I love to eat local and even more I love when I can visit the source and get my food directly from farmers. While on a family adventure recently we passed a sign that said ‘self serve cherries’ and of course I made my husband flip around to investigate. I thought for sure it was an old sign and we would wonder down a dirt road to find a dead-end but thankfully we got to the end of the road and sure enough there was a little money-box and freezers full of cherries.
Woodyatt cherry farms doesn’t sell just any cherries, these are tart montmorency cherries, the kind that are known for turning out the perfect cherry pie. At the end of the farm road you will come to a white house with a big garage attached with several freezers inside. Imagine my excitement when I opened the first freezer door to find a jar of cherries, a jar of jam, some dried cherries and some cracker with a ‘free sample’ sign!
I may have gone a little overboard with free samples but I simply could not stop, these cherries were the best I have ever tasted. I slipped some money into the rusty metal box and walked away with a big bucket of cherries and a handful of samples for the road and as soon as I got home I got to work on an old-fashioned cherry pie. This pie was perfection and lasted only a couple of hours before the pie dish was practically licked clean.
Later when I bragged to my friends about the best cherries in the world I tried to find a sign of their existence online only to come up empty-handed. There is no Facebook page, website or even a Twitter account; only this video about how they shake the cherries from the tree and many comments on forums from people recounting the time they tried the best cherries ever at Woodyatt farms.
Woodyatt Cherry Farms
7630 S. Hwy 89
Willard, Ut. 84340