I was all excited for this coming weekend because I was planning to go up to Palmdale to pick my own cherries. There was going to be cherry pie, cherry jam, cherry ice cream, dried cherries... I was going to spend a day in my kitchen cooking cherries in every imaginable way. Then I saw the orchards' websites and they are all out of cherries, on account of a small, early season with a bit of freezing. That was a downer. Some my question is... where else can I pick my own fruit? It doesn't need to be cherries. I'll pick anything. I just like picking and then cooking with the bounty. I'm in venice, but I was willing to drive to Palmdale, so that gives you some indication of how far I'd be willing to drive.