Cherry pie tyranny

Opinion If you enjoyed a slice of cherry pie over the holidays, chances are you weren’t aware of the tyranny this delicious dessert suffers under, and the 15-year effort to unleash the poor, huddled cherries yearning to breathe free. At least, that’s what you would think if you read a proposed rule the Food and…Continue Reading

Cherry growers nervous over limited seasonal pickers available

Navigation for News Categories With the border remaining closed to seasonal workers, cherry growers fear huge losses during January’s peak harvest time. Many growers have relied on backpackers on working holidays and tourists who pick their own cherries. Photo: 123RF In the run-up to Christmas, orchards hope to entice local labour with free food and…Continue Reading