It’s National Rainier Cherry Day!

A trip to Seattle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world-famous Pike Place Market, but I’ll tell you a controversial secret: Pike Place really isn’t my favorite spot to take visitors. Blasphemy! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a mecca of beautiful, fresh food. BUT it is so damn crowded that I get claustrophobic. I hate walking the whole market — I like to get in, buy what I need, and get out! My #1 market recommendation: Sweet, perfectly delicious, Washington-grown Rainier cherries.

And it just so happens that it’s National Rainier Cherry Day! These suckers are only available for a short window of time every summer, so get thee to your local grocer and see if they’re carrying them. I promise they will be the most delicious cherries you’ve ever eaten… the closer you live to the Northwest, the fresher and tastier they’ll be.

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  • Whitney July 11, 2013  

    I’m originally from Seattle, but have lived in upstate NY for the past 3 years. I loooove Pike Place, but you just have to know when to go! Usually shortly before closing (you also get discounts on unsold flowers!), first thing in the morning, or of course in the off-season, or in cold weather. It is so quirky and I feel like I see something new everytime (and not to mention I love my favourite store, the Great Wind Up!). Hope this helps.

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