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Brian McNeill

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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 09:54:06 PM »
The stand next to the Wenatchee FBO is gone now. The airport bought the property and demolished the house to make room for more parking and a new round about entrance. Better that than demolishing the airport for development. ;D I hear they have a couple cars now to use.
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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 02:02:05 PM »
Hood River.  Has a courtesy car on a first come first served.  However, they said if they know you are coming they can give a window of time that it will be reserved.  Looks like that is the closest to me and actually is a pretty short flight. I never get tired of flying the Columbia gorge.

Below is a link for some more info on Hood River regarding fruit in general.

http://www.hoodriverfruitloop.com/index.html

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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2010, 02:59:54 PM »
I spoke with McCormich Air Center today.

As you may have seen, the owner also grows cherries.

The indicated that the crop is about a week away from being prime.

If you call them, they will arrange to have cherries brought to the FBO.

As an alternate, they do have courtesy car(s), so you could drop over to Precision Fruit Stand as David indicated, below.

509-248-1680
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For your flight planning ---- Ask the Cherry Lady


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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2010, 03:19:37 PM »
I know it's not the same, but I spotted a road side stand in Snohomish this morning with a sign advertising Wenatchee Cherries.  So, if the weather don't cooperate for a flight, the urge can be satisfied locally.
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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2010, 04:28:58 PM »
I know it's not the same, but I spotted a road side stand in Snohomish this morning with a sign advertising Wenatchee Cherries.  So, if the weather don't cooperate for a flight, the urge can be satisfied locally.

Blasphemy!

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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2010, 08:41:29 PM »
I know it's not the same, but I spotted a road side stand in Snohomish this morning with a sign advertising Wenatchee Cherries. 

How low "were" you flying John?

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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2010, 09:23:21 PM »
As noted, Wenatchee cherries are in full swing now with some varieties already picked and other in process.  I think Bings may be in process now with Rainiers to follow.  Nice thing about Wenatchee is we have early cherries down low, and later cherries up on the heights.

Rather than going to Stemilt David, go up 97 on the East side of the river (same side as the airport) and there is a stand called "First Fruits" that I have been quite pleased with their selection, price and quality.  There are a few smaller (sometimes cheaper) stands near this one.
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Re: How are those cherries doing?
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 09:32:57 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Jeff.  Will check them out.
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