On my break away from social media, Mike and I decided to get some time away and headed down to the Mornington Peninsula over New Year’s. We had such a great time there that we decided to come back with my father in law, and this time perhaps try one or two things we hadn’t had the chance to try the first time round. One of those things was going cherry picking at Ripe ‘N’ Ready Cherry Farm, in Red Hill (just behind the beach town of Dromana).
It was almost the end of the cherry season and another cherry farm in the area had told us that unfortunately their trees were done. However, I messaged Ripe ‘N’ Ready and they told me that their trees still had plenty of delicious fruit on them. It was a bit touch and go for a moment there – we had a few incredibly hot days and hot weather can literally ruin the cherries right on the tree – but fortunately everything was fine and we were able to go and pick a solid amount. 4.2 kilograms between the three of us, actually!
While in the area, we also stopped in at Wombat Café (one of the best vegan cafes in the Melbourne area, in my opinion!) and visited The Diggers Club, who I have raved about in other vlogs and who really got me into heirloom varieties and seed saving. I need to make a separate post about this I think but seed saving is so so important – we need to preserve the diversity in our food supply as big companies like Monsanto want to wipe it out.
Now it’s your turn! Have you ever been cherry picking or to any of the farms on the Mornington Peninsula? Do you like picking your own fruit? Tell me all about it in a comment!