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



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


Victoria, 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!

Victoria

  • Aintree Almonds & Apiary - Almonds, Olives and honey
    RMB 2231 Ferris Street, Bearii via Strathmerton, Melbourne, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58 682 203. Fax: 03 58 682 203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Directions: From Cobram it is half hour drive on the Murray valley highway -towards Strathmerton. A minute off the highway. Also north of Shepparton . Or an hour from Echuca. Directions can be viewed on our accommodation website. Open: all year round. It's best to book ahead, as it is a working farm, and to ensure there is someone to greet you! We grow Almonds ,Olives , Honey. Almonds to be harvested Feb to April, though available all year round along with Honey & Olive products, local veggies & fruit which can be purchased from our produce/cafe shop. Organic Vegetables available from January. Also we accept WWOOFers.( Willing Workers On Organic Farms ) (UPDATED: April 24, 2010)
  • Avonsleigh Berries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, cherries, U-pick and already picked
    26 Avon Road, Avonsleigh, VIC 3782. Phone: 03-59683914. Open: Blueberries and Morello Cherries December and January 9;00am to 4;00 pm Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Please call during business hours for confirmation of fruit availability; Bookings for Blueberries are taken in advance with 1st priority given to loyal, repeat customers; Booking not required for Sour Cherries. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 20, 2012)
  • Baker's Fresh Vegies - U-pick peas and beans
    385 Boneo Road, Rosebud, Victoria. Phone: (03) 5988 6340. Mobile: 0418 548 958. Open: during summer every day 9-5 and most days the rest of the year; Closed Christmas Day. Also pre-picked farm fresh vegetables, seasonally available potatoes, pumpkins and sweet corn.
  • Berryhill Fruit Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red),
    21-27 School Road Rawson, Erica, VIC 3825. Phone: 03516-53373. Email: berryhill@speedweb.com.au. Open: weekends, November to Easter; Other days by appointment; Farm sales and pick your own; Orders taken, discounts apply ask when ordering. Directions: Take Princess Freeway east of Melbourne. Exit at Moe, follow signs to Walhalla [Mountain Rivers]. Erica is 30 kilometres up into the mountains. Farm entry is in the township. Enjoy the drive, good sealed road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries November to March, Blackberries January to March, Raspberries March, April. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: February 05, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on January 17, 2011: "Berryhill is a small friendly owner-operated farm. Growing organically, but not registered "
  • The Bramble Farm - Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries.,
    25 Lyppards Road, Langwarrin, VIC. Phone: 9776 7018. Email: brambleb@bigpond.com. Open: All year round; 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. No chemicals used on farm. Frozen and fresh ready picked or pick your own when in season. Chutneys, jams, sauces, juices. Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries. Brambleberries & Raspberries available for picking Nov ~ May, with frozen sales available all year round. We also collect our own Honey and have that as well as a huge variety of products made on the farm. The Bramble Farm is a working farm which uses Integrated Pest Management. No longer are chemicals the only thing that can control the pests. This farm has always used ‘bugs to eat the bugs’, therefore chemical warfare is not used, and the farm is safely open to the public daily. (Updated by a visitor, UPDATED: March 14, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on March 14, 2011: "Excellent"
