Cherry: King of the Stone Fruits

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Don't be surprised if you start seeing lots of activity at the Murray Family Farms' stands around town in the weeks ahead. That's because the cherries this farm is known for are ripening now.

In the past 30 years, Murray Family Farms has grown from two acres of Brooks and Tulare cherry trees to 35 varieties being cultivated on 180 acres of land. Steven Murray, Jr. says each kind of cherry has a unique size, color and sweetness. The farm plans to bring two new varieties to market each week until the season ends in early June.

Chef Sal Marino says the cherry is the “King of the Stone Fruits.” In this week's market report, he tells Laura Avery why he likes the Sequoia and GG1 varieties for the cherry gazpacho he serves at Marino's Ristorante.

Music: "Book of the Month" by Lovage