Yummy fresh Bing Cherries from the Willamette Valley in Oregon is what it is all about! WOW! We did a quick stop to pick up some groceries on a recent road trip and grabbed a bag of locally grown Bing Cherries and oh my! The yummy, deep mahogany-colored morsels were as sweet as candy and super juicy! Definitely the most fresh and flavorful we have EVER had. Did you know that Oregon is the 3rd largest producer of cherries in the nation? Yup, the climate on the hillsides of majestic Mt. Hood overlooking the picturesque Columbia River make it the perfect place for the majority of Oregon’s cherry crop to grow. Interested in knowing more about the industry, click to read Oregon’s Cherry Industry.
Not only are cherries delicious, they are packed with nutrients and are loaded with potassium and polyphenol antioxidants, which are good for heart health. Cherries are also known for their ant-inflammatory properties and are a good source of Vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients that your body needs. For more on the nutritional value of cherries, see USDA Nutritional Values for Cherries and 7 Impressive Health Benefits of Cherries.
Cherries are in season from June to August so be sure to get some fresh while they last! Want to try your hand at sweet treats? Click here for The Best Cherry Dessert Recipes. Enjoy cherries fresh while the season is here and trust in knowing that you are giving your body a good dose of nutrition and health benefits. If you are in the Portland area and want to take a drive to visit a local farm to pick your own cherries, see Tri County Farm Fresh .