|Bawley Vale Estate|
Located on Bawley Point Road 2.26 kms from the Princes Highway and 1.5 kms from the coast Award-winning Bawley Vale Estate sits on 100 acres of prime South Coast land.
The Vineyard is comprised of modern wine tasting and cellar door facilities surrounded by citrus and olive groves. There is also an extensive and varied fruit orchard, and 8 acres of grapes which produce over 20 tonnes of grapes annually.
The proximity to the coast produces a maritime climate resulting in wines which are soft and rich in flavour.
These wines can be found in restaurants, cafes and bottle shops up and down the Shoalhaven.
Already, many of the wines we produce have won awards, and as the vines age, they will no doubt produce even better wines.
|Broken Bay Oysters|
Indulge yourself with local Sydney Rock and Broken Bay oysters fresh from the magnificent Hawkesbury River at Mooney Mooney.
Reputed to be the best oysters the world, the Broken Bay Pacific Oyster is plump, succulent and creamy with a distinctive flavor.
Available shucked or unopened to the general public and the catering industry, orders of all sizes are catered for.
|Hawkesbury Vegetable Farm|
The Hawkesbury Vegetable Farm has been established since 1994
We have a wide variety of vegetables available to choose from with all the vegies grown right here.
On this family run you can stroll through our 20 acres, see how and where your vegetables grow before they end up on your dining table, then have them freshly harvested on the spot by the farmer.
By doing this you can experience life on a vegetable farm. You can also have a mixed vege / fruit box made up.
When you visit the Hawkesbury Vegetable Farm to buy your fresh fruit and vegetables, take a break in our cafe where you can enjoy home made vege pies, spinach and ricotta rolls, sandwiches and much more with your cup of tea or coffee.
We run tours for group visits – tour group entry is $5 to $10 per person. Buses and Coaches must book ahead.
We have large scale fresh vegetable market garden on the 60 acre family property at Terara on the southern bank of the Shoalhaven River about 3kms east from Nowra.
We are excited about being allowed to sell our locally grown and other fresh produce at the Berry Country Fair on the first Sunday in each month where we will be located just inside the North Western Gate.
Our vegetables are for sale at our wholesale outlet at 62 Millbank Road Terara at The Shoalhaven Heads Hotel Food Fair each Saturday morning and at the Berry Country Fair.
Our Farm Gate service centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30 and until approx 3.00pm on Saturday.
Our Produce is also sold at South Coast Providores in Berry on Fridays.
The following produce is currently available Beans, Beetroot, Herbs, Leeks, Sweet Corn, Cabbages, Rhubarb, Spinach, Zucchini and Free Range Eggs.
We also have a large range of locally produced Jams, Honey, Olives, Olive Oil.
We attend the Sydney Markets on Monday and Thursday mornings to deliver our excess produce to agents and to purchase other produce for our farm gate shop, market customers, other wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, clubs, pubs and schools that we supply.
If you require further information, please contact us.
John and Robert Boyd
|Zokoko Chocolates and Morgans Coffee|
Zokoko is a bean to bar chocolate maker using traditional artisan methods.
Pure origin chocolate bars, truffles, confections and Morgan’s Coffee are available from the espresso bar.
Take a journey with Zokoko and discover the delights of the pure cacao experience.
Cupitt's Winery is a standout rural experience just 5 minutes from Ulladulla, Milton and Mollymook.
Enjoy the outstanding views to the Budawang ranges and Burril Lake. Learn about underground winemaking in the barrel 'cave' with barrel and vat tastings by appointment.
|Pine End Organic Farm & Bed and Breakfast|
Certified Organic (NASAA) accredited property specialising in seasonal veges, herbs, fruits, nuts and eggs. Handmade cheeses, yoghurt. butter and ice cream. Cheesemaking workshops held regularly.
Award winning Bed and Breakfast Farmstay accommodation in a classic Australian homestead.
Close to historic inns, natural attractions, Warragamba Dam and only minutes to the beautiful Burragorang Valley.
|Pine Crest Orchard|
The Farm is closed for 2013. Thanks for your support. We will reopen in late December this year.
Unfortunately we have exhausted the apples on the trees and therefore there is No Pick Your Own.
Plenty of Apples in the Shed but we will close on May 12th 2013. Bring your mum out for Mothers Day.
It has been a great season. Thankyou.
Apples: Jan (26th) to May 12th
Peaches / Plums Dec to Feb
Nashi and European Pears from Feb.
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.
reOpening October 27th 2012
Tour companies excepted, but must telephone first. 0412649651
Set on a hillside overlooking the stunning Grose Valley, Enniskillen Orchard stocks an excellent range of quality fruit and vegetables.
Visit our modern shed and verandah where tea and coffee can be enjoyed or you can relax in our themed and aromatic herb garden.
You can purchase a wide selection of both home grown and locally grown produce whilst taking in the spectacular views. BBQ and Picnic Facilities available
THIS IS NOT A PICK YOUR OWN FARM
|Kangaroo Valley Olives|
Kangaroo Valley Olives is moving to this new address and will be reopening in June.
You can still contact them on their mobile or email for orders etc.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
Kangaroo Valley is one of only seven fully enclosed valleys in the world. Its rich volcanic soils and the unique microclimate of Kangaroo Valley provide an idyllic region for the growing of olives. Beautiful olive groves have been quietly planted and lovingly tended by local farmers and there’s no doubt about the beauty of these secret groves, with the soft pale grey-green leaves of the trees contrasted with the vibrant green pastures of the valley, all nestled below the spectacular escarpments that Kangaroo Valley is renowned for. Kangaroo Valley has over 4,000 trees with a mix of varieties, producing olives for both table olives and olive oil. Varieties include Kalamata, Jumbo Kalamata, Manzanillo, Frantoio, Paragon, Koroneiki, Corrigiola, Ligurian and Nevillo Blanco.
