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Bilpin Springs Orchard

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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!

Closed now for 2017

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.



Pine Crest Orchard

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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).
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John has put together a story on when which apple will be in season. Download it if you wish.


Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market: Castle Hill

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Starts at 8am and finishes 12 noon.

Runs the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of Every Month, except January. Apologies for March 2014, 4th Saturday, we cannot hold the Market due to the Castle Hill Show.

This is a seasonal market and the produce advertised will only be available in season.

The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Markets are just what the doctor ordered. An abundance of fresh produce to tempt the taste buds of most hunters and gathers.

Let's begin our journey by succumbing to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground coffee beans brewing away in the crispy early morning air of the Show grounds. As you sip your coffee you will drawn by the perfumes of the many freshly cut blooms as the flower stalls arrange a vast array of colours and species to suit all occasions.

As you do the rounds it's hard not to be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices available. The crispy baby rockets, extra virgin olive oils, sun dried tomatoes and Darling Mills amazing array of olives and fresh basil.

Willowbrae cheesemaker Karen Borg uses a traditional French farmhouse method to produce a variety of goats cheese sold at the markets by her husband David.

Crunchy sourdough breads, traditional pasta's even the staple family meals like bangers and mash can be accommodated.

The fantastic array of gourmet European sausages and the variety of old fashioned Irish spuds will turn a staple Aussie meal into a Chef's delight !

Enjoy browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and veges, freshly picked berries, crunchy greens, vine ripened tomatoes, stone fruit and our famous Bilpin apples - even an apple pie or two !

Whilst doing that final once around stopping to pick up some exotic Australian Native Foods, yum, Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup, Desert Quandong jam or some Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepper berry seasoning a must for any good foodies pantry.

Our markets promote the importance of fresh seasonal produce, sustainable local agriculture, showcasing small business and introduce our many visitors to the wonders of our Region. The Hawkesbury.


Leppington Valley Farm

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Leppington Valley Farm is now open

Every Saturday & Sunday while season lasts! (February to April)

Located just 50min South West of Sydney atop a hill which overlooks the northern region of Camden. (Catherine Field, Cobbitty, Oran Park, Narellan & as far as the hills of Razorback/Picton)

It was here some 30 years ago Vittorio and Julia Marando set upon the land to raise a family and grow fruit and vegetables best suited to Italian style cuisine, the likes that were all so familiar back home. (Calabria, South of Italy)

As the years rolled by & their three children grew, (Emanuela, Rocco and Esmeralda) so did the farm. Taking shape to two main crops, Figs & Prickly Pears.

Locals that new us would come (and still do) to buy freshly picked Figs or prickly pears and would occasionally sample Mum’s home made treats, which were regularly eaten by the family as the fruit was packed in the shed ready for morning market.

After many requests by regulars wanting to buy Mum’s treats, in 2008 a professional kitchen along side the packing shed was built and production of our gourmet range had begun. Today all products are still being hand made and supplied to many quality fruit shop's and delicatessens across Sydney.

Fresh Figs & Prickly Pears!

Comencing Sat the 29th January 2012 the gates at Leppington Valley Farm will be open to the public!

Every Saturday & Sunday while season lasts! (February to April)

Buy direct at the farm and save!

Fresh Figs straight off the tree!

Also for sale are Fig Tree's and hand crafted gourmet Fig Delicacies from the Kitchen.


You can find us at the following Markets!

1st Saturday of every Month

(Except January) - The Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market. (7am to 11am)
Located at Pyrmont Bay Park on Pirrama Rd.
(Opposite Star City Casino)

Parking is also available at a flat discount rate of just $10.00 in the Casino carpark when you get your pass stamped at the Sydney Morning Herald Stand. (This flat rate is for duration of market only and not all day & is subject to Casino's parking policies, terms and conditions)

2nd Saturday of every Month
(Except January) - Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market (8am to 12pm)

Located at Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill.

Enter Via Carrington Rd.
Parking is for free and there is plenty of it!

3rd Saturday of every Month
(Including January) - Northside Produce Market. (8am to 12pm)

Located in the Park on Miller Street, North Sydney. (Between Ridge & McLaren Streets).

Parking available for free in the Ridge St Carpark

4th Saturday of every Month
(Except January) - Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market (8am to 12pm)

Located at Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill.

Enter Via Carrington Rd. Parking is for free and there is plenty of it!


TOP Forty Orchard

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Top 40 Orchard. This is NOT a Pick Your Own Farm

This most beautiful orchard is one of the highest in the Oakdale region of NSW.

The property is 40 acres in total with 25 acres under orchard.

Lyn and her family specialise in seasonal fruit, flowers and Christmas Trees.

Kicking off with Christmas trees in mid November and then Peaches, Plums and Nectarines starting in mid December and then in February the Apples kick in.

The orchard produces 5 varieties of ‘Tree Ripened’ Red Delicious Apples and the sweetest Granny Smiths Apples.

Tree ripened apples are the freshest when the seeds are brown and if you leave the apple on a plate the flesh stays white.

Their Pumpkin patch produces pumpkins for two, the Golden Nugget and Sweet pumpkin are just right for you and a friend.

On the Orchard they also have 2 forty years old pear trees that compliment their produce.

From October you will find Lyn turning out her 120 varieties of Bearded Iris’s. This most beautiful Iris will light up any room.

Drop in and say hello or get your fresh fruit from the roadside stall.


Nashdale Fruit

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Fresh Orchard Seasonal Produce Stone Fruit, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Gourmet Potatoes, Gourmet and unusual vegies and Apple Juice.