News, News: Cherries!

May 8, 2005

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EXT. FARMER’S MARKET–DAY

Caryn strolls the aisles in her wide-brimmed sunhat. Her shoulder bag sags with the weight of the vegetables and fruits.

One table has a giant sign that reads “First of the Season.” Cherries of all shades of red are piled around the sign. Caryn stops and samples one.

CARYN

A little too ripe, huh?

The other PATRONS pay no attention to her as they shove handfuls of cherries in their bags.

ANOTHER TABLE

Caryn squeezes a cherry to test its firmness and then bites into it.

CARYN

Mm. Perfect.

The CHERRY MAN smiles at her review. She starts to fill a bag.

CHERRY MAN

My only week of cherries this year.

Caryn stops abruptly.

CARYN

What?!

CHERRY MAN

Yeah, all the rain. My crop is already rotting.

CARYN

No!

The cherry man nods apologetically before helping another CUSTOMER who seems to be scrutinizing each cherry before he bags it. Caryn resumes filling her bag, saddened by the news.

INT. MR. R.’S KITCHEN–LATER

Caryn shells some fresh English peas as Miss A. bounds in.

MISS A.

Oo! Cherries!

She grabs a heaping handful of cherries from the bowl that Caryn had placed on the counter.

MISS A. (CONT’D)

I just love cherries.

Caryn tries to ignore her and continues her work. The cherries in Miss A.’s hand are gone in no time and she reaches for another handful.

MISS A. (CONT’D)

I’ve gained three whole pounds from eating here. I guess it’s a good thing I’m heading to the set tomorrow.

This catches Caryn’s attention.

CARYN

They’re starting the shoot?

MISS A.

Finally! One of my scenes is first, of course.

Miss A. pops yet another cherry in her mouth.

MISS A. (CONT’D)

I have to finish packing.

She grabs another handful of cherries before leaving. The once-filled bowl is reduced by half, but Caryn can’t help feeling invigorated by Miss A.’s news.

Yes, it’s true. Many cherry crops in California have been devastated by the late rains. Get what you can at LA Farmers Markets now!

One thought on “News, News: Cherries!

  1. Alex

    Cherries are great and all, but the part that really interests me in this post is the mention of fresh english peas. I grew up in N. Cal. and fresh peas from the farmers market are my absolute favorite thing. Problem is they don’t seem to exist in L.A. Closest I have ever found are some slightly desiccated looking ones in a few grocery stores. I simply can’t settle for that. Do you have a reliable source? I’m dying for them.

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