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Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers' and Fine Food Market: Castle Hill

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Starts at 8am and finishes 12 noon. See the attached document below for market dates.

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.


Fords Farm

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Weekends by BOOKINGS ONLY. You can book through our website.
Saturday 26 and Sun 27 Jun - Open 10am to 2pm
School Holidays Mon 28 Jun & Fri 2 Jul - Open 10am

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 reasonable crop of both Satsumas and Imperials, but you will notice some mud on the bottom of the trees as we were impacted by the recent flood. It does not detract from the taste or quality.

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 18 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.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL - we have done this as Singleton Road is not suitable for the amount of traffic visiting the area and we are trying to reduce the number of cars on the road for safety reasons.

PLEASE NOTE: We are registered for "Covid19 Safe Practices" and you will be asked to follow the regulations by signing in and also follow social distancing rules. 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, walk-ins are also not allowed.


Kurrajong Australian Native Foods

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Buy direct from the factory outlet during business hours

A scrumptious selection of gourmet native foods and spices including Macadamia Nut Butter & Rainforest Plum Swirl, Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepperberry Seasoning, Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for your champagne and Desert Quandong Jam to name a few.

Visit Kurrajong Australian Native Foods at their Factory Outlet, The Bush Tucker Shop at McGraths Hill to taste test and purchase products.

Large groups are welcome by appointment.

Products are also available from Tizanna Winery, Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens and Enniskillen Orchard and each month at our Farmers and Fine Food Markets at Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Penrith.

Don't miss out on getting these products. Your taste buds will be tantalised.


Enniskillen Orchard

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Retail open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Cafe open Friday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
THIS IS NOT A PICK YOUR OWN FARM

This is NOT a Pick Your Own Farm, but we do have great local and regional fruit that comes direct from the Farms.

Former packing shed that's now a retail space, cafe and bar producing and selling jams, chutneys and other fine local fare.

Cafe is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Selling rustic, quality homemade food using locally sourced ingredients. BYO welcome.

THIS IS NOT A PICK YOUR OWN FARM



Canoelands Orchard

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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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The Great River Walk

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The idea of being able to walk the length of one of the great river systems of the world from its source at Lake Bathurst not far short of Canberra, to its mouth at Broken Bay is becoming a reality with the Great River Walk of the Hawkesbury Nepean River. Four sections of the walk are now accessible on foot, bicycle, canoe or car.

Take a healthy, educational, cultural and relaxing stroll along the Great River Walk.

You can visit some farms on your way.

Download the attachment to find your Great River Walks.

As more parts of the Great River walk are built we will keep you informed.

Please contact us if you want more information.


Bilpin Fruit Bowl

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The Fruit Bowl is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Beautiful, crisp Royal Gala Apples, Red Delicious till end of March. Pink Lady apples ready end of March. We also offer pyo vegetables. Click FB link for more information for weekly updates of what is available for picking each weekend.

The Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse.

It has been owned by the Tadrosse family since 1985. 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. We now also have one of our grandchildren (11 year old) helping out on the farm regularly. If you visit you will probably see him driving around on one of the tractors, buggies or bikes, or helping out at Pick your own.

Our daughters help control and run the shop full time, they make all the apple pies, cakes, slices, scones. All the baked goods are all made from scratch in our shop. Nothing is bought in pre-made. Our apple pies are one of the best pies you will find anywhere. We are very proud of how huge our reputation is for how fantastic and delicious our apple pies are.

The Fruit Bowl shop is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.00pm.
The farm is open on weekends and public holidays only between 10am and 4pm. We open mid November and go though until about end of May (depending of fruit availability).

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 in excess of 15,000 fruit trees. 5,000 Stone Fruit (peaches, plums, nectarine and apricot), 5,000 Apple trees (royal gala, red delicious, pink lady braeburn, granny smith), 3,500 cherry trees, 1,500 fig trees, 1,500 persimmon trees, 150 olive trees, 150 almond trees

As well as pick your own peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries and apples, we also offer Pick your own vegetables. We are the only farm in NSW currently offering PYO vegetables. Please see our weekly updates on our Facebook for what is available each week for picking.


The Farmers Wife

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To share a little bit about myself, I am a wife, mum to a baby boy and a qualified chef. Since deciding to start a family, I realised I wanted to do something a little more home based while still sharing my passion for cooking. My husband and I have been making jams, chutneys, pickles and sauces for years as Christmas time gifts for the café we worked at.

This has inspired me to take on this business and continue to provide amazing products used the locally sourced produce from the Dural area.


Herbs of Life

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Organic, Raw & Traditionally Brewed Certified Organic Kombucha and SAUERKRAUT


Fat Wren Farm

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Jams, relishes, sauces, vinegars and tonics


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