Hi Cherry Pickers,
OPENING DAY IS ALMOST HERE. Villa Del Sol sweet cherry farms will be opening for Cherry Picking on Thursday, June 6th. The Brook Cherries will be ready for picking. We’ll jump on this Friday June 7th before the weekend crowds show up.
They accept Credit and Debit Cards for your convenience as well as cash.
Although there is no entrance fee, they are a working Cherry Farm and grow their Cherries to sell them. They do not allow eating Cherries in the orchard–Pick then Pay then Eat! Remember, only pick what you intend to buy.
If you have not been to their orchard before, please review the rules on their web site www.upickcherries.com: NO picking stems, NO climbing in trees, NO pulling down branches as they will break, NO picnicking in the orchard, etc.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Also, it is a good idea to wear a hat and put on sunscreen.
IMPORTANT: Bring a cooler for the cherries since they will be in a hot car while we are having lunch.
So, if you like the idea of getting out of town to hand pick some cherries, then join the group as we take on a very short hike through the cherry trees. I plan on arriving at the farms around 10:00 am, but, I have set up an earlier meetup time of 8:30 am in Woodland Hills. My car will be full, Elyse, Sharon, David and Elaine will be with me.
After picking cherries, I will be heading over to The Route 66 Classic Grill at 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country for lunch. If you plan on doing the same make sure your carpool members are doing so as well.
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Those out my way can meet in Woodland Hills at 8:30 a.m. and take off from there in a car pool. Meet at the corner of Leonora Dr. and Ponce Avenue. Ponce Ave. is the first street east of Fallbrook. We can park on Ponce which is not in front of any homes. SEE SITE MAP ABOVE
ALTERNATE MEETUP LOCATION: If interested in doing this event but our meetup location won’t work for you, then meet us at the Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry farms at 10:00 a.m. Follow the directions below. Please be patient if the car pool from Woodland Hills is late due to traffic.
Take the 5 Freeway North to the 14 Freeway. Continue north and exit Palmdale Blvd. Turn west/left from LA.
This turns into Elizabeth Lake Road.
Continue on 5-7 miles and watch for the “first cherry stop on the right”.
Villa del Sol is at the intersection of Elizabeth Lake Road and Godde Hill Road in Leona Valley, CA.
AGENDA: 8:30 am to 10:00 am carpool to cherry farms
10:00 am to 11:00 am pick cherries
11:00 am drive either home or to lunch at The Route 66 Classic Grill
ROUTE 66 CLASSIC GRILL’S MENU: http://www.route66classicgrill.com/menu.php
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972 Call don’t text
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