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Welcome to Richmond Cherries, a family owned fruit farm on the banks of the Coal River near the historic village of Richmond in Southern Tasmania.

We grow 9 varieties of dark, white, sweet and tart Morello cherries, as well as strawberries and a whole range of berries including loganberries, raspberries and boysenberries.

Strawberries start  in November and while they have a temporary lull in late December, will carry on in some years through until March.  Our first cherries ripen in December and our season runs through January and into early February.

During the season you can find us at the Farm Gate Market in Hobart on a Sunday morning and at Salamanca market on Saturday’s. We also supply the Australian wholesale market and export fruit to Asia and Europe.

If you are looking for a gift, we can arrange to send parcels of 2 kg premium cherries to all states except Western Australia. Please give us a call or email us if you would like some delivered to your door.

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Getting up a head of steam…

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It looks remotely medical, or at the very least something you’d expect to see in a brewery.  It’s actually from Finland but I found it on Gumtree.Mehu-Liisa  With a name like Mehu-Liisa it’s a bit of a giveaway.

I first came across the steam juicer when my friend Judy showed me her suberb raspberry and blackcurrant cordial and quince jelly, made in her Mehu-Lissa.

I fired it up this week with the novel idea of making Morello cherry syrup, I can imagine it coming into its own drizzled over vanilla icecream in winter.

So into the steamer basket went the cherries and sugar and within minutes of the water boiling, out of the drain tube comes delicious, rich red cherry juice. Remarkably easy. The comprehensive manual and recipe book lists the huge range of fruits that can be steamed, amongst them, apples, apricots, crabapples, grapes, rhubarb, even tomatoes.

For the little more adventurous you can even steam a ham….. along with bratwurst, potatoes and sauerkraut! They might go well in winter too…

 

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