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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Hawkesberry - Bilpin area of New South Wales, Australia,?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Hawkesberry - Bilpin area of New South Wales, Australia,, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in July 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2019:Spring is here! Strawberries and other berries are coming in! See your area's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as tomato, corn, and more!

You may noticed the new appearance to the website! Simpler, cleaner and mobile-friendly! I'm rolling it out, page by page over the next 2 months. Everything is still here; such as home canning and freezing directions. You can access it from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Hawkesberry - Bilpin area of New South Wales, Australia, U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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New South Wales - Hawkesbury - Bipin Area

  • Bilpin Fruit Bowl - No pesticides are used, apples, beans, beets, broad beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    2093 Bells Line Of Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758. Phone: 45671262. Email: [email protected]. Open: farm open from mid November to the end of May Weekends and Public Holidays only between 10am and 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 23, 2018, JBS) Billpin Springs Orchard Typical Harvest Calendar
  • Bilpin Springs Orchard - Apples, pears (including Nashi), Plums, Peaches, Plums, Figs, Lemons, oranges, blueberries
    2550 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, New South Wales. Australia. Phone: (02) 4567 1294. Open: from Australia Day to Queens Birthday Weekend. Please confirm opening times by phone or from their website. Small commercial orchard open for the public to pick fruit from our trees from Australia Day weekend to Queen's Birthday weekend, season permitting. Families enjoy showing their children where apples come from, and older folks remember days when everyone grew their own fruit. The orchard practises Integrated Pest Management to minimise the use of chemicals. Phone to confirm availability!
  • Campanella Cottage - chestnuts
    2-10 Davies Lane, Mt Wilson NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2035. Open: Weekends only during season unless an appointment is made.
  • Fern Hill - chestnuts
    52 The Avenue, Mt. Wilson, NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2008. Alternate phone: 0418 676 468. Open: Chestnuts available from mid April to mid May. Gloves and buckets supplied. Picking your own walnuts and chestnuts is a fun activity for the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high quality nuts for eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts. The green walnut season is in December, the main season is in autumn at both Mt Irvine and Mt Wilson.
  • Kookootonga Walnut and Chestnut Farm - walnuts and chestnuts,
    247 Mount Irvine Road, Mount Irvine, NSW, Australia.  Phone: 02 4756 2136. Open: Mid-March to April; during the main season opening hours are 9-5 seven days a week - including public holidays .. Prices were last reported to be  $5-$7.  Picking your own walnuts and chestnuts is a fun activity for the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high quality nuts for eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts. The green walnut season is in December and some properties are open, so you can use this special product for your own favourite family recipes. Chestnuts need gloves to pick up the spiky shells which have fallen to the ground, and break them open to get the chestnuts. Walnuts are just picked from the ground. 
  • Nutwood Farm - chestnuts, walnuts
    22 Danes Way, Mt Irvine NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2191. Alternate Phone: 029-427-2415. Email: [email protected]. Open: from late March, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. Directions: Travel 55km from Richmond on Highway 40 (Bell's Line of Road) to the Mt. Wilson turnoff. Turn right and proceed through Mt. Wilson and Mt. Irvine T-junction. Turn left again, immediately onto DANES Way. Follow the signs to Nutwood Farm. (2km). 20 hectares set on the edge of Wollangambee National Park. An established nut orchard with large, good quality, fresh chestnuts and walnuts. There is a special paddock for parking on the farm. Stroll across a mown pathway to the orchard. Buckets and bags are provided for you to pick your own nuts. Wear heavy shoes and bring gloves. Plenty of room for children. This is a special farm gate. Enjoy the experience. (ADDED: October 28, 2013X)
  • Pinecrest Orchard - Pick Your Own apples, peaches, plums, pears, raspberries, walnuts, chestnuts
