Queensland, Australia PYO Farms: Where in Queensland, Australia to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This page provide listings and links to pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms in Australia Or click here for Farm Markets in Australia.

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And if you want simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving, bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam, applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here. For tips on picking click here!

Harvest time calendar for Australia (tells when crops are available)


Queensland, Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Queensland

  • Amberley Edge Vineyard - black muscat grapes
    47 Clark Lane, Stanthorpe 4380 Queensland. Phone: 61-7-4683 6203. Email: relax@amberleyedge.com.au. Open: 10:30am to 4:30pm daily. Bring your own bucket bag or box, pay just AUD1.50 per kilogram. Normally available: February through March. Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
  • Black Knight Table Grapes - blueberries, grapes, picnic area (bring your own food), weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    12841 Carnarvon Highway, St George, QLD 4487. Phone: +614177 86681. Email: blackknighttablegrapes@gmail.com. Open: Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment. Directions: We are located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Street George, Queensland. St George is just north of the border with New South Wales and about six hours west of Brisbane, and four hours west of Toowoomba. Click here for a map and directions. Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 08, 2016)
  • Brookside Olives - Olives
    PO BOX 158, Inglewood, Queensland, Australia 4387. Phone: (07) 4652 1947. Open: they may have closed down; their website is gone; can anyone verify this? Email: brooksideolives@optusnet.com.au. Directions: 10 kilometres south east of Inglewood on Tobacco Road in Queensland Australia. The harvest season is between 15th February & 15th May each year.  Tours of olive grove are available!  We also have fishing - bring your own fishing gear.
  • Gaeta Valley Organic Olives - Other fruit or veg,
    1532 Gaeta Road, Gaeta Valley, Gaeta, QLD 4671. Phone: 07 4156 3519. Fax: 07 4156 3519. Email: sales@gaeta-organics.com. Directions: Take the Mt. Perry Rd from Gin Gin Qld. to Wonbah Road which is on your right, travel approx 50k mainly dirt rd and unfenced to 1532. Or turn off the Bruce Hwy at the Monto Kalpower turnoff drive till you see the Gaeta turnoff and keep driving till you come to 1532 this drive gives lovely scenic views and passes beside Mt. Gaeta it is a very lovely drive. Open: Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm weekends by appointment only Our olives are the very first olives harvested in the whole of Australia, they are grown organically and are harvested February to March for processing Payment: Pick your very own organic olives or buy a variety of organic extra virgin olive oil that is processed on the Grove.
  • Gold Coast Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees,
    1 Avalon Pde, Miami, QLD 4220. Phone: 180-024-25212. Email: goldxmastree@optusnet.com.au. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6pm and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm; Trees will be available from Friday 4th December to Monday 21st December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Gold Coast Christmas Trees in conjunction with The Real Christmas Tree Farm will once again be bringing quality real Christmas trees to the Gold Coast to help you enjoy the truly traditional Christmas spirit. You can now once again experience that fantastic evocative smell from our especially shaped 5 to 6 year old radiata pines. Simply go to Gold Coast Christmas Trees and order on line. (UPDATED: July 10, 2009)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: and other varieties (call!).
  • Knapdale - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Knapdale 1698 Evanslea Road, Jondaryan , QLD 4403. Phone: 0427 686196. Fax: 0746923766. Email: eudail@bigpond.com. Open: 8;00am to 5;00pm 7 days; A week unless prior event or group is booked. Directions: 45 kilometers west from Toowoomba in queensland. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: April 09, 2012)
  • McFinnigan's Farm - apricots, beans, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, grapes, lemons, melons, onions, oranges, pumpkins, farm market, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    27517 Cunningham Highway, Yelarbon, QLD 4388. Phone: 07 4675 1346. Email: pmfinnigan@live.com.au. Open: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: November 08, 2013)
  • McMartins Strawberry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties
    Lot 2 Sports Road, Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4560. Phone: 07-54484912. Open: Monday to Sunday from 8;30am to 4;30pm; June to October. Directions: Taking the Sunshine Motorway, Follow over the Maroochy River, Take first exit (Bli Bli) left at roundabout on David Low Way, follow to Bli Bli take 2nd exit at roundabout at The Bli Bli Castle, Take 3rd right onto Willis Rd, 2nd right onto Lefoes Rd, Then right into Sports Road McMartins Farm is at the end of the Sports Road. Click here for a map and directions. Pick you own strawberries, June to October Products sold in the shop: Strawberries and other farm fresh fruit and vegetables when available; Home made gourmet ice creams and jams; Devonshire Tea/Coffee, Light Lunches souvenirs and more;. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 13, 2010)
  • Rolin Farms - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    124-190 Rutters Road, Caboolture, QLD 4510. Phone: 075-497-4253. Fax: 0754974671. Email: trosty40@tpg.com.au. Open: 7days a week from 8am to 5pm, season starts 1st June to end - mid November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are the closest P.Y.O. farm to Brisbane. From Brisbane take the M1/Bruce Highway North approxiate 25kms,taking the Toorbul/Donnybrook Exit, take the third exit on roundabout, proceed across the highway then turn left into Rutters Road. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. 1st of June till mid-November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. orchids in flower. (ADDED: March 22, 2011)
  • Rykers Farm - No pesticides are used, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, lemons, melons, other berries, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked U
    East Mary River Road 20km north of Mount Molloy, Mary Farms, QLD 4880. Phone: 07 4094 3031. They do NOT have any jobs to offer.  Do not call about jobs! Open: 7 days,any time. Directions: Call Robert for invitation to visit. He will provide directions or offer pickup from Mareeba bus terminal. Vegetarian, non-smoking, non-drinking, drug-free, nature lovers only please. Click here for a map and directions. Seasonally available crops; varies each year: Mangoes, bananas, pawpaws (papaya), mulberries, watermelons, rockmelons, sweet potatoes, prickly pears, sapotes, variety of vegetables; (Call Robert to find current crops;). We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Farm work in exchange for accommodation and grow-and-pick-your-own food on non-commercial vegetarian farm. Learn a different way of living. Shake hands with the wallabies. Experience the fresh-flowing mountain stream. Learn and experience vegetarian agriculture methods. Get away from B1G BR0-THER. Be my guest in nature's hideaway on 100 acres in Far North Queensland's hinterland. Your own room, or pitch a tent, share in the broad variety of fruits and vegetables available seasonally, in exchange for your farm and building skills. (UPDATED: January 05, 2010)
  • Strawberry Fields - Sunshine Coast & Granite Belt Farms - Organic, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    133 Laxton Road, Palmview, QLD 4551. Phone: 07 5494 5146. Email: info@strawberryfields.com.au. Open: Pick your own is available: June to November at Palmview, Sunshine Coast 8am to 4;30pm November to May at Stanthorpe, Granite Belt 8;30am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Our Sunshine Coast farm is located off the Bruce Highway, Palmview, across from the Ettamogah Pub. Our Granite Belt Farm is located off the New England Highway, Stanthorpe. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Strawberry Fields now have two Queensland Farms serving the public with fresh Strawberries all year. We have Pick Your Own Strawberries available during the season and fresh packaged strawberries available in our shop. Yummy food & drinks! Cater for Bus Tour Groups and School Tours. We have a playground for the children and catered birthday parties are also available. (UPDATED: April 05, 2011)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Queensland

