Summer Days and Cherry Picking

Jump to Recipe

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

During our recent trip to the breathtaking pacific northwest, we drove from Seattle to Wenatchee, a city in the Columbia River valley. Wenatchee is home to rolling hills, farmlands, and and epic orchards. We’re talking world famous fruit. And the biggest, juiciest cherries I’ve ever had!

Not to mention the laid-back atmosphere and welcoming character. Coming from the bustling east coast, it’s a breath of fresh air to get a smile, a wave, and heck! even some friendly hellos and how are yas from complete strangers. Plus, this charming city is rich with beauty!

Consider me eternally jealous to those who call it home.

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

While there, we went cherry picking and got to know the family behind Stemilt Growers.

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Pears, too! Though they weren’t quite ready to be picked yet.

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

I couldn’t put my camera away! Something to capture every minute.

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

One of our meals, complete with the most ridiculously incredible salmon and side dishes galore, was inspired by the surrounding orchards’ bounty.

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

THIS VIEW. ↓ Wenatchee, now you’re just showing off!

Summer Days & Cherry Picking | Sally's Baking Addiction

My camera can’t even do the experience justice!

Shot with Canon 5D Mark iii & Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0 lens. *This lens is my favorite for travel!

17 Comments

All Comments

  1. Sally these have to be some of your most beautiful photos! Place me right there with that glass of red wine overlooking the mountains and hills. I need to visit Wenatchee sometime! 

  2. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting Stemilt cherries and they’re always so good! I love the first picture with the bright blue sky behind the cherry branches. It looks like it was the perfect vacation!

  3. Picking fruits never gets old! In May we picked about 15kg of cherries from my grandparents’ tree in Serbia; best way to spend the afternoon! You just can’t beat fresh-fruit pies 🙂

  4. These pictures are beautiful! You have such a talent!

    Also, may I recommend my very favorite place for cherries? Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, Michigan. I live in the Philly suburbs, but we vacation up on Glen Lake every summer. Check them out! http://www.cherryrepublic.com/

  5. Omg Sally these photos are beautiful! Also I was going to comment and say that you should visit my town of Traverse City, Michigan for some cherries but I see someone else has already beat me to it! So awesome that it can be such a small world sometimes 🙂

  6. Love your photo blog!!! I haven’t been getting the emails for it so I tried signing up again. I hope it works! When is your fitness blog coming? I’ll keep an eye out for that tab for sure!

  7. Hi Sally,

    I have been baking cupcakes using your recipes and I love them all! While Strolling through your blog, I discovered this article about cherry picking in Wenatchee! That’s where I’m from! I never went cherry picking in Steamilt tho. There is one place that I always go which is a local orchard which cost me $1.50 or less a pound for both Bing and Rainier. Which is a crazy price for Rainier! I hope you come back again to Wenatchee and do more visiting around here!

Reviews

Questions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

With kitchen-tested quality recipes and step-by-step tutorials, my goal is to give you the confidence to bake and cook from scratch.

Archives

Categories

Sally's Baking Challenge

Join the community on the 1st of every month as we tackle a new challenge recipe.

View More

Sally's Cookie Palooza

A tradition since 2013, every December we countdown to Christmas with 10 new cookie recipes in a row!

View More

Sally's Pie Week

The first week of every November is all about Thanksgiving Pies.

View More

My Cookbooks

About Sally

Welcome to my Kitchen!

I’m Sally, a cookbook author, photographer, and blogger. My goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge to cook and bake from scratch while providing quality recipes and plenty of pictures. Grab a cookie, take a seat, and have fun exploring! more about Sally

×