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

 


South Australia

Adelaide

  • Beerenberg Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, South Australia, 5245, Australia. Phone: +61 8 8388 7272. Fax: +61 8 8388 1108. Email: form on their website. Other crops grown (not pyo) on the farm include strawberries, sweetcorn, cherries, gherkins and hot chillies (peppers). Ample free parking and no admission charge. Open: 7 days a week 9 am to 5pm. Directions: Beerenberg Strawberry Farm is situated at the Eastern end of the Hahndorf main street in the picturesque Mount Lofty ranges, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) from Adelaide in South Australia. The Strawberry season is usually November to May (the warmer months of the year).
    Go to the Beerenberg shop first.
    The shop is open everyday (except Christmas day) from 9am to 5pm. 
    Pick Your Own open 9am to 4.15pm.Container supplied at the Beerenberg shop.
    It is $3 (inc GST) to get into the strawberry patch (13 years and under free).
    For organised groups of children 13 years and under (eg. school groups, camps, etc.), Beerenberg can supply a small punnet for each child to fill at a cost of $3.50 per child (includes entry fee).  Bookings for groups essential ph 8388 7272.
    Price varies from season to season but is usually around AUD $9.00 per Kg (you must purchase all strawberries you pick).
    One adult entry fee refunded for every 2 kgs picked and paid for in a single transaction.
    (UPDATED: October 06, 2010)
  • Cherrytime Orchard - cherries
    Adelaide Rd, Lobethal, UBD Map 124 J1, Gregory’s Map 169 E12. Phone: 8389 6902. Email: cherrytime@adam.com.au. Open: from the first week of December through the first week of January, by appointment only. A special feature of CherryTime Orchard is the opportunity for people (including family groups) to have private access to pick their own cherries by booking a discrete time. Times can be booked by telephoning and asking for Bob Barnard.
  • Marble Hill Cherries - cherries, picnic area
    Marble Hill Rd, Ashton, SA 5137. Phone: 8390 0327. Email: cherries@marblehillcherries.com. Open: Please see our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Marble Hill Cherries is a specialist Pick-Your- Own cherry orchard in the scenic Adelaide Hills. It is only 20 minutes from central Adelaide, and 45 minutes from Adelaide Airport. There is native bush near the cherries, and you may see a koala near the packing shed cafe. Enjoy the fresh air as you wander around the orchard, pick and taste cherries. Enjoy nature, and be a world away from the city. We suggest you allow 1-3 hours to enjoy the orchard. (UPDATED: January 01, 2014)
  • Olive Grove Onkaparinga Hills - Uses natural growing practices, Olives
    Lot 1 Spriggs Road, Onkaparinga Hills, Adelaide, SA 5000. Phone: 040-526-1275. Email: firmaoz@bigpond.com. Open: Please call us at 0405 261 275 for opening times and dates; Grove is open on appointment only. Directions: Off Main South Road into States road. Turn into Spriggs Road and find the grove at the end of Sprigss Road. Click here for a map and directions. March - June. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Olives organically grown. Suitable for crushing into Extra virgin olive oils or table varieties. Depending upon what is available at time of picking. (ADDED: April 17, 2011)
  • Plummers Orchards - cherries,
    32 Plummers Rd, Forest Range, SA 5240. Phone: 040-771-6929. Email: ikplummer@bigpond.com. Open: Sunday to Monday from 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 16, 2012)
  • Stella Creek Cherry Orchard - cherries
    178 Plummers Road, Forest Range, South Australia. Phone:08 8389 8572. Email: sales@stellacreek.com.au. Open: The cherry harvest this year will be from mid November to early January, 9am - 5pm seven days a week subject to fruit availability, weather permitting; Please refer to our website for the latest information by clicking on "Stella Creek Cherry Orchard" (in blue above); Closed on Christmas Day. Directions: 1.8kms from the main Adelaide – Lobethal Road on top of the ridge - look for the Stella Creek sign at our entrance, we're at at the TOP of the hill. Stella Creek - stunning views over the Onkaparinga Valley. Permanent netting gives year round protection to our orchards with trees specifically pruned for easy picking – no ladders. Hillside picnic spots, natural bush, native birds and maybe even a koala or kangaroo - all just 25 minutes from the Tollgate. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: November 10, 2012) (UPDATED: September 11, 2013)

Ashton

  • Marble Hill Cherry Farm - cherries (already picked, not pyo)
    Marble Hill Rd, Ashton, South Australia. Gregory’s Map 187, A13. Phone: 08 8390 1651. Alternate phone: 08 8390 0327. Mobile: 0411 361 651. Email: hlindon@paintedwall.com.au. Open: December to early January 11am to 7pm Wednesday to Sunday; closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Mt Lofty Fireban Days, call Fire Ban Hotline – 1300 362 361 to check. Enjoy the tranquil orchard, nearby bushland, native birds and occasional koalas. 20 minutes from the CBD. Picnic tables available. We suggest you wear sneakers, jeans, an old shirt and hat. Artists studio. Close to Scenic Hotel, Heysen Trail, and Marble Hill ruins. Cherry vinegars, pickled cherries, home made lemon squash, iced tea. (UPDATED: October 06, 2010, from the web)