  • Buninyong Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    7189 Midland Highway (off Innes Lane), Buninyong, VIC 3357. Phone: 0409 316 724. Email: ernie@buninyongblueberries.com.au. Open: 10;00 am to 5;30 pm Saturdays and 1;00 pm to 5;30pm Sundays from mid January to Australia Day then daily 10;00 am to 5;30 pm (except Tuesdays closed) and 1;00 pm to 5;30 pm Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 km up the Midland Highway towards Geelong from central Buninyong. 10 minutes from Ballarat, 50 minutes from Geelong and 80 minutes from Melbourne's western suburbs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Shed door sales of ready picked blueberries usually start between Christmas and New Year daily 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (except Tuesdays closed) and 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm Sundays. We are an early specialist blueberry farm established in 1982. Families are very welcome, but dogs on leashes please. No entry fees. (UPDATED: October 14, 2011) (ADDED: February 01, 2010)
  • Cherry Haven 'Pick your Own' - cherries
    470 Queens Road (end of Cherry Lane), Wandin East, VIC 3139. Phone: 0408 805359. Email: info@cherryhaven.com.au. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Weekends only - Saturdays & Sundays, 8 am to 5 pm from early November, then open each day during the Christmas - New Year while cherries are available. Please phone our message service to ensure Cherry Haven is open Cherries seasonally begin from early November and continue sometimes through until mid January Payment: Cherry Haven is a family-owned cherry orchard, overlooking the picturesque Yarra Valley of Victoria from the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Less than an hour's drive from the Melbourne CBD you will find delicious tree-ripened cherries awaiting you. Cherry Haven is perfectly situated for producing quality cherries with the added benefit of great views and a delightful countryside environment. Delicious, juicy cherries you can pick yourself. Please visit our website!
  • CherryBomb - Cherries
    120 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin East, Victoria, 3139, Australia. Phone: 5964 2841. Open: Thursday to Sunday 9am to 5pm Cherry season starts November 17, 2012 till end of season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. . Payment: Cash, only. 20 different types of cherries. Probably cheapest entry tickets in Melbourne: Entry fee is $5 per person, children under five years old are free (UPDATED: November 18, 2014)  (UPDATED: December 01, 2012) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: November 19, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on November 19, 2012: "Great fun picking cherrries under the farm nets to prevent birds from directly eating the fruits!"
  • Cherryhill Orchards Pty Ltd - cherries, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    474 Queens Rd, Wandin East, VIC 3139. Phone: 1300 243 779. Fax: 03 5964 3204. Email: upick@cherryhill.com.au. Open: November to January 9am to 5:00pm 7 days (except Christmas Day). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own Cherries typically from late November - mid January. We also sell 100% Pure Sweet Cherry Juice. (ADDED: October 20, 2009)(UPDATED: October 23, 2012)
  • Chestnut Springs - Uses natural growing practices, chestnuts, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    Gembrook, VIC 3783.  Open: UPDATE: April 19, 2014: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed; . Click here for our Facebook page.  There are picnic and BBQ facilities nearby in Gembrook Park. (UPDATED: April 04, 2014)  (UPDATED: March 21, 2014) (UPDATED: May 07, 2013)  (ADDED: March 26, 2010) 
  • The Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees, ornaments
    1680 Stumpy Gully Road, Somerville, VIC, 3912, Australia.  Phone: 61 3 5977 5822. Fax: 61 3 5977 5722. Email: info@thechristmastreefarm.com.au. Pick your own real Christmas tree, Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne, Frankston, Victoria. Buy Christmas decorations. Join in family activities, hayrides, visit Santa, have a sausage sizzle. Family Fun for Everyone - close to Melbourne and Frankston! Take a Wagon Ride to pick your perfect tree. Visit Santa in the Christmas Barn and check out the decorations. Go out to the “Choose and Cut” field where you can select your own perfect tree. Take a wagon ride at weekends. We will cut it and haul it back for you. Transport is easy with our simple netting wrap, or arrange for delivery.  Visit the Christmas Barn and let the kids talk to Santa, while you browse for decorations. We have a wide selection of unique decorations and Christmas tree stands to suit your needs.  Help a worthy cause and enjoy a sausage sizzle run in support of the Somerville Fire Brigade on the weekends.  Christmas tree varieties: Monterey Pine. This year the Christmas Tree Farm is pleased to be able to offer more options for buying your tree: Visit us and choose your ideal tree or Order a tree for delivery.
