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Cedar Creek Orchard

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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. Currently no Pick Your Own.

We take our produce to Warwick Farm Trackside Markets every Saturday from November to end of May.

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 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). 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

Nectarines/Peaches (mid-Nov-Jan),
Apples (Feb-June)
Persimmons (April-June)

Plus quality apple juice made on site, all year round.


Bilpin Fruit Bowl

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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
* Toilets
* 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.


Glenbernie Orchard

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Open 7 Days 10am - 4.30pm

Glenbernie Orchard

Glenbernie Orchard is located within the beautiful Illawarra mountain escarpment, approximately 30kms north of Wollongong in NSW. The new Dharrawal National Park created in 2012 is the farm's closest neighbour.

Ted and Ellen Fahey began the farm in 1939 making a living from selling their home grown eggs and vegetables.

Their son Edward Fahey (Ted Jnr) planted the first apple tree in 1952. Ted Jnr continued to grow the business assisted by his wife Ruth. The family purchased additional land in the 1980's bringing the total possible planting area to around 100 acres. The land is very fertile with a climate suited to growing a variety of fruit and vegetables. Ted and Ruth’s eldest son, Glenn, now manages the farm producing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and persimmons.

The farm’s retail shop, the ‘Apple Shack’ is located on the farm. You can visit the farm to buy fresh fruit and seasonal produce,Apple cider, apple cider vinegar, jams, preserves and honey 7 days a week.

Apples are sold year round including varieties such as Royal Gala, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith and Pink Lady.

Peaches, nectarines and other stone fruits are available from November to February.

Persimmons are not available this year.

Please ring Jo-Anne on 0407 921 709 for enquiries or group bookings


Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields Orchard

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FRI 12PM - 5PM. SAT & SUN 11AM- 5PM. Free Tastings. Please check website for any additional opening days during the growing season.

Cider tastings

Wind your way up the picturesque Bells Line of Road to The Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields orchard. Pick some apples and then head to the shed to sample the award winning range including limited releases not available elsewhere.

Hillbilly is the only cider in the world that uses the 'Julie' apple discovered at Shields Orchard and now heralded as the first new apple discovery in the Sydney area since the Granny Smith over 100 years ago! The Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider won a “Best in Class” in the latest Australian Cider awards.

Hillbilly has won awards in every Australian cider awards since launching 5 years ago – including 3 times “Best in Class”. Hillbilly has also achieved highest scoring Australian cider in the UK’s International cider awards with a silver medal.

The ciders are made purely from local mountain apples with no added sugar or artificial flavours. They are gluten free and suitable for Vegans.

You can also find us at the Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food market, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday. See https://www.facebook.com/HarvestTrailsAndMarkets/ for the latest market postings.

Other stockists are listed on www.hillbillycider.com.au

Products:

Hillbilly apple cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly pear cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider – 3.5% alc
Hillbilly Scrumpy cloudy Cider – 6% alc
Hillbilly Vintage – 9% alc

Hillbilly non alcoholic apple cider – 0.0% alc.


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.


TNT Produce

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PYO WILL BE OPEN Sunday 28th May with crispy Pink Lady Apples.
Hours 10 to 4pm. NO BOOKING REQUIRED. LAST PICK OF THE YEAR !!
Thank you to all our customers see you next year!

We have The Pines Cafe where you can get hot food fruit jams homemade apple pies meat pie & more. 2070 BellsLine of Road Bilpin Open 8-5 weekdays and 8-6 weekends
Pick your own only weekends and public holidays

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.

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, Meat and Chicken Pies and sausage rolls, 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


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.



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.


Shields Orchard

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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.

We have closed for the 2017. We would like to thank all the customers who supported us and look forward to 2018. Open again Janruary 2018
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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.

Download the little story on Shields Orchard.
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Harvest Hampers

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Trading as Hawkesbury Harvest Hampers. Call at any time.

Who is Harvest Hampers?

Harvest Hampers, trading as Hawkesbury Harvest Hampers delivers in season fresh fruit and vegetables to your door.

We value add by adding other local produce (Jams, Chutneys, Native Foods) to your order.

How do we do it

We collaborate with local farmers to make list of fresh produce that is published in the shop section of our website and on Facebook.

Let us know you' are happy with your produce.

Choose one of our standard hampers and add extra items to your cart or make up your own hamper from the produce in our online shop and checkout.

When

Delivery is made every second Wednesday.

You can pay during checkout or you can pay cash on delivery.


Our Mission:

“To provide an alternative system of food that encourages integrated, intelligent and sustainable methods of production and provides it to people in a timely and efficient manner.”


Belief:

“By buying local, we are giving incentives for farmers to keep on farming, for seeds to be kept, for food to stay in our hands; we are one step forward to our food sovereignty.”



Saliba Fruits

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Normally Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7.30pm to 4pm
Please telephone first

Saliba Fruits are growers, packers and distributors of apples, peaches and nectarines. For over 35 years this family owned and run business has produced some of Australia’s finest quality produce from the Bilpin district. Check out their home made Apple preserves, Peach jams and Bilpin Apple Juice, Hillbilly Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) made from Saliba Apples.

They only have shed sales when the fruit is in season.

The farm first began from humble origins when five migrant brothers from Lebanon purchased 50 acres and established the orchard. The Saliba brothers ran the orchard as a second job, building a future for their families in Australia. Over time, the farm became the family focus with all time and effort put into ensuring the fruit was of the highest standard.

The business became the family foundation with many brothers, sisters and cousins working side by side.

After 12 years the brothers decided to pursue other ventures. The property was bought by second eldest brother Colin. With the help of his eldest son Joe, and with other sons Ray and John, Colin was able to continue the family business. Eventually Colin retired and Ray and John left the business.

Eldest son Joe and wife Lilly bought the farm and now run it with the help of their three children. In the last eight years since Joe and Lilly have become owners and operators of the farm the couple have developed the orchard to be one of Sydney’s best quality harvests. Today Saliba Fruits is synonymous with consistent, delicious fruit.

In order to maintain this reputation, the pair have upgraded the farm with a number of variety changes, new packing and handling technique s and new state of the art machinery. Joe and Lilly are committed to complying with all national standards of fruit production, which includes practicing the Quality Assurance program. In addition to this the farm is completely protected b y hail netting, ensuring minimal damage caused by variant weather conditions . All packing is done on site. Saliba Fruits has a same pick and pack day policy.

All fruit from the farm is sold and marketed by Sydney Flemington fruit market agent, Goldenfruit. With constant improvements to growing techniques, grading equipment and employing quality workers the brand continues to gr ow now including homemade jams and preserves. Each year Joe and Lilly continue to reassess all as pects of the farm in order to stay leaders of the industry. All actions taken are aimed at producing great, sizeable fruit that tastes delicious. This is what Saliba Fruits prides themselves on.


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.