    2549 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, 4567 1143. Phone: (02) 45671143. Email: [email protected].. Open: 10am to 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, and on Boxing Day from January to May. Directions: situated on Bell's Line of Road, Bilpin, right behind Bilpin School, 30kms west of Richmond, NSW, Australia; Click here for a map. Late December through April: peaches, apples, plums, nashi pears, $2 (may increase in 2004). Click here for more details on the varieties and dates of availability. From January to May you can enjoy a day out with your family picking your own fruit, strolling through the fruit trees and appreciating the adjoining Australian bush. Apples: available early January to May. The season starts each year with Tydemans early followed by Akane in January, Gala from early February and then Jonathon, Delicious and Golden Delicious. Fujis are from late March, and Granny Smith and Pink Lady finish off the apple season. We usually continue selling until late May. Peaches: Pine Crest Orchard grows delicious peaches, both white and yellow-fleshed varieties, which are available from December to February each year. Plums: The first Blood Plums start in early January followed by the yellow fleshed Narrabeen and then the Radiance. By mid February the Blood Plum and Ruby Red are ready and by mid March ‘Autumn Giant' finish off the plum season.
    Pears: Pears are best purchased green and ripened at home or you have to eat a lot in a short time. They are available from late January. As they only ripen off the tree they must be picked when green
    Nashi-fruit: This delicious asian pear is an expensive delicacy in the stores, but available at Pine Crest for you to pick, in many different varieties. The Nashi Pears mature in February. unlike european pears they must be left to fully ripen on the tree.
    Berries and Nuts: Delicious punnets of ripe sweet raspberries, freshly picked, are available in February and March. Walnuts and chestnuts are available in April and May. Everyone is welcome to Pick Your Own fruit at Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin. In 2018, All apples are $4kg, and the price of other produce varies. There is no admission fee, just pay for what you pick. Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin has been a family run business for more than 40 years. (UPDATED: June 23, 2018, JBS)
  • Shields Orchard - apples
    2270 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW. Phone: 02 4567 1206. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday for Pick Your Own 10 am to 3 pm.. Please note  Please call, text or email us if you intend visiting with a name and the number of people prior to the day.  On weekends, school & public holidays we may not be able to accept same day bookings after 10 am as we are too busy to answer the phone.  Shields Orchard is a small family based orchard that has been retailing our own fruit since 1955. Since 1992 we have been also been providing the opportunity for individuals and small family groups to "Pick Their Own" apples. There is no entry charge; the only charge is for the fruit picked. We provide a basket or you can pick into your own bags. We weigh the bags and charge per kilogram. Helping us to Make it an enjoyable experience, We would encourage every one to either call, text or email us if you intend visiting.
  • TNT Produce - apples, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours, group reservations
    153 Kurts Road Bilpin, Sydney, NSW 2758. Phone: 0410 676152. Email: [email protected]. Open: End of January to June 2015 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Directions: Travelling on Bells Line of Road take the first Street on the left after the Pines Orchard, which is Kurts Road, follow signs to pick your own. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also sell home made Apple Pies, Apple Juice, Apple Cider, Drinks and other snacks. (UPDATED: May 14, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: January 04, 2015)

The listings are frequently updated, but often they don't tell us current prices, so the prices unless you see this year's update date.

Other Information

In addition to listings of U Pick farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!

  • Inilah Christmas Trees - Choose Your Own Christmas tree
    242 Shingle Hill Way, Federal Highway ACT 2621. Phone: 02 62369689. Ask for Keng. Directions: From Canberra get onto the Federal Highway and go past the 2 overhead bridges. Turn left immediately after Middleton VC Rest Area onto Shingle Hill Way. 'Inilah' is 2.4 kms on the right. This farm is the closest Christmas tree farm to Canberra and is 29 kms from Canberra's CBD. Open: from December 1. Weekdays 3pm to 6pm Weekends 9am to 6pm. Choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree or pruned Christmas Trees available from our Christmas Tree farm. 2005 prices: $18 for trees under 1.2 metres and $28 for trees over 1.2 metre.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)