At Kangaroo Valley Olives we have a simple philosophy: “To bring to kitchens and tables across Australia the highest quality table olive and olive products, grown and produced in Kangaroo Valley.”
With a view to sustainable agriculture and global responsibilities, our expertise lies in growing and harvesting the best quality olives from specialist growers throughout Kangaroo Valley and utilising modern production methods which capture and preserve the goodness of the olives, straight from the grove to the table. Our olives are processed within hours of harvesting so that the quality of the fruit is preserved and Kangaroo Valley Olives has become widely acknowledged for its passion and the care it expends on each and every olive
Muru Mittigar means “Pathway to Friends” in Darug language (Traditional Aboriginal custodians of our area).
Muru Mittigar enables you to participate and interact with members of the Aboriginal community through the exciting educational and enriching cultural activities on offer. With a focus on providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, Muru Mittigar also presents positive outcomes for the local community, by creating a meeting place for sharing cultures.
Cultural Experiences and Tours
Muru Mittigar provides hands-on cultural encounters with experienced and professional Aboriginal Guides. Our group tours are sure to provide you with a full cultural experience. Depending on the tour type you choose (2 hours – 4 1/2 hours), the activities include:
• Bush Tucker Morning Tea. Try our wattle seed pikelets with native jams
• Guided tour of our Cultural Centre
• Cultural Talk with beliefs and stories from Aboriginal Australia
• Try your hand at Boomerang throwing
• Didgeridoo presentations
• Join our Yarra Walk and learn about the traditional uses of local native plants
• Aussie BBQ Lunch & Bush Tucker Tasting. The bush tucker taste test is a chance to try some of our native game meat, such as Kangaroo and Emu
• Koori Art Painting Workshop. Paint a souvenir boomerang.
Tour optional extras include Dance Performances and a Bush Tucker Morning Tea. All visitors have the opportunity to stop in at our Gift Shop and Veranda Café.
Our Cultural Experiences and Tours are available for individuals, groups, and corporate groups (up to 80 people). Tours start from $34 for Children, Students and Seniors and from $45 for Adults.
Muru Mittigar is F.I.T ready and commission ready. We have special
discounted rates for domestic primary and secondary school groups.
Showcasing visiting Aboriginal art exhibitions, local artefacts and stories. Our centre covers the local Darug people, Aboriginal Australia and interpretive museum pieces.
Native Provenance Plant Nursery
Muru Mittigar’s Provenance Nursery specialises in growing Indigenous native provenance plants. All plants are from the Penrith Basin and are ideally suited to drought conditions.
Art and Craft Studio
Authentic Aboriginal arts and crafts created by our experienced artisans
Gift Shop & Veranda Cafe
In our Gift Shop you will find only original and 100% Australian made products with authentic Aboriginal content. You can soak up the atmosphere with a coffee and light meal at our Veranda Café.
|Coolangatta Estate Winery|
The first grapes on the South Coast of NSW were grown on the foothills of Mt. Coolangatta by Alexander Berry in the mid 1800’s. It was not until the 1980’s that Greg Bishop, son of the owner Colin Bishop; saw the potential to re-establish vineyards on this historic site. Strongly convinced that one could grow good wine grapes in the Shoalhaven’s maritime climate, Greg Bishop planted a vineyard of Sauvignon Blanc on the eastern slopes of Mt. Coolangatta.
Since the 1990 vintage, the range of entirely estate-grown wines has grown to include Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Savagnin, Chambourcin, Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon. More recently Tempranillo has been planted. All fruit is picked by hand and sent to Tyrrells Vineyard in the hunter valley for vinification.
The maritime climate and geology of the Shoalhaven Coast creates a tendency for white wines to be fruit-driven and well-balanced in style with crisp natural acidity.
Coolangatta Estate’s medium-bodied red wines also have a strong tradition of success. Fine tannins and an elegant fruit character are a well-known attribute of the estate’s red varieties, which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Chambourcin.
Coolangatta Estate has grown to become one of the largest wine producers in the Shoalhaven and is the most awarded winery on the South Coast of NSW. By November 2010, Coolangatta Estate Wines had won 104 Trophies and over 1200 wine Awards at Regional, National and International wine shows with its Semillons ranked among some of the best in the country.
|Mercure Resort Gerringong Restaurant|
The Mercure Resort Gerringong Restaurant is located @ the multi-award winning boutique hotel just off the Princes Highway in Gerringong, about 8 minutes drive south of Kiama.
|Common Ground Bakery, Café and Wholefoods Store at Razorback|
Since 1849, the Razorback Inn has provided sustenance and hospitality for travellers and locals.
Today, the tradition continues as we serve the best of local and seasonal produce in the cosy atmosphere of our bakery café.
Enjoy fresh baked organic breads, cakes and pastries along with delicious salads, sandwiches, smoothies, freshly roasted coffee and pizza baked in our wood fired oven.
Many ingredients are sourced from our organic “Peppercorn Creek Farm”, just 2km down the road.
Our historic courtyard is a great place to enjoy your lunch or relax under a shady tree for a picnic.
Ample parking for buses and campervans, we can cater for large groups and functions. Clean restrooms.
Our one stop farm gate shop has a range of local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, eggs, olives, honey, juices etc…
|Nati Bros. Roses|
Open: 7 Days
Mon to Saturday 8.00am ? 5.00pm
Sunday 8.30AM - Midday.
Nati Bros Roses has been operating in Dural for 40 years. We specialise in wedding roses as well as suppling florists throughout NSW. We are open 7 days to the general public.
You are most welcome to wander through the formal gardens and smell the roses.
Please feel free to stop and chat with our rose experts or visit our rose bunching tables
to watch what happens.
|Watkins Family Farm|
Watkins Farms will open on Saturday 25th May 2013
Pick Your Own Mandarins and Pick Your Own Mushrooms
Open all weekend, weekdays by appointment.
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.
In 2013 we still have 'Pick Your Own Mushrooms'
Great Juicy Crop - Mandarins and Mushrooms - 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.
