Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Australia? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western 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
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!
Western Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map.
If you know of any other PYO farms I've missed, please write me via
Suggest a farm form (or if you own the farm, use the
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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.
- Aida Strawberry Farm - strawberries
Reinhold Pl, Carabooda WA 6033. Phone: 8 9407 5349. Open: July to November - call for hours, or see their Facebook page. (ADDED: 11 December
Blueberry Lakes - blueberries,
489 Thompson Rd, Albany,
WA 6330. Phone: 08 9845 2473. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: January 1st to February 27th each year;
Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 35 min from Albany, 20min
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. ((UPDATED: July 19, 2018) (ADDED:
August 31, 2015)
- Carabooda Pick your own Strawberries - strawberries
297 Carabooda Rd, Carabooda, WA 6033. Open: there is very little information about this farm;
they have no website, no facebook page, no email and apparently no phone. Here's what is found: FREE ENTRY, we provide all trays. Typically open in
January and February. Payment: Cash only, NO
EFTPOS. Come and enjoy our delicious Strawberrie
Chestnut Brae - chestnuts, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, group reservations
106 Mckittrick Road,
Carlotta, Nannup, WA 6275. Phone: 0409104120. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4
pm, 1 April to 31 May for Pick Your Owm Weekends by appointment.
Directions: From Nannup take Vasse Highway towards Pemberton. Travel
9km then turn onto Chalwell Road. Travel 3.5km turn right on
McKittrick Road. Go to the very end of McKittrick and you will come to
our gate at 106. There is a sign on the gate saying Chestnut Brae -
Sweet Chestnuts. Come through the gate and close it after you. Farm
house, farm stay and shop are at the bottom of the valley.
Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Chestnut season is
typically: April 1 to June 15;. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Coco's Pick Your Own Strawberry Farm - UPDATE for 2020: They are permanently closed
259 Elliot Rd, Wanneroo
WA 6065. Open: Google says they are permanently closed.
Collie Blueberry Farm - As of 2019, no more U-Pick, just gate sales of blueberries, Certified
Lot 284 Cherry Road, Cardiff, WA 6225. Phone: 47 7720306. Email:
Hrs are 9AM to 5PM Monday to Sunday till the end of the season (Feb 2020), Whilst we cannot allow 'Pick-Your-own' any more, we do still love
visitors PLUS now we are ORGAINC (In-Conversion) Berries are now in season so Gate Sales are available . Due to a change in management, Organic Registeration and upgrades to
the farm, we cannot offer 'Pick-Your-Own'. We no longer have Set Hours with now only Gate Sales being
available during the season. Season runs from January to approximately late February each year. Directions: SE of Collie
along Preston Road, turn left onto Cardiff McAlinden Rd then left into Cardiff. Sign posted all the way, 10
minutes from town. . (UPDATED: January 23, 2020)
- Core Cider House - apples
35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook, Western Australia,
Australia 6076. Phone: 61 8 9293 7583. Email:
Open: January to August. WA Craft ciders
from our 4th generation orchard, Restaurant, Cider
Garden, orchard tours
Pick-Your-Own during harvest and Group tours
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
- D'Uva's - strawberries
424 Badgerup Road, Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 8 9405
1572. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open: they occassionally have PYO strawberries - check their Facebook page, call or email. D'Uva's, established in 1978, is a hidden gem located in
Wanneroo. It is the area's convenience store but is known for its high quality fruit & veg and gourmet deli goods. Most fruit and vegetables are
sourced locally, straight from the farm to the shelf to ensure you receive the freshest quality produce possible. Our friendly staff are always on
hand to assist you with any queries you may have.
Denmark Berry Farm
boysenberries, loganberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring,
red), raspberries (Autumn, red), tayberries, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
61 Lantzke Road,
Scotsdale, Western Australia 6333. Phone: 08 98481226. Email:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
The last day we will be open is this Saturday 22nd April 2017;
We will be closed from the 23rd April, until the beginning of December
2017, Depending on what happens weather wise over winter/spring, we
may open weekends before December, however we will notify everyone
closer to the time. You are welcome to contact us by email, if you
have any queries. Directions:
Following the signs from Scotsdale Road Tourist information board
proceed along Scotsdale Road until Redman Road. Turn into Redman Road.
Proceed for approximately 300m where the next "berry farm" sign
directs traffic up Lantske Road. Going uphill, the third driveway on
the left is signposted as number 61. You have arrived.
