Drought affects California food crops, cherry season will be early and short

Rowena Coetsee, CONTRA COSTA TIMES

BRENTWOOD — Cherry lovers from around the Bay Area who annually flock to the orchards here for the U-pick season better hurry this year because the dry, warm winter has resulted in pickings that are slimmer than usual. Those who wait much past Memorial Day might be out of luck.

And how the adverse weather conditions will affect yields — and prices — for the rest of the summer’s crops remains anybody’s guess.

via Dry, warm winter expected to impact annual East Contra Costa U-Pick season – San Jose Mercury News.