We are now CLOSED for 2020. We would like to thank all our customers for their support and hope to see you in 2021.
We are a family run business that is third generation apple farmers. My Husband and I have been farming for over 39 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 only grow quality apples and persimmons.
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 2070 Bells Line of Road Bilpin where you can buy hot food, Delicious Home Made Apple Pies, scones and slices, Bilpin apple juice and apple cider, fruit, jams, honey and plenty more goodies.
Take away only!
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 please no calls all information is listed above
Chris 0450 515 096
Experience all the rural charm that the Hawkesbury district has to offer by visiting one of Australia's oldest wineries, orchards, a working cattle or a vegie farm plus much more.
We will personalise your tours to suit your needs, you can stop and pick your own from our local orchards where you can purchase fresh produce.
You can taste test our fresh goats cheese and wines before you purchase from the producers or you could wander around a vegie farm with the farmer whilst your fresh product is picked.
We offer half day tours and week ends away or you can charter one of our deluxe buses and we will personalise a tour to suit your requirements.
By appointment only
Open weekends via appointment only from 27th June (Lemons only at this stage)
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!!
Saturday and Sunday 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!
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; Peaches,plums, 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.
Open from February through May for Pick Your Own apples
Check our website for latest information. We encourage visitors to contact us before coming.
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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Farm Gate now closed until Winter 2021
Farm Gate now closed until Winter 2021 - thanks to everyone who visited our farm, and until next year, stay safe!
Watkins Farms are open for seasonal picking and purchase of citrus varieties and picnicking..
Pick Your Own Mandarins
Open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm - during the winter 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.
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.
Open for Shed Sales of Apple Juice, Apple Cider, and fruit (when in season) & local honey - Mon- Fri 8.30 to 4.30. Closed weekends, throughout Winter & Spring. See our website for other details.
We take our produce to Warwick Farm Trackside Markets every Saturday from November to beginning of July.
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 helping to run 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. For many years, only apples, of different varieties, were grown.
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 mostly on the domestic market, as well as local Produce Markets, from the shed door & seasonal 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.
The Pecans have all been harvested, and there are no more picking days until June 2021. Please see our site about our farmstay options so you can visit in the meantime!
Book your farmstay with us at https://airbnb.com/h/pecan-orchard-farm-stay
Our FARMSTAY AIRBNB, is now AVAILABLE and we're looking forward to launching BLACKSMITHING CLASSES right here on the orchard!
See our website and facebook for the latest updates.
Our farm is nestled in the Central Coast Highlands New South Wales and is uniquely fed by the natural spring water flowing from the Somersby Plateau which helps our trees to produce healthy tasty pecan nuts.
We are 100% Australian owned and 100% Australian grown. We grow our nuts the organic way. We never use chemical insecticides or fertilisers and we don’t genetically modify our trees either.
We ship our nuts directly to you from our farm and only crack our nuts so there is no contamination of other nuts.
Pick-your-own in season by appointment - please call to arrange your visit - 10am to 3pm
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.
Go to the web site for more details on what is happening with the crop www.kookootonga.com.au
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.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am till 4 pm until further notice
BRING CASH WITH YOU. NO CARDS.
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday : 10am-4pm - Bookings Required Go to our website link shown below This year NO PICNICS allowed due to the virus..
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 9:00am to 5PM daily. Please head to the shop on arrival to pay your entry. Bookings are only required for groups of 20+ people
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 June and July
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 blueberries, nectarines, plums, peaches and tomatoes.
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. If you're looking for a beautiful farm and orchard venue for your wedding or other celebration event, then come and see our 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.
Fords Farm is now closed for picking as all our fruit has been picked. Thank you to all our customers who support us. The police closed our road due to congestion at other farms before us and our customers were unable to reach us.
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.
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.
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.