The Williamstown Uniting Church Garden Club recently held an interesting outing to Gully Gardens Farm Shop at Angaston.
Owned and run by Rick and Rosemary Steicke since 2006, the property has been owned by the family for 53 years.
“An afternoon tea and a stroll completed a delightful visit.”
Grown on the property, the fruit is sold fresh or dried or is processed into jams and confectionery.
After a DVD presentation showing how apples, pears, peaches and plums were sorted and cut by hand then set out on racks to be sun dried, Mr Steicke answered a range of questions about growing fruit trees.
He also described how some of the fruit is set aside to be made into confectionery with blends of yoghurt, chocolate and raspberry, all which are preservative free.
An afternoon tea and a stroll around the property completed a delightful visit.
The next meeting of the church garden club will be held on April 3.
The group will visit Wayne Richard’s fernery which is located at Gawler.
A car pool will leave the Uniting Church Hall at 1pm.