Click here for a map and directions. Late November through to
April depending on season factors. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard. The Denmark Berry Farm is a self pick Raspberry and
Blackberry farm, a favourite tourist destination also offering
ice-cream, jams and raspberry vinegar. (UPDATED: January 14, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: July 17, 2016)
To make sure you don't miss out and to avoid the mid day summer
heat, it's best to come and pick earlier in the day! We do get really
busy and sometimes run out of ripe fruit! "
- Grapes on Swan - grapes
165 Swan St, Henley Brook, WA. Phone: +61 405 990 815. Open
every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from January until April. This is a small family run Vineyard located in the heart of the Swan
Please don't forget to bring your Bags/Boxes & Scissors. (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
- GreenAcres Blueberry Farm - bkueberries
Just off Indian Ocean
Drive, Neergabby, WA. Open: see their Facebook page; typically December and early January. Directions: about halfway between Perth and Lancelin, just
off Indian Ocean Drive. The blueberry bushes are grown inside shade tunnels, so you get a bit of shade and rain protection. The aisles are wide,
flat and clean, covered with plastic. So smooth, you can push a pram. Buckets are provided to use for picking. Bring your own containers to take
the berries home. In 2023, the cost was $10 per bucket (which is about 1kg of blueberries). There is no entry fee.
- Grumpy Grapes Vineyard - grapes
5280 West Swan Rd, West Swan, WA.
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. I haven't found a phone number or email address for them, so message them through their Facebook page.
They have 5 varieties available to pick: Globes, Flames, Sultanas, Italias and Dawn grapes all at $5kg (2021 price). Please B.Y.O boxes, bags and
scissors if possible. During peak periods we may not have enough to go around. Upon arrival, please wait for our Farm Guide Tai to give you a walk
through the farm, before picking It's highly recommended that you wear sun protection, such as sunscreen, hats and protective clothing as it gets very
hot and sunny.
(ADDED: 29 January 2021, JBS)
- H and N Strawberries - strawberries
348 Sydney road, Gnangara, WA.
Phone: 0408915598. Open: from 8am to 4pm on weekends, Normally start to open toward end of September to January. Follow H&N Strawberries on Facebook
for more information on opening days or changes to opening hours as they may close early if strawberry numbers run low. There's no entry fee
just a box to pick your own strawberries or buy a prepick box ready picked. We also have already picked Honey melons and Rockmelons
blueberries for sale too. 2020 prices $7 for a box up 3kg, pre picked boxes for $10 for a box up to 3kg. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
- Hoang Le's Strawberries - strawberries
120 Trichet Road, Wanneroo,
Perth, WA 6065. Phone: 421 347 970. Email:
email@example.com. Open: usually from October to early
November for pick your own strawberries; check their Facebook page. 2020 price was 10/box. Payment: Cash only. We have been growing strawberries for
nearly 30 years now in Wanneroo. Our strawberries are sweet and fresh from the farm. Hoang and Le started growing strawberries in 1994. At first we
were only a small operation planting 60,000 plants. This year we have planted 200,000 plants. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
- Kafarela's Vineyard - grapes
706 Great Northern Hwy Herne Hill, WA,
Australia 6056. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Kafarela's Vineyard specialises in growing fresh, local fruit including grapes, peaches, figs, mangoes and more. We
also stock a variety of non-alcoholic wines. Grape picking usually starts in December. (ADDED: 23 January 2021, JBS)
- Kien's Strawberry Farm - strawberries
360 Badgerup Rd,
Gnangara, WA. Open at 8am for pick your own strawberries, Every weekend 8am to 3pm. Perth strawberry grower located in Gnangara. A family run business
with over 20 years experience in the strawberries industry.
2020 price was $10 a box. Payment: cash, only. (ADDED: December 10, 2020, JBS)
- Lakelands Strawberry Farm - strawberries
185 Lakelands Dr, Gnangara, WA 6077. Phone: none. Email: None. Open: there is very
little information about this farm; they have no website, no facebook page, no email and apparently no phone.
