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!
All fruit has been picked for this season and we are closed. Thank you for visiting our farm.
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.
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.
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.
FRI 12PM - 5PM. SAT & SUN 11AM- 5PM.
Long weekend - also open Mon 1st Oct 2018 .Free Tastings. Please check website for any additional opening days during the growing season.
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 in 2012 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
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.
Closed for the 2018. Open again in February 2019. Check our website. It is always best to ring or text first for Pick Your own.
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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WE ARE NOW CLOSED TILL NEXT YEAR. Thank you to all our customers and hope to see you in 2019!
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 only grow quality apples and peaches.
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, Home Made Apple Pies, scones and slices, Bilpin apple juice and apple cider, fruit, jams, honey and plenty more goodies.
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
Trading as Harvest Farms. Call at any time.
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