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Cherry picking in the Adelaide Hills - from Saturday, 29 November 2008


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Hi girls and guys

For those South Africans and ex South Africans lucky enough :ilikeit: to live in and around Adelaide, a morning or afternoon with the family picking your own cherries in the Adelaide Hills is a must do thing.

Stella Creek Cherry Orchard in the Forest Range is our favourite cherry farm. Owned and managed by Alan Mayne and his delightful wife Merawyn and daughter Melinda, it is situated in the picturesque Forest Range are of the Adelaide Hills at , Lot 8, Plummers Road, Forest Range (about 1.8 km up Plummers Road, off the Adelaide to Lobethal main road).

The trip up Magill Road and then along the winding road through the hills on the way to Lobethal is awe inspiring at this time of the year. At this time of the year the Adelaide Hills are just beautiful with the apple, pear, cherry orchards and vineyards laden with "young" and /or ripening fruit. and just 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Visit the Stella Creek Cherry Orchard website (just to wet your appetite) at www.Stellacreek.com.au for info and directions. :P or just Google Stella Creek Forest Range

The 2008 cherry picking season at Stella Creek starts at 9:00am on Saturday, 29 November 2008, and lasts for about 4 to 6 weeks.

See you there!

Enjoy!

Manny

Ps. It may be a good idea to phone the owner, Alan Mayne, before you go to check the best time and days to go cherry picking. Phone No. 08 8389 8572

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  • 3 weeks later...

Wonderful to know!!

We drove quite far to Ceres from Cape Town on Sunday to go cherry picking - came back with quite a lot of cherries! Tastes awesome!

Enjoy!

Tania

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Wonderful to know!!

We drove quite far to Ceres from Cape Town on Sunday to go cherry picking - came back with quite a lot of cherries! Tastes awesome!

Enjoy!

Tania

Hi Tania

The beauty of the Adelaide Hills is that within a 15 to 30 minute drive (depending how far you go into the hills) from the CBD you are amongst the apple, pear, cherry orchards and vineyards. When you get to Adelaide at least you won't have to travel as far to go and pick your own cherries. :lol::blink:

The climate in Adelaide is similar to that of the Western Cape/Cape Town and the cherry season runs from late November to the end of December, the same as in Ceres.

The Adelaide Hills area has it's own unique beauty and appeal and is one of the most pituresque locations/region in Australia. :ilikeit:

Enjoy!

Manny

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Hi Girls and Guys, it's that time of the year again - Cherry picking in the Adelaide Hills (multiple locations).

My favourite cherry orchard is still Stella Creek and the early varieties are available for "pick your own" experience from Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cherry season ends at the end of December so try and get there before then. Visit the Stella Creek website for details of best days and times to pick and how to get there.

See you there.

Enjoy!

Manny

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Hi Girls and Guys, it's that time of the year again - Cherry picking in the Adelaide Hills (multiple locations).

My favourite cherry orchard is still Stella Creek and the early varieties are available for "pick your own" experience from Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cherry season ends at the end of December so try and get there before then. Visit the Stella Creek website for details of best days and times to pick and how to get there.

See you there.

Enjoy!

Manny

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Thanks Manny. Would love to hear of other spots, as you said you know of others too. Wish we were there already - sounds like such a great thing to do. We went to a cherry farm in Ceres a couple of years back, but couldn't pick anything as the weather was terrible, and we were driving back to Joburg. Another good reason to visit Adelaide! :wub:

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