Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in South Australia, Australia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in South Australia, 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in December 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2016: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!

South Australia, Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Halifax

South Australia

Adelaide

  • A.T. THOMPSON CHERRIES - Uses natural growing practices, cherries, U-pick and already picked
    190 Harris Road, Lenswood, Adelaide, South Australia, 5240, Australia. Phone: 0429 042 371. Email: nikolathompson@bigpond.com. Open: every day from 1st of December until sold out; 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Family owned cherry property in the Adelaide Hills offering pick your own cherries and box sales. Our cherries are free from growth hormone and weedicide. We whipper snip and mow under the cherry trees to maintain soil and tree health.Our cherries are not dipped in fungicide. We encourage all visitors to be gentle when picking to respect the trees for future fruit. (ADDED: November 12, 2014)
  • Beerenberg Farm - strawberries, gift shop
    Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, SA 5245. Phone: +61 8 83887272. Fax: +61 8 83881108. Email: admin@beerenberg.com.au. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Beerenberg Strawbery Farm is located at the Eastern end of Hahndorf's Main Street. Follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Pick your Own November thru to May. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. The shop is open everyday (except Christmas day) from 9am to 5pm. Pick Your Own open 9am to 4.15pm. Entry to patch costs $4.00 for everyone 14 years and over. (children 13 years and under free entry). Container supplied at the Beerenberg shop. 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 $4.00 per child (includes entry fee). Bookings for groups essential ph +61 8 8388 7272. Price varies from season to season but is usually around AUD $9.50 per kg (you must purchase all strawberries you pick). (UPDATED: March 31, 2015) (UPDATED: October 06, 2010)
  • Burke's Pick your own cherries  - cherries
    109B Coldstore Road, Lenswood, South Australia, 5240. Phone: (08) 8389 8574. Email: cheronenterprises@yahoo.com.au. (please allow up to 3 business days for a response or call us if you need a prompt reply). The driveway is 1 km north from the hardware store and bowls club and on the left hand side. We suggest you use a UBD to plan your route here, as GPS devices often recommend an indirect route. If you are navigating electronically, feel free to use our QR code or google maps. Their easy-access orchard boasts 12 varieties of cherries. They manage their orchard conscientiously, operating sustainably in the best interests of local industry, the environment and consumers. Pickers often come across frogs and nesting birds in the trees.  Each picking season (around November-January) Ron and Cheryl monitor the cherries to determine optimal picking time for each variety. These dates change every year depending on local conditions and different varieties ripen at different times. The aim of this website is to advertise those dates and outline to the public the process they use for a ‘pick your own’ system. Small groups are welcome, please contact Ron and Cheryl to discuss.
    (ADDED: November 15, 2016, JBS)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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. And for a map, click here. 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. (UPDATED: November 15, 2016, JBS)
  • Harben Vale Pick Your Own Cherries - cherries, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    34 Altmanns Road, Balhannah, SA 5242. Phone: 0439001962. Email: harbenvalecherries@adam.com.au. Open: Open Early December to Early January Weekends 9am to 5pm Weekdays open by appointment. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Just 15 kilometres out of Adelaide up the South Eastern Freeway. Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 15, 2016)
  • 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 verify. 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)

Mount Gambier

  • 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.

Other information

  • Bimbimbi Cherries - UPDATE: November 15, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed  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) 
  • 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: NOTE: Old Coralinga Organic Cherries is under new management! We regret to inform you, our loyal customers, that our Organic Cherries are no longer available to the public. Horst and Sue Worzfeld would like to thank you all for your patronage over the years and they will miss dealing with you during the cherry season. They feel they have made many friends through 'pick your own', and wish you all well and a very Happy Christmas and New Year." 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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