Closed for picking mandarins but will re-open late May 2018. Check our website for further information.
Ford’s Farm is a Pick Your Own citrus orchard specialising in Mandarins. Our first mandarin of the season is the Satsuma, a seedless variety, easy to peel, full of juice and very popular with children. This year there is a smaller crop, but still plenty to pick. The Imperials will also be ready, but improve the longer left on the tree and will be at their best in June.
Ford’s Farm is nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, 15 minutes from Wiseman’s Ferry. The citrus orchard was established over 50 years ago by the Ford family (some original trees still produce fruit – the Emperor Mandarins). It has been a Pick Your Own orchard for over 14 years and has developed with help from our customers.
We will re-open late May 2018 every weekend and public holidays from 10am to 4pm until all the fruit has gone.
Unfortunately due to heavy traffic in the area and the condition of the roads we can no longer cater for large coaches. Small buses are welcome on weekends as long as a booking is made.
We cater for International Tour Groups who wish to visit the farm for educational purposes outside the season. Phone for more information on these tours.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to pick mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes and in July cumquats.
There is an entry fee of $5.00 per car, thereafter you only pay for what you pick, we charge by the kg.
We have a picnic area set aside for you to sit and enjoy the quiet bush surroundings. Take a stroll through the orchard to visit and feed our sheep once you have had your picnic.
Visit our “shed” for jams, chutney, cordial and honey all from produce grown on the farm. The year we have infused vinegars and infused oils such as garlic, chilli and rosemary, along with infused salts and sugars for the adventurous cook.
Open Friday to Sunday 9-5. Click through to our website for more information.
The first apples start in mid January.
Apples: Jan (26th) to May 12th
Peaches / Plums Dec 26th to Feb
Nashi and European Pears from Feb.
Persimmon and Qunices
We also sell homemade Jams including Apricot, nectarine and traditional Plum Jam. The Shed also stocks local honey and nuts (when in season).
John has put together a story on when which apple will be in season. Download it if you wish.
Opening again from 5th June, 2017
This is a wonderful orchard set on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.
We grow Emperor, Imperial and Hickson Mandarins for Pick Your Own as well as Washington Navel Oranges.
Later in the season we have Seville Oranges for Pick Your Own
We also have BBQs and picnic tables or you can stroll along the river and enjoy the gorgeous outlook.
Please always telephone ahead.
When you arrive at the farm you will be directed to the Seville Growing section of the Orchard.
You will need to cross the Sackville Ferry. It is the first farm on the right.
Open for Shed Sales of Apple Juice and fruit (when in season) - Mon- Fri 8.30 to 4.30. Closed weekends, except on special Pick Your Own Dates which we will put up on this website or see our website.
We take our produce to Warwick Farm Trackside Markets every Saturday from November to beginning of June.
FRESH GALA APPLES now on sale from the SHED! PERSIMMON Pick Your Own Bookings NOW OPEN -BOOK ONLINE - SEE OUR WEBSITE - starting 11th April. SORRY, No PYO for apples this season. Open weekdays only at the moment.
Nestled in the hills just outside of the country town of Picton, is the family owned and run “Cedar Creek Orchard” which was purchased in 1937 and now has its 4th generation working on the family farm.
The Silm family began planting apple trees here in 1941 after Mr. Silm (Snr.) and young Ron Silm found that apples were good feed for the poultry they were breeding.
The orchard began to diversify into stonefruit in the 1980’s, when Ron’s two sons (Michael & Mark) joined the business, and the season was further extended during the 1990’s with plantings of Persimmons.
Today, the orchard is run by Mark & Lynelle Silm, and their eldest son, Damien (4th generation). Sadly, Mark's parents both passed away in 2015. It has approximately 23,000 trees – the produce of which is sold through both the domestic and export market as well as local Produce Markets and from the shed door & occasional Pick Your Own days.
Shed sales, directly to the public, begin in November with nectarines, (yellow & white) then peaches, (white only) available through to the end of January.
This is followed by apples from end of Jan to May, and then finally persimmons from April to June.
