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Peace Country  •   North West Alberta  •   North East Alberta
South West Alberta •   South East Alberta

You will find Alberta cherry growers by clicking a region above. Each link will provide an access to alphabetical listings of farms by town in each region.
  • North West Alberta includes the area North of Ponoka and West of the QE2 Highway (excluding the Peace Country) (780 area code).
  • North East Alberta includes the area North of Ponoka and East of the QE2 Highway (780 area code).
  • South West Alberta includes the area South of Ponoka and West of the QE2 Highway (403 area code).
  • South East Alberta includes the area South of Ponoka and East of the QE2 Highway (403 area code).
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Cherry Availability:
Each month brings the availability of a different fruit or vegetable. Remember, it varies on location, varieties planted, and weather conditions, so always call the farm before the earliest date below so you don't miss the season!

About Cherries:
Cherry, the common name for several related trees, and for the edible fruit of some species. The genus containing cherry trees also includes plums, peaches, almonds, and apricots. Because many of these plants have been cultivated for thousands of years and widely hybridized, the classification is complex.

The ancestors of most of the modern cultivated varieties of cherry are probably the sweet, or dessert, cherry and the sour, or pie, cherry. The sweet cherry tree is frequently planted for its fruit and for its beauty when in flower, and also for its value as a timber tree. It grows rapidly and has strong, close-grained wood, suitable for use by cabinetmakers, turners, and musical-instrument makers. Double varieties of both species are also grown.

How to Store:
Cherries do not ripen after harvest. They are very perishable, so refrigerate them immediately after purchase. Cherries can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Cup (140 g)
  • Calories: 90
  • Total Fat: 0.5mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mb
  • Total Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat-free
  • Saturated fat-free
  • Sodium-free
  • Cholesterol-free
  • A good source of fiber
Antioxidants found in Tart Cherries:
The same chemicals that give tart cherries their color may relieve pain better than aspirin and ibuprofen. Cherries may provide antioxidant protection comparable to commerically available supplements, such as vitamin E and vitamin C. Eating about 20 tart cherries per day could reduce inflammatory pain and benefit the consumer with antioxidant protection. Twenty tart cherries contain 12 to 25 milligrams of active antioxidant compounds.
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