Pancakes Cherries Recipe Ideas


We can't wait for summertime fruit! Here in Washington, cherries are at the heart of our local farmers' markets all through July. At Chefshop, we work with multiple generations of the Stennes Family Farms in Eastern Washington to bring you the most delicious cherries anywhere: just-in-time, picked-at-their-peak, sweet, crisp and juicy, - everything a cherry should be.

Every year we wait impatiently for the cherries to arrive at the warehouse. With great anticipation, we open the box for a first peek at all those impeccable red beauties, each with its stem intact.

We can hardly wait to taste, and then we launch right into discussing the nuances of this year's crop. Is it better than last year's? What about the ones we had three years ago?

We talk about the way the cherry crunches, how much juice spurts out when our teeth break through the skin, and how unbelievably sweet and fresh they are.

Early Robins come first. Larger and seem sweeter than Rainiers and they extend the cherry season by coming in even earlier than the coveted Rainiers.

The cool night time temperatures of northern Chelan help to create a firmer flesh cherry than their brethren to the south. That is just one reason to why our cherries are so good and worth waiting for.

The goal is to have cherries be spread out over several weeks, from end of June to end of July. The last few years nothing about timing has been predictable. We won't know until the cherries are harvested.

It never is too early to place your order to hold your place in line for cherries!