Our specialty is Mum's Homemade Mandarin Cordial. 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.
Bus and school groups are all welcome, just phone first to a make a booking if it is during the week.
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!
|Kurrajong Australian Native Foods|
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 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.
Grape vines were first planted in Australia at Sydney in 1788 with the arrival of the First Fleet. After many attempts and disappointments the successful growing of grape vines was achieved. Although Phillip Schaeffer was the first private vine grower, credit is given to Gregory Blaxland (one of the three explorers who conquered the impenetrable Blue Mountains) as one of the first to produce wine of reasonable quantity and quality in 1816. He was also the first person to export wine to London in 1822 and was awarded a silver medal.
The property at Vicary's Winery was originally part of a much larger grant made by John Blaxland grandson of Gregory Blaxland and he named the property "Luddenham" after his home village in England.
Many of the original buildings still exist on the property these include the farm house circa 1860, with the woolshed and Shearers quarters having been built prior to 1890. At this time the property was used principally for cattle and sheep with the wool being shipped to England.
When Cecil Vicary took over the property in 1916 he converted the woolshed to a dairy and planted the vineyard in 1918. The first wines were made in 1923 and the winery opened for business.
The winery is now owned by Chris Niccol a Roseworthy Graduate Winemaker who has worked at a number of wineries throughout Australia including the famous Minchinbury winery near Rooty Hill.
In 1996 Chris introduced his Heron's Wing range of wines and in 1999 the first "Kosher" wines were made for the Jewish market. The wines are well recognised throughout the industry and this is evident by the number of medals received at various national wine shows.
Sydney wineries are now on the increase with new vineyards and wineries being established. In fact several vineyards are reliant on the winery to process their grapes.
|Crooked River Wines|
Our vineyard is unique.
It was established in 1998 in rich volcanic, alluvial soil, in Gerringong, South Coast NSW, Australia- a valley between the mountains and the sea.
The commercial winery was completed in 2001 and now consists of 280,000 litres of stainless steel fermentation and storage tanks and 70,000 litres of oak barrels. In 2005-06, Crooked River produced 24 great wines and 4 ports-100,000 bottles of premium quality red and white wines. Our port is a specialty. In 2010 we have 40 different table wines. Home to famous Saddleback Mountain Red and Chocolate Pyjama Vino.
|Blue Mountains Botanic Garden: Mount Tomah|
A cold climate botanic garden with panoramic views.
See Wolemi Pines and spectacular displays of plants from around the world.
Restaurants, kiosk and Garden shop. Picnic / BBQ area. Parking.
Selling a huge range of local seafood, including Snapper, Bream, Leather jackets, Garfish, Gemfish, Cod, Oysters, Prawns, Bugs Lobsters and much more.
We hold an RFR (Registered Fish Receiver) licence which entitles us to buy direct from the fishermen straight to you.
FRESH SEAFOOD ! ! !
|Blue Mountains Honey Shed|
Bees are a very important part of the environment and the food chain. Inspect the results of the bee's hard work. A wide range of honey including fruited honey, comb honey. Varieties include Yellow Box & Wildflower.
An elegant range of gourmet foods include jam, mustard, pickles, vinegars.
All products available in bulk, gift packs, hampers, beeswax, candles, skincare range. A unique selection of kitchenware available.
Free group tours by appointment.
|Merry Maiden Veggies|
Fabulous fresh, direct from the Farm Vegetables.
We use Demeter Biodynamic methods on our own farm just 4 minutes down the Road. We are heading toward full certification.
We also highlight fresh veggies from John Fishers Farm on Emery's Plateau, who uses the same methods and is certified, just 40 minutes up the road.
You won’t find veggies any fresher than these.
Lots of Parking around the back of shop for cars and buses.
Check out the full story below.
|Go-Shu Australian Sake Brewery|
Sun Masamune is Australia's first and only sake brewery. Set against the majestic backdrop of world renowned Blue Mountains, the purpose-built sake making facility at Penrith offers unique brewery tours to the curious visitor/tourist.
Informative and enjoyable tours include an interesting explanation of the sake making, its long history, culture and tradition as well as a look inside the workings of the sake brewery. Tasting of the freshest and finest products is also included in the tour.
The Go-Shu Visitors Centre also operates as a special souvenir and licensed retail shop, offering freshest Go-Shu sake products and a wide range of sake-related unique merchandise and gifts. The Brewery is located 60 minutes by car from the Sydney CBD, making it a very accessible destination.
Go-Shu Australian Sake is pure and healthy rice wine that respects the traditions of finest quality sake. At Sun Masamune we combine pure water, experience and state of the art technology with the high quality Australian medium grain Japonica rice from Murrumbidgee and Murray River Basins to produce the finest sake.
Sake is a unique beverage good in both hot and cold. You will be able to enjoy your sake either hot or cold by adjusting the temperature depends on the season, the occasion or the menu. The modern high grade sakes are nearly always enjoyed slightly chilled.
Sake is brewed like a beer, but it is served enjoyed like a fine wine. Sake is frequently used for cooking and as part of key ingredients for Japanese recipes.
The complexity and flavour profile of sake enhances food flavour by cleansing the palate and sensitising taste. Sake matches very well with Japanese foods which attach importance to balance and harmony of taste. Goes also well with all seafood, fried or barbecued food and other Asian/spicy fusion cuisine. Sake is also used by athletes for massage as well as cosmetics because it helps to keep the skin well moisturized.
More than just an olive farm.
Take a walk or simply relax in the grove, rose or lavender gardens.
Sample our products: olive oil, award winning jams, honey and citrus butters and the luxurious Oliveglow natural skin care from olive oil all hand made at the farm.
See the natural pruners and fertilizers (sheep and chooks) wandering through the groves.
Orchard tours $5.00 with free morning or afternoon tea, bookings essential.
|Mountain Range Farm|
Mountain Range farm has a mixture of small businesses and community based organisations producing a wide range of produce from certified organic vegetables such as garlic, strawberries and lettuce through to rhubarb and general green lines.
