Pick your own cherries
EDITOR’S NOTE: As of Sunday 14 January 2018 the season is over this year for pick your own.
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near.
If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg, this is a great family outdoor activity to enjoy together.
Before you go and visit our wonderful cherry growers, please double-check directly with the farm to ensure they are open for business, and are not all ‘picked out’ before you leave.
Where you can go to pick your own cherries
To make it easier for you, we have listed below all the cherry orchards which allow you to ‘Pick Your Own’.
❤️Please note that the orchards are all open at different times – many don’t do ‘Pick Your Own’ until after Christmas, all dependent on when their varieties of cherries are ripe and also demand.
❤️ Refer to the Cherry Map for all the details.
The Cherry Growers Association of South Australia publish a ‘Cherry Map’ which is a great guide to where you can buy cherries from the ‘shed door’ and also which orchards are open for the public to ‘Pick Your Own’.
Pick Your Own Cherries Only
Note: please check individual cherry growers’ Facebook pages and websites for open times
Marble Hill Cherries | 25 Marble Hill Rd, Ashton
Open: mid December – early January
Enquiries: t: 08 8390 0327 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.marblehillcherries.com
Also: SA made ice creams, weekend sausage sizzle, jams, cherry vinegar,
picnic areas, toilets, koala bushland, 25 min from city centre.
Everlong Orchard | 145 Plummers Road, Forest Range
Open: late November – early January
Enquiries: t: 0433 179 429 | m: 0417 875 278 | e: email@example.com
Also: boutique PYO cherries, credit card payments available. Closed 24 – 25 December
Cheron Enterprises | 109B Coldstore Rd, Lenswood
Open: late November – early January | 8am– 4pm | 7 days
Enquiries: t: 08 8389 8574 | m: 0419 845 237 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.pickyourowncherries.blogspot.com
Easy picking, picnic spots, everything provided; toilets available; EFTPOS. Closed 25 December
Cherries at Verdun | Beaumont Rd, Verdun
Open: December – early January | 9am-5pm | 7 days
Enquiries: t: 8388 7048 | m: 0428 829 534 | e: email@example.com
5 mins Hahndorf with scenic views. EFTPOS & Picnic area.
Harben Vale Cherries | 34 Altmanns Road (off Junction Rd), Balhannah
Stella Creek | 178 Plummers Rd, Forest Range (top of the hill)
Open: late November | 9am–5pm 7 days
Enquiries: t: 0432 094 469 | www.stellacreek.com.au
Dark white and sour cherries, cherry icecream & w/end sausage sizzle, picnic area and scenic views. EFTPOS.
Forest Range Cherries | 76 Plummers Road, Forest Range
Open: December | 10am–6pm | Wednesday – Sunday
Enquiries: t: 08 8389 8500 | www.cherries.net.au
PYO specialists with onsite parking and toilets. Cards accepted. Soft drinks, ice-cream, Christmas Cherry Train (model), farm animals.
Plummers Border Valley Orchards | 32 Plummers Rd (at the shed), Forest Range
Open: early December – mid January | 9am–5pm 7 days
Enquiries: t: 0407 716 929 | m: 0407 898 318 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cherry-picking.com.au
Ten varieties cherries – early, mid & late season.
Pick Your Own and Shed Door Sales
BP Organic Cherry Farm | 437 Mawson Rd, Cherryville
Open: early Dec – mid Jan | 9am – 5pm 7 days – check website | Open Christmas Day
Enquiries: t: 08 8389 8222 | m: 0407 22 33 99 | e: email@example.com | www.bpcherry.com.au
Organically grown red, white and sour cherries, NASAA certified organic Cert 5375.
Cherrytime Orchard | 1917 Lobethal Rd, Lobethal
Open: from 9 December | 10am – 6pm 7 days
Enquiries: t: 08 8389 6902 | m: 0448 689 925 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email/mobile bookings recommended.
Visit their friendly farm for easy pick cherries.
Fleurieu Cherries | 159 Pages Flat Rd, Pages Flat
Open: Early December – Early January | 9am – 6pm 7 days
Enquiries: t: 08 8556 1314 | Brett: 0400 501 549 | e: email@example.com | www.fleurieucherries.com
Fleurieu cherries Easy to find, park and pick. Wheelchair access. EFTPOS. Dark, White, & Sour, cherry ice-cream & wine.
Harrisville Orchards | 72 Harris Road, Lenswood
Open: Early Dec – until season finish | 9am – 5.30pm | Mon- Sat.
Open subject to availability. Please confirm via phone or Facebook.
Enquiries: t: 0407 427 747 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.harrisvilleorchards.com
Award-winning apples, cherries, apple & cherry juice / sparkling and Christmas gifts.
Lennane Orchards | 814D Montacute Rd, Montacute
Open: early November until Christmas | 9am – 5pm 7 days
Enquiries: t: 08 8390 2271 | m: 0417 814 863 | e: email@example.com | www.lennanneorchards.com.au
EFTPO. Café, cakes, jams, fresh fruit, blended ice creams, picnic areas, raspberries & lemons.
Martin Hill Cherries | 309 Martin Hill Road, Forreston
Open: December – mid January | 8am – 7pm 7 days
Enquiries: m: 0477 071 605 | t: 08 8389 1118 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.martinhillcherries.com.au
Fresh tasty cherries & rhubarb. EFTPOS available
PYO cherries after Christmas only
Masons Orchards | 116 Masons Road, Forest Range
Open: early December – early January | 8am till late | Mon – Sat
Enquiries: t: 08 8389 8145 | e: email@example.com
100 years of growing quality cherries. Also jams, dried fruits, & berries.
PYO strictly by appointment: phone 0438 898 386
NO EFTPOS. Closed Sunday
Shed Door Sales only (check website for open times/days)
Adelaide Hills Cherries | 219 Battunga Road (Meadows Rd), Echunga
Cowlings Cherries (Organic) | 333 Old Norton Summit Rd, Norton Summit
Ellimata Orchards | 158 Cold Store Rd, Lenswood
Kenton Valley Cherries | 31 Hartley Vale Rd, Gumeracha
Kerries Cherries | 449 Yundi Rd, Yundi
Kersbrook Cherry Farm | 1718 South Para Rd, Kersbrook
Norton Summit Farm | 9 Valley View Crescent, Norton Summit
Montacute Valley Orchard | 93 Institute Rd, Montacute
Torrens Valley Orchards | 525 Winton Road, Gumeracha
Wotton’s Cherries | 1147 Greenhill Rd, Uraidla
Tips for picking cherries
❤️ Wear closed flat shoes when you are picking your own cherries, as well as a hat and sunscreen.
❤️ Our tip would also be to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, especially the kids – juicy red cherries are delicious but they can stain clothes.
❤️ Also bring your own bags, boxes and/or esky to transport your cherries home.
❤️ Take cash – some orchards don’t have eftpos facilities.
❤️ You can also take a picnic to enjoy while you are there. The orchards are a great place to explore – look out for koalas and other wildlife at some places.
Important: Remember to check first with the cherry orchard via their website, Facebook page or ring them (contact details are given above and in the Cherry Map) to make sure they have ripe cherries available to pick BEFORE travelling there. Cherries, like all fruit, are dependent on weather conditions and some orchards may get busy and sell out.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Cherry Growers Association of South Australia’s website here.
For your guide to the Growers and all the details download the Cherry Map for 2016-2017 (PDF)
What: Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia
When: December to January (depending on season) | closed on catastrophic fire days
Where: See locations above and see link to Cherry Map
Who: Cherry Lovers
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Cherry Growers Association of South Australia
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