BiteRiot! preparing to send cherries directly to Chinese market for 2018-2019 season
Owner Fiona Hall says BiteRiot! is hoping to air freight at least 3 shipments of fresh cherries a week to China, exporting around 70 tonnes in total. It will be a major boost not having to go through Hong Kong. BiteRiot, along with partner, Vincent Chen of TopFruit, have established distribution facilities in Guangzhou and Shanghai to service the E-commerce channel. To read more or read the article in full, visit Fresh Plaza: http://www.freshplaza.com/article/9028245/Australia-BiteRiot-preparing-to-send-cherries-directly-to-the-Chinese-market/
Orange Firefest – Come Wassailing With Us!
Come Wassailing With Us!
Date: Sat 4 Aug
Time: 5pm – 9.30pm
Location: Canobolas Dance Hall – 504 Canobolas Road, Orange
Event cost: $77.19 (booking fee included)
Join Small Acres Cyder, See Saw wines and Canobolas Dance Hall for an evening of wassailing, bonfires, music by The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers and entertainment while we bless the grape vines and apple and cherry orchards in preparation for Spring.
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.
Local wassailing dancers and musicians will provide the evening’s entertainment while Jo Robson catering will spoil you with a locally inspired 2 course meal. Your ticket also includes a drink on arrival – either See Saw Prosecco or Small Acres Cyder’s Sparkling Perry – pear champagne.
Additonal drinks will be available for $7 per glass or $25 per bottle. Please bring cash.
Rug up, bring your dancing shoes and your friends for a fun and frivolous winter’s night!
We’re loving the new varieties that are coming onto the market and have spent the past few years preparing our Kanzi apples for production. We hope you get to enjoy one soon!
The Orange Apple Ramble 2017
Meeting at Food HQ at 11am, for a apple variety showcase, then hopping on a bus to arrive at Nashdale for a 2.5km stroll through a commercial orchard, a heritage apple orchard, into a trufferie and finally native vegetation with the final destination at Lake Canobolas.
Stations of apple based tasting plates and local ciders will be available along the stroll with music at the lake kiosk. Local growers will be participating in the ramble to educate guests on the history of the industry and how apples are grown.
Pick your own apples as you go and soak in the glorious views of the Towac Valley.
Cherries are fitness friendly!
We love an article in the Huffington Post that states that cherries combat post-workout soreness.
‘Find yourself having trouble walking down the stairs (or even sitting down) after a hard workout? If you’re looking for a healthy way to fight post-exercise soreness, cherries fit the bill. Studies suggest a cup and a half of tart cherries or one cup of tart cherry juice can significantly reduce muscle inflammation and soreness (remember that a good workout actually causes muscle damage, resulting in inflammation).
In one study a group of marathon runners drank tart cherry juice or a placebo drink twice daily for seven days prior to their race. The cherry juice group reported significantly less post-race muscle pain. Remember to have it immediately post workout (i.e. with your whey protein) when your muscles are primed to absorb excess insulin in the bloodstream.’
Now that it’s cherry season, make sure you have a bowl of cherries in your fridge ready for your post-workout snack or you can grab a bottle of our freshly sealed, 100% BiteRiot cherry juice from supermarkets such as Harris Farm and IGA. Enjoy!!