What a delightful day we had picking our own cherries in an orchard in the Adelaide Hills. It was just delightful to see the millions and millions of cherries weighing down the many branches in the orchard. It's only taken us six years to discover that we can actually pick our own. We generally do take drives through the hills and buy from shed door sales, however when I discovered there was actually the option to pick our own, of course that is the way we went. Last weekend it was Forest Range Cherries at Lenswood, this weekend we might even head out again to Stella Creek Orchard as their Summit variety might be ready to pick. Big, heart-shaped delicious cherries and only $10/kg they tell us. Last week we paid $6/kg - very competitive pricing. The markets sell them for around $30/kg.
We found some more produce in the Hills we brought home to consume including fresh snow peas and numerous strawberries. We spent the afternoon enjoying food in Hahndorf before heading back to Lobethal to join in the Lights of Lobethal Festival on opening night. It was fabulous with the Living Nativity being a definite hit - be sure you don't miss this if you live anywhere near local.