It’s that exciting time of year in our cherry orchard! The miracle of bud burst, the beauty of blossom and bees busy at pollination. Now we have tiny, tiny cherries and can plan our 2017 open farm weekends.
Saturday and Sunday mornings December 9-10 and 16-17
We’ll open the orchard for you to pick-your-own on weekend mornings December 9-10 and 16-17. It all depends on the cherries so please check before you come.
Once we know more about how the season plays out with the weather we’ll be able to plan another open weekend either before or after. The season is so short so put it in your diaries now !!
Planning your visit
Cherries are best picked early in the morning, before the heat of the day. Fruit picked while still cool will stay fresh for longer. If you can come early that’s the best for the fruit, and for you as picking is much more enjoyable when its cooler! Bring something to take your cherries home in! Cherries are best packed in shallow layers so they don’t squash the bottom ones. Ideally also bring something to keep them cool if you’re travelling a long way or will stop on your way home. We do also have cherry cartons for sale. There’s much to explore and taste around the magical Mudgee region – if you’re travelling far you may like to arrive the day before to explore the region. Mudgee Region Tourism can help with accommodation and travel ideas visitmudgeeregion.com.au
Don’t want to pick your own?
No problem! Our pickers will be out at dawn to pick, grade and pack cherries ready for sale. Regional deliveries to the North West NSW and South West Qld Yes! We’ll be delivering cherries to Narrabri, Wee Waa and Moree again this year. A few years ago we realised the madness that our cherries were reaching the market fresher in Hong Kong than they the wholesale market cherries sold just a few hours up the road in North West NSW! Now we deliver direct. If your school or community group is interested in a cherry drive fundraiser, please contact us and we’ll see what we can organise.
Keeping in touch As we get closer to the season we’ll be sending newsletter updates about any changes in the season, which varieties are ripe when and some yummy ideas of what you can do with all those cherries!
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