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Schofields Orchard

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We will be open this Sunday 19/05/19 from 10am yo 4pm

We are now open from Sunday 19/05/19 10 am to 4 pm .

NAVEL ORANGES
Our Navel season is now open again Sunday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. We have new season Washington Navel oranges , Imperial mandarins , Cara Cara navel. We do not have Pick your own. No tourist bus,s or coaches thank you we are unable to cater for large groups,Thank you hope to see you at our little stall.

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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.


Canoelands Orchard

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Open 9.30 till 3 weekends or by booking weekdays. We will be open all of the June long weekend and all of school holidays 9.30 till 3. School holidays we will be offering a free tractor ride daily at 10am

Closed now until late October when the stone fruits will be ready

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 JuneJuly

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.

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Secret Garden and Nursery

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Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (closed Sunday)
Located on Clydesdale Lane, Western Sydney University, Richmond (enter from Vines Drive, off Londonderry Road)

A wonderful community hub offering a retail plant nursery, café, gift shop, farmyard animals, fairy garden and children’s playground.

Run by North West Disability Services, the Secret Garden is a not-for-profit organisation. Our focus is on horticultural therapy offering a safe, supportive and educational environment for people with a range of abilities. The site also incorporates Riding for the Disabled, Mate’s Shed and Men’s Shed.

The garden is available for group tours, picnics and functions. We also welcome volunteers! Call 02 9686 4155 for more information.


Watkins Orchard

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Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am to 4pm, in-season.

Watkins Orchard - 1067 Singleton Road, Laughtondale just out of Wisemans Ferry - Hawkesbury River Side Farm - Open Weekends for PYO. 10am to 4pm Fabulous Crop All Welcome ! Lots to pick ..
No need to book. Free Parking & Free Entry.

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.


Wildwood Garden

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Open from August 9th every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 10 am to 4 pm for Camellia - Spring season continuing to Monday, November 4th, 2019

Wildwood is a garden in Bilpin which has been developing for more than 30 years due to the efforts & skills of Wayne & Sue Tapping who bought the land in the early eighties.

They chose the name Wildwood as their plan was to make a formal garden without losing the wildness of the native landscape. They have decided that the property has now got to the stage that it should be available for everyone to appreciate.

Situated in the heart of Bilpin amid the orchards & tall trees of the Blue Mountains it is a large garden many would love to explore.

It is not just a place to wander in and enjoy the plantings as it has a café with fabulous views, a gift shop & specialist nursery with treasures propogated from plants in the garden.

There is a cherry walk, dogwoods & other blossom trees, camellias, azaleas, massed clivia, & hellebore, hydrangea, deciduous trees that are spectacular in autumn & ferns that surround a magnificent waterfall with ponds.

There is also a large lake surrounded by lawns & topiary where you can picnic. It has sweeping views, deep volcanic soil, bore water & is a delightful place to visit at any time of year.

They began this garden more than 30 years ago & also opened a retail nursery at nearby North Richmond. The Nursery closed in 2010, allowing the couple to pursue their dream of an open garden with gift shop, nursery & café.

This 5 hectare garden nestles among 10ha of towering native trees. It is set on a gentle slope with broad, crushed granite paths that meander beside a waterfall & ponds then beneath the trees & across sweeping lawns to a tranquil lake. Seats are scattered throughout to encourage visitors to relax & enjoy the atmosphere.

Wildwood’s café serve morning & afternoon teas, snacks & light lunches with delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes, pastries & season specials. There is a selection of homemade goodies which are scrumptious but be sure not to miss out on the Wildwood’s very own homemade apple pie – it is just so delicious. Enjoy a panoramic view over the garden from the café verandah. Visitors are also welcome to picnic by the lake.

The Gift shop and nursery is well stocked with appealing gift ware & local products. The nursery has a range of plants, many of which are propagated from those which are growing in the garden including some rare & unusual finds. You are sure to find something special here


From an Article by Jennifer Stackhouse, Wildwood Open


Llandilo Farm Fresh Eggs

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Open Times 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday . Closed Sundays.

Farm Fresh Eggs sold by a local family business established in 1963.

Eggs collected and packed daily, and sold directly from the farm ensuring freshness and high quality.

Our chickens are housed in a barn laid system and are free to roam and express their natural behaviour in an ideal environment.

We also provide laying hens, bagged cow and chicken manure.

Check out the egg sorting machine. The kids will love it.


Grace Springs Farm

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Farm Tours by booking - please go to our Eventbrite site at
www.gracespringsfarm.eventbrite.com.au

We are a small scale, chemical free farm on the NSW Central Coast, only 45 mins from the Wahroonga M1 exit. We are family owned and operated. We run grass fed beef, moving our cattle onto fresh grass daily. We have a few dairy cows that we have just started milking and we also run pastured raised chickens and pasture raised muscovy ducks. We grow vegetables in season and chemical free garlic over winter. We always have cows, ducks and chooks – but special times during the year we also have calves, ducklings and chickens!

We have a real passion for connecting people with their farmers, for people to understand how their food is farmed and for them to get the know the growing number of regenerative farmers on the Central Coast. We love what we do and would love to be able to share our passion for farming with you. We would love to answer your questions and teach you more about where you food comes from.

We offer a range of farm tours – Morning Chores Tours (available daily), Weekend Farm Tours, School Holiday Tours and Homeschool Tours. Please give us a call or send us a message and we will help to find the right tour and time for you.
We normally have fresh produce available to purchase direct from the farm. We have 2 cafes within 500 metres of us. Ask us for more information on the wonderful family owned cafes in the area.