- Lena Strawberry Farm - strawberries
1021 Thomas Rd, Anketell, WA 6167. Phone: 412 664 369. Open: see their Facebook page or call for hours and availability.
- Minh Tran Strawberries Neerabup -
1920 Wanneroo Road, Neerabup, WA. Email:
email@example.com. Open: September to
December, Saturday and Sundays, 8.30 am to 1 pm. 2020 price $8 a box. (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
- My Strawberry Farm - strawberries
Lot 71 Stoney Road, Gnangara,
Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 409 112 247. Open: from 8am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday ONLY, August to January. Pick your own strawberries in 2020
Per box is $7(pick your own), $10 for pre-picked box. No entry fee. No time limit. No buy limit. Payment: Cash, only. SORRY NO ETPOS. We also have
free range eggs limit stock available $4 for small and $5 for large . (ADDED: 11 December 2020, JBS)
Old Goldfields Orchard & Cider Factory - apples, peaches,
plums, nashi, pears, cider, wine, juices, gold mining, marron farm,
Goldfields Road, Donnybrook 6239 Western Australia,
Australia. Phone: +61-8-9731 0311. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; and
their Facebook page hasn't been updated in years. Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were 9:30am to 4:30pm Wednesday to
Sunday (closed Good Friday, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Christmas
Day). Open on other school and public holidays. Operated as a family
farm since 1862. Buckets are provided and visitors pay by the kilo for
their choice for fruit. Also, Animal Viewing; Bird watching; Cafe; Car
park; Coach Parking; First aid equipment; Interpretive Centre; Picnic
Area; Wheelchair ramp access to verandah, pergola, restaurant and
toilet. Free cider/ wine tasting. Childrens' playground. Infants
sandpit. "Quiz game" whereby children explore the grounds to win a
prize. Miniature horses. Gold panning.
- Perth Mango Farm - mangoes
105 Wattle Avenue (west), Nowergup Nowergup,
WA 6032. Phone: 043280217. Open: February and March, until sold out, 9am to 5pm every day. Directions: 3 mins from the end of the Mitchell Fwy - NOT
Barbagello Raceway end. Payment: Eftpos. Mango season is February and March. you can pick your own mangoes for (2020 price) $7.50 a kilo. Entry is $10
($5 for children under five). (ADDED: December 10, 2020, JBS)
- Perth pick your own strawberries - Strawberries
Badgerup Rd Gnangara WA Perth, WA 6077. Phone: +61 412 329 480. Open: in season, 8 am to 4 pm, October into early November.
- S and R Orchard Perth - Apples Nectarines, Plums, Peaches, Pears
46 Halleendale Road
Walliston Perth, WA, Australia 6076. Phone: 417 917 773. Email: email@example.com. Open: Orchard is
open to the public during two different seasons, The Pick Your Own Summer Fruits from December until March, and the spectacular Blossom Season during
September Don't forget NO TICKET NO ENTRY, So book your parking ticket NOW to secure your car bay, 1 per vehicle which includes 1 adult entry, all
other passengers pay on entry. S&R Orchard is open for fruit picking during two different seasons pick summer fruits from December until March and
enjoy Blossom Season in September. S and R Orchard Facebook Page.
S&R Christmas &
Fruit Picking Festival 12-31 December 2020 from 9am.-5pm. This year SR Orchard has been transformed into a magical Christmas Wonderland. With stunning
photo props to admire and snap your favorite Facebook or Instagram photo - you may even find Falling Snow. Daily Activities will include Animal Farm,
Tractor Ride, Bouncy castle and Fruit Picking (limited days only, check web for regular updates)
Plus - Coffee Shop, Cider, Ice-Cream and Food Van
2020 ENTRY COST is Adults $7, Kids $5. Parking limited "Please book parking online"
Book now here.
NOTE: unbelievably, neither their Facebook page nor website state explicitly what fruit they have to pick.
From the photos, I'm guessing it is Apples Nectarines, Plums, Peaches, Pears , but check with them!
(ADDED: 10 December 2020, JBS)
Spring Valley Orchard -
natural growing practices, apples, plums, prepicked
produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals
19724 South Western Highway, Donnybrook, WA 06239. Phone: (08) 9731
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Spring Valley is located
11km south of Donnybrook on the South Western Highway. And for a map
to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in January, February,
March, May, June, July. Open: There is someone at the property most of
the time but please telephone or email before coming to verify if we
are available to host visitors. Plums available from January to March,
Apples available from May to July. We use natural practices, but are
not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
Strawberry fields and tea rooms -
2024 Wanneroo Road, Neerabup, Western Australia , NA
6031. Phone: 08 9407 5358 . Open: Call for for hours and availability.
Directions: located in Neerabup, in the Swan District of Greater Pert,
Western Australia; Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Comments from a visitor on October 24, 2011: "Hi there, I saw your website when
looking for somewhere to take my 3 year old daughter strawberry
picking in Perth, Western Australia. I used to love berry picking as a
child and hoped my daughter and I could have some fun sharing this
wonderful experience. The only farm I could find in Perth was
Strawberry Fields on Wanneroo Road, so this morning we travelled over
an hour to get there only to find the tearooms closed, extremely
grumpy and unwelcoming service and terrible facilities. I must have
been told about the 'rules' three or four times and was made to feel
quite uncomfortable about being there with a child. I would NOT be
recommending this farm to anyone as they clearly do not want the
'pick-your-own' business. This is a shame as there are hardly any
places in Perth to go and PYO anymore. Anyway, hope this feedback
helps - thanks for the website!