    On the weekend:
    Santa visits
    : Visit the Christmas Barn and let the kids talk to Santa while you browse for decorations. Each child receives a free gift. Bring your camera along to capture the moment.
    Wagon Rides:
    Our wagon travels the “Choose and Cut” fields, going in and out of the rows of trees; allowing you to browse for your ideal tree while entertaining the children. Get off and on anywhere on the route as often as you wish.
    Sausage Sizzle: Help a worthy cause and enjoy a sausage sizzle; run in support of the Somerville Fire Brigade.
    For more information, see these pages: Trees, Family Fun, decorations  Delivery, Location
  • Cobrahah Orchards - cherries
    Monbulk-Seville Road, Wandin-East Victoria Australia, Wandin East, VIC 3139. Email us at: info@cobradahorchards.com .au. Directions: Take Train to Lilydale Station from Melbourne and we can pick you up from there. We are open January, November, December. Our hours are: 5 to 7 days a week 8 hour days Payment: A tent is recommended, small kitchen and shower available. Payment is per kg.
  • Folly Farm Blueberry Growers - blueberries,
    192 Falls Rd Olinda Victoria 3788. Phone: (03) 9751 2184. Email: follyfarm@iprimus.com.au. Open: Seven days a week; 9 am to 4pm By Appointment Only. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. U-Pick blueberries early January till late February. Payment: Cash, only.
    (UPDATED: November 17, 2013) (UPDATED: November 28, 2010) (ADDED: January 23, 2010)
  • Herbert Hill Berry Farm - boysenberries, loganberries, Silvanberries, Youngberries
    5 Sawyer St, Leongatha, VIC 3953. Phone: 03 56624801. Email: cherbert@mackillopleongatha.catholic.edu.au. Open: Monday to Friday by appointment Saturday and Sundary, Open All Day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Logan, Young, Silvan and Boysen berries - December. Payment: Cash, only. Berries You Pick in Leongatha—5 Sawyer St Saturday and Sunday—Open all day Monday to Friday by appointment - 5662 4801 Fresh in December AND first week of January Frozen all year round BYO Bucket or container. No entry fee. $8 per kilo - Logan, Silvan, Young and Boysenberry available. NO WORKERS REQUIRED. (UPDATED: December 06, 2012) (ADDED: December 24, 2010)
  • Higham Blueberries - blueberries
    Extons Road, Kinglake.  Tel: (03) 5786 1297. Pick your own or buy freshly picked fruit in January and February. Frozen fruit packs are available all year round. Open: January and February by appointment only.  Please ring to make an appointment and check for availability of fruit before you come! 
  • High Grove Berries - blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, red & black currents.
    227 Mt Stanley Road, Stanley, Victoria, Australia, 3747. Phone: +61 3 5728 6526. Fax: +61 3 5728 6708. Email: higrove@dragnet.com.au. Directions: Take the Stanley road from Beechworth [8 kilometers]. As you drive through the small town of Stanley you come to a “T” intersection, here take the Mt. Stanley Road [left turn] and drive out 2.27 km. There is a large ‘High Grove’ sign on the left hand side of the road. Please drive very slowly on our property. Children, ducks, chooks and geese can be encountered. Open: The farm is open to the public for pick-your-own berries and cherries in December and January each year. Berries grown include blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, red & black currents. Each variety of fruit has its own unique season within the summer so you are advised to ring first to ensure supplies of the berry you want are available. Bring your own container or containers can be purchased on site.  Facilities include kiosk selling a range of berry products, shade house, free bar-be-que, toilet.
  • Hillbilly Farms - No pesticides are used, PYO blueberries, already-picked blueberries
    1 Parker Road, Silvan, VIC 3795. Phone: (03) ???. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 5pm for pick your own; 10am to 5pm for other sales. Directions: Corner of Monbulk-Silvan and Parker Roads, Melways 123 C1. Click here for a map and directions. Mid December to late February, depending on weather. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. We are a blueberry and honey farm with over 15 varieties of cold-processed pure Australian honey. Free honey tastings available. Pick your own is for Adults Only, no kids under 15 years. (UPDATED: January 24, 2011) (ADDED: December 16, 2009)
