The first cherries of the season have arrived!! Break out the red carpet for these sweet things. Around here, the first cherries of the season are the blush sweet cherries, the most common variety are Rainier. This week you will be getting a similar variety called Emperor Francis…only royalty for Field Goods customers. Next come the red sweet and then dark red sweet and then sour. June and July are cherry happy months!
Interesting Fact: Too much rain can cause cherries to split so farmer Bob Fix will be watching the weather very closely for you.
Two savory cherry recipes from Martha Stewart. We went to Martha Stewart on these ones.
1. Tomatoes with cherries and balsamic – use our Condimento Vinegar! Literally just pit and chop the cherries, chop the tomatoes, and toss in 2 tbs of balsamic. Done. Perfect for outdoor eating.
2. Cherry salsa (how have we not done this yet?!) – Martha puts it on tilapia but this would be good on any white meat and best of all, by itself! We’re gonna make tacos with it.
On the sweet side.
Quick cherry sauce from EatingWell. All you need is 15 minutes, cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon, and water to make this delicious sauce for your yogurt, ice cream, or cheesecake. We would suggest reducing the amount of lemon stated in the recipe.
This Week’s Field Goods Favorite
Sweet Emperor Francis Cherries
A sweet and simple snack, which can also be used as a main component of sauces, marinades, sweet treats, and more! More info