The varieties of persimmons we have are Makawa Jiro & Fuyu, which are new, non-astringent types – i.e. can be eaten when still hard, just like an apple. It’s quite a sweet fruit, and is extremely popular amongst the Asian population.
We are especially proud, also, of our “Cedar Creek Black Label Apple Juice” which is a pure 100% apple juice with no preservatives, no sugar and no added water. The apples are crushed right here on our farm and the bottling is also done in our own bottling plant on the farm.
We have been making apple juice for over 30 years, and have developed this unique, exceptionally tasting apple juice, which is made all year round. People always comment “it actually tastes like apples”.
Shed sales of:
Plus quality apple juice made on site, all year round.
Currently nothing harvesting. Open by booking only until Tomatoes start in March.
Entry is $5 Adults and $3 for children ( 5-15) under 5 free or family of 2 adults and 2 or more children $16. Fruit is currently $6 per kilo although this may vary throughout the season.
Here at Canoelands orchard we are aiming to give the public the opportunity to buy direct from the farmer.
We Harvest tomatoes March April May JuneJuly
Stone fruit PYO is all of November, December and early January so we will remain open 7 days during all harvests.
We have, honey, jam and chutney all year round and we offer school excursions and tours all year on bee keeping, farm practices and sustainable farming. We offer function bookings and hosted birthday parties.
Our main produce is nectarines but we also grow plums and peaches.
We currently offer pick your own nectarines,plums, peaches and tomatoes.
Blueberries from November 2018, citrus from 2019, persimmon from 2019, apples from 2020.
We will let you know as each type of Fruit comes into season, so keep in touch. We start with peaches and nectarines late October, we will have plums around the 20th of November. They are yellow flesh candy plums and our Lewis blood plums come in over Christmas/new year. Please keep up to date as the weather will cause variations in timing.
We will also offer farm tours so you can see how it all happens.
We want you to come and experience the aroma of the fruit and enjoy the background of where it comes from.
We have a stall on the property where we sell our fresh produce and our own honey, jams and chutney. We also have a cafe for lunch and coffee, icecreams and drinks also available. Come and relax, bring a picnic along if you like.
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Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, other times for groups by appointment only, call 0247562191
20 hectares set on the edge of Wollangambee National Park.
An established nut orchard with large, good quality, fresh chestnuts and walnuts.
There is a special paddock for parking on the farm. Stroll across a mown pathway to the orchard. Buckets and bags are provided for you to pick your own nuts. Wear heavy shoes and bring gloves. Plenty of room for children.
Travel 55km from Richmond on Highway 40 (Bell's Line of Road) to the Mt. Wilson turnoff. Turn right and proceed through Mt. Wilson and Mt. Irvine T-junction. Turn left again, immediately onto DANES Way. Follow the signs to Nutwood Farm. (2km)
This is a special farm gate. Enjoy the experience.
Go to the web site for more details on what is happening with the crop www.kookootonga.com.au
Gate reopens in March 10th, 2018. Visit www.kookootonga.com.au for opening hours, a map and lots more to help plan a visit
A beautiful farm with an established Walnut and Chestnut grove situated on 60 hectares at scenic Mt Irvine. Pick up your own nuts in this special setting. Buckets and bags are provided. Follow signs to new off road parking. No entrance fee.
Pick-your-own in season by appointment - please call to arrange your visit
People tell us we have the best oranges they have ever eaten. Is it the chicken manure or the fact we don’t use chemical sprays on the trees? Could be a combination of the two, however we thought we would share the experience with others.
Visit the Wilson’s Wyuna Farms, hear about the history of this fourth generational farm and how it has evolved since Lorraine’s father, Ray Walpole, settled here in 1935, aged 15. Or just chat with Rodger, Lorraine, Greg or Kate and pick your own oranges to take home.
Bus tours or group bookings available – prior booking essential via phone or email.
Shop opening hours: Sunday to Friday 10am - 3pm
Our Season Is Closed Now. We will re open Mid May 2018.
Thanks to all who came and supported our farm. We hope to see you next year!
