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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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What's in season in December 2017, and
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Notes for December 2017:Spring is here! Strawberries and
other berries are coming in! See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
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South Australia, Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- 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 protected]. 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.
Beerenberg Farm - strawberries, gift shop
Road, Hahndorf, SA 5245. Phone: +61 8 83887272. Fax: +61 8 83881108.
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Beerenberg Strawbery
Farm is located at the Eastern end of Hahndorf's Main Street. Follow
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).
Burke's Pick your own cherries - cherries
109B Coldstore Road, Lenswood, South Australia, 5240. Phone: (08) 8389 8574. Email:
[email protected]. (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
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,
437 Mawson Rd, Lenswood, SA 5240. Phone: 08 8389 8222.
[email protected]. 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.
- Cherrytime Orchard - cherries
Adelaide Rd, Lobethal, UBD Map 124 J1, Gregory's Map 169 E12. Phone:
8389 6902. Email:
[email protected]. 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
How to Get Here 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.
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:
[email protected]. Open: Early December to Early
January Weekends 9am to 5pm Weekdays open by appointment. Picking
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,
Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 15, 2016)
Marble Hill Cherries - cherries, picnic area
Rd, Ashton, SA 5137. Phone: 8390 0327. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Please see our website for
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash,
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
- Olive Grove Onkaparinga Hills -
Uses natural growing practices,
Lot 1 Spriggs Road, Onkaparinga Hills, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Phone: 040-526-1275. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
Plummers Orchards - cherries,
32 Plummers Rd, Forest
Range, SA 5240. Phone: 040-771-6929. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday to Monday from 9am to 6pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Stella Creek Cherry Orchard - cherries
178 Plummers Road,
Forest Range, South Australia. Phone:08 8389 8572. Email:
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
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
Click here for our Facebook page.
- 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:
[email protected]. 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)
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
Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass, SA 5210. Phone: 088-388-3234. Fax: 0883883939. Email:
[email protected]. 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 !.
Fleurieu Cherries - cherries
159 Pages Flat Road
(B34), South Australia 5172. Phone: +61 419 823 721. Alternate phone: 0419 823
[email protected]. 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)
Greengyle Orchards, Masasa Harvest - cherries
Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Phone: 8725 9937. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
- 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.
Road, Montacute, South Australia, 5134. Phone: 83902213/883902311.
Email us at:
- Old Coralinga - cherries
Corner of Mawson and
Harris Roads, Lenswood, South Australia. Phone: 08 8389 8027. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
Home Canning Kits
- Everything you need to get started with waterbath canning
(fruits,pickles, jams, jellies, salsa, sauces and tomatoes)
- 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).
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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