- Sue and Tim's Fresh Farms - strawberries
157 Badgerup road, Wanneroo
Perth, WA 6077. Phone: 431 174 844. Open: every Saturday and Sunday 8am-4.30pm, typically from late July to early November. SOMETIMES -always
check their Facebook page - they have a field at second location at 36 Ross street Gnangara. .
- Swan Valley Fresh Fruit - Grapes
36 Olive Road, Perth, WA. Open: Weekends
from 9 am to 4 pm. FREE ENTRY, Pick your own red and white seedless grapes, plus ALREADY HARVESTED mangoes in trays, seedless watermelon $3/4 per kilo
(2023) cheapest pick your on
Directions: keep driving past the other pick your owns on the way, there are several and the one on the corner of
padbury ave is full of mean people that charge $6 and yell park at side of shed near fig and olive trees scissors and boxes supplied but feel free to
bring your own bags and scissors. 2023 varieties and prices:
no entry fee, no booking. (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
- The Fruit Corner - cherries
1 Bracken Rd Pickering Brook,
WA, 6076. Phone: 8 9293 8024. Open: C L O S E D U N T I L J A N U A R Y 2021 Unfortunately pick your own cherries not available this year, due to not
a big enough cherry crop; Cherry shed sales not available; Unfortunately due to a light crop and the birds deciding to help themselves not leaving
many for us; Vegetable season not available until January. Fresh local grown fruit and veggies. Family owned and run since 1953, been passed down
through the generations.
The Orchard Perth
- lemons, oranges, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm
animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
1378 Chittering Road, Lower
Chittering, Lower Chittering, Western
Australia 6084. Phone: 08 9571 8074. Email:
Friday to Sunday from 9.30am to 4pm ( January to March) and Thursday to Sunday from 9.30am to 4pm (April to December); bookings are recommended to
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Golden Grove Citrus Orchard is located 14km along the Chittering Road, north-east from Bullsbrook off Great
Northern Highway, 60km from Perth. Click
here for a map and directions. Payment: Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. The quickest way to get hold of them is via Facebook or Instagram messenger, followed by email. Seasonal oranges, mandarins, lemons & limes. Follow us on Facebook to find out what is in season for picking.
The Orchard Perth has grown into a unique experience venue in the Chittering Vally, only 45 minutes from Perth. Offering Tractor Rides and Fruit
Picking Tours, Gourmet Picnics and seasonal events. The Orchard has over 13,000 trees, containing three varieties of Summer oranges(Valencia).
These are best from August to May. During the hot weather January to March a green tinge is present on the skin. This does not affect the taste.
During the Winter and Spring (peak season for citrus harvest) there are six varieties of Navel oranges including a Red flesh navel. We have Seville
oranges, great for marmalade, also a low acid orange that is very popular for tropical tastes and is non-allergic for people who cannot normally eat
oranges. Low acid orange is also known by the following names in other countries.
Indonesian Name (Jeruk
Tamil Name (Satlue Kodi)
Indian Musambi (Sweet Lime)
Burmese (Boordan Burtakal)
Other citrus varieties include Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit (Red flesh) and we still grow white flesh grapefruit and the most popular crop Mandarins
(several varieties). These crops are only available in Winter and Spring - June to October in Western Australia. (UPDATED: April 16, 2021)
Ti Farm's Pick Your Own Strawberries - strawberries
263 Old West Road, Bullsbrook, Western Australia, Australia
6084. Phone: 61 8 9571 2385. Email:
weekends only in Spring and early Summer
Ti's Facebook Page for current info. Ti Farm's 'Pick Your Own Strawberries' is just a 40 minute drive
from the Perth City center and you will be able to pick your own juicy
strawberries daily from Spring to Early Summer. If it's a hot day,
it's best to pack a hat, closed shoes and some sunscreen. Trays are
$10 and there is a $2 per person entry fee, to cover all those
delicious strawberries you're going to want to eat as you go or the
ones their get squished in your little one's hands!
