In honor of selling organic cherries for $2.99 a pound today, Whole Foods has declared the day to be some sort of cherry festival. Local Whole Foods stores respond with a flurry of social-media activity, games, and samples, some more enticing then others. A roundup:
Serving them up with ice cream and chocolate sauce; posing for odd photos!
Sampling scallops with cherry tarragon, chicken kabobs with cherry maple glaze, AND cherry lemonade!
Cherry-pit spitting contest! 2-6 pm! $100 of Whole Foods gift cards on the line!
Serving plain old cherries! Weak!
Making cherry salsa on the store floor! 4-7 pm!
Posting lots of recipes on Facebook! And unspecified sampling.