Utah cherry crop will be smaller this year

Tart cherry production nationwide is up significantly, causing a drop in prices by as much as half while the sweet cherry crop in Utah and the Northwest is smaller than last year, pushing prices higher. “Prices for sweet cherries are two to three times higher than last year — Mother Nature was not kind — and if you don’t buy some in the next five to 10 days, you may be out of luck,” said Chris Romeril, spokesman for Associated Food Stores, a grocery cooperative of 400 independent grocers in the ...

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