No, it’s not just your normal Tuesday, oh no, it is, in fact, National Cherry day! It’s time to celebrate as the UK’s orchards begin to grow again.
Cherries have been a part of British culture for thousands of years, even though many of the ones in the supermarkets have been imported in from elsewhere. Cherry orchards support parts of the local ecosystem. Cherry trees host mistletoe and are critical to its survival in Britain. The cherry blossom and the fruit feeds many birds and insects too.
This Tuesday marks the peak in the British harvest so is the perfect time to go local and buy British – or even better, Isle of Wight grown. Godshill Cherries can be picked up at most of our farm shops and the farmer’s markets that take place in Newport and Ryde on Friday and Saturday respectively.
As well as the fruit itself, why not try some of the cherry jam, juice, wine or for a gift, why not pick up the Isle of Wight Cherry scented candle?