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 area. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. 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. Updated frequently during the growing season, I've been maintaining this for 20 years. Help me keep this up to date, please tell me via the let me know of any changes, corrections and updates!

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 November 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2023:Apples are usually January to May; Blueberries are ready in December to mid January in MOST areas of Australia. Strawberries can have a long season, November to April - depending on the variety. See your area's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. 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.

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 in 2023, by county

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

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

If you want to start your own food business in Australia, at home or otherwise, see this page.

South Australia


  • @Lenswood Pick Your Own - apples, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    122 Harris Road, Lenswood, SA 5240. Phone: 0433 583371. Email: Open: From Late February to Late May 2022; Thursday 10 am to 4 pm, Friday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; See Facebook and Website for opening times too. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Apples from late February to late May. Payment: Cash, EftPos. Click here for our Facebook page. We have toilet facilities, hand washing facilities and accommodation on site under construction to be opened in winter 2022. (ADDED: October 07, 2021)
  • 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: 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
    Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf, SA 5245. Phone: +61 8 83887272. Fax: +61 8 83881108. Email: Open: typically November to April; See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Beerenberg Strawberry 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 April, sometimes 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 13 years and over. (children 12 years and under free entry). Container supplied at the Beerenberg shop. For organised groups of children 12 years and under (eg. school groups, camps, etc.), Beerenberg can supply a small punnet for each child to fill at a cost of $6.00 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 $1.10 per 100gms  (you must purchase all strawberries you pick). Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Pick Your Own Strawberries (November to April) 's hard to describe the juiciness and flavours to you won't get it from any supermarket! And there's no better day out with the family than hunting through our patch to find the perfect strawberry. We've been running pickings at our farm since 1975, and never missed a season. It's become an Adelaide institution during the warmer months, usually from November to April. Always check the homepage of our website to make sure we're open before coming, because sometimes (particularly on weekends), we are so busy that we simply get what we call "picked out".(UPDATED: September 02, 2019)
  • Burke's Pick your own cherries (aka Cheron Cherries)  - cherries
    109B Coldstore Road, Lenswood, South Australia, 5240. Phone: (08) 8389 8574. Email: (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. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    (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: 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.
  • Charleston Cherries - cherries,
    308 Mount Torrens Road, Charleston, SA 5244. Phone: 0473493488. Email: Open: Late November to Late December, No booking required, Last entry by 1pm. Directions: 308 Mount Torrens Road Charleston South Australia. Click here for a map and directions. Late November to Late December. Payment: (unknown). BYO boxes for transporting your cherries home are recommended. Please pick only the cherries you are willing to purchase. Varieties  are Lapins, Simone, Stella, Van, Summit, Sunburst, Sylvia, Sir Don, Sir Douglas, Blackstar, Gracestar and Santina.  Please note we do not have picnic or dining facilities and a limited toilet facility. Check the weather conditions at the Orchard by viewing our weather station.. (UPDATED: January 17, 2020)
