Fri, May 17 2013 06:01
| Festivals and Fairs
Linden Cherry FestivalLinden, CA
|Missing this event would be a pit-y!|
I must admit that as a young whippersnapper I probably consumed more processed cherries than raw cherries.
A big treat for me back in the day was that crackling of the waxed paper wrapper as I tore open the package of a Hostess Cherry Pie.
I mean, really: soft, flaky crust, encasing juicy cherries and whatever that cherry gel stuff was made of, all glazed with icing.
I want one now!
Now that I’m all grown up (ha!), I try my best not to devour such calorie bombs. Last summer, I bought a cherry pitter, and officially became a “real” cherry fan. Full of antioxidants, I ate them by the bowlful. Did you know that could really upset your stomach? I didn’t. Full of cherry orchards and a hub for cherry picking and processing activities, Linden is the perfect small town to host the annual festival, which boasts a car show, parade, bake-off and the ever-popular pie eating contest (not the Hostess ones). Come to win, because losing is the pits! Sorry about that one.