There is also a export palm and pine Nursery propagating and selling small seedlings worldwide.
Social enterprise projects are underway as well as a refugee work for the Dole, Green corp and landcare groups doing tremendous environmental work on the adjacent Mullet Creek.
Tours are available, but only by appointment.
|M & A Butchery|
Open: Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm Sat 7am - 2pm.
Working onsite is a 170 year old abattoir in which local stock & stock from NSW is processed. Cuts of Beef, Lamb, Pork, Goat and occasionally Venison and Ostrich are available. Unbeatable prices in the district.
Abattoir & Boning Room Tours by appointment only.
This Butchery is unique.
Established in 1955, the Shields Family has grown and sold fruit from the packing shed ever since.
We are open daily in season (Jan to mid May) while fruit is available. (See note below)
We sell tree ripened peaches and apples grown on our own orchard.
We have 7 peach varieties and at least 10 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 ring to find out what's on.
Download the little story on Shields Orchard
This lovely orange orchard growing wonderfully tasting Navel and Valencia Oranges is owned and run by the Gardiner Family.
Bruce Gardiner is a third generation farmer and his son Philip is the fourth generation farmer to grow oranges on this property. Bruce who is in his eighties has lived his whole life surrounded by trees laden with large juicy tasty oranges.
The added benefit is that the Orchard is also situated on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in a small area of the Hawkesbury called Cornwallis.
This almost unknown area, is just outside Windsor and is located on what the locals call ‘The Lowlands’
Watch the Oranges bee sorted by the Farmers sorting machine, see how they are packed for market. It is a great education for children.
You will enjoy yourself talk directly to a farmer that has see it all.
|Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market: Castle Hill|
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.
Read on by clicking details
|Kookootonga Chestnut & Walnut Farm|
Kookootonga Chestnut & Walnut Farm is closed for 2013.
A beautiful farm with an established Walnut and Chestnut grove situated on 60 hectares at scenic Mt Irvine. Pick up you own nuts in this special setting. Buckets and bags are provided and there is plenty of road parking.
Travel 55km from Richmond on highway 40. Turn right to Mt Wilson. Turn left on T junction at Mt Irvine. Proceed 1 km along sealed road.
Click through to Kookootonga Chest Nut and Walnut Farm for more information.
|Mowbray Park Farm Stays|
Experience real Australia at Mowbray Park Farmstay just 9 km from Picton 1 hour from Sydney Airport the Blue Mountains, Pacific Ocean and 2 hours from Canberra ACT. It brings together the best of 'life on the farm' with Australian country hospitality.
Steeped in history the magnificent 1822 property is only 80 minutes drive from Sydney NSW and is surrounded by rolling hills, towering trees, picturesque farmland and natural unspoilt bush.
Family owned and operated, Mowbray Park is a working farm and farmstay where you can experience all aspects of country life in a relaxed setting with all the comforts you would expect.
Whether it's midweek or weekend, Mowbray Park is alive with the sites and sounds of the Australian country.
Mowbray Park captures the spirit and beauty of the Picton surrounds which is renowned for its crisp country air, history and magnificent countryside.
At our Farm Holiday you can do everything or nothing at all and children can be entertained while parents relax, unwind or enjoy the activities.
Discover the delights of a leisurely horse ride across rolling hills and bushland taking in the magnificent views of the country side, perfect for both experienced and first timers, (age limit 8 years plus on the trail rides).
|Silos Estate Winery|
|Cedar Creek Orchard|
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 is now in its 3rd generation of production.
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.
The orchard began to diversify into stonefruit in the 1980’s, when Ron’s two sons joined the business, and the season was further extended during the 1990’s with plantings of Persimmons.
Today, the orchard has approximately 25,000 trees – the produce of which is sold through both the domestic and export market as well as local Produce Markets and from the shed door.
Shed sales, directly to the public, begin in November with nectarines, (yellow & white) then peaches, (white only) available through to the end of January, plus one yellow variety in March.
This is followed by apples from end of Jan to May, and then finally persimmons from April to June.
The variety 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.
|Ambrosia Olive Farm|
This a beautiful property.
Nestled in the hills of Silverdale, Ambrosia Olive Farm offer a complete package.
Walk amongst the Olive trees or just watch the Olive press work (when in season) or chat with the owners about the process of making extra virgin Olive oil.
We have a variety of other fruit trees and some vines also on the property. We have our own Bee Hives and you can purchase some fresh local honey and home made Olive products.
We have Deer, Chicken, Turkey, Emu, Sheep and Duck also on the property.
Bus / Coaches are welcome. Lunches can be arranged on request.
Drop in and chat with the Farmer and chat and pick up your fresh seasonal vegies.
Here at Riverveiw Produce our family has been growing fresh fruit and vegetables for over 50 years supplying to the Sydney markets and we recently decided to make our produce available to the public through the farm gate trail.
Come and see a real working farm as we have a large range of great quality fruit and vegetables picked from the farm and also have other produce available.
This is NOT a pick your own Farm.
Plenty of parking and buses welcome.
So hope to see you soon down at Riverveiw.
Sweet Juicy Navels from May to December.
We also allow 'Pick Your Own' from Sunday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Lovely fresh Oranges straight from the Tree.
We are open 6 days (Sunday to Friday)
We have our own Orange Juice, although it is bottled in Mudgee.
We have very sweet Imperial maradins from June to August.
We also have Apples, Vegies, Potatoes, Caulies, Cabbage, Garlic, Tomatoes, Eggs (Free Range and Farm Fresh) and beauitful pumpkins etc.
These are sourced locally from our friends and neighbours
We specialise in flavour and only have produce when it is in season
|Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre|
A gathering place for people learning together to achieve responsible stewardship. It aims to promote more sustainable use of land, appropriate
technologies and the development of self-reliant and self-responsible local communities.
Infinity Fisheries has closed.
