Pick Your Own Cherries | Adelaide Hills | South Australia | Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Pick Your Own Cherries - Cherry Orchards South Australia

Pick Your Own Cherries

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. Cherry supply is dependent on demand and when different varieties of cherries are ripe.

❤️ Refer to the Cherry Map for all the details.

Cherry Map

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

Charleston Cherries |  308 Mt Torrens Rd, Charleston

Open: Mid November – late December  (may change due to seasonal variation) | 9am-2pm | Saturday & Sunday – always check website for confirmation & availability.
Enquiries: info@charlestoncherries.com.au | www.charlestoncherries.com.au
Pick your own cherries on easy ground, no ladders required. Easy parking close to the trees.

Cheron Enterprises | 109B Coldstore Rd, Lenswood

Open: Late November – late December (may change due to seasonal variation) | 8am– 4pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 08 8389 8574 | 0419 845 237 |  cheronenterprises@yahoo.com.au | www.pickyourowncherries.blogspot.com
Easy picking, picnic spots, everything provided; toilets available; EFTPOS. 

Cherries at Verdun  | 152 Beaumont Rd, Balhannah

Open: December – early January | 9am-5pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 8388 7048 | 0428 829 534 | info@cherriesatverdun.com
Historic family farm est. 1847. 5 mins from Hahndorf exit SE Freeway. Follow signs 1.5kms along Beaumont Rd
from Verdun. EFTPOS, picnic area & view.

Everlong Orchard | 145 Plummers Road, Forest Range

Open: December – check Facebook for open days
Enquiries: 0431 596 370 | www.everlongorchard.com | cherries@everlongorchard.com 
No bookings required for PYO, credit card payments available. Picnics welcome, scenic views.

Harben Vale Cherries | 34 Altmanns Road (off Junction Rd), Balhannah

Open: December – mid January | 9am-4pm | 7 days | Please check Facebook for open days
Enquiries:  08 8388 4578 |  0439 001 962 |  harbenvalecherries@adam.com.auwww.harbenvale.com 
Easy picking, minutes from SE Freeway, Mt Barker interchange or Hahndorf.

Marble Hill Cherries | 25 Marble Hill Rd, Ashton

Open: Mid-December – early January | Check Facebook for open days
You can book your no stress visit at www.marblehillcherries.com.au
Enquiries:  8390 0327 | pick@marblehillcherries.com 
Cherry ice cream, jams, picnic areas, toilets, Koala bushland, 25 min from city centre. EFTPOS

Plummers Border Valley Orchards | 32 & 60 Plummers Rd (at the shed), Forest Range

Open: early December – mid January | 10am–4pm | Please refer to website
Enquiries: 0407 716 929 | 0407 898 318  |  ikplummer@bigpond.comwww.cherry-picking.com.au
Ten varieties cherries – early, mid & late season.

Stella Creek | 178 Plummers Rd, Forest Range (top of the hill)

Open: late November to early Jan | Tuesday to Sunday | 9am–5pm
Enquiries: 0432 094 469 | cherries@stellacreek.com.au | www.stellacreek.com.au
Dark white and sour cherries, cherry icecream & w/end sausage sizzle, picnic area and scenic views. EFTPOS.

 

Pick Your Own Cherries and Shed Door Sales 🍒

Cherrytime Orchard | 1917 Lobethal Rd, Lobethal

Open:  From 9 December | 10am-6pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 08 8389 6902 | 0417 880 9678 | cherrytime@adam.com.au
Email/mobile bookings recommended.
Visit their friendly farm for easy pick cherries.

Fleurieu Cherries | 159 Pages Flat Rd, Pages Flat

Open: Early December – mid January | 9am-5pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 08 8556 1314 | 0400 501 549 | info@fleurieucherries.comwww.fleurieucherries.com
Wheelchair access. EFTPOS. Dark, white, & sour cherries, cherry ice-cream & wine.

Harrisville Orchards | 72 Harris Road, Lenswood

Open: Early December – until season finish | 9am-5.30pm | Monday – Saturday
Open subject to availability. Please confirm via phone or Facebook.
Enquiries:  0407 427 747 | harrisvilleorchards@bigpond.comwww.harrisvilleorchards.com
Award-winning apples, cherries, apple & cherry juice / sparkling and Christmas gifts.

Jauma Organic | 677 Mawson Rd, Lenswood

Open: Early December – early January | Tuesday – Sunday | 9am-5pm
Enquiries: James 0408 075 138 | info@jauma.com | www.jauma.com / Facebook / Instagram – Jauma Wine
Certified Organic cherries (NASAA), 14 varieties. Local craft and honey shop, natural wine tastings weekends only.

Lennane Orchards | 814D Montacute Rd, Montacute

Open: Early November until Christmas | 9am 5pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 08 8390 2271 | 0417 814 863  | www.lennanneorchards.com.au
EFTPOS. Modern orchard. Cafe, cakes, jams, fresh fruit blended ice creams, picnic areas, raspberries & lemons.

Martin Hill Cherries | 309 Martin Hill Road, Forreston

Open: December – mid January | 8am-6pm | 7 days
Enquiries: 0477 071 605 | 08 8389 1118 | martinhillcherries1@gmail.comwww.martinhillcherries.com.au
Fresh tasty cherries & rhubarb. EFTPOS available | PYO cherries after Christmas only 

Masons Orchards | 116 Masons Rd, Forest Range

Open: Early December – early January | 8am til late | Monday – Saturday
Enquiries: 08 8389 8145 | gamason@bigpond.net.au
100 years of growing quality cherries. Also jams, dried fruits & berries.
PYO strictly by appointment: 0438 898 386 | No EFTPOS

 

Shed Door Sales only (check website for open times/days)🍒

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

Joanna’s Cherries | 12 Osborne Rd, Ashton

Montacute Valley Orchard | 93 Institute Rd, Montacute

Torrens Valley Orchards | 525 Winton Road, Gumeracha

Woods Hill Orchard | Lot 2 Stony Rise Rd, Ashton (Entry via Woods Hill Rd)

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.

❤️ Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Warning – Farms may close on days of extreme or catastrophic fire danger. Check the fire danger rating on the CFS website or Bureau of Meterology website.

cherries in the hand
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.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Cherry Growers Association of SA website

For your guide to the Growers and all the details download the Cherry Map for 2018-2019 (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:        Everyone

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.

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