Mount Compass

  • Blueberry Patch - Blue Berries
    Nangkita Road, Mount Compass, NA, 5210. Phone: (08) 85 56 9100. Pick your own or buy freshly packed. Open from the 26th December until the 26th January - 7 days. At other times visits by appointment.
  • Harvest the Fleurieu - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass, SA 5210. Phone: 088-388-3234. Fax: 0883883939. Email: Brenness@activ8.net.au. Open: 7 days 9 am to 5 during school holidays; Closed Christmas Day; Otherwise open 10 am to 5 November until May. Directions: Easy to find on Main South Road heading to Victor Harbor just before Mount Compass. Right hand side of the road. Pick your own strawberries November until may. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Snow peas, garlic, blueberries, strawberries, green beans, boysenberries, tray berries, and much much more. New crops coming !. (ADDED: January 22, 2013)
  • Linda Desmond / Fleurieu Cherries - cherries
    159 Pages Flat Road (B34), South Australia 5172. Phone: +61 419 823 721. Alternate phone: 0419 823 721. Email: ltd@activ8.net.au. Open: mid December to early January, daily, from 9 am to 6 pm; Closed on New Years Day. Directions: 1.5 kms from Victor Harbor Road,  Member of the Mount Compass food & tourism trail. Also available: Plums, apples, not pyo. (ADDED: October 6, 2010, from the web)(UPDATED: November 23, 2012)

Other areas

  • Bimbimbi Cherries - cherries
    Lake Edward Road, Glencoe, South Australia. Phone: (08) 8739 4066. Open: Boxing Day to mid January,daily from 9 am to 5 pm; closed on Christmas Day. Directions: We are situated between Mt Gambier's Blue Lake and the limestone coast caves at Tantanoola, and surrounded by farmland and forestry. Tranquil Lake Edward is only 5 km away. Also available jams & preserves. (ADDED: October 6, 2010, from the web)
  • BP Organic Cherry Farm - Certified Organic, cherries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    437 Mawson Rd, Lenswood, SA 5240. Phone: 08 8389 8222. Email: bpcherry@hotmail.com. Open: Starting 2nd week in December Monday to Sunday (7days) 9am t0 5 pm to 00pm to mid January,. Directions: GPS Co-ordinates S 34-54-441,, E 138-47-826 From Adelaide go via Magill Road turn left onto Mawson road at Forest range and follow numbers to 437 sign at gate. From Adelaide via Greenhill Road turn left onto Deviation Road go the end of road then straight across to Mawson Road follow numbers to 437. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.  Organically grown cherries Naasa in conversion certificate no 5375. (ADDED: October 05, 2010) (UPDATED: August 22, 2013)
  • Forest Range Cherries - Cherries
    Plummers Road, Forest Range, SA, 5139. Phone: (08) 8389 8500. See these pages for more information: Varieties, Directions: How to Get Here and Prices. We are one of the few orchards to offer Pick-Your-Own. The trees are kept short and most of our fruit can be picked standing on the ground. On a typical hot summer's day we are normally one of the coolest spots in the state - in amongst the trees it is even cooler. The view from the top of our hill is also well worth the climb. In the immediate vicinity there is the vineyard and cellar door of an excellent independent small winery Mt Lofty Vineyards - they are open most weekends and public holidays.
    If you have any energy left after tramping up our hill there is a nice walk available by turning right at the top of our road. This takes you along the edge of the state forest - initially bordering grazing land and then through natural scrub where you get views in one direction to Marble Hill and Cherryville - in the other direction right out to the Port River. Kangaroos can often be seen at dusk.
  • Greengyle Orchards, Masasa Harvest - cherries
    Dohle Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Phone: 8725 9937. Email: bosmanhg@bigpond.com. Open: from the third week of December to the end of January, please contact us to confirm, 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday; 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday; Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day. Directions: We are situated 4 kilometres east of central Mount Gambier, incorporating 6 hectares of cherries & one hectare of lemons, which are grown on a biodynamic reduced spray program. The farm shed has been converted into an Organic Farm Shop, specialising in fresh and packaged organic produce.. Close to Mount Gambier you have the Blue Lake, plus numerous limestone caves worth visiting. The Coonawarra wine belt is a stone’s throw away.
  • Montacute Valley Orchards - NOT PYO - all prepicked: Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Lemons.
    Institute Road, Montacute, South Australia, 5134. Phone: 83902213/883902311. Email us at: montvale@chariot.com.au. (UPDATED: December 19, 2009)
  • Old Coralinga -  cherries
    Corner of Mawson and Harris Roads, Lenswood, South Australia. Phone: 08 8389 8027. Email: suew@kern.com.au. Open: from the second week of December through the second week of January, daily from 9 am to 6pm; Closed on Christmas Day. Directions: UBD Map 111-K14, Gregory’s Map 171- K14. Old Coralinga is in the Lenswood high country and was once part of Antartic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson's property. His shearing shed is still being used.

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  • 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
  • Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
  • Ball Blue Book

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
 


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