As our reputation for high quality cherries, a beautiful location and for just being friendly is spreading, Stella Creek is regularly appearing in the media. Some of our mentions include:

“A budding beauty in the Adelaide Hills”

Sunday Mail (September 2009)

This story on cherry blossom at Stella Creek Cherry Orchard was accompanied by a beautiful photo of Merawyn & Alan’s granddaughter, Layla, skipping through the orchard on a wonderful spring day.

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“She’s apples for the cherry harvest”

Adelaide Hills Courier (November 2008)

Alan Mayne was interviewed for an article on the hopes for the 2008 cherry season.

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“Life is a bowl of cherries”

SA Life (November 2006)

This SA Life feature profiled three cherry orchards in the Adelaide Hills, including Stella Creek.

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“Cherry Picking in the Adelaide Hills”

ABC Rural (4 December 2006)

Alan was interviewed by ABC rural about the operations of an Adelaide Hills cherry orchard.

The Adelaide Review (November 2006)



We have also obtained accreditations for our orchards and packing shed. These include:

FreshCare (
Freshcare is the national, on-farm food safety program for the fresh produce industry. Freshcare links food safety on farm to the quality and food safety programs of the other members of the fresh produce supply chain.

Based on HACCP principles, Freshcare provides independent verification that a recognized food safety program is followed by the certified enterprises. Freshcare was developed in response to requests from growers, wholesalers, packers, and processors for a food safety program that met the requirements of both retailers and food safety legislation.

All major customer groups recognize Freshcare as an appropriate on-farm food safety system. Both Woolworths and Coles require that all growers whose product is destined for their shelves (via a direct supplier – Co-op, wholesaler or broker) must have a certified food safety system, such as Freshcare, in place.