Infinity Fisheries farms Australian Barramundi.
Grown exclusively in the Southern Highlands -less than 1 hour from Sydney.
Infinity Fisheries is open to the public for farm gate sales of Barramundi and Jade Perch each Saturday from 8.30am – 1.30pm.
This is NSW’s freshest, award winning barramundi and our fish are live. Infinity Fisheries farms Australian fish species using a unique fully enclosed specifically engineered water recirculation system which re-cycles precious water and provides stress free conditions to grow healthy, pollution free fish without environmental impact. Whole, cleaned or fillet fish are available from the farm gate.
The home of the famous big red apple on the Hume Highway is open again to the public, however, we are only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm.
Currently selling Imperial Gala, , Granny Smiths and Pink Lady and Sundowner Apples.
(when in season)
We also have local free range eggs, hone, jams, apple juice and the freshest of fresh vegies.
We currently have 9 varieties of apples, but I am pleased to say that we are restocking/rebuilding the orchard slowly.
Our current varieties are Red Imperial Gala (avail late Feb), Red Delicious, Red Braeburn (avail early March), Red Fuji (avail early April), Granny Smith (mid April) Winesaps and Pink Lady (avail Late April), Sundowner (avail mid May), and now Lady Williams (avail Late June).
We always recommend that you call us first to check what varieties are available as this is only a general guide.
Unfortunately, you cannot pick your apples at our orchard they are already picked and packed ready for you to buy from our farmgate shed.
As well as our own tree ripened apples we also stock the freshest of locally sourced vegetables and may I say that you will be pleasantly surprised and our range as well. There is broccoli, spinach, cabbages, cauliflowers, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and beetroot to mention a few.
We also have local honey, apple juice, jams, chutneys and marmalades, not to forget local free range eggs!
The Schoolhouse is an old-style building that has been a feature of the Gerringong area since the late 19th Century. Originally located in Toolijooa, the building was moved to Gerringong, where it formed part of Gerringong Public School until about 1995. In 1995 it was moved to its current location on the corner of Belinda Street and Victoria Street in Gerringong, and housed the hand-spun yarns and handicrafts of the Wool Workshop.
The Schoolhouse is home to a small scale cheese-making operation, a tea workshop and cafe.
Cheese will be made on site using local milk from pasture-fed cows. Tea will be processed on site from leaves grown nearby in Foxground. Locally-roasted coffee and home-made treats will be served in the cafe. See the cheesery, taste the cheese and tea, enjoy great coffee.”
|South Coast Providores|
South Coast Providores, located in the main street of Berry, at 89 Queen Street, is an award winning producer of handmade conserves, preserves, chutneys, relishes, sauces, glazes, biscotti etc.
Since opening six months ago South Coast Providores has quickly established itself as a leading producer of quality products which are 100% made on their premises from 85% locally grown ingredients.
During the Festive Season delicious Traditional and Gluten Free Christmas Cakes and Puddings are available.
Carole Ruta and Ian Gray, owners of the company, are passionate about locally grown, locally made products and have a strong commitment to sustainability, quality and small batch production which guarantees only the best in taste and texture will greet the consumer on opening their products.
In addition to producing their extensive range of products South Coast Providores also host “Locavore Fridays” in their courtyard every Friday where they sell fresh, in season, fruit and vegetables. The produce is sourced from a number of local growers within their local area and most is picked or cut early that morning to ensure high quality of the freshest kind.
South Coast Providores recently took part in CRAVE the Sydney Morning Herald International Food Festival, which staged a number of “Locavore” events at different locations in the Shoalhaven; each one based on our philosophy of showcasing the best the Shoalhaven region has to offer.
They grow flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables in the heart of Berry with an indoor/outdoor shop. Everything is handmade in small batches on the premises. “Customers are able to purchase our “goodies” from the extensive veranda display” says Carole Ruta.
South Coast Providores also features in the recently launched book Locavore – a Foodies’ Journey through the Shoalhaven.
South Coast Providores has been preserving the Shoalhaven and “spreading happiness” since 2005.
Fords Farm is closed for 2013,
We would like to thank all the customers for their support this year.
Due to unprecedented numbers of people coming to the farm in 2013, the orchard has no more fruit on the trees.
We apologies to those who found the experience a little difficult. These were extra ordinary circumstances.
We look forward to next year and hope we will be ready for so many people coming here.
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 the trees are breaking under the strain of the fruit. The Imperials will also be ready, but improve the longer left on the tree and will be at their best mid June/July.
Ford’s Farm nestles 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 9 years and has developed with help from our customers who are welcome to give suggestions as to how we can improve.
Our opening day is Saturday 25 May 2012 and will remain open each weekend and public holidays from 10am to 4pm until all the fruit has gone (possibly 3 months). We will also open during School Holidays, but ring first.
We cater for large groups or buses (including full size coaches). Unfortunately we can only have large coaches on weekdays and it is essential to book.
We cater for International Tour Groups who wish to visit the farm for educational purposes. Phone for more information on these tours.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to pick mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes and in July cumquats.
There is no entry fee and you only pay for what you pick.
We have a picnic area set aside for you to sit and enjoy the quiet bush surroundings or take a stroll through the orchard to visitur sheep.
Visit our “shed” for jams, chutney, cordial and honey all from produce grown on the farm. There are essential oils such as lavender, sandalwood and citrus oils. Mix these with carrier oils such as almond, macadamia and others to create your own massage oils.
|Crystal Creek Meadows|
Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages & Day Spa Retreat is the perfectly based to explore the South Coast and Southern Highlands of NSW. As a B&B style accommodation it also offers some delicious treats! There’s the tangy homemade preserves, real fresh local and organic produce you’ll find in your gourmet breakfast basket. Then there’s the gorgeous Crystal Creek Meadows’ truly free range eggs and our pink grapefruits (May-November) you’ll also find in your basket.
