Wordless Wednesday w/ linky: Cherries on the prairie

Below is the Wordless Wednesday linky for you to join. I just wrapped pitting 20 lbs. of cherries with my mother-in-law tonight for freezing, canning and jam making. But how do we find cherries on the prairie?
We can grow wheat, barley, sunflowers, pinto beans, canola, lentils, soybeans, corn and more. 
But we can’t grow cherries. A few times a summer though…I drive west a few miles to a farm…


where a fruit truck arrives.

And it is there I find treasured fruit on the prairie. This time I visited, it was cherries on the fruit truck. In a few weeks, we’ll get peaches and pears. The fruit is important but…

the fruit truck arriving on the prairie really is about community and connections where we gather to laugh and share stories while bringing home a box or two of rare fresh fruit.

In a couple weeks, I’ll share a post on canning cherries and anything my mother-in-law and I manage to get done together before then.

Unless you live in the middle of North America like me, I’m guessing you probably don’t drive to farm to buy fruit from a truck.
But do you freeze or can fruit and veggies in the summer months to enjoy during the winter months?

(I’m obviously feeling a little more wordy than wordless today.)
Link up and share your Wordless or Wordy Wednesday post below and be sure to stop by and visit others than have joined the linky.

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I’m linking up today with…
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Comments

  1. oh, those cherries look yummy. i’ve been eating a few bags from the grocery store. i don’t can or bake with them – just raw. 🙂

  2. I guess I take for granted the abundance of fresh fruit here in California. So glad you were home to catch that truck!!

  3. super cool…did they stain your fingers? 🙂

  4. Yes @mountainmama! My fingernails and finger tips are stained tonight but it’s worth it.

  5. Sounds like fun. My kids would love it. And that first pic makes me hungry for some cherries.

  6. YUM & so much fun too – we like to pick strawberries locally!

  7. I’m so glad that you’re experienced when it comes to canning, freezing, etc. because I’m not! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving the link. I was curious though, can I freeze them in the bag without the sugar solution? I’ve actually followed that process in making a dessert before.

  8. Yummy cherries! That sounds like a fun time!

  9. Love cherries! My mom has a cherry tree in her garden and we go with what it gives us.

    Greetings from Germany
    Katja

  10. Yum! We buy them in the store this time of year. 4 years ago we were camping in Michigan in August, though, and there we bought fresh cherries from farms as we drove around the state. SO amazing. OH, and the cherry butter! mmmmmm!

  11. Love the look of those cherries and I can’t wait to see what you make with them.

  12. yummy cherries!

  13. I hope you had a cherry pitter! I bought 8 pounds of cherries a few weeks ago (they were only $5 how could I resist) and pitted them all by hand. My hands were stained (until I got sick of thinking my hands were drity all the time and bleached them) and it took forever!!

    I have some frozen – I can’t wait to see what you do with them – then I can borrow your ideas! Thanks in advance!

  14. So wonderful to have traditions and activities we can do with family. It makes them more fun and meaningful. Good memories. I have never canned or jammed (is that a word) fruit. It must be a delicious winter months treat to open something yummy that you made yourself! -Laverne

  15. Looks yummy! I’ve never canned before, so maybe I’ll learn something from you. 🙂

  16. Loooovvveee cherries!
    20 lbs?? I think I would’ve eaten 8 or 10 of them as I went along. I can snack on them until I get a tummy ache.

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