Adventures with 80lbs of cherries

It all started with a stop at Appletree Markets where I picked up 80lbs of cherries from PV Warner Farms. What do 80 lbs of cherries look like? Something like this.

How long does it take to wash, destem and pit 80 lbs of cherries. With 3 people it took about 4 hours.

But what can you do once all of that hard work is done? You can do this.

And now I have over 60 jars of brandied cherries aging in my basement and another 80 jars of cherry jam just waiting to get labelled and go to market.