Doty Wagner thought at first that she and her husband Dave had been lucky.
In a year when untimely frosts wiped out most of the region’s cherry crop, the owners of West Gate Farms on Route 5 managed to produce a small crop from their 4.5 acres of trees.
But there was just one problem. Fans of pick-your-own cherries wrongly assumed there are no cherries to pick.
“We figured we had a 20-percent of a crop, but we can’t get those off because people aren’t coming,” she said.
As a result, after more than 10 days of picking, half of the crop remains ripe and on the trees. Doty Wagner expects sweet cherries, and a small amount of sour ones, will remain available through the weekend and possibly longer.
West Gate Farms is located at 10951 East Lake Road. For more information, call 725-1157.