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Next Day Air service (AM delivery) and Saturday delivery are available for an additional charge. Service to AK, HI and outside the U.S. currently not available.
Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed before Noon (ET) Tuesday through Thursday can be shipped that day for arrival the following day; orders placed after Noon (ET) can be shipped as soon as the next business day. Fresh cherries cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.
The following shipping options are available depending upon the items and delivery date selected:
Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground (yellow region), they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
UPS Next Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service (orange region), the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air and will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air is $39.95.
Ground Shipping (1-3 days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable IN THREE DAYS via UPS Ground, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
UPS 2-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 3 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2-Day Air and will be delivered between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
ALL NON-FRESH FRUIT ITEMS
$9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - For any shipping address in the continental U.S., customers ordering all items other than Fresh Cherries will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the end of the fifth business day following shipment (the delivery date will be indicated when placing your order). Delivery time can vary based on area, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
ADDITIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS:
2nd-Day Air (not available for Fresh Cherries) - Your package will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for UPS 2-Day service is $29.95.
Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for Next Day Air, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total cost of $59.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.
For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.
All cherries and dried fruits and chocolates from C.J. Olson Cherries are shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day for fresh cherries and 11 days for all other items
All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.
Store unwashed cherries in a sealed container in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Remove any cherries that are bruised or showing decay, as they will affect other cherries. Cherries should keep for up to a week if stored properly. Wash when ready to enjoy!
FREEZING: You can freeze cherries with or without the pits. Remove the stems. Wash and pat dry. Freeze on a cookie sheet (make sure they do not touch each other.) After frozen, place in a freezer bag. May be stored frozen up to 10 months. Enjoy frozen or partially thawed. Defrosted cherries can be refrigerated for 3-4 days. Refreezing is not recommended. Before cooking or baking, do not defrost cherries. Keeping them frozen will allow you to retain all the sweet juice
Dried fruit is best stored in the refrigerator or in a cool, dry place.