  • Cherries at Verdun - cherries
    152 Beaumont Rd, Balhannah SA 5242. Phone: 08 8388 7048. Phone: 0428 829 534. Email: Open: from the second week of December to early January when ripe fruit is available from 9 am to 5 pm (last car admitted 4 pm). Due to COVID 19 conditions we will NOT be supplying picking buckets this year. Please BRING YOUR OWN PICKING BUCKETS/CONTAINERS/BOXES for picking. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY & NEW YEARS DAY.  Cherries at Verdun Facebook page.  (ADDED: December 10, 2020, JBS)
  • Cherrytime Orchard - cherries
    Adelaide Rd, Lobethal, UBD Map 124 J1, Gregory's Map 169 E12. Phone: 8389 6902. Email: 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.
  • Fleurieu Cherries - cherries
    159 Pages Flat Rd, Pages Flat SA 5172, Australia. Phone: +61 8 8556 1314. Open: typically December through mid-January; pick your own on certain days only - depending on what fruit is ready and the weather forecast. Before you travel to our farm gate, please check their website to confirm if pick-your-own is available, as circumstances can change rapidly... ripe fruit for that day may have been picked by early afternoon! We have up to 20 different cherry varieties available including both sweet and sour cherries, and make cherry relish, cherry jam and delicious cherry ice-cream! You can buy cherries by the kilo, pick-your-own, or relax on the lawn at our farm gate. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: February 8, 2023, JBS)  (ADDED: September 2, 2019, JBS)
  • 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 you may bring your own food, farm animals
    34 Altmanns Road, Balhannah, SA 5242. Phone: 0439001962. Email: 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. (UPDATED: September 2, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: September 15, 2016)
  • Harrisville Orchards - apples, cherries
    72 Harris Road, Lenswood, South Australia. Phone: 0407 427 747. Email: Open: usually by appointment; check the website and Facebook for updates, in February 2021, their website says they are open on Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 10am to 4pm aand when we checked, it said 'No bookings necessary at the moment'. Harrisville Orchards is the only commercial grower in the Adelaide Hills to offer Pick your own Apples (in season). Harrisville Orchards has won Champion at the Royal Adelaide Show consistently for over 20 years.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page. There is an entrance fee : which includes a complimentary apple picking bag exclusive to Harrisville Orchards
    Adults $8, Children $3, Under 5 free. Fruit picked is $5 / kg. Payment: Cash, Credit cards. Due to covid, orchard management request that picnics are not permitted in the orchard and would like to advise that there is a picnic ground just a few minutes away.  (UPDATED: 19 February 2021 JBS)  (ADDED: 2 September 2019, JBS)
  • Harvest the Fleurieu - strawberries, .
    2256 Victor Harbor Rd, Mt Compass SA 5210. Phone: 0448 598 198. Email: Open: October to June from 9 am to 4 pm seven days a week. In 2019, strawberries cost $10 for a 1kg bucket. There is a $4 per person entry fee (kids under 5 are free).  Our main produce is of course our delicious strawberries but at various times of the season we also have; , Blueberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Rhubarb, Garlic, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans, Snow peas, Limes, Tomatoes, Squash, Pumpkins. Lennane Orchards, Montacute, SA plums
  • Lennane Orchards - cherries, plums, lemons, berries
    814D Montacute Rd, Montacute SA 5134. Phone: (08) 83902271. Email: Open: November to April, every day of the season, except for Christmas day, from 9 am to 5 pm. We cannot always guarantee that there will be fruit to pick on a given day as each variety has a different ripening period. We will still have direct fruit sales available and our cafe is always open to enjoy.  