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2015 Cherry Season in Brentwood

2015 Cherry Season in Brentwood

I’m excited to announce the beginning of the 2015 Cherry Season in Brentwood. I’ve received updates from Brentwood Cherry Farmers that they’ll open on Tuesday, May 5th through Saturday, May 9th.

Smith Family Farm

Smith Family Farm

I discovered the lush Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta agricultural region and the city of Brentwood over twenty years ago. There were many farms in Bentwood then, before several were converted into large tract home developments. This area has had a rich agricultural heritage going back to the early 1900’s with major crops like cherries, corn and peaches. Sadly, many farms are disappearing and many families have tired of farming decided to move on.

U-Pick in Brentwood

U-Pick in Brentwood

 

The 2013 fruit season is heating up! Break out the cherry pitters, canning equipment, recipes and baking dishes.

Spring in the Bay Area is heralded by a wave of fresh produce that begins in May and continues into well into the winter. Urbane Bay dwellers may be unaware of the bounty right in our backyard.  Just one hour due east, sits a community of family farms rich with agricultural diversity.

Most of the farms in Brentwood (and surrounding villages) will be open this weekend with u-pick olallieberries, strawberries, cherries, early apricots and peaches.

Bring the whole family, meet your local farmers and pick some of the freshest produce you can put your hands on.

For more details about the farms in Brentwood, hours, directions and crop updates. Check out the Harvest Time in Brentwood as well as and their debuting app.

Brentwood Farmers’ Market

Brentwood Farmers’ Market

First Street (between Chestnut and Oak Streets)

Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 PM