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Pie Cherries (also known as Sour Cherries) have become a very popular item at our stand. Until the 1960’s, Loveland Co. was known for its miles and miles of Sour Cherry Orchards. Additionally, Loveland was home to the largest cherry orchard west of the Mississippi. Blight, Drought and a hard freeze wiped out most of Loveland’s cherry orchards in the 1960’s and they have not been actively farmed ever since.
Our Pie Cherries are farmed in Utah and are generally picked around the end of July however we carry frozen cherries during most of our season. Cherries can be purchased in 2 lb bags, 8 lb or 27 lb buckets or in bulk. All of our frozen cherries are pitted and have “No Sugar” added. However, un-pitted cherries can be special ordered for pickup when the fresh cherries are picked. We carry two varieties of cherries:
Montmorency (Traditional Sour Cherries). This is the sour cherry that we all grew up with. This cherry is most popular in pies, jams, sauces, wines (bounce), etc.
The Balaton cherry is rather new but is becoming increasingly popular each season. The Balaton originates in Hungary and is known for it’s larger size and firmer texture however, it is still a “Sour Cherry”. These Sour Cherries hugely popular amongst the European population! Many of our customers have purchased the Balaton for pies, etc and are hooked. Others however, prefer to stick with the traditional Pie Cherries. Give the Balaton a try and see for yourself. The Balaton is Mike’s favorite!
If you would like to be added to our "Fresh Pie Cherries List", Please read the following:
Fresh Pie Cherries arrive around the end of July. Upon arrival, there is only about a 3 day window where they can be picked up before they have to be frozen to maintain the quality of the fruit. Pie Cherries are ONLY available for pickup from our stand and CANNOT BE SHIPPED. You ONLY need to send us your information if you are interested in “FRESH” 8 lb, 27 lb, or Bulk Cherries. Frozen 8 lb buckets can generally be purchased from our stand at any time during our open season. Frozen 2 lb bags are also available daily at the fruit stand (while quantities last).