[Sca-cooks] Predicted Cherry Shortage

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Jun 17 19:47:43 PDT 2012

In case anyone really likes cherries, there are predicted shortages coming due to 
freezing temps here in Michigan.

Detroit Free Press article today titled "Volatile climate tough on Michigan's fruit crops."
June 17, 2012

Cherries bore the brunt of Mother Nature's whiplash. The state, which produced 70.9% of the nation's tart cherries in 2010, is expected to harvest a mere 2 million pounds of tarts this year, down from 135 million pounds in 2010 and 266 million pounds in 2009, according to the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association…. One buyer said he expects wholesale prices to quadruple.

Wall Street Journal June1, 2012 article on the same topic is here:


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