Fresh Sweet Cherries from ChefShop.com.
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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.
*** KUDOS for Our Cherries! ***
"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
"The best cherries ever, delivered to your door." --Bon Appetit Magazine
"Our food editors are wild for the Bing cherries grown ... in Washington State. Shipped right after being picked, each red globe is firm, juicy, and bursting with sweet flavor." --Gourmet Magazine
"When I tasted the Bing cherries from ... [ChefShop.com], 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 Quintet of Fresh Cherries: one box of each variety delivered over the course of the cherry season! But if that's too many cherries for you, here's our super-speedy run-down of the varieties:
* Early Robin Cherries: 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, who LOVES these - she's 95.
* Rainier Cherries: Rare outside of Washington State, Rainiers have a pale, yellow-ish pink-ish skin, with a very sweet flavor. Also low acid, although not as low acid as the Early Robins.
* Bing Cherries: Famous Bings are delicious, dark-red sweet cherries, firm and juicy.
* Lapin Cherries: Harder to come by outside our region, Lapins are big, firm, almost crunchy to the bite, and lusciously juicy. Big and meaty is how I would describe them.
* Sweetheart Cherries: 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. Of the 5 sweet cherries, these are the best for baking and preserving.
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. Questions? Call!