Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in North Island of New Zealand? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in North Island of New Zealand,
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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in April 2021, and
other timely information:
Notes for April 2021:Spring is here! Strawberries and
other berries are coming in! See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
And see our guide to local
vegetable festivals, such as
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!
North Island of New Zealand U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
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!
This page provide listings and links to pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick,
upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms in New Zealand, organised by Region and
click here for Farm Markets in New
If you have any to suggest or have any feedback about any you have
visited, or want to suggest a farm, please email me via the
form or suggest a farm form! And if you own a farm and want to add it or
correct the information,
And if you want
simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving,
bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam,
applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing
vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here. For
tips on picking
click here! If you want to start your own food business, at home or otherwise, see this page.
Harvest time calendar (tells when crops are available)
- Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty,
- Gisborne (no farms here)
- Hawke's Bay (Central Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Napier, eastern Taupo,
- Northland (Far North, Kaipara, Whangarei)
- Taranaki (New Plymouth, South Taranaki, Stratford)
- Manawatu-Wanganui (Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei,
Ruapehu, Tararua, Wanganui)
- Waikato (Hamilton, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, southern
Rotorua, South Waikato, Taupo, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato,Waipa, Waitomo)
- Wellington (arterton, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Porirua, South Wairarapa, Upper Hutt)
Bay of Plenty (Kawerau, Opotiki,Rotorua, Western Bay of Plenty,
R n' Bees - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Honey from hives on
132 Thornton Road, Whakatane, North Island 3192. Phone: 07
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, 8am until 5:30pm during
Berry season (from mid October until end of February); Monday to
Saturday 8:30am until 5:30pm in off season. Directions: On the right,
1.3km from the Whakatane/Matata intersection heading towards Matata.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. R n' Bees (formerly R & B Berry
Garden) is under new Ownership. We will bring you the same great tasting
and value berries that R & B's were loved for. EFTPOS payment available
during berry season. Home of 'Our Honey' - delicious spring Rewarewa
honey -- loaded with Anti Oxidants, and multi-floral bush blend main
crop from our bush sites, with Manuka. Our Honey is filtered, but not
heat treated, and full of goodness.
Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
Waikato (Hamilton, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, southern Rotorua,
South Waikato, Taupo, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato,Waipa, Waitomo)
Monavale Blueberries Limited & Cafe Irresistiblue - Wedding
Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Classes,
lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties,
Restaurant onsite, Tables and chairs are Provided, Linens and table
silverware are provided, Wine, Champagne, & Beer Only, Peach/Nectarine,
Apricot, etc. Orchard, CD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children
welcome, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, handicap
accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
Corner Turkington & Wallace Roads, Monavale,, Cambridge, North Island,
New Zealand 3495.
Phone: 07 827 9456. Fax: 07 827 9485. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 9am to
4;30pm Closed Monday and Tuesday Contact us if you would like to book your
function for hours outside the standard.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Monavale
Blueberries orchard and cafe is signposted off the Cambridge-Te Awamutu
Click here for a map and directions. Our organic blueberries are
available October through to the end of March;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard. Monavale Blueberries is a BioGro certifed organic orchard
(BioGro number 511). Monavale Blueberries is the largest BioGro certified
organic blueberry orchard in New Zealand with 50 acres of certified crop. We
are a family owned and operated orchard and offer orchard tours from October
through to March, and Pick Your Own from late December through to mid March.
During our season we are at the Cambridge and Hamilton Farmers Markets as
well. We have also recently opened an orchard cafe and shop - Cafe
Bed and Breakfasts (Farm Stays)
Manawatu-Wanganui (Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Rangitikei,
Ruapehu, Tararua, Wanganui)
Marahua Blueberry Farm -
40 Owhango Road,, Owhango, NA
3990. Phone: (07) 895 4410. Open: See their website for for hours and
availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment:
Cash, only. Marahua Blueberry Orchard in New Zealand was established in
1979, with the planting of five original American blueberry varieties:
Atlanta, Burlington, Concord, Dixie and Jersey. The orchard has been
organically run under the present ownership since 1993, and boasts of
the tastiest blueberries in the world, with the original plantings still
in place. It has become a community treasure. WHAT ELSE HAS IT GOT TO
OFFER? Set back from but close to Highway 4, and right opposite a ski
shop, Marahua has a quiet and peaceful small farm atmosphere,
comfortable accommodation close to the Mount Ruapehu ski-fields,
numerous walks, the Wanganui River adventures on the doorstep, hunting,
mountain biking, trout fishing in the local Whakapapa River , the
Wanganui River and Lake Taupo, 45 minutes away and much more. Refer to
local attractions. Pick your own berries in the season (January to
March) which can be chiller stored and/or frozen for your convenience.
A visitor writes on
July 19, 2013: "the best farm stay in the whole world, I mean it
cause I have travelled. We have been there twice so far planning a trip
in Oct as well"
New Zealand Pick-your-own calendar
Apples (early, starting mid-Jan), Blueberries, Melons, Raspberries,
Strawberries, Sweet corn
Melons, Sweet corn
Apples, Some Blueberries (early March), Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons,
Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn
Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop),
Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)
Apples, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)
- Picking Tips!
- Simple instructions:
- Canning and Freezing
[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How
much do I need to pick?
(Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting
the right varieties to pick] [All
about apple varieties - which to pick and why!] [Picking tips for Vegetables]
[ Strawberry picking tips]
[ Blueberries picking tips]
Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam
Instructions and Recipes
[ Easy Home Canning Directions] [FAQs - Answers to
common questions and problems] [Recommended
books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free
to download and print]