Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Tasmania, Australia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Tasmania, 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 December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 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!

Tasmania, 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.


  • Avro Park Orchards - Apples
    303 Main Road, Spreyton, TAS, Australia 7310. Phone: +61 3 6427 2020. Fax: +61 3 6427 2020. Travel through an apple orchard on the Granny Smith Express a train that takes visitors through rows of trees, a packing line, and cool stores. A special tree with over 230 varieties of apples grafted to it may be the 'apple of your eye'.
  • Cherry Farm Road - No pesticides are used cherries, U-pick and already picked
    234 Cherry Farm Road, Underwood, TAS 7268. Phone: 0413943203. Email: Open: Sold out for 2018/2019 summer season; Check website and Facebook page for details of the 2019/2020 cherry season closer to December 2019. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick Your Own for Kentish Cherries. Black Heart Sweet Cherries are available pre-picked only. (UPDATED: January 06, 2019) (ADDED: December 27, 2018)
  • Cherry Top Accommodation - Cherry Top & Eagle Park - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    81 Lalla Road, Lilydale, TAS 7268. Phone: 036-395-1167. Email: Open: January February March Blueberry picking dawn till dusk 7 days. Directions: 800m on Lalla Road on the left. Big sign. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries January February and March Honey (limited supply) Observation hive - February fresh Apples April May. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are also a host farm if you are looking for farmstay accommodation.
  • Hillwood Strawberry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, loganberries and currants
    105 Hillwood road, Hillwood, 7252 Tasmania, Australia. Phone: +61 3 6394 8180. Email: Directions: Between Launceston and George Town off the HWY A8. There is a lot to enjoy at the Hillwood Strawberry Farm strawberry and raspberry picking, cheese and wine tasting, gourmet shop and more! Visitors can also tiptoe through the tulips, daffodils, and rhododendrons in the beautiful surrounding gardens. Season is usually from November to May. You can pick as many as you wish and pay just per kilogram. Access Without Assistance for the Disabled; BBQ Facilities; Car park; Catering; Child Activities; Coach Parking; Guide; Interactive Centre; Parking for the Disabled. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Located in beautiful Northern Tasmania, just 30 minutes north of Launceston, Hillwood Farmgate provides direct -from-the-farm produce from our own berry farm as well as selected producers from the local area. Unlike most pick-you-own operations our primary business is still farming, producing the commercial berries you see on supermarket shelves around Australia. Our philosophy is to open up some of the farm to the public so you can get hands on and select your very own produce to enjoy when you get home. Although we have a LOT of strawberries, we also have Raspberries (due mid December), Loganberries (call for availability), Red Currants / Black Currants(call for availability), Blueberries (due mid December). Pricing for other berries is on a per kilo basis. (UPDATED: November 17, 2020 JBS)
  • Littlewood Berry Farm - strawberries, sunflowers
    1192 Richmond Road, Richmond, TAS, Australia 7025. Phone: +61 438 602 582. Email: Open: every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and (depending on fruit availability) Sundays from 9:30 am till 4pm. Directions: Richmond between Puddleduck Vineyard and The Wicked Cheese Company. Littlewood Berry Farm is a family friendly experience offering strawberry picking and soon other produce. The site offers real fruit ice cream, jams, sauces, honey , Strawberry Jam Gin and our Strawberry Liqueur.  We also have Little Bean Coffee Van on site which makes amazing coffee and has tasty other treats. (hot chocolate a must try) We have no entry fee to the patch, but our motto and what we stand by is: 'Pay for what you pick and respect the patch' no eating strawberries while picking and it is $12/kg (2021 prices). We provide all punnets and containers but if you want to pick a few more we have scales so you are more than welcome to bring a bucket. All our produce is Chemical and Spray free, so we work very hard to make sure our plants stay healthy and happy, just like our customers. Littlewood Berry Farm facebook page.
    Thank you for supporting a small business in the heart of the Coal Valley.  (UPDATED: March 5, 2023, JBS)  (ADDED: 1 February 2021, JBS)
  • Old Beach Berries - blueberries, fresh eggs
    218 Old Beach Road, Old Beach TAS 7017. Phone 0428 858 761. Email Open: December to February, most days over the season; If the gate is open, feel free to come in; The gate will be locked on Sunday mornings. During the session, the blueberries are (2021 prices) $25/kg pre-picked or $20/kg 'pick-your-own' (selected days over the season). We also sell leafy greens, free range eggs and cherries. ABN 54 255 790 998. We have a small harvest of O'Neals in December. Our major crop is the Brigitta berry which we harvest in January and we have Elliotts fruiting in late January / early February. Old Beach Berries Facebook page. (ADDED: 23 January 2021, JBS)