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
- Tony Gullone - plums
721 Canning Road, Carmel, WA. Open: 8 to 4pm,
7 days a week, plum season is usually from mid-January through February.. Amber Jewell plum are now at their best eating. Crunchy,juicy and sweet,
with a unique flavour. (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
Valley Fresh Produce - apples
No 50 mccorkill road,
Pickering Brook, WA 6076. Phone: +61 459 524 294. Open: Due to unforeseen circumstances our farm needs to be auctioned Pick your own fruit or
vegetables fresh from the tree.Get your experience when your pick with your family. UPDATE for 2020, Their website or Facebook page
says they are closed indefinitely
Walkalina Park Olive Oil - Olives, olive oil,
866 Hancock Pl, Gingin, WA 6503. Phone: 0417 900 192. Email:
email@example.com. Open: by
appointment, typical season: Table olives April 1 to May 31, Olives for oil April 25 to June 15. Directions: When you get to Hancock Pl, turn left
then our front gate is immediately on your right. Click here for a map
and directions. All year;. Payment: Cash, only. WALKALINA PARK OLIVES & OIL" 1 Hr north of Perth. Our Jumbo Kalamata olives are large
and fleshy, excellent for pickling. Our extra virgin, cold pressed Jumbo Kalamata/Picual oil blend and our Frantoio oil have won previous silver and
bronze medals at the South West Olive Association awards. We welcome picking groups who want a day out, have a picnic in the grove then take home
fresh olives and oil. For more information regarding an appointment and pricing please contact Dan Crisp on 0417 900 192. (UPDATED: June 29, 2020)
Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park -
18 Yelverton North Rd, Yelverton, WA
6280. Phone: 08 9755 7201. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 130 acres nestled among farms,
wineries and beautiful bushland in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. There are lambs to bottle feed, pigs, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs,
llama, alpaca, deer, goats, emus and ostrich to feed and pat (well maybe not the ostrich!) and kangaroos too!. A wonderful environment for children
and adults to learn about farm animals and farm life. They make and sell marmalades, jams, pickles, chutneys, marinated olives and extra virgin
olive oil. Visit the orchard to pick fruit in season. Fruit picking is free with entry to animals and fruit is priced per kilo picked -
usually between $3-$4/kilo. They also produce premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and table olives. Bring a picnic, enjoy a BBQ in the undercover area, on
shady lawns, or go to the Farm Café
York Olive Oil Company - Olives (pickling and oil types)
Ashworth Road, York, WA 6302. Phone: 08 9641 2200. Fax: 08 9641 2211.
Email: email@example.com. Directions: We are on Ashworth Road,
approximately 8km west of York and just off the Great Southern
For a map, click here. We are open April, May, June, July. Our
hours are: All day and everyday throughout the season, depending on
availability Payment: We have both pickling (table) and oil varieties
of olives: California Queen (UC13A6), Frantoio, Hardy's Mammoth,
Kalamata, Manzanillo, New Norcia Mission, Paragon, and Verdale. We
will supply all the harvesting equipment you need and we have our own
Italian Pieralisi olive oil press. For oil varieties of olive the cost
of pressing the olives is included the the price and we will press
them for you straight after they are picked so you can take home your
own, fresh, new season extra virgin olive oil, (bring your own clean
containers or we can supply them). For olive oil you must harvest a
minimum of 50kg of fruit as our press cannot deal with anything less.
As a guide, 50kg of olives should yield 9 or 10 litres of oil on
average. For pickling (table) varieties of olives we will give you
instructions on how to pickle and flavour your olives at home. We can
also provide purpose-made pickling containers. Cost: $2.50 (Australian
dollars) per kg for both pickling and oil varieties. This includes
pressing (for oil varieties) and the use of our harvesting equipment,
(mats, rakes, baskets, etc). The cost may change according to seasonal
variations, but will be confirmed when you make a booking. Bookings
are essential to guarantee the availability of fruit and also the
press, as this is a working farm! Our olives groves are conveniently
located around the oil press and we are a five minute drive from the
restaurants and attractions of the historic town of York. Why not make
a day or weekend of it?
Other areas of Australia
In addition to listings of farms, I hope the following pages are
helpful to you!
- Picking Tips!
- Simple instructions:
- Canning and Freezing
- 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.
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
- 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
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
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).
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!