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Old 04.07.2018, 18:41
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

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So I went on an Epic Cherry Quest today, visiting every farm I could find with a cherry sign visible from the road, on the left side from Wädenswil down round the Obersee... and narry a cherry to be found. Every Hofladen I visited was sold out - and many for the season.

I left it too late.
Sounds like a road trip is in order. We still have cherries around here!
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Old 06.07.2018, 15:29
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Sounds like a road trip is in order. We still have cherries around here!
Hmm, I think Wiesendangen would be closer for her.
Dorfstr. 1, they must have started on the week-end and on their website they say, it will go on until beginning of August.

They got huge signes out now, you can't miss it. Fr. 5.00/500g, well worth it.
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Old 11.07.2018, 13:18
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

And we've set a new record for cherry consumption. Bought another 2kgs last Saturday so that will make 9kgs this season so far. Best before was 8kgs. Almost didn't find any though so that may be it for us this year. All our regular spots didn't have any, apart from one farm who did.

And why the crazy pricing? Cherries with stalks on 8 francs a kilo, those without 5 francs a kilo. Um, you get more cherries to the kilo without stalks folks.
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Old 11.07.2018, 13:46
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

LOL, I got through 5 kilos in 10 days ..... and I haven't finished yet as our farmers only just started to push them out.

They're pretty filling too, I don't eat much else lately
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Old 26.06.2019, 19:00
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Cherry chomping time again. Got our first 2 kilos last Saturday and they're lovely and juicy.
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Old 26.06.2019, 22:48
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I'm eating my second out of three kilos that I purchased Monday morning. They are good, but I also know that the next purchase will be even better
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Old 27.06.2019, 18:06
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Gosh - no cherries here, at least I've not seen signs out at the farms I usually go to.

Any sightings in the Ausserschwyz/left side Zürichsee area?
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

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Gosh - no cherries here, at least I've not seen signs out at the farms I usually go to.

Any sightings in the Ausserschwyz/left side Zürichsee area?
Unfortunately, I can't find around (Altendorf SZ) too.
The nearest fields for Kirschen Selberflücken:
Seegräben - 25 km;
Cham - 40 km;
Mettmenstetten - 40 km.
All 3 are open next Saturday
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Old 28.06.2019, 06:54
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

None in Zug (The cherry canton!!) either.


I did, however, see someone yesterday fill their salad bowl with cherries in the canteen. Total bill for lunch...CHF38!
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Old 26.06.2020, 14:42
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Just munged my first ones. Migros but "from the region" (and I live in a good region for cherries). I bypassed them until today, thinking it's too early but they were goooood.
So I guess I will raid the farms around here the next few weeks.
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Old 26.06.2020, 19:11
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Yes, they've been around for 2-3 weeks now. Only managed to get one lot direct so far, but all have been tasty.
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Old 27.06.2020, 15:24
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Picked up 2 more kilos today.
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Old 27.06.2020, 15:57
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Yes, they've been around for 2-3 weeks now. Only managed to get one lot direct so far, but all have been tasty.
Yes, it's a good year for cherries.
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Old 27.06.2020, 16:27
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

It’s a fabulous year for cherries.
I haven’t bought any, they just keep appearing on our fence from my neighbour, kilos and kilos of them.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Got our first kilo of Swiss cherries today. Seem to be a bit later than normal this year. This was the only one of our usual places to buy that had any.
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Old 26.06.2021, 22:53
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I will be making a reconnaissance ride tomorrow to see what I can find in the area
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Old 27.06.2021, 00:13
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I will be making a reconnaissance ride tomorrow to see what I can find in the area
Yep, on my to do list too.

Actually the absolutely best cherries grow in the next town but they're always a bit later in the season. They are huge and sweet and juicy and worth waiting for.
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Old 27.06.2021, 05:35
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

We had a big storm in Zug this week (The train station was flooded), with a lot of hail. I wonder if the cherry crop was affected?
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Old 27.06.2021, 05:44
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

We have a tree at the edge of our parking lot, so I had my daughter climb and pick!

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Yep, on my to do list too.

Actually the absolutely best cherries grow in the next town but they're always a bit later in the season. They are huge and sweet and juicy and worth waiting for.
One of those little things that are different - back home in eastern europe cherries are less sweet and a bit more sour (so kind of very tasty sour-sweet juicy delight, don't mix up with proper sour cherries which are smaller and a different kind). I can see that western europe definitely prefers more sweeter variant (and its not just cherries, same for apples, pears and many more). Also cherries here are darker ones when they are ripe.

At least judging from what shops en Suisse and en France offer, local farms could have bigger variety.

I get it that folks are addicted to sugar since childhood, but its a bit sad since with this approach, such fruit is definitely moving from healthy category to not-so-much when one should actually watch how much one eats.

It used to be that healthy diet contains a lot of veggies and fruits, now its a lots of veggies and some, carefully chosen and dosed fruit.
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