The cherries are ripe at Shaw Orchards, but the season only lasts about 3 weeks so hurry! The drive to Pennsylvania is beautiful, and more importantly short. When we arrived at Shaw Orchards we grabbed some buckets and headed over to the sweet cherries. The trees in most areas are low enough for toddlers to pick all by themselves and they are absolutely loaded with fruit. My youngest two decided to forget the buckets and filled up their hats instead. Very effective.
Of course we ended up with way too many cherries, but that's what freezers are for. When it was time to pit the cherries, all my helpers disappeared. Seriously, after about 15 minutes, the crickets were chirping, but that's okay. I had my trusty paper clip. No fancy-schmancy cherry pitter for me.
Martha does it the same way, so apparently, I'm a domestic goddess.
Note: Blueberries are ready too and have a longer season.
21901 Barrens Rd South
Stewartstown, PA 17363