Farmgate Produce: 9.00am-5.00pm daily
PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES
THE 2023 SEASON
The cherry orchards are OPEN!
We recommend you come early or during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.
Keep an eye on our social media for updates
9.00 am -5.00 pm 7 days a Week
There is NO need to book!
Ripe 'N' Ready Cherry Farm, 52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill,
Seasonal, locally grown, fresh produce
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
If you want to wander through the dappled shade of our cherry orchard picking your own fruit and enjoying farm-fresh produce then come and visit our sustainably managed farm on the World famous Mornington Peninsula. With an excellent range of seasonal fruits, free-range eggs, and honey you will find plenty to fill your larder with. We look forward to making you welcome.
FAMILY FARM HISTORY
Set in the picturesque town of Red Hill, on the Mornington Peninsula, Ripe ‘N’ Ready Cherry Farm has been in the family since 1968. Eric and Margaret Easy first planted strawberries and pumpkins waiting for the cherry trees to mature. Eric and Margaret’s son, Simon, started selling cherries on the roadside in 1993, then set up ‘Pick your Own’ cherries soon after. Today, the farm is still a family affair, with Eric and Simon working together to produce quality cherries and other seasonal produce.
Visting The Farm
We welcome thousands of visitors over the cherry
picking season which runs from early November to mid-January.
Weekends can be incredibly busy so come as early as you can or during the week if you prefer a less boisterous atmosphere.
You are welcome to bring your dog as long as you keep it on a leash and respect other people.
PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES
PICK YOUR OWN COMMENCES MID-NOVEMBER
The farm shop opens at 9.00am with limited fresh produce available.
Keep an eye on Facebook & Instagram
During the fruit picking season which runs from early November to mid/end January visitors can pick their own cherries. We would like you to have the best cherry-picking experience so depending on fruit availability, there will be days when the fruit is more available than others. This is linked to the number of visitors and the natural process of fruit ripening!
When you are in the orchard you can also pick your own cherries to take home. You pay per kilogram for the cherries you have picked (On the way out of the orchard)
Entry pricing (this is an eating fee)
$20 adult (15+yrs)
$10 children (3-15yrs)
under 3yrs free.
It will be between $15-22/kg for the cherries you pick.
Pick your own cherries will be open from mid-November to January (weather and fruit dependant).
The farm opening hours are usually 9 am to 5 pm, with the last entry to cherry picking at 4 pm. If it is busy we may close entry to u-pick early.
Entry prices (includes all-you-can-eat cherries in the orchard)
HOW TO FIND US
Car - We are approximately 1 hour south of Melbourne's CBD. When you reach our farm look for the Cherry Farm signs on our driveway. Our customer carpark is approximately 500m once you enter our driveway from Whitehill Road.
Train -To get here by train you will need to catch the Frankston trainline to Frankston. Once at Frankston you will need to arrange a taxi to get you to our orchard which is about 20 minutes away. 13CABS are the taxis used in the area and we strongly recommend you arrange with them when you would like a return journey back to the train station.
Alternatively, there are a few UBER drivers around the area which can make the journey cheaper.
Bus - Unfortunately the buses do not reach the gates of our orchard. The closest bus stop to our orchard is the Dromana bus stop which is approximately 4km away from us. We do not recommend walking from the bus stop. It is best to call a taxi or book an UBER.
"A fantastic family day out with everyone filling their buckets and enjoying spending time together"
"The grandchildren loved their day out at the cherry farm. Tasted great!"
"The cherries were so fresh and we ate so many I thought we would burst!"