https://i0.wp.com/leelanau.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/choose-cherries.jpg?fit=200%2C224 224 200 leelanau.com http://leelanau.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/leelanaudotcom.png leelanau.com2011-02-22 12:24:442011-02-22 12:24:44Bumper Leelanau Cherry Harvest for National Cherry Month!
February is National Cherry Month and Leelanau County is Cherry Ground Zero! Before we get to this great video of cherry harvesting at Shimeks’ Maple Ridge Orchard in Maple City, here are a ton of cherry features on Leelanau.com including:
- Leelanau Cherries are Ready to Pick (includes some great cherry facts & recipes)
- A write-up on the history & present day of the annual National Cherry Festival (July 2-9, 2011)
- An article about the History of Empire (includes a great old fruit stand photo!)
- A lyrical ode to cherry blossoms by Cherie Spaulding
- A little about the history of cherry blossoms in Leelanau County (hint for folks wondering “When will the cherries blossom?”: it’s usually 10-14 days in early to mid May and we never know when until we’re getting close!)
- …and don’t miss the cherry slideshow in the Leelanau.com group on Flickr