One of the ways I measure the arrival of summer is by the arrival of sweet cherries in local grocery stores.
When selecting sweet cherries, they often are placed in bags. Look for a bag that contains shiny, firm fruit and green stems attached. Avoid soft cherries with bruises or blemishes.
In addition to tasting great, cherries are good for you. One cup contains 90 calories and provides antioxidants along with potassium, fiber and vitamin C.