But there is much more than food to enjoy. Guests stay in their own 5 star luxury eco cottage surrounded by gardens offering you privacy and tranquility. Inside you’ll appreciate the attention to detail, our own handcrafted aromatherapy spa treats for your spa bath and the sumptuous king size bed enrobed in luxurious linen.
Outside wander Crystal Creek Meadows’s extensive perfumed gardens and meet the very free range chooks, hear the bird song from the many beautiful species that call Kangaroo Valley home and explore the Aromatherapy Garden.
|Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market: Penrith|
This fabulous Farmers and Fine Food Marker runs on the 1st Saturday of each month except January.
It has just 30 stalls of packed local and regional produce.
Click view details for more.
|Clyde River Berry Farm|
Clyde River Berry Farm is a pick your own berry farm that specializes in blueberries along with many other types of berries and has been in operation now for nearly thirty years.
The Berry Farm is a working farm primarily supplying blueberries to the Sydney Wholesale Markets, but grows a range of other berries also for picking.
Surrounded by a pristine environment, the Clyde River Berry Farm invites you to take a forest drive into the hinterland and to the 'hands on' experience of picking your own berries.
Our Farm Policy
The Clyde Valley's microclimate was chosen as being highly suited to blueberries in particular. Our policy has always been to impact as little as possible on the ecosystem and to co habit with the wildlife. The farm's geographic isolation means that we produce in a healthy, dynamic and biodiverse environment, where the menagerie of birds and insects can work in our favour by keeping populations in balance. We have utilised as many sustainable techniques of production as possible and have a tolerant approach to insect dynamics. We use biological controls when necessary. In these ways we have tried to maintain the integrity of the area whilst producing food commercially.
The farm also grows a range of the districts sweetest peaches and nectarines.
Telephone or visit our website for more details
Do you remember when fruit had real flavour?
Martin’s Orchard have been refining the art of producing the finest quality peaches, plums and nectarines for over 40 years.
The 15 acre orchard has been planted with the best selection of heritage and modern super sweet stone fruit (non GMO).
The 27 different varieties are sun ripened on the tree to maximise flavour and the fruit is then available directly to the public at the farm roadside stall.
Situated midway between Nowra and Ulludulla, 7km south of Wandandian on the Princes Hwy, South Coast, NSW.
|Bilpin Springs Orchard|
A very lovely orchard just past Bilpin village.
Bilpin Springs Orchard traditionally sent stonefruit and apples to Flemington Markets. The transition to a purely “Pick Your Own” orchard began 19 years ago 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 pears, nashi and quinces; persimmon, figs and citrus; and more recently, blueberries.
The orchard activities serve as a backdrop to secondary school level short courses which aim use real-life situations to enrich school studies, especially in Mathematics.
For updated information on courses, or to find out when you can pick fruit, visit our website www.bilpinspringsorchard.com.au or ring the information line 02 4567 1294 before visiting.
|Jubilee Vineyard Estate|
Jubilee Vineyard Estate is located on Tizzana Lagoon, near the Hawkesbury River, within a unique, picturesque valley that is reminiscent of Europe.
The famous Italian surgeon, Dr Thomas Fiaschi, impressed with the geography and soil of the area, purchased 250 acres of land at "Sackville Reach" and commenced establishing his famous 55 acre vineyards and sandstone winery in 1885.
He called it "Tizzana" as it reminded him of his village on the outskirts of Florence, Italy.
By 1889 "Tizzana" was producing 9,600 gallons of wine, and employing up to 100 people at it's peak production. The vineyards flourished and quickly gained a reputation for producing very fine, award winning wines. Its wines were transported to Sydney via the Hawkesbury River system, and sold from within the famous "Fiaschi Wine Bar" in Little George Street, Sydney.
After destruction by bushfire in the 1950s, the property was later subdivided.
"Jubilee Vineyard Estate" was re-established directly in front of Tizzana Winery in 2001, and was named after one of Dr Fiaschi's original Tizzana vineyards.
The 27 acre property is located just over an hours drive from the centre of Sydney.
2004 Jubilee "Drunken Bee" Port
2005 Jubilee Chambourcin Rosé
2004 Jubilee Chambourcin Red Wine
2006 Jubilee Chambourcin Rosé
This is the most beautiful part of the region. Come and visit. You will be surprised and you will enjoy yourself
They offer Wine and Cheese Appreciation
|Tanglin Lodge Alpacas|
Come and cuddle our baby Alpacas (called cria) or relax while listening to the soothing chatter between mum and cria in a quiet, country atmosphere. A range of Alpaca goods stocked, farmstay accommodation. Devonshire teas and BBQ lunches available.
|The Green Box Regional Food Cooperative|
Welcome to Green Box. We are a not-for-profit co-operative that aims to provide local, sustainable, organic, and minimally packaged food at affordable prices.
The co-op is committed to supporting local farmers and producers from the beautiful south coast and Southern Highlands, and to encourage the use of sustainable farming practices, by providing them a market.
Where produce is not available within our region, we will aim to source items from within New South Wales, or else within Australia. We are committed to sourcing the most sustainable products available, and we will always tell you where your food comes from and how it was grown.
We believe that in doing these things, we’ll reduce food miles, waste, packaging and chemicals – and we’ll be able to provide the healthiest, most delicious food possible. We’re driven by our passion for organic, local food and seasonal eating: the joy of freshly-dug potatoes, golden pastured eggs, sun-ripened peaches. And we believe this food should be available to everyone without costing the earth.
|Pepes Pty Ltd|
Open: Mon-Fri 8am - 3pm. (Closed Public Holidays)
We have available both fresh and frozen Peking Ducks. The ducks range in size from 1.5kg dressed to 2.5kg. Also available are Duck Maryland, Duck Breast, Duck Fillet, Duck Sausages etc.
This is a most unusual product.
|TOP Forty Orchard|
Top 40 Orchard.
This most beautiful orchard is one of the highest in the Oakdale region of NSW.
The property is 40 acres in total with 25 acres under orchard.
