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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.
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am - 4pm. For sales call 0417 042 460
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
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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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.
TNT Produce will be open this weekend Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 10 too 4pm and during the school Holidays Tuesday 5th Wed 6th & Friday 8th 10.30 to 2.30pm check our instagram or facebook for updates. We have plenty of delicious crunchy tasty Pink Lady for PYO
School holiday special half price at $2.50 Kilo We also have free range eggs from our chickens and other farm animals. No eftpos available and no booking required.
We are a family run business that is third generation Orchardists. My Husband and I have been farming for over 40 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, persimmons, peaches, plums and nectarines.
We have know added vegetables to our orchard but you have to check our instagram or facebook for updates on picking times.
We also have animals for the kids to see and sell free range eggs from our chickens.
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 also sell local produce from our shed such as Honey, Jams, Vinegar, Cider, Bilpin Apple Juice and lots more........
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
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
* 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.
Next tour 5th of June.
Become part of our CSA family. Your funding will allow our farm to provide nutrient-dense, ethically-grown food for our community. Your membership means you will be able to pick up fresh produce every fortnight from one of our pickup points around the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Parramatta areas.