Directions: Lennane Orchards is only 4km from the suburbs. Follow Montacute Rd past Maryvale Rd at Athelstone, into the hills. When you reach the Montacute post office and post box, continue along Montacute Rd for a further 200m, past the CFS shed and take the second driveway on the right. Our driveway is marked clearly. Our packing sheds are at the end of the driveway. Just follow the arrows. Google Maps and most GPS's are incorrect. Use the the above directions and just remember - when you reach the Montacute Post Office, keep going a further 500m until you reach our driveway on the right. 2nd driveway on the right after CFS shed on Montacute Rd. Located in the picturesque Montacute Valley, just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Lennane Orchards has been growing cherries for more than 100 years. With over 20 different varieties, it delivers some of the earliest and tastiest cherries in Adelaide. In 2015, it opened up the farm to visitors, allowing you to pick your own cherries, plums, lemons, and berries. The farm is also open for direct sales of pre-picked fruit from early November through Christmas. Our cherries are usually ready for picking in the first week of November, but each season is different. Keep in touch with us on our website and facebook so there are no disappointments. Weather can influence things dramatically, so please be sure to check before you come up. It is also better to come earlier in the day as the orchard is less busy and the fruit closest to the sheds will go first.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: September 2, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Mahnew Orchard - apples
    640 Swamp Road, Lenswood, SA 5240. Phone: +61 428 393 045. Open: It looks like it is one day per year only (in 2019, Saturday, 11th May), from 9am till 4pm. PICK YOUR OWN Pink Lady apples! We've had rain to wash the apples, so they're looking amazing!! And they taste even better! Remember, this is a PICKING ONLY day. There will NOT be any food or drinks available, just crisp, crunchy apples! Entry is $5 per person, with children under 12 FREE, and there's plenty of fruit that the children can reach!  Payment: CASH ONLY. Wear solid shoes and weather-appropriate clothing and come and enjoy the fresh hills air! Maybe bring your Mum for an early Mother's Day treat! See you soon! We look forward to welcoming you! 
  • Marble Hill Cherries - cherries, picnic area
    Marble Hill Rd, Ashton, SA 5137. Phone: 8390 0327. Email: 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.
  • Olive Grove Onkaparinga Hills - Uses natural growing practices, Olives
    Lot 1 Spriggs Road, Onkaparinga Hills, Adelaide, SA 5000. Phone: 040-526-1275. Email: 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: 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.
  • 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, 9 am to 5 pm 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.
  • Willabrand Fresh Figs - figs
    Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton SA5131. Phone: (08) 8380 5657. Email: Open: February to April from 9am to 3pm daily, Last pick 2.30. . These times may change due to functions been held on the property so please check the Glen Ewin website and Willabrand facebook page for updates. Also 9am to 10pm Thursdays for twilight picking and fig gin and fig cocktails and food at the figbar. Forage through our 12,000 fig tree orchard for perfect figs! Our orchard is based at Glen Ewin Estate, just North-East of Adelaide in South Australia and will take only 25 minutes travel time from the CBD. There is a $4.00 entry fee to the orchard and children under 12 free. We provide you with a box into which you may pick as much as you like and we charge for the fruit you pick. $10 per Kg. Affter picking you are welcome to stay at the Figbar, have a cold drink and or light meal (cheese platter) Thursday to Sunday. We also have a few picnic rugs that we are happy to let you use and plenty of shade under the avenues of London Plane trees, see our Facebook or Instagram pages for images and details. The orchards of Glen Ewin comprise almost 12,000 trees of five main varieties: Archipal, Deanna, Spanish Desert, Brown Turkey, and Black Genoa. In the 25 years that Will Wauchope has been at Glen Ewin, he's never sprayed the figs with any chemicals. Willabrand employs organic management practices whenever possible, meaning the fruit has a distinct look and flavour that's unrivalled in Australia. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: February 7, 2020), JBS (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)


