What’s in Season: Cherries are back

You know we’re getting close to summer in Canberra when you start seeing delicious in-season cherries at the Market. Visions come to mind of sticky red fingers and lips, impossibly large collections of cherry stalks, and children challenging each other to seed-spitting competitions.

Come and celebrate the start of cherry season, when many of our cherry growers will return with their popular boxes of sweet fruity goodness.

Current weather conditions have pushed back the start of cherry season by a week, but we should start seeing varieties available from November 13, with the season coming into full swing on Saturday November 20 with cherries from Hill Lock OrchardDrive In Orchards, and Torry Hill Orchards, followed by Thornbrook Orchards and Willayoung Orchard

Cherries are always highly sought after this time of year, so you’ll want to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out on a box for your family. The only way to guarantee yourself a box of cherries on November 20 is by winning our cherry giveaway competition.

Our region is fortunate to be near some of the greatest cherry-growing districts in Australia, and you always know you’re getting the best produce when you purchase from our Market stallholders.

Cherries are great for an afternoon snack, to top up your kids’ lunchboxes with fruity goodness, or to adorn your summer picnic platters. They’re not just bursting with flavour, but also with vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and folic acid. Cherries are also a good source of fibre and they are rich in antioxidants.

Cherries are one of those inspiring fruits that have seemingly endless options for consumption. You can eat them fresh, cook them into a pie or crumble, create a more savoury and tart jam, or even preserve them in brandy for an adult treat.

After a bumper season, our growers will have cherries in abundance and will be at Market with their cherries from Saturday 20 November, so come in and take your pick from Hill Lock OrchardDrive In Orchards, and Torry Hill Orchards, all from in and around Young, NSW. They don’t come any fresher! 

Thornbrook Orchards and Willayoung Orchard will also be celebrating cherry season later in the month, meaning cherry season at the Capital Region Farmers Market will last even longer this year!

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