Our Navel season is now Closed.
- Entrance at front of farm to fruit shop. Access beyond this point by appointment
only. PRIVATE PROPERTY.
- Time limits apply due to limited parking and no facilities
- No eftpos available; CASH ONLY
- No access for large buses and tour groups
- Please call for availability
This is a beautiful farm, 70 years old, Managed by one family.
We welcome you and hope you have a enjoyable experience.
Open all weekend, weekdays by appointment, in-season.
Pick Your Own Mandarins
Open all weekend, weekdays by appointment.
Established 1901 by Alfred Watkins. Come and meet his grandson, John Watkins.
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Open Saturdays and Sundays, public from 10am to 4pm till the October long weekend, except the Monday.
Location: Singleton Road, Lower Hawkesbury. 11km from Wisemans Ferry.
Watkins Farms is open for seasonal picking and purchase of citrus varieties and picnicking..
Pick Your Own Mandarins
Open all weekend, weekdays by appointment, during the season.
Come and meet living history producing Hawkesbury produce since 1836. First at Mangrove Creek near Spencer, with our current orchard at Wisemans Ferry established in 1901 - the year of Federation, by Great Great Grandfather, Alfred Watkins. Come and meet his grandson John Watkins.
The varieties of mandarins that we grow are; Imperial, a very popular variety, extra juicy and extra large this season, an old family favourite is the Emperor mandarin, grown for many generations, easy to peel with a great flavour, and the last variety of the season is the Hickson, which is available from the middle of August, my personal favourite.
We have installed a 50 people undercover seating and tables with BBQ facilities. You can also bring a blanket and picnic on the grounds.
Great Juicy Crop - Mandarins - Family Fun - Baby Animal Farm and lovely Fresh Honey
We also grow cumquats which we start picking from the middle of July.
We are a member of Freshcare, a safe food program, which enables us to meet the large supermarkets requirements for food safety.
Our farm offers a pick your own orchard with shed packing facilities for any large bulk orders.
Great for the kids, very tasty and good for you at the same time! Free samples are available for everyone and of course it's also available for you to purchase and take home.
There is also plenty of room for parking and the kids to play. Bring a football and picnic lunch and have some fun in a wonderful setting.
Bus and school groups are all welcome, just phone first to a make a booking if it is during the week.
To get here, take the Old Northern Road to Wisemans Ferry and turn right behind the Hotel onto Singleton Road. We are 11 kilometres down the road on the left hand side, the orchard has plenty of signs so we are very easy to find.
Second Orchard Now Open!
With over 2000 trees and plenty of juicy, sweet Imperial Mandarins for you to pick, Watkins Orchard has now opened it's second location to the public!
Watkins second orchard is located on Singleton Rd Wisemans Ferry approximately 100m on your right before the original Watkins Orchard. Just follow the signs!
We are open weekends 10am-4pm. Bring the whole family for a relaxing and fun day out!
We have toilets for ladies and gents.
The Fruit Bowl is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
The Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse.
It has been owned by the Tadrosse family for the last 30 years. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and one son, who were all born into the business and now with all their help we all manage both the orchard and the shop.
Our daughters help control and run the shop full time, they make all the apple pies, cakes, slices, scones, while our son works full time in the farm.
The Fruit Bowl shop is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.30pm.
The farm is open on weekends and public holidays only between 10am and 4pm. We open mid November and go though until about Easter.
We only close on Christmas Day. In our shop we stock local honey, local home made jams, souvenirs, pottery, fresh fruit and seasonal summer fruits. We bake all our Apple Pies, cakes and slices on the premises.
In Summer we also sell Peach pies made from peaches grown in our orchard. When other fruits are in season such as cherries, blueberries and raspberries you can also be tantalised with one of these fresh baked pies.
The shop has:-
* Undercover seating for 250 people
* Ample off road car parking
* Picnic grounds
* Playground equipment for children
* Disabled toilet
Our Orchards consists of approx 10,000 fruit trees. 5,000 Stone Fruit and 5,000 Apple trees.