Mount Compass

  • Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    Nangkita Road, Mount Compass, NA, 5210. Phone: (08) 85 56 9100. Email: Pick your own or buy freshly packed. Open from the 26th December until the early February;  7 days. At other times visits by appointment. Our blueberry season in South Australia is typically from December until February. The Blueberry Patch has a small farm shop and a few picnic tables under the trees. As well as fresh berries and jam, our blueberry ice cream cones are very popular. Pick-your-own customers may bring their own containers or we can supply 2 or 4 litre ice cream tubs. Containers are weighed prior to filling so that the customers are charged only for the weight of the fruit picked. Eating of berries in the plantation is not permitted, because we haven't found a way of being able to charge fairly to do this. Most of our customers prefer it that way, and appreciate that our moderate prices are based on them doing the right thing.
  • Harvest the Fleurieu - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    2256 Victor Harbor Road, Mount Compass, SA 5210. Phone: 0448 598 198. Fax: 0883883939. Email: Open: 7 days from 9 am to 4 pm including school holidays; Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day, mid-October 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 !.mid-October and late May. Strawberries cost $10 for a 1kg bucket. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Harvest the Fleurieu delicious sweet juicy strawberries in our pick your own patch between mid October and late May (depending on the weather).. Cost is $10 for a 1Kg punnet plus $4.00 per head. Children under 5 are FREE.  Our main produce is of course our delicious strawberries but at various times of the season we also have already harvested Blueberries, Raspberries, Tayberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, Rhubarb, Garlic, Sugar Snap Peas, Green Beans, Snow peas, Limes, Tomatoes, Squash and Pumpkins.  Plus:
    JAMS strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, tayberry, summer fruits, rhubarb, plum, cherry, apricot, green rhubarb, caramelised rhubarb and lime marmalade.
    PASTES & PICKLES zucchini and green tomato pickle, rhubarb chutney, strawberry, rhubarb and vanilla paste, quince paste, tomato chilli chutney, fig paste, spiced blood plum paste, and carrot & daikon pickle.
    BAKERY a range of freshly baked bread, steak & mushroom pie, plain mince pie, country chicken pie, macaroni pie, cornish pasties, sausage rolls, sticky cinnamon buns.
    ICE-CREAM strawberry, mixed berry, chocolate, vanilla, cherry, iced coffee and rhubarb ice-cream, as well as strawberry, mixed berry, rhubarb and lemon sorbets.
    SWEET TREATScheesecakes, ANZAC biscuits, cornflake cookies, strawberry tarts, and a delicious range of cakes.
    VARIOUS OTHERS pickled cherries, tomato salsa, tomato sauce, passata, strawberry, raspberry and young berry nectars as well as blackberry marinade and quince jelly.
    (UPDATED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Linda Desmond Fleurieu Cherries - cherries
    159 Pages Flat Road (B34), South Australia 5172. Phone: +61 419 823 721. Alternate phone: 0419 823 721. Email: 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. We offer visitors relaxed and honest customer service, where you can taste our products and learn about growing cherries - guests can even pick their own from the trees if they like. Our farm gate is off the main road and there is plenty of space to stretch the legs or relax on the lawn whilst finishing an ice cream. We are child and family friendly, and so are our Border Collie dogs. We kindly ask that you do not smoke or bring your pets along to our farm gate.

Mount Gambier

  • Greengyle Orchards, Masasa Harvest - cherries
    Dohle Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Phone: 8725 9937. Email: 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 (NOT PYO's)

  • 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.  
  • Montacute Valley Orchards - NOT PYO - all prepicked: Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Lemons.
    Institute Road, Montacute, South Australia, 5134. Phone: 83902213/883902311. Email:
  • Old Coralinga - cherries
    Corner of Mawson and Harris Roads, Lenswood, South Australia. Phone: 08 8389 8027. Email: 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.  

Other areas of Australia

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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

  • Canning equipment
    To can (bottle, jar) most acidic foods, like jams, jellies, salsa, fruit products like applesauce, apple butter, peaches, etc, you need the following:
    • A canner - a large pot, usually 33 qts, which can hold 7 quart jars or 12 8 ounce jars.  And large pot with a lid will work, so long as each jar will be submerged by at least 1 inch of boiling water.
      This is a good canner, and here is a canning kit, but Amazon seems to have difficulty keeping them in stock.
      If you want to can low acid foods like canned green beans, sweet corn, meats, etc., you MUST use a pressure canner.  It reaches higher temperatures which are needed to kill mold and botulism. The jars, lids and other equipment are the same.
    • Canning rack - The canning rack is critical, just be sure it fits inside your canning pot. It allows you to safely and easily lift the jars in and out of the canner.
    • Miscellaneous tools - Some kits contain most of the tools you'll need like this canning tools kit.
      Jar tongs (to pick up hot jars)
      Jar funnel - good ones also help you measure the headspace and cover the rim from splashes
      Canning Lid rack - to hold the lids while they are sanitizing in a small pot of boiling water
    • Supplies -
      canning jars - these come in the modern lid and ring system and some older version. Most have change to the two piece lid and ring method since it ENORMOUSLY reduces spoilage. Like everything else, jars can be hard to obtain.  Some commercial products, like spaghetti sauce, sometimes come in a sturdy jar that fits the standard lid and ring.
      lids and rings (a.k.a, "bands")
      Pectin (if you are making jam or jelly)

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 will 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). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!