Hallstedt Homestead

2024 Cherry-ganza!

Join us on the farm!

Last year, the NY Times sponsored a day at HH Cherries with u-pick cherry picking and cherries jubilee. With 800+ people attending, it was a great time had by all… and we knew we could do more! More personal. More engaging. More innovation. More food!

Featuring Chef Jimmy Schmidt

On July 20 (Saturday) HH Cherries is hosting a Cherry-Ganza curated lunch by three time James Beard award winning chef Jimmy Schmidt celebrating all things cherries. Chef Schmidt will serve and share several recipes highlighting the power of sweet and tart cherries to truly delight one’s culinary taste buds. Jimmy will be preparing Angus Brisket Sliders, beverages, appetizers, salads, and of course, Jimmy’s unique spin of Cherries Jubilee! Each adult ticket includes 5 lbs of U-pick Cherries and the trees are loaded… Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early HERE at the HH Cherries website.

Learn About Our New Project

We are also excited to unveil a new and original cherry product!.  HH Cherries will be the home farm of Red Truck OrchardsTM, a new collective of farms producing an artisan cherry wine vinegar. The purpose of Red Truck OrchardsTM is to support and strengthen small local farms. As part of this project, Phil has been working for six years to develop an innovative product made from Montmorency Tart and sweet cherries. Red Truck Cherry Vinegar has a bright and smooth taste compared to apple cider vinegar, while packing the antioxidants and anthocyanins found naturally in cherries. Chef Schmidt’s beverages, dressings and ice cream toppings (yes, vinegar based topping on ice cream) will highlight this new product and a bottle is included in your admission, with recipes to try at home. Come be a part of our new and exciting product launch!

Logistics & Tickets

Tickets are limited and will go fast. The orchard will be closed to the public for this exclusive Cherry-Ganza event – you won’t want to miss it! The event will have two starts to the 1 ½  hour luncheon and u-pick experience, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets are $70 per adult, $25 per child (food only: 12-16 years) and free for 11 years and under.  Advanced purchase only at HHcherries.net.

Come join us to celebrate our “superfruit” cherries and our new product launch of Red Truck Cherry Vinegar!

Ticket Options – 11am or 1pm start time

  • Adult Ticket (17+, includes cherry meal, 5 lbs U-pick cherries, bottle of vinegar)
  • Child Cherry Meal (12-16, includes cherry meal)
  • Kid’s Menu (under 12, includes kid friendly menu)


At the event you will get a chance to:

  • Enjoy a delicious cherry centered meal prepared by Jimmy Schmidt, a three time James Beard award winning chef
  • Refreshing handcrafted drinks
  • Moomer’s ice cream dessert
  • Stroll through the orchard U-Pick for the freshest cherries around (each adult ticket includes up to 5 lbs of cherries, a $22 value)
  • Get the latest farm updates from Phil and Sarah Hallstedt about this year’s crop, Hallstedt Homestead Cherries, and their new product The Original Cherry Vinegar from Red Truck Orchards
  • Try a “blender bike”

You will leave with:

  • 5 lbs of fresh, delicious cherries
  • A bottle of Red Truck Orchards cherry wine vinegar
  • Red Truck Orchards swag bag (stickers, cooling towel, key chain, mesh market bag, and more!)
  • Cherry recipes from the meal for you to prepare at home
  • A very full belly!