New York State farmers have had to deal with severe blight this season, but in other states, the weather has been so spectacular that some cherry growers ended up with too much fruit. NPR reports that cherry-growing states like Oregon and Washington — where many of the cherries at your local supermarket are from — have had such a surplus that growers have been forced to reduce their prices to the point of losing money. Some are even leaving the fruit to rot on the trees because it would be more expensive to pick it.
So, stock up on cherries while the getting is good. Next year, they may not be so plentiful or cheerfully cheap.