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Cherry Picking 2014 Season

Press Release
May 20, 2014



Last week, Harvest Time U-Pick farm stands opened in preparation for the annual Memorial Day cherry picking season.  Well over 20,000 visitors came from as far away as San Francisco and San Jose.  31 of the 50 stands offer cherries both picked and U-pick.  Anticipated attendance this weekend is expected to reach twice that number so the roads will be congested throughout the ag core.  Parking is a premium, so early picking is recommended.


The unseasonably warm weather has brought upon us a lighter than usual cherry crop this year.  Early varieties include bings, reineers, lapins amongst other varieties.  The weather has not affected the other wonderful fruits and veggies offered throughout the year.  As always, it is recommended to please check with your grower directly to ensure availability.  Ken Hagan, President of Harvest Time and grower of Bacchini's Fruit Tree said "I need to buy a new pair of boots" after greeting 2000+ visitors to his stand last weekend.  "Cherry season is the kick off to Agri-tourism, our unique experience to see where the food comes from and to buy it fresh from our farms at the peak of the season".

The annual Farm Trail Map can be found at farm stands, Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, CC Farm Bureau, City of Brentwood, local businesses and online at  Harvest Time in Brentwood released their FREE App in the fall that includes all the same information on the trail map and website, in addition to where to shop, dine and experience all that Brentwood has to offer.  The App is available for iphone and android versions and is called Harvest Time in Brentwood.



Weather forecast for the weekend is 90+ degrees making it a wonderful time to take your family to enjoy the U-pick experience in your own backyard.  Brentwood Harvest Time Festival on July 12 & 13 welcomes you to enter the Jam & Jelly Contest with your homemade sampling made from fresh local fruit.  Information at




This press release was published in May 2014 so may be outdated after sometime. thanks Peggie Schuitemaker at Harvest Time for this press release. If you have any questions or if you need more information, please contact Harvest Time at