08 February 2018

Yarra Valley U-pick trail allows people to fill up baskets with fresh fruit

YARRA Valley farmers are encouraging locals to support them as they face a rapidly changing agricultural landscape.

And a new initiative is allowing people to get out and taste the best of what the valley has the offer.YARRA Valley farmers are encouraging locals to support them as they face a rapidly changing agricultural landscape.

And a new initiative is allowing people to get out and taste the best of what the valley has the offer.

Water, climate, land values and labour costs are some of the challenges confronting farmers across the region who are turning to technology and alternative business streams to stay ahead of the curve.

Fourth-generation cherry grower Steve Chapman and his brother Mark own Chappies in Silvan and are on the newly formed Yarra Valley U-Pick Trail, offering people the chance to fill up buckets and baskets with fresh local produce.

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