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Fords Farm

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We are closed for picking mandarins for 2020 season. We will reopen in June and will commence taking bookings in late May 2021.

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 we have a smaller crop of both Satsumas and Imperials because of the drought.

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 17 years and has developed with help from our customers.

We look forward to welcoming visitors in June each year to pick mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes. We close once all mandarins have been picked and re-open in July for cumquats. Unfortunately we cannot allow any picnics in the orchard this year.

Visit our “shed” for jams, chutney, cordial and honey all from produce grown on the farm. The honey is different every year as the bees forage on whatever is available at the time. It is pure with no additives in the honey.

PLEASE NOTE: We are limited as to the number of people allowed on the property at any one time due to Covid19 regulations so please be patient if you are unable to enter the farm. All visitors must book online on our website and follow the social distancing regulations. If you have not booked or are ill you will not be allowed to enter.


Kathleen Groves Farm

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By appointment only

CLOSED until new season in March 2021

Kathleen Groves Farm was established in the 1930’s by the Floyd family. William and Kathleen Floyd were the first generation to farm the land, mainly with citrus crops – oranges, lemons, limes and mandarins etc. The farm is now owned and operated by the third generation of Floyds and it mainly produces eureka lemons which are sold to Sydney markets and local retailers.

Kathleen Groves Farm is now opening to the public for the first time in its rich 90 year history. We look forward to greeting you at the farm gate!!


Coachwood Nursery

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This nursery opens for specific Open Days - see website or Events page for details

New dates for Open Days for 2020, held on a Friday and Saturday are:- 28 & 29 August, 18 & 19 September, October 30 & 31, November 27 & 28.
Gates open 9am to 4pm. FREE ENTRY

A huge range of succulents and rare perennial plants direct to the public.

We specialise in expert succulent, organic gardening, and flower arranging and craft workshops demonstrating, teaching and participating in exactly how to grow, cultivate and nurture plants and their dried forms in your own home for your enjoyment, interest and collection. Featuring our large succulent collection and informative nursery tour.
Coach visits by garden clubs and tour companies most welcome in 2020. Group discounts available.

Dates for 2020: Friday 24th April, Saturday 25th April, Friday 29th May, Saturday 30th May, Monday 8th June, Friday 9th October & Saturday 10th October. Plenty of free parking. A great place to visit & an outing to learn & enjoy. Gate opens at 9am & closes at 4pm. Free entry to our nursery. Workshops are $49 including products.

Please enquire by email only at coachnsy@gmail.com


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.

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 showgrounds. 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 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 !

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.


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