    UPDATE: We have sold the farm and retired. We do not know what the new owners will do with the farm. I have removed information from the website and the sales email address will no longer work. Thank you for your support. We had a lot of people come to us after viewing on pickyourown.org.  (UPDATED: November 22, 2011)
  • Jay Berries - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
    140 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin East, VIC, Australia 3139. Phone: (03) 5964 4451. Email: info@jayberries.com.au.. Open: Sunday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Directions: in the Yarra Valley, 50 Minutes from Melbourne. Click here for a map and directions. We also offer home grown organic vegetables of the season. We predominately produce strawberries. If you would like to pick and purchase other berries we recommend that you phone in advance to ensure other berries are ready or have been harvested and are available. (ADDED: November 19, 2012, from their website)
  • Kinglake Raspberries - raspberries
    Tooheys Road, Pheasant Creek. 3763. Victoria. Australia. Ph: 061 3 5786 5360 Fax: 061 3 5786 564.  Opening hours: Summer December -Jan. Daily 8am-6pm. Autumn March-Mid May. Daily 9 am to 5pm. Between seasons the farm is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for sales of frozen berries and our range of berryfruit products. Pheasant Creek is located between halfway between Kinglake West and Kingslake Central on Main Road. At Pheasant Creek, Tooheys Rd heads off to the north-east. Along here is Victoria's largest U-pick raspberry farm which, in season, is open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 p.m. Fresh produce is available from December to January and from March to May while frozen berries and products can be had all year round. UPDATE, April 6, 2009: they are "still expecting to have an Autumn crop this year. I expect the farm to be open for Picking in early April, the Autumn Season usually picks for up to nine weeks and is at its most productive from mid April to mid May. Gavin Molloy 7th March 2009 Opening Times - Yes. We will be open Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day. * 9:00am to 4:00pm "
  • Ladybird Organics - Certified Organic, strawberries, restrooms, school tours
    175 Arundel Road, Keilor, Melbourne, VIC 3036. Phone: 0418 170 335. Email: info@ladybirdorganics.com.au. Open: Outside of school holidays Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm During school holidays Thursday to Sunday from 8am to 5pm from start of season October through to May Also open public holidays from 8am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Melways reference map 14, h2. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. FREE Entry. Pay for what you pick. $12 per kilogram. Our Strawberries are Certified Organic with Australian Certified Organic ACO Producer Number 10524A. (UPDATED: November 15, 2011)  (ADDED: November 08, 2010)
  • Paynes Orchards - Apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, sylvan berries
    372 Main Street (Avenue of Honour), Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340 - Phone: (03) 5367 2548. Email: info@paynesorchards.com.au. Crops are usually available in January, February, March, April, December. Open: Daily in fruit season Stone fruit December -Mar, Apples Feb - April. Pick or buy fresh fruit from the trees. Taste delicious juicy fruits, your orchard experience will stay in your senses for ever!  Pick Your Own: Apricots & next cherries start 1 December. Nectarines & peaches starting approx 2nd week of December. (UPDATED: 01 December 2008)
  • Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm - blackberries, boysenberries, other berries, raspberries, strawberries, potatoes, jostaberries (gooseberry/blackcurrant cross) marionberries and mulberries.
    115 Division Road, Murroon via Birregurra, VIC 3242. Phone: 035-236-3238. Email: mkjuleff@pennyroyal.com.au. Directions: SW of Geelong drive to Winchelsea south to Deans Marsh follow signs from General store . We are open January, December. Our hours are: December - January 10-5 daily except Xmas day Ring for availability Tea House open for refreshments, light lunch, berry treats other fresh picks - potatoes, jostaberries (gooseberry/blackcurrant cross) marionberries, mulberries. (UPDATED: April 22, 2009)
