Its Cherry Harvest Time at Just A Mere Organic Farm and I've taken some pictures of the process of picking and sorting and packing cherries in our little orchard in Creston, BC. [caption id="attachment_5432" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/clean_orchard_floor_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5432 size-large" src="/media/original_images/clean_orchard_floor_Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Ladders in the Rainier Block" width="680" height="510" /></a> Ladders in the Rainier Block (Cherry Pickers in Action)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5436" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Rainier-Block-Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5436 size-large" src="/media/original_images/Rainier-Block-Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Getting Into the Trees" width="680" height="510" /></a> Getting Into the Trees - Cherry Picker Martin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5437" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/rainier_harvest_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5437 size-large" src="/media/original_images/rainier_harvest_Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="No Herbicides" width="680" height="510" /></a> Weeds On the Orchard Floor Mean No Herbicides[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5435" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/pickers_tote_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5435 size-large" src="/media/original_images/pickers_tote_Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Finished Tote" width="680" height="510" /></a> A Finished Tote Ready for Sorting and Packing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5438" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sorting_room_wide_jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5438 size-large" src="/media/original_images/sorting_room_wide_jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Our Sorting Room" width="680" height="510" /></a> In the Barn - Our Sorting Room. All Hand Sorted.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5431" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/cherry_totes_on_rollers_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5431 size-large" src="/media/original_images/cherry_totes_on_rollers_Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Totes on Rollers" width="680" height="510" /></a> Cherry Totes Ready for Sorting and Packing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5433" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/hand_sorted_cherries_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5433 size-large" src="/media/original_images/hand_sorted_cherries_Jul11-1024x768.jpg" alt="Hand Sorted Cherries" width="680" height="510" /></a> Packing the Cherries into 1.8 lb bags Ready to Ship[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5434" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/holding_cooler_Jul11.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5434 size-large" src="/media/original_images/holding_cooler_Jul11-e1436644932694-768x1024.jpg" alt="Holding Cooler" width="680" height="906" /></a> Inside the Holding Cooler - Get the Cherries Cold So They Stay Fresh[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5439" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/truck_leaving_farm.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5439 size-large" src="/media/original_images/truck_leaving_farm-1024x768.jpg" alt="Reefer Truck Heading Out" width="680" height="510" /></a> Our Refrigerated Truck Rolling Down the Road With a Load of Cherries Headed for Edmonton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5442" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Just_A_Mere_Bulk_5kg_UPC.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-5442" src="/media/original_images/Just_A_Mere_Bulk_5kg_UPC-1024x768.jpg" alt="The Finished Product - a 5kg/11lbs box of fresh, organic cherries from our Farm in Creston BC." width="680" height="510" /></a> The Finished Product - a 5kg/11lbs box of fresh, organic cherries from our Farm in Creston BC.[/caption]