Flathead Cherries left to rot??
Posted by Chris Peterson (+162) 11 years ago
Can anybody fill us in as to what happend to the best cherries ever. I heard some real disturbing thoughts...need elaboration.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9198) 11 years ago
need elaboration.


That is correct.
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Posted by Jeff Denton (+753) 11 years ago
There was a fight going on between a farmer and a landowner over access to the cherries. If you read the Daily Interlake's report you don't get the whole story, for that you need to know the landowner. If you know the farmers you'll stay away from them, they created this problem for themselves as usual and then cut off their noses to spite their faces.
There was no shortage of cherries this year that I know of. Everybody's happy.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 11 years ago
This was actually a great year as far as cherries go. Generally, when Washington state has a good cherry crop the farmers will turn the pickers away because it costs more to pick and process the cherries than they can make at market. This year wasn't too bad. At least once in the last few years, the whole region let them rot on the trees because Washington was too successful. They would do some pick your own, but nothing made it through the processing plant.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (9/9/2010)]
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