  • Pure Peninsula Honey - Honey - OK, its not a pick-your-own (you'd get stung), but it seems pretty cool!
    "Bungower Park", 871 Derril Road, Moorooduc, VIC. Phone: (03) 5978 8413. Open: 7 days 9 am to 5.30 pm. Creamed and organic honey, honeycomb, bees' wax available.
  • Rayners Stonefruit Orchard - apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    60 Schoolhouse Road, Woori Yallock , VIC 3139. Phone: 03 5964 7654. Fax: 03 5964 6480. Email: len@raynerstonefruit.com.au. Open: 8.30 am to 5pm, 7 days per week except June ( Closed). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. peaches and nectarines November 1 to May 30 Apricots December 14 to April 1 Plums December 20 to May 30. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Feijoas are available May 1 to May 30. (ADDED: July 20, 2009) (UPDATED: April 22, 2013)
  • Ruefleur chestnut - chestnuts,
    PO Box 354, Monbulk, Victoria, 3793 Australia, Dandenong, VIC 3793. Email: idealdecor@smartchat.net.au. Open: 13 April 2014. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Melways Map 122 E10 - Enter from Monbulk Rd only as Chalet Rd is no-through access. GPS will take you the wrong way! Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm gate sales & U-pick (pick your own) fresh, quality, chemical-free chestnuts, as well as a range of hand made preserves, honey, chestnut flour and chestnut flour cake mixes. If U-picking, bring your own bags or containers, thick rubber gloves and be sure to wear sturdy shoes or rubber boots - no sandals or high heels please.  (UPDATED: April 11, 2014) (UPDATED: January 07, 2013) (ADDED: November 03, 2010)
  • Seville Farm - U Pick cherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    56 Monbulk - Seville Road, Seville, VIC 3139. Phone: 1300 36 00 56. Open: We are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm each November and December during the cherry season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: November 12, 2014)
  • Stanbach Blue - blueberries,
    295 Mount Pleasant Road, Research, VIC 3095. Phone: 0403 316623. Email: stanbach@me.com. Open: Call for opening hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries from middle of December to the end of January. Payment: Cash, only. $14 per kilogram. (UPDATED: October 21, 2014) (ADDED: December 27, 2011)
  • Sunny Creek Organic Fruit & Berry Farm - Raspberries (Red, Yellow, Purple, Black), Strawberries, Red & White Currents, Logan Berries, Boysenberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Applies, Chestnuts.
    69 Tudor Road, Childers, VIC 3824. Phone: +61 3 5634 7526. Email: sunnycrk@dcsi.net.au. Open: November to June, on Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Other times of the year open by appointment. Certified Organic Berry Farm PYO and picked berries, Fruit and Nuts, Jams and Frozen Fruit.  Basic toilet/restroom facilities and small shop selling frozen berries, jams, preserves etc. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: February 11, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on February 11, 2010: "Friendly staff, fun (but out of the way) place to visit."
  • Waterwheel Orchards - raspberries
    Fishers Rd, Boolarra, VIC 3869. Phone: (03) 5169 6622. Open: Call for hours. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 28, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009:
    "It's great."
  • Yileen Berry Farm - follow organic practices,blackberries, boysenberries, currants (red and black), raspberries, Other fruit or veg,
    1345 Leongatha Yarragon Road, Hallston, VIC 3953. Phone: (03) 5668 5268. Email: yileenberryfarm@optusnet.com.au. Directions: Travel 5km out of Leongatha along the Strezlecki highway Turn Left into Leongath Yarragon Road. Yileen Berry Farm is 15 minutes from this point. Follow Our "Berry" signs to Yileen. See you there. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in January, December. Open: 8:00am to 6:00pm or by appointment; Call (03) 5668 5268 to confirm times or berry availability. We are Open during the Christmas School Holiday Period, closed Christmas Day. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. boysenberries, youngberries, brambleberries, preserves and Gelato Ice Cream. (UPDATED: December 26, 2009)

