Earlier this Summer we took a trip to our local cherry orchard and I made this easy, delicious Vegan Cherry Crisp with the cherries!
Earlier this month we took a trip to our local orchard to pick sweet cherries. I was really excited because I had never picked cherries before. One great thing about living in Grand Rapids is that you get a mix of a small city surrounded by farms and orchards. Just a few miles north of us is the fruit ridge. The fruit ridge or “the ridge” is a topographical land feature located NW of Grand Rapids. It is a prime location for growing because the elevation is greater than 800 feet and its location from Lake Michigan creates a unique climate that is perfect for growing apples.
The orchard that we visited not only grows apples, but also grows cherries. The tart cherries weren’t quite ready yet, but there where plenty of sweet cherries to pick straight from the trees. The trees where low enough that we didn’t have to climb up a latter to pick the cherries. The sweet cherries were so, so good!