05 Jun
Fiona Hall

5 Reasons to Love Cherries

They won the hearts of dignitaries, royalty and noblemen. From China to the United States, cherries have been celebrated for centuries since arriving with the settlers during the 1600s. Cherries symbolize productivity, happiness and joy in some cultures. The Chinese believed that cherries are a sign of immortality. The Greeks often wrote about using cherries as a diuretic. However, cherries have more than a rich history and are more than a symbol! The tiniest of the fruits is nature’s own little anti-inflammatory pill and is fast becoming a shining star on the health circuit. They can decrease strokes, heart attacks, assist with insomnia and may fight cancer. Cherries also help with joint pain and with headaches. Pretty neat for such a tiny fruit that has only 100 calories per cup. Nature really hooked us up with this powerful fruit. Here are 5 reasons to fall in love with cherries.

https://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/recipes/5-reasons-to-love-cherries.aspx


08 Apr
Fiona Hall

Two apples a day keep heart disease away

The proverb on the benefits of eating an apple a day is nearly right, scientists have said. A study has found that two apples a day can do more to keep cholesterol down and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Reading said their work showed “clear cause and effect” between eating the fruit and health benefits. They found that apples are rich in fibre and in compounds called polyphenols, which can reduce so-called bad cholesterol and improve blood vessel function. The

Read in The Times of London: https://apple.news/AMKq7N9dVTMeGWJt6Bpk6Jg


04 Sep

Media source: APAL – Nets slim defence against flying foxes

NSW apple and cherry growers Bernard (pictured) and Fiona Hall began installing netting 17 years ago to protect against hail, birds and flying foxes.

By Jeanette Severs

Flying foxes are considered keystone species in the Australian landscape. However, they have significant impact on orchards – even with netting. Predation can result in 5-100 per cent production losses.

The urbanisation of coastal towns, supported by clearing of native vegetation, has led to flying foxes looking to orchards for food sources.

In a comprehensive assessment for the 2017 Raymond Terrace Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan, grey-headed and black flying foxes were found throughout eastern Australia, generally within 200km of the coast, and in Tasmania and South Australia. The report cited research showing … read more


19 Jun
Kate Catterson

Come Wassailing with us at the Canobolas Dance Hall – Orange Winter Fire Festival 2019

Join Bite Riot cherries and apples, See Saw wine and Pioneer Brewing Co. beer for an evening of wassailing at the Canobolas Dance Hall. Enjoy bonfires and local music by Lueth Ajak, while we bless the grape vines, as well as the apple and cherry orchards, in preparation for Spring.

DATE: 3rd Aug, 2019

Check out the Orange Winter Firefest Video here – CLICK HERE: Orange Winter Fire Festival 2019

Come wassailing with us! Bonfires, local food, wine, beer & entertainment
Ticket price $85.00

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TO WASSAIL :: DRINK ALCOHOL AND ENJOY ONESELF WITH OTHERS IN A NOISY, LIVELY WAY.

WASSAILING :: THE ANCIENT CUSTOM OF VISITING FOOD/BEVERAGE PRODUCING AREA, RECITING INCANTATIONS AND SINGING TO THE TREES TO AWAKEN THE PLANTS AND TO SCARE AWAY EVIL SPIRITS TO ENSURE A GOOD HARVEST OF FRUIT.

Wassailing dancers and a local band will provide the evening’s entertainment while Jo Robson Catering will spoil you with a locally inspired 2 course meal at the charming Canobolas Hall. Your ticket also includes a drink on arrival – either See Saw Prosecco or a Pioneer Brewing Co. beer.

Additional drinks will be available for $7 per glass or $25 per bottle for wine and $7 for a 375ml beer.

Rug up, bring your dancing shoes, friends and an old pot and spoon for a fun and frivolous winters night!

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FAQs

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes – this is strictly an 18+ years event

  • What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are parking places provided at the property. Taxis are also familiar with the property should you wish to book one for drop off/pick up. Orange also now has multiple Uber drivers.

  • What can I bring into the event?

Strictly no BYO drinks.

  • Come prepared to be outside with warm clothing and flat enclosed shoes.

Please bring an old pot and wooden spoon to join in the wassailing.

  • How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email lisa@seesawwine.com

  • What’s the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided should we cancel the event due to poor ticket sales. This will be advised 2 weeks in advance, and all money will be refunded. In the event of wet weather we will move into the Canobolas Hall, rather than outside. The event will not be cancelled due to wet weather.


30 May
Kira Brown

Media source ABC News: Growing a business in China: How Australian businesses cracked the Chinese market

Fiona Hall @ Bite Riot!

ABC News Growing a business in China

“We grow cherries and pack and distribute through our company BiteRiot for 20 growers,” Ms Hall said.

“But we rely upon our partner who has set up distribution over in China.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-05-30/how-three-australian-businesses-cracked-the-chinese-market/11158948