Lyn and her family specialise in seasonal fruit, flowers and Christmas Trees.
Kicking off with Christmas trees in mid November and then Peaches, Plums and Nectarines starting in mid December and then in February the Apples kick in.
The orchard produces 5 varieties of ‘Tree Ripened’ Red Delicious Apples and the sweetest Granny Smiths Apples.
Tree ripened apples are the freshest when the seeds are brown and if you leave the apple on a plate the flesh stays white.
Their Pumpkin patch produces pumpkins for two, the Golden Nugget and Sweet pumpkin are just right for you and a friend.
On the Orchard they also have 2 forty years old pear trees that compliment their produce.
From October you will find Lyn turning out her 120 varieties of Bearded Iris’s. This most beautiful Iris will light up any room.
Drop in and say hello or get your fresh fruit from the roadside stall.
Pick Your Own, By appointment Only.
|Bilpin Garden Club|
The Bilpin Garden Club Inc meets on the first Saturday of the month.
Membership of the club costs $10 per year and is open to everyone, not just residents of Bilpin.
Members receive a quarterly newsletter with garden notes and information about our meetings.
Sometimes we visit gardens, sometimes we have educational presentations: and each year in the middle of October we stage a spectacular Spring Flower Show in the Bilpin District Hall.
In 2011 the Spring Flower Show will be in its 51st Year, and will be open to the public on the afternoon in October.
Our membership ranges from professional horticulturists and people with large show gardens to people with small daggy gardens, lots of plans and hope.
As well as sharing knowledge and seeking inspiration from garden visits, the Club also maintains the garden at the Bilpin District Hall.
Download the current newsletter and schedule for their big Garden Show or contact the secretary for more information.
|Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water|
Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Weekends: By Appointment
Visit the home of Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water and see the borehead of the spring that starts 100 metres underground. Visit the bottling room where the bottles are filled and enjoy the beautiful bushland and the spectacular views to Sydney?s CBD. You are welcome to picnic here and enjoy our lovely grounds. Toilets facilities are available. Test-Tasting of Water. No Retail.
Opening Mid August 2013
This is a wonderful orchard set on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.
They have wonderful in season Seville Oranges.
You can pick your own Seville Oranges but only on Sundays. 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.
|J & R Muscat Family Vegetable Farm|
J & R Muscat is a small family owned and run market garden.
Originally established by Jim and Rita Muscat in 1979, when first vegetable crops were grown on the five acres in Schofields North West of Sydney which they had purchased together.
The family have a long history in market gardening going back to their original homeland in Malta, where both sides of the family were bought up on family farms.
In addition to the five acres in Schofields, the Muscat also grow vegetables on 18 acres in nearby Pitt Town along the Hawkesbury River with sons Andrew and William taking on the major responsibilities on the family farm.
It is always hands on deck with vegetable growing as crops are grown all year round. Major crops include Beetroot, Rhubarb, Silverbeet, Zucchini, Sweet corn, Egg plant, Chillies, Pumpkins, Turnips and Cauliflowers. Other crops are also grown sometimes in smaller quantities. Most of the vegetables are sold through the Sydney Markets.
In 2007 the Muscats became members of Hawkesbury Harvest.
After being invited to participate in two major events organised by the city of Sydney. Consumers were thrilled by the freshness of the produce. The positive feedback by the consumers, organisers and the help of Hawkesbury Harvest, the Muscats are taking interest in the new trend of farmers markets.
Their first market will be at the Rouse Hill Town Centre, Market Square, commencing in March 22nd and after that the fourth Saturday of each month.
Consumers will get the opportunity to purchase direct from the grower themselves and find out hoe the vegetables are grown.
|Bilpin Fruit Bowl|
The Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse.
It has been owned by the Tadrosse family for the last 25 years. 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.
Our daughters help control and run the shop full time, they make all the apple pies, cakes, slices, scones, while our son who is only 14 helps out in the orchard on weekends and school holidays.
The Fruit Bowl is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.30pm.
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 10,000 fruit trees. 5,000 Stone Fruit and 5,000 Apple trees.
Mamre Homestead - St Marys NSW Australia
Mamre Homestead, built c1820s, was the home of the colonial chaplain, magistrate and pastoralist, the Reverend Samuel Marsden. It was the working farmhouse of a busy rural property, a model farm which included orchards, exotic pasture and other crops.
Located on over 1,000 acres, Mamre was also home to the famous Merino flocks which made Marsden a pioneer in the Australian wool industry.
|Leppington Valley Farm|
Located just 50min South West of Sydney atop a hill which overlooks the northern region of Camden. (Catherine Field, Cobbitty, Oran Park, Narellan & as far as the hills of Razorback/Picton)
It was here some 30 years ago Vittorio and Julia Marando set upon the land to raise a family and grow fruit and vegetables best suited to Italian style cuisine, the likes that were all so familiar back home. (Calabria, South of Italy)
As the years rolled by & their three children grew, (Emanuela, Rocco and Esmeralda) so did the farm. Taking shape to two main crops, Figs & Prickly Pears.
Locals that new us would come (and still do) to buy freshly picked Figs or prickly pears and would occasionally sample Mum’s home made treats, which were regularly eaten by the family as the fruit was packed in the shed ready for morning market.
After many requests by regulars wanting to buy Mum’s treats, in 2008 a professional kitchen along side the packing shed was built and production of our gourmet range had begun. Today all products are still being hand made and supplied to many quality fruit
shop's and delicatessens across Sydney.
|Gary Howards Hawkesbury River Prawns|
“You haven’t really tried a Prawn, until you’ve tasted Hawkesbury River - Prawns”.
Hi, I’m Gary Howard, a commercial fisherman. I’ve been commercially fishing the Hawkesbury River for prawns since 1991.
I really love my job and the lifestyle it brings, as does my father and brother, who are also commercial fisherman, on the Hawkesbury.
We catch the well known “Hawkesbury River School Prawn” which is renowned for its beautiful sweet taste.
