Today I went cherry picking at Roening's Orchard, just a few minutes from our home on Green Bluff. Rick and Claire Roening operate the orchard, which has been around since the 1800s.
Today I was on the hunt for the very first cherries of the season on the Bluff: Cavaliers. They'll soon be followed by Rainiers, Bings, and many more varieties. I really love them all.
When Rick and Claire took over the ownership of the orchard nearly ten years ago, they promised to keep the original Royal Ann cherry tree - a favorite of the family. The orchard now boasts about 200 peach trees and 400 cherry trees.
As is with all of the farms here on the Bluff, it's a family affair at Roening's. And there's just something very special about being able to buy your fruit from the family that produced it.
You can find more information about Roening's Orchard here.
My Meet The Farmer series is my way of shining a light on the wonderful farmers that work the land all around our home. Watch for more features in the series here on my blog.