As well as pick your own peaches and apples, we also offer Pick your own vegetables. We are the only farm in NSW offering PYO vegetables.
Saturdays and Sundays from February until Queens Birthday providing there is fruit to pick! Please ring 02 4567 1294 for recorded details or, better still, check our our website first!
Now open Saturday and Sunday mornings for Pick Your Own fruit.
Bilpin Springs Orchard traditionally sent stonefruit and apples to Flemington Markets. The transition to a purely “Pick Your Own” orchard began 1990 by replanting 12 acres with many blocks of just 100 trees, enabling us to offer you a wide variety of deciduous fruits from late January to June.
These include apples, pears, nashi and quinces; persimmon, figs and citrus; and more recently, blueberries.
For updated information on when you can pick fruit, visit our website www.bilpinspringsorchard.com.au or ring the information line 02 4567 1294 before visiting.
Situated right on the banks of the pristine Clyde River the farm is open every day of December and January between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m except for Christmas Day.
Clyde River Berry Farm is a pick your own berry farm that specializes in blueberries along with many other types of berries and has been in operation now for over thirty five years.
The Berry Farm provides blueberries for pick-your-own throughout December and January and local farmers markets from November until Christmas. Other berries are grown solely for pick-your-own and are subject to seasonal variation.
Surrounded by a pristine environment, the Clyde River Berry Farm invites you to take a forest drive into the hinterland and to the 'hands on' experience of picking your own berries.
Our Farm Policy
The Clyde Valley's microclimate was chosen as being highly suited to blueberries in particular. Our policy has always been to impact as little as possible on the ecosystem and to co habit with the wildlife. The farm's geographic isolation means that we produce in a healthy, dynamic and biodiverse environment, where the menagerie of birds and insects can work in our favour by keeping populations in balance. We have utilised as many sustainable techniques of production as possible and have a tolerant approach to insect dynamics. We use biological controls when necessary. In these ways we have tried to maintain the integrity of the area whilst producing food commercially.
Telephone or visit our website for more details.
PYO Apples February mid May every year. Open most days except Tuesday.10am to 3pm on weekends. It is always best to ring first for Pick Your own.
Open Thursday to Sunday with Jonathan's, Grannys Smith, Julie apples Firmgold & Braeburn apples. Closed Easter Friday Call, text or email before coming.
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Established in 1955, the Shields Family has grown and sold fruit from the packing shed ever since.
We are open for Pick Your Own apples from early February to mid May while fruit is available.
We do not have Pick Your Own peaches. Some peaches available for shed sales during January . Please call before coming.
We sell tree ripened peaches and apples grown on our own orchard.
We have 5 peach varieties and at least 14 apple varieties, some in limited supply.
Pick your own apples are available from February to May.
As there is always some seasonal variation in when varieties are at their best. Please call to find out what's on.
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We will be opening on the Easter long weekend with PINK LADY APPLES and every weekend and Public Holidays through to June 2018 Hope to see you all there!!
NO BOOKING REQUIRED
We are a family run business that is third generation apple farmers. My Husband and I have been farming for over 35 years. Our two sons have come into the business and are eager to bring new and fresh ideas to our business. Our farm is nestled in the heart of Bilpin, we are one of the biggest Orchards in Bilpin with thousands of trees to pick from and we take pride in our fruit and grow quality apples and peaches.
We are situated in a quiet and tranquil street so you can get a real feel for the country lifestyle without all the noise of the city.
We send most of our fruit to Flemington Markets but would like the public to have the opportunity to taste a crunchy tasty fresh apple straight off the tree.
We now run The Pines Orchard Cafe where you can buy hot food, Home Made Apple Pies, scones and slices, Bilpin apple juice and apple cider, fruit, jams, honey and plenty more goodies. We are open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Not open weekdays for Pick Your Own Apples. Weekends and public holidays only.
We hope to see you for a great day out in Bilpin!
NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Please no phone calls, send a text message or email if needing further assistance and we will get back to you ASAP.
Contact Nadia 0410 676 152
Chris 0450 515 096