  • The Wright Place - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    Scout Road, Kurwongbah, QLD, NA 4503. Phone: 040-850-2406. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Ducks, chickens, peacocks, eggs, vegetables, cider, home made ginger beer and fruit for sale. (ADDED: December 14, 2011, suggested by a visitor)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Queensland

  • Black Knight Table Grapes - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, BYO alcohol, Motel nearby, Lake views, Fishing onsite, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, picnic area (bring your own food), weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    12841 Carnarvon Highway, St George, QLD 4487. Phone: +61417786681. Email: blackknighttablegrapes@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 12pm March 1st to September 20th. Directions: We are located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Street George, Queensland. St George is just north of the border with New South Wales and about six hours west of Brisbane, and four hours west of Toowoomba. Click here for a map and directions. Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment;. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm is on a river (not a lake), and it is the beautiful Balonne River that becomes the Darling River. We have a large packing shed available, however the river bank is the best location for any type of party. We recently hosted a wedding with live music and 150 guests. (ADDED: March 08, 2016)

Wholesale Foods

Queensland

  • Black Knight Table Grapes - Local sales at our farm, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, blueberries, grapes, picnic area (bring your own food), weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    12841 Carnarvon Highway, St George, QLD 4487. Phone: +61417786681. Email: blackknighttablegrapes@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 12pm March 1st to September 20th. Directions: We are located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Street George, Queensland. St George is just north of the border with New South Wales and about six hours west of Brisbane, and four hours west of Toowoomba. Click here for a map and directions. Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 08, 2016)
  • Knapdale - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Knapdale 1698 Evanslea Road, Jondaryan , QLD 4403. Phone: 0427 686196. Fax: 0746923766. Email: eudail@bigpond.com. Open: 8;00am to 5;00pm 7 days; A week unless prior event or group is booked. Directions: 45 kilometers west from Toowoomba in queensland. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: April 09, 2012)

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