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Keeping it Fresh: Here it is, Your Annual Northwest Cherry Outlook!   


Every June, I’ve penned an article for Keeping it Fresh regarding the Northwest cherry crop outlook.  I usually research numerous articles and publications, and try to come up with a consensus on what that year’s shipped-volume forecast will be.  I also throw in a few tasty recipes as well.  I’m sure you remember the cherry and plum jam, the cherry burger, and of course the cherry pie!  I thought now would be a good time to go back and see how those pre-shipping-season volume estimates panned out.  Was the outlook on target and sweet like a Rainier cherry, or did it miss the mark and turn out more like the cherry pits?

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