So when I said I had a thousand pound of cherries being delivered I had no picture in my head what a thousand pound of cherries looked like.
It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. It turned out to be fifty boxes of 20#'s in each one.
The whole reason I had that many cherries delivered is because I am currently the Provident Living/Self Reliance coordinator on my ward (church congregation). That means that I help others to become more self-reliant through learning to spend money wisely. I find ways to help them get food supplies stocked up so that when times get tough such as economic downturns, emergencies, job losses or disasters they will be better able to care for their own needs rather than depending on others.
I am always on the look out for good buys on food for canning.
Lucky for us we have a wonderful man in our church that owns a business in an area (and is willing to haul back produce) where there are lots of farms and orchards that are willing to sell produce to him at exceptional prices if we meet the five-hundred pound minimum. We doubled our amount on the cherries, which really pleased the farmer.
Here is "fine" man (his name is Jim Fine) that has so generously offered to transport the produce for us.
(He is the one in the white t-shirt and the farmer is on the right.)
Here is a bowl of the Bing cherries. They were so delicious and juicy.
He also brought back these sacks of Walla Walla sweet onions too. At .28 per pound they are a steal.
If you live anywhere near me and are interested in getting some onions please let me know and we will work something out to get them to you.
Here I am waiting for the first people to come and pick up their cherries. Please ignore all of the junk in the back ground, it's just garage junk that really needs organized.
Next week we will be ordering apricots. Here are some samples the farmer sent so people could see how wonderful they are.
They are nice and big, almost as big as a peach.