     

Melbourne area

  • Ellisfield Farm - cherries, quinces
    109 McIlroys Road, Red Hill, VIC. Phone: (03) 5989 2008. Open 7 days 9-5 during the season; Always ring to check daily availability of fruit. Pick your own fruit in season, including cherries and quinces. Ellisfield Farm is the home of sour Morello cherries, highly prized for jams, pies, cakes, cordials and liqueurs. Sweet cherries from late November until early January. Morello cherries throughout January. Quinces in April and May.
  • Blue Hills Orchard - Cherries, raspberries, strawberries, loganberries, youngberries and boysenberries.
    27 Parker Road, Silvan, VIC. Phone: (03) 9737 9400. Blue Hills Orchards is nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges near the Silvan Reservoir. The Chapman family has farmed in Silvan since 1984 and are best known for their quality fresh fruit and provision of "Pick Your Own" berries. Seasonal produce. 
  • Chapmans Berry and Fruit Farm - Raspberries, boysenberries and currants
    Chapman Road, 21 and 39 Parker Road, Silvan, VIC. Phone: (03) 5964 4303.  Bring your own containers.   Shed sales of cherries. Some berries and fruits available for picking. Raspberries, boysenberries and currants are available for your picking. Shed sales of peaches, cherries and raspberries. Chapmans do not allow berry picking on Sundays, only Mondays - Saturdays. (UPDATED: November 30, 2008)
  • Drouin West Fruit and Berry Farm and Berry Good Café - Comments from a visitor on February 11, 2010: "Hi, The Drouin West Fruit and Berry Farm and Berry Good Café has been closed for a number of years now. The property was purchased by a disabled-charity and then closed to the public several years ago. We used to visit several times a year, and my sister lives at Neeram so we drive past fairly often. Regards, Wolfy"
    315 Fisher Road, Drouin, VIC. Phone: (03) 5628 7627. 25 acres pesticide free produce, pick your own fruit and berries. The Berry Good Café and Winery features over 120 varieties of Sunday ripened fruit and berries, berry train tours around the orchard, accommodation and fruit picking. Access by private transport.
  • The Gourmet Yabby Farm - catch your own yabbies!  (a yabby is a type of freshwater crayfish, like a little lobster!)
    185 Beenak Road, Yellingbo, VIC 3139. Phone: (0409) 024 240. Directions: Take Smiths Rd a few kilometres south of Yellingbo, to where it veers east off the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road. It then leads into Beenak Road, where you will find the farm. Catch or buy your own and use the barbecue facilities. The Gourmet Yabby Farm costs $3 to enter and $20 a kilogram for your catch.
  • Lanidale 'The Cherry Well' - apricots, cherries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    235 Beenak Road, Wandin North, VIC 3139. Phone: 041-854-0445. Email: rachy004@yahoo.com.au. Open: November to January open 8am to 6pm daily including Boxing Day and New Years Day; Closed Christmas Day. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Melway reference: 121 G3 or GPS 235 Beenak Road, Wandin North. Some GPS do not register 235, in that case use the number closet to 235 that registers, drive to Wandin and follow the hand painted cherry signs and you will find us. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: December 31, 2012)
  • Mountain Blueberries - blueberries
    Dandenong Ranges & Yarra Valley.  tel: +61 (0)3 9756 6095.  Address: 15 Blueberry Lane, Monbulk, Melbourne, VIC. AU, 3793.  Pick your own blueberries (by appointment only) or purchase them just picked. 2004 prices: AUD6 a kilo or AUD8 if ready picked. Also hydroponic tomatoes (AUD3 a kilo). Frozen blueberries are available year round. Call first to assure availability of produce, particularly if the weather has been wet.  The nearest train is one and a half hour drive from central Melbourne. The open hours: 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday (between Christmas and February).
    Comments from a visitor on December 30, 2012: "Their answer machine message says 'Blueberries are not available unless you are already on our pick-your-own contact list.'"
  • Red Hill Cherry Farm - cherries, restrooms
    61-69 Prossors Lane, Red Hill, VIC 3936. Phone: 03 59892237. Email: trevorholmes@pac.com.au . Open: Cherries are ready for picking mid November through to early January; times vary depending on availability of fruit. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 06, 2011)
  • Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm - cherries,  U-pick and already picked
    52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill, VIC 3937. Phone: (03) 5989 2578. Fax: (03) 5989 2578. Open: Dates and Times Vary, please check our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Come to our Cherry & Berry Farm situated on 24 acres of beautiful Red Hill countryside. Experience Pick-Your-Own Sweet and Sour cherries. You can also buy freshly picked Cherries, Silvanberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Marionberries and Blueberries. Bus bookings welcome. Crop availability: Cherries are usually available from November to the end of January. (ADDED: November 16, 2011)(UPDATED: November 23, 2011)
  • Sunny Ridge - Strawberries
    244 Shands Road, Main Ridge Victoria 3928. Email : info@sunnyridge.com.au  Phone: +61 3 5989 4500. Fax : +61 3 5989 6363. Directions:  Corner of Flinders Road and Shands Road, Main Ridge.  You can pick up your own, have lunch at the Strawberry Café or buy loads of strawberry based products. Bus groups welcome by appointment. Open: November to April (strawberry season), 9 am-5:30 pm, 7-days a week. Please note: strawberry picking finishes around 4.30pm daily.  May to October, 11am-4pm,: you can still enjoy a strawberry experience at Sunny Ridge by trying some of our unique fruit wines and liqueurs or fresh farm made ice cream. Browse through our gift shop selling gourmet food products or be tempted by morning/afternoon tea or strawberry inspired desserts in our cafe. Any time of the year is a perfect for a visit to Sunny Ridge.  weekends only (open mid week to groups of 10 or more with a booking). We are open on all public holidays, except for Christmas Day, New Years Day & Good Friday. Take home
    farm grown avocadoes and seasonal produce. 
  • Summer Sensations Cafe and Berry Gardens - berries
    1440 Bannockburn Shelford Road, Teesdale - (03) 5281 5449. Cafe, berry counter sales, berry picking, picnic and children's play areas, pots of flowering Liliums and home made produce available for purchase. What a wonderful way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, family or out of town guests! 
  • Tuckerberry Hill Blueberries - blueberries
    35 Becks Road, Drysdale, VIC. Phone: +61 3 5251 3468. Pick your own blueberries available from December to March. Frozen blueberries, jam and juice are available out of season.
  • Wallington Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    440 Wallington Road, Wallington, VIC. Phone: +61 3 5250 1541. Pick your own strawberries from September to May.
  • Yellingbo Berries - blueberries
    Take Gardiner Rd north of Beenak Road. They also have organic fruit and jams. Open: January and February from Saturday to Wednesday by appointment, tel: (03) 5964 8212.

