Where in Malta to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!
This month's notes: February 2017: Apples are here, as are Pumpkins; so, don't miss them: There are still Fall raspberries, some figs, pears, winter squash and more. See your state'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, pumpkin patches and corn mazes.. and even Zombie paintball. Organic farms are identified in green! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals.) Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!
- To see the pick-your-own farms and orchards for this area, click here or scroll down the page
- Crop availability / harvest calendar
- Roadside farm stands, farm markets, etc.
- Local meat, milk, eggs, local honey, horse riding, farm B&B's etc.
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, click here.
- Easter egg hunts
I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".
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!
- Ta Mena Estate -
winery, olives, tours, B&B, pick fruit and vegetables
Rabat Road, Xaghra XRA 9010 Malta. Phone: 356 2156 4939. Email: email@example.com. Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Our guests are invited to involve themselves in fruit and vegetable picking and experience the preparation of these traditional food products. At Ta' Mena Estate we organise guided tours around our extensive vineyards and olive grove followed by wine and food tasting. We at Ta' Mena Estate grow our own grapes to produce great wines with a particular Gozitan character. We are proud that ten of our blends have been certified as GOZO D.O.K. Wines (Certified Denomination of Origin) which is the highest wine certification for Maltese wines. We also have two I.G.T. wines which certify that they have been produced from Gozo grown grapes. We can organise private tours, lunches or dinners on any weekday for groups of at least 15 persons or a minimum charge of â‚¬ 200.00. We offer different menus of traditional Gozitan dishes according to the season and order freshly baked focaccia in our stone oven. Kindly contact us for quotations.For smaller groups or individuals we are organising a tour & tasting session every Thursday at 4.30pm and Saturday at 1.00pm . You will have a guided tour around the Estate followed by a wine and olive oil tasting which will include our Ta' Mena platter, cold antipasti from our produce. Tour & Tasting might take about two hours. Pre-booking is necessary. Every Friday we are organising a BBQ night from 8.00pm onwards. Pre-booking is necessary. We can organise transport from anywhere around Gozo. Walking tours around the estate are available any day from 9:30 to 17:00. No pre-booking is necessary. Entrance is free of charge. We also have wine and olive oil tasting sessions on the estate. Accommodation in farmhouses and in an apartment in Marsalforn Bay are available (for information email firstname.lastname@example.org ) . (ADDED: September 16, 2015, JBS)
South Africa Pick-your-own calendar
|December||Raspberries, Strawberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Tayberries, Silvanberries, Cherries, Peaches|
|January||Raspberries, Strawberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Tayberries, Silvanberries, Black Currents, Cherries, Apricots|
|February||Raspberries, Strawberries, Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples|
|March||Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples|
|April||Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Apples|
|Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Apples|
|June||Raspberries (Fall crop)|