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Great Cherry Spit coming up in Naramata

Market founder James Young with third generation cherry grower Rob Van Westen.
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July 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM

PENTICTON - Naramata’s weekly Wednesday afternoon market is celebrating local agriculture with a special event on July 22.

The Great Cherry Pit Spitting Contest is coming back to the market  for the sixth time, Market Manager Darren Rettie says.

Two years ago a cherry picker working in Naramata took the record from local champion Kim Russell, who spit a cherry pit 29.8 feet before being bested by the cherry picker, whose record stands at 30 feet.

The Guinness Book of World Records puts the world record for cherry pit spitting at 95 feet, 6.5 inches.

There’s no entrance fee and all ages are welcome to participate. Cherries are provided by Naramata’s Van Westen Farm.

There will also be a media event, 'pitting' print journalists against broadcasters at the Great Cherry Spit Contest on Wednesday, July 22 at 4 p.m.

Naramata’s weekly afternoon market is open every Wednesday from June to September, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Naramata’s Wharf Park.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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