Delta Packing Co., Costamagna Farms Lodi, CA
California farmers for close to 100 years. Raley’s farmers for more than 20 years.
- Cherries are sweet and a good source of fiber, making them a naturally satisfying and filling snack.
- Some research suggests cherries can help combat post-workout soreness.(1)
Tips from Berton Costamagna, Vice President Delta Packing Co.
How to Select
- Look for green stems, suggesting the freshest fruit. Dry, brown or brittle stems may suggest the fruit is not as fresh or has been exposed to heat.
How to Store
- Keep, uncovered, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
A Farmer’s Story
“As early as 6- or 7-years-old,” Berton recalls, “I would put on my work boots and hat and go into the orchards with my grandfather. He would give us projects to help us learn. When a tree was sick, we learned how to nurse it back to health. That was our livelihood, the health of the orchard was very important.”