  • Something from the Ground - Certified organic, blueberries
    2048 Huon Hwy, Grove, TAS, 7109. Phone: 03 62664547. Alternate phone: 0418 391 223. Email: Open: blueberries are available in season (typically January through March) direct from the farm, through selected local outlets and in Sydney. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Also called Grove Blueberries. We are an organic farm located in the Huon Valley, Tasmania, where we grow blueberries and other produce. Something from the Groundâ„¢ blueberries are sold at both a wholesale and retail capacity. They are available through Farm Gate Market, Unpacked Wholefoods or from us directly. We also have our blueberries used in bagels, muffins, smoothies and catering platters available from the following local businesses: Bury Me Standing, Collide Wholefoods and Sweet Sassafras. (UPDATED: 25 January 2021 JBS)
  • Sorell Fruit Farm - strawberries, loganberries, peaches, apples
    174 Pawleena Road, Sorell, TAS, 2774. Phone: 9844 3464. There's more than just fruit at this fun "pick your own" farm. Fruit wines produced at this orchard are available for tastings, as are original jams and chutneys. Of course visitors can also pick their own fruit ranging from strawberries, loganberries, peaches, apples and more depending on the season. Shop and tearoom are onsite. Sorell is an easy 25 minutes from Hobart GPO, 15 minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes from Richmond. Sorell Fruit Farm is located 3km from the Sorell Town centre and just off the main road to Port Arthur. Telephone: 6265 2744; Fax: 6265 2661. Email: Opening hours: 8.30am-5.00pm, Late October-February, every day, except Christmas Day & Boxing Day. March-May; every day except Mondays. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Turners Beach Berry Patch (The Berry Patch) - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    4 Blackburn Drive, Turners Beach, TAS 7315. Phone: +61 3 6428 3967. Fax: 0364282967. Email: Open: Late October to May, Daily: 9am to 5pm (Friday until 9pm) closed on Public Holidays and the month of June. Directions: Off the Bass highway at Turners Beach. Follow the signs. Take the Turners Beach off ramp and get on the north side of the highway (sea side) our property is accessed off the East bound highway on ramp. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. We have dedicated PYO fields so no pickers getting the best fruit first. We grow the best tasting varieties and ensure the picking is good. Purchase your fruit pre-picked, or pick your own. Our strawberries are dark red picked fully ripe, that means high anthocyanin antioxidants good for you and great tasting. Our raspberries are not the huge tasteless varieties found in supermarkets but have a good old fashioned taste. And our brambles and tayberries are something else. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 29, 2020 JBS)
  • Westerway Raspberry Farm - raspberries and blackcurrants. But The Westerway Raspberry Farm is also now planting small quantities of blackberries, silvanberries, golden raspberries and red currants
    1488 Gordon River Road, Westerway, Tasmania, 7140. Phone: 0438254376. Email: Open: Raspberry Hotline 0447 010 701. Directions: We are 1 hour North-West of Hobart in the Derwent Valley. Follow signs from Hobart to New Norfolk and then continue from there along the road leading to Mt Field National Park. The farm is well signed and is situated on the T-junction in the middle of Westerway, just before the bridge crossing the Tyenna River. Driving from Strahan, turn left after the town of Ouse and continue through Ellendale to Westerway where the farm entrance is just past the bridge crossing the Tyenna River. The predominant focus of Westerway Raspberry Farm is the production of raspberries and blackcurrants. But The Westerway Raspberry Farm is also now planting small quantities of blackberries, silvanberries, golden raspberries and red currants. At the Westerway Raspberry Farm, we believe in reliably providing the freshest, best tasting berries possible to our many and varied customers, From humble beginnings 15 years ago, we continue to grow our berry farm and supply customers across the country. The Westerway Raspberry Farm is situated on the fertile river flats of the Tyenna River, running through the Derwent Valley in Tasmania's rugged Western Wilderness region. With over 150 acres of land under berry and soft fruit production, The Westerway Raspberry Farm is amongst Australia's largest soft fruit farms. The Westerway Raspberry Farm is also now planting small quantities of blackberries, silvanberries, golden raspberries and red currants Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • Woolley's Orchards- cherries UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.
    289 Tarleton Road, Spreyton, TAS, 7310. Phone: (03) 6427 2125. Email: Directions: click here for a map page. Woolley's Orchards provides the cherry on top to many a holiday with a tour through their cherry orchard. Over 15 varieties are grown here and provide a stunning spectacle no matter what time of year. Visitors may also purchase fresh cherries or a variety of cherry preserves. Phone: +61 3 6427 2125. Fax: +61 3 6427 2679.
    It looks like they have been bought by Spreyton Fresh and no longer have any PYO.

In addition to listings of U Pick 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!


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