My business, “Gary Howard’s HAWKESBURY RIVER Prawns” is dedicated to catching the finest quality prawns for cooking, and also for bait.
The largest of our prawns are cooked, packaged, labelled and sold throughout the local Hawkesbury, and Hills Districts.
Prawn season usually starts in mid September, and runs through till mid June, by which time it is getting too cold, and the prawns return to the Ocean.
Prawn cooking season usually commences in early November, and continues through to late April (obviously depending on seasonal circumstances).
If you would like the opportunity to purchase some of NSW best tasting, chemical free, preservative free, anti-biotic free, artificial colours and flavour free, all NATURAL, wild caught Prawns, we have outlets at:
Munro’s Colonial Meats at Wilberforce Ph. 4575 1961
South Windsor Butchers Shop, South Windsor Ph. 4577 6483
Dooley’s Quality Meats at Kurmond Ph.4573 2184
Countrywide Quality Meats at Riverstone Ph. 9627 1424
Blues Gourmet Meats at Kenthurst Ph. 9654 1557
And Glenorie Butchers Shop, Glenorie Ph. 9652 1105
Please ring shops prior, to check on availability!
Throughout the prawn season, the vast majority of my prawns are sold to the recreational fishing BAIT Market.
If you would like to buy some BAIT Prawns, locally, please contact:
“Windsor Bait & Tackle” Ph. 4577 2813
Sold in either 1kg, or 400gram Labelled Bags.
Please ring shop prior, to check on availability!
Large bait orders are welcomed, so please call us on 4575 4009 (delivery available, upon request)
Over the past two winters, my father Graham, and myself have built a new purpose built ,10mtr(30 foot) prawn trawler, which we launched just in time for Christmas 2009.
I am overjoyed with my new vessel, and welcome anyone to come out on the boat for a first hand experience on a prawn trawler. I am more than happy to answer any questions that you have regarding Commercial Fishing in the Hawkesbury River.
If you would like to book a tour on a prawn trawler, with Gary, please call us on 4575 4009
(week days only – sorry, no weekend work permitted)
“I really do hope that you take the opportunity to try some Hawkesbury River Prawns, and then you may understand why I am so passionate about them, and the health of my River”.
Gary and Peta Howard
|Darling Mills Farm|
All Locally Grown, 100% locally.
You can catch me at Hawkesbury Harvest's Farmers and Fine Food Market, the second Saturday of each month.
Mesclun: Mixed Leaves All Year
Herbs: Many varieties through out the year.
Micro Salads, inlcuding Baby Cresses: All Year
Water Cresses: All Year.
Salad Greens: Rocket, Curly Endive, Escarole, radicchio, lambs tongue.
|Helleborus Down Under|
Helleborus Down Under is a specialty nursery with a lovely display garden that opens in the winter flowering season.
You can come and spend some time in the garden and see how to grow the very hardy and drought tolerant Helleborus.
Talk to the grower and get the information you want, if you need help in the meantime don't hesitate to ring us.
When you are on the trail in winter don?t miss out on this experience.
This most beautiful flower springs to life in Winter. Ingrid, your host, will tell you all about this fantastic flower.
There will be expert advice available on the weekend on how to look after the Helleborus and how to grow it.
While having your free light refreshments have a chat with the grower.
You can now download an order form direct from the Helleborus Down Under Website. (Goto the Catalogue Page)
Your journey to the Helleborus Nursery at Bilpin (turn left off Bells Line of Road at Mountain Lagoon Road) will take you through some of the best picturesque country.
Don't miss this on your calendar.
Glenbernie Orchard is located within the beautiful Illawarra mountain escarpment, approximately 30kms north of Wollongong in NSW. The new Dharrawal National Park created in 2012 is the farm's closest neighbour.
Ted and Ellen Fahey began the farm in 1939 making a living from selling their home grown eggs and vegetables.
Their son Edward Fahey (Ted Jnr) planted the first apple tree in 1952. Ted Jnr continued to grow the business assisted by his wife Ruth. The family purchased additional land in the 1980's bringing the total possible planting area to around 100 acres. The land is very fertile with a climate suited to growing a variety of fruit and vegetables. Ted and Ruth’s eldest son, Glenn, now manages the farm producing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and persimmons.
Glenbernie Orchard featured in the 2012 series of MasterChef. Gary Mehigan picked some pink lady apples and then cooked them into a beautiful apple strudel as part of a special dessert masterclass segment.
The farm’s retail shop, the ‘Apple Shack’ is located on the farm. You can visit the farm to buy fresh fruit and seasonal produce, jams, preserves and honey 7 days a week.
Apples are sold year round including varieties such as Royal Gala, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith and Pink Lady.
Peaches, nectarines and other stone fruits are available from November to February.
Persimmons are available around April.
The orchard will be open on the first weekend in 5th / 6th January 2013 for a special ‘pick your own’ peaches and nectarines opportunity.
This is a one off occasion and bookings are essential.
Group size will be limited. Groups will be taken to pick at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.
Bookings are open till 2nd January 2013 or until groups are full.
Please ring Jo-Anne on 0407 921 709 to book.
|Virginia Farm Wool Works|
Virginia Farm Wool Works
Located on rural Annangrove Road, Virginia Farm has been supplying the needs of spinners, weavers and felters for over 20 years.
Stocking a comprehensive range of equipment such as spinning wheels and looms as well as fibres and yarns, the craftsperson can select from raw fleece, dyed Merino tops, silk yarns and fibres, hand-dyed pure wool knitting yarn and fine cotton yarns for weavers.
Spinning classes are held weekly, weaving monthly, and one day workshops in felting, silk paper making, dyeing, etc. throughout the cooler months.
Facilities: Off street parking, toilet, fully wheelchair accessible.
Fantastic Family Farm.
Zucchini Flowers, Raspberries, Nectarines, Peaches , Borlotti Beans plus more.
Their produce can be found at various markets around Sydney
Please telephone first.