The listings are frequently updated, but often they don't tell us current prices, so the prices are from 2003 unless otherwise stated


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

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

  • Aintree Farm- Organic almonds~vegetables~honey~olives - Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    56 Ferris Street, Via Strathmerton, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58682203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Open: All year round - Best by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. We are part of a wwoofer's style ( worker's willing to be involved with being apart of an organic farm in exchange of free accommodation )See full details on helpx site.Or email for more information. Bus tours welcome. We are opened to the pubic - best by appointment. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)
  • The Living Green Grocer - chestnuts
    150 Bergs Lane, Trentham East, VIC 3458. Phone: 040-051-7010. Email: irene@hollyholdfast.com.au. Open: Farm gate Chestnuts sales 7 days a week, 9;00 am to 6;00 pm from third week in March till sold out. Directions: From Woodend or Kyneton, travel through Tylden towards Trentham and turn left into James Lane just past Spring Hill Nursery. Travel to cross intersection with Pearsons Road (Pig & Whistle Pub on left). Continue along James Lane and take first right hand turn into Bergs Lane (dirt road). Farm is 150 metres on left hand side. From Daylesford travel THROUGH (NOT bypass) Trentham towards Tylden and turn right into Pearsons Road and continue to cross intersection and proceed as above. Payment: Cash, only. Various varieties of Chestnuts are sold in 1kg bags at seasonal prices from the Farm Gate. Bulk Chestnuts also available upon request at bulk prices. For bulk quantities please call first to order and arrange pick up time. Chestnut preparation notes and recipes also available for free. (ADDED: December 19, 2010)
  • Petty's Orchard - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Apples, asparagus, apricots, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, Christmas trees, cherries, corn (sweet), courgettes, cucumbers, currants (red and black), figs, flowers, grapes, gooseberries, green beans, loganberries, melons, nectarines, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, school tours
    Homestead Road, Temlestove, VIC 3106. Phone: 0421 103 575. Email: clander1@bigpond.com. Open: Friday and Saturday 9;00am to 5;30pm. Directions: Homestead and Mockton road ,Templestowe 3106 Melways map reference 22A12. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: February 20, 2010)
  • Rayners Stonefruit Orchard - Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    60 Schoolhouse Road, Woori Yallock , VIC 3139. Phone: 03 5964 7654. Fax: 03 5964 6480. Email: len@raynerstonefruit.com.au. Open: cafe and shop Open 7 days all year around. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. peaches and nectarines November 1 to May 30 Apricots December 14 to April 1 Plums December 20 to May 30. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Feijoas are available May 1 to May 30. Our cafe also has light meals tea/coffee Devonshire teas fruit drinks and ice cream. (ADDED: July 20, 2009)(UPDATED: April 22, 2013)
  • Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm - fresh picked blackberries, cherries, other berries, raspberries (Spring, yellow),
    52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill, VIC 3937. Phone: (03) 5989 2578. Fax: (03) 5989 2578. Open: Dates and Times Vary, please check our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Home Made Ice Cream made from fresh local berries available over the counter. (ADDED: November 23, 2011)
  • Stanbach Blueberries - fresh-picked blueberries,
    295 Mt Pleasant Road, Eltham, VIC 3095. Phone: 040-331-6623. Email: peter.pierce@optusnet.com.au. Open: Ring to confirm opened. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 27, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

