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************************** UPDATE 8 January 2017 13:15 ******************************************************

Sunday 8 January 2017 - Sorry - all sold out now.

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This has turned out to be a very late season - not surprising given the cool weather so far - and the storms and rainy periods which preceded that.

Not only that but like most Adelaide Hills growers we have a much smaller crop than usual. That's because the weather during blossom time was not conducive to the bees working. Bees won't leave their hives unless the air temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or higher. During our own blossom period there were only two really sunny days for the bees to get out and work in. Luckily this coincided with a few varieties having viable donor and receptor blossoms available.

It's the luck of the draw really. Some growers had better luck than that - others have missed out altogether - as indeed we did a few years back.

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Trains-wise (this is much more important) I was hoping to have a cable car running on interactive buttons. (sorry - not one to take you up the hill - it's just a model) I've got a prototype working in the house but the storm damage has set me back quite a long way. Not sure how that will go - but all last year's stuff (interactive buttons on the station stop and Santa coming out of his grotto on a handcart) will be working. We also have a Hornby O gauge tinplate clockwork train set (what came before model electric trains - a collectable antique really) which will be set in motion on demand or on the hour - and an Australian outline HO track and an independent G Gauge circuit by way of compensation.
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I still need to do a bit of work on this website. The endless power cuts play havoc with disk-drives - so one computer blew up - I had to go back to a backup, which wasn't the latest version. I used to be an IT professional so I'm a bit slack on that sort of thing at home. Old saying - the cobbler's children are the last ones to get boots.
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To avoid confusion for new customers, here's what our frontage looks like. It's on the right hand side 760 metres up the road.



And you drive down the gumtree lined driveway shown here

to our car park and sheds.

You may sometimes find other signs for PYO Cherries before you get to us - that's not us. Nowhere else will you get the same quality for the price as here. That's what we're renowned for.

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Hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm but you need to come before 5:00pm to allow time to do it. Unless you can pick as fast as this guy that is.

NB the sour cherries which we sell are not under-ripe sweet cherries - they are small and always  sour and intended for cooking etc. See our recipes page.

For most people it takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour to fill a 5kg bucket with sour cherries. These machines do it a bit quicker.
 

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Don't forget that the best dessert at this time of year is Cherry Clafoutis.  It's easy to make and if you do it the French way you don't even need to pit the cherries.

See our
Recipes page (click here)    for these and other great cherry recipes. It always pays to check this page or the phone message on 08 8389 8500 to be sure before driving up.
 
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