door."
--Bon Appetit Magazine
"Our food editors are wild for the Bing cherries grown by Batch's Best Family Orchards in Washington State. Shipped right after being picked, each red globe is firm, juicy, and bursting with sweet flavor."
"When I tasted the Bing cherries from Batch's Best Family Farms, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven."
--Marian Burros, The New York Times
***EARLY ROBINS, RAINIERS, BINGS, LAPINS or SWEETHEARTS, OH MY!***
How to choose? Well, you can always order the full Season of Fresh Cherries: one box of each variety (except Rainiers) delivered over the course of the cherry season! But if that is too many cherries for you, here's our super-speedy run-down of the varieties:
* Early Robins: An early-season Rainier-like, light-skinned, sweet cherry. Very low acid - so, "sweet" is best description. Perfect for people who are sensitive to acid - like my mother-in-law.
* Rainiers: Rare outside of Washington State, Rainiers have a pale, yellow-ish pink-ish skin, with a very sweet flavor. Also low acid.
* Bings: Famous Bings are delicious, dark-red sweet cherries, firm and juicy.
* Lapins: Harder to come by outside our region, Lapins are big, firm, almost crunchy to the bite, and lusciously juicy.
* Sweethearts: The last to ripen, Sweethearts have a hint more tang to their sweetness, and they're not as enormous as the Lapins. If you like that tart, cherry flavor, these are the cherries for you.
For Gift Orders:
During the holiday season, PDF Fruit Certificates as emailed to purchaser within 24-48 hours of ordering. the certificate indicates to whom the cherries are being sent, as well as who the gift is from. If there is not a separate ship-to name and address, the "to" section of the certificate will be left blank, so that you can fill it out however you wish. If you need us to mail a physical certificate to the gift recipient, please let us know.
*Local customers -- please call for local price on cherries. Local orders must be picked up at our store.