Yellow cherries are a seasonal treat outside the Kendall Hardware in Clarksville.
For much of the summer, there is a produce stand outside the store on Rte 32 just north of Rte 108. You can also buy shaved ice at the Snowballs stand in the same parking lot.
Last weekend, they had the regular corn, cantaloupes and tomatoes. But they also sold yellow cherries that they said were local. They actually mentioned the Maryland town, but I forgot during our morning errands at garden centers. (Another discovery of marriage: Doctors won't eat farm stand cherries until they have been washed at home.)
The cherries are clearly fragile because many were lightly bruised. Some of those were still firm. A few were so bruised that I threw them away. They have a mild flavor. Not as sweet or strong as the red cherries, but deliciously novel and extremely refreshing as a summer dessert.
If you are near the Kendall Hardware, then you should definitely check out the Roots organic market just up Rte 108. For really local produce, go buy vegetables at the Gorman Produce Farm in Laurel. Or check out all the posts about the farmers markets in Columbia.
at the Kendall Hardware
12260 Clarksville Pike (Rte 108)
Clarksville, MD 21029
NEAR: This is on Rte 108 just north of Rte 32.