Farming and produce is at the heart of the Hawkesbury and the region has supplied food to Aboriginal and European people for centuries. Orchards laden with fruit can be bought fresh at the farm door or from farmer's markets. Cider, honey, citrus, local preserves and vegetables full of flavour can be found at roadside stalls and taken home to enjoy with family and friends.
The area has an active alpaca farming community, as well as goats and chickens. And don't forget to take the family to the popular farm sheds for a different experience buying fruit and vegetables. The locals have been doing it for years!
1275 Singleton Road, Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775
02 4566 3127
Pick your own mandarins, oranges, limes and cumquats when in season. Home-made jams and chutney.
Glenbernie Family Farms
610 Bells Line of Road, Kurmond NSW 2757
0407 945 581
Fresh flower farm offering pick your own flowers when in season.
Kookootonga Chestnut and Walnut Farm
247 Mount Irvine Road, Mount Irvine NSW 2786
02 4756 2136
Pick your own chestnuts and walnuts March-April. Please check farm website for exact dates as season is very short.
62 King Road, Wilberforce NSW 2756
02 4575 1233
Unique 170 year old abattoir on site Local beef, lamb, pork and goat with occasional seasonal prawns as well as a great variety of sausages.
22 Danes Way, Mount Irvine NSW 2786
02 4756 2191
Pick your own chestnuts and walnuts March - April. Check website for exact dates as season is very short.
552 Old Pitt Town Road, Oakville NSW 2765
0408 211 416
A great range of fresh fruit and vegetables grown on the farm, sourced locally or from markets.
17 Walker Street, South Windsor NSW 2756
02 4577 4233
Duck products direct from the producer - fresh and frozen Peking Ducks; also Duck Maryland, breast, fillet, sausages and more.
Pine Crest Orchard
2549 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW 2758
02 4567 1143
Pick your own apples – mid January to May; peaches and plums – December to February; Nashi pear – from February.
Riverview Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
198 Yarramundi Lane, Agnes Banks NSW 2753
02 4588 5318
Third generation of Hawkesbury farmers growing fresh fruit and vegetables.