This year, a late frost made the cherry harvest much smaller than usual, so that the U-Pick farm we usually visit was not open for regular hours. However, we were able to make an appointment to pick cherries there, and in a few hours we picked about 16 pounds of cherries. Because these cherries were picked at the peak of ripeness, their flavor is far superior to anything we could buy in the store.
Now most of the cherries are in the freezer so we can enjoy them for the next few months. In the past, I would often pit many cherries to freeze, but it was very time consuming and very messy. Nowadays, I just pack the cherries (with stems still attached) into quart-sized freezer bags. We thaw them a few at a time whenever we want to eat some, and they are most often eaten with some plain, whole milk yogurt.