Welcome to Episode 34 of Local Life. A lifestyle video blog with Nick van Vliet presenting a series of interviews with local businesses in the Willunga, McLaren Vale, Mount Compass & surrounding areas.
In Episode 35, Nick visits Fleurieu Cherries and meets Brett Desmond. Fleurieu Cherries aim to produce top quality fruit that is picked fresh every day, at peak ripeness. This ensures that you get the best tasting cherries money can buy. All their cherries are carefully picked and sorted by hand.
Business Name: Fleurieu Cherries - 159 Pages Flat Rd, Pages Flat
We do fresh cherries, but the cherry ice cream is a highlight. People come from miles for the cherry ice cream.
What is your elevator statement?
We grow fresh cherries. We pick them everyday, fresh when they are ripe and we think we have a magnificent product.
What are some of the secrets you like to share with interstate visitors and tourists when they stop in?
I'm a very keen golfer so spend a fair bit of time down at Willunga Golf Course. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Why did you choose this site to set up business or was it chosen for you?
This was our family home. We all grew up here with my brother and sister and it developed from 350 trees, selling cherries off of our front deck.
Next time you are in Pages Flat be sure to visit Brett at Fleurieu Cherries.
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