  • The Free Ranger - Chicken (free range), Beef, Pork, Lamb, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, Fresh farm breakfasts, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, sausage, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, farm market, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1374 Mckenzie Rd, Koyuga, Victoria, Koyuga, VIC 3622. Phone: 040-768-8411. Fax: 03 58592141. Email: sustainable1@hotmail.com. Open: Every Day 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. Directions: 14 kilometers from Echuca towards Kyabram, past Odea Road intersection, On the South side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We practise true free range, the animals are clean and happy. The produce is world class, the eggs And Pork are unrivalled. (ADDED: June 08, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

  • Aintree Farm- Organic almonds~vegetables~honey~olives - Local sales at our farm, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    56 Ferris Street, Via Strathmerton, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58682203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Open: All year round - Best by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. We are part of a wwoofer's style ( worker's willing to be involved with being apart of an organic farm in exchange of free accommodation )See full details on helpx site.Or email for more information. Bus tours welcome. Tours are available of our farm with bookings Vegetables in season, sold in our "on farm shop" Almonds,honey & olive products all year round. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

  • Aintree Farm - 2 total rooms, Price range from $20 to $95, Large beds, Large rooms, Microwave in rooms, TV in rooms, Small fridge in rooms, Wireless internet available (no fee), Coffee/tea maker in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, Fresh eggs, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, laundry service available, washer and dryer available, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Pets welcome, Vegetarian meals available, Organic farming, cattle, chickens, pigs, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    56 Ferris Street, Via Strathmerton, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58682203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. We are part of a wwoofer's style ( worker's willing to be involved with being apart of an organic farm in exchange of free accommodation )See full details on helpx site.Or email for more information. Bus tours welcome. Price from $20 for our weekly rate in our self contained cabin style accommodation. Price from $50 for our weekly rate in our courtyard room - private,queen bed.ensuite.Camp kitchen available. Price from $60 for our weekly rate in our Bed & Breakfast. Please mention this site with bookings. A perfect base to explore the farm gate trail in the area. Photos: Click here for photos of the rooms and farmhouse. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

  • Aintree Farm - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Clover honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Other honey products, Beekeeping supplies, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    56 Ferris Street, Via Strathmerton, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58682203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Open: All year round - Best by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. We are part of a wwoofer's style ( worker's willing to be involved with being apart of an organic farm in exchange of free accommodation )See full details on helpx site.Or email for more information. Bus tours welcome. Honey products including Almond Honey ~ Cinnamon Honey ~ Ginger & Papaya Honey. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

  • Aintree Farm - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, BYO alcohol, Bed & Breakfast onsite, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, CD Player, Fax, Internet (Wireless), TV available, DVD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Bride and groom dressing areas available, Vegetarian meals available, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    56 Ferris Street, Via Strathmerton, VIC 3641. Phone: 03 58682203. Email: aintree@hotmail.com. Open: All year round - Best by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa/MasterCard. We are part of a wwoofer's style ( worker's willing to be involved with being apart of an organic farm in exchange of free accommodation )See full details on helpx site.Or email for more information. Bus tours welcome. Perfect venue for your wedding or private party.Tranquil setting We can cater or your can just hire the area for a very affordable price. After the party, enjoy a night in our B&B accommodation. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Resources For Farmers

  • Plant Needs - Neem products,
    7 Ramsgate Lane, Craigieburn, VIC 3064. Phone: 039-305-5135. Email: rjplantsap@yahoo.com.au. Alternate email: info@plantneeds.com.au. Open: Monday to Saturday Morning 9 am till 5pm. Directions: 27 km north of Melbourne.Off Hume highway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Neem Fertiliser and Neem oil as pesticides .100 percent natural and chemical free. Can be used as soil insecticides,fungicides,nematicides,soil conditioner, neem products are all in one and been using from many years as agriculture use. (ADDED: March 20, 2012)

 


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