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Nature's Gift Cherries, Gilroy

Melanie Wong | Jun 20, 200606:17 PM

Early afternoon on Sunday I made a stop at this farm stand to try some cherries. Nature's Gift is on the westside of 101 on the south end of Gilroy. As you can see from the position of the flags in the photos, it has a stiff wind blowing through the pass. The temperature was 10 degrees cooler here than when I was passing the outlet center exit further north.

The cherries sold here are local from their own farm. They had Rainiers and an unmarked red variety for $4 per basket and Bings were $6 per basket. I asked to taste a sample and found the unknown reds as good as Bings we've been buying elsewhere. The Rainiers were especially good, large sized and quite crisp with complex flavor. Next weekend may be the last of the crop.

It's a bit hairy getting back on the highway from here. You'll need to wait a long time for a break in traffic that's moving at 65+mph. There is another stand a little further south before the overpass that has a merge lane, but I've not stopped there before.

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