Summer time in Melbourne; jaunts to the beach, alfresco dining, all the festivities of the silly season and CHERRIES! Yummy, yummy cherries.
Victoria is one of Australia's key states to produce the country's cherries. The region's favourable weather conditions are perfectly suited to maintain cherry tree orchards.
Did you know, there are 10 cherry farms to visit in Victoria?. In cherry picking season, usually around mid November until mid January, you can take your family along to one of the following farms, and pick your own cherries to feast on or bake with at home.
Speaking of baking, do you need some cherry recipes to try out? The following recipes use cherries as the focus ingredient. Once you're done devouring your fresh cherries picked from the farm, why not choose one of the following recipes to use up your remaining kilo or two: