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!
Harvest Trails and Markets
0406 237 877
A country experience on Sydney's doorstep. Find food producers all year. Harvest Trails and Markets promotes healthy diets, spreads the word about locally produced food and keeps agriculture, particularly food production, in the Sydney Basin.
Alpaca Farm - Madisons Mountain Retreat
1880 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW 2758
02 4567 7398
Visit the farm for Alpaca feeding daily. Over 70 alpacas on the property.
951-968 Sackville Ferry Road, Sackville North NSW 2756
02 4579 1120
Pick your own mandarins and oranges when in season.
Bilpin Fruit Bowl
2093 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758
0404 061 262
Farm open on weekends (weather permitting) for pick your own stone fruit, apples and vegetables during harvest season. Produce, drinks, cakes and fruit pies are available in the shop.
Bilpin Springs Orchard
2550 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW, 2758
02 4567 1294
This small orchard grows fruit that you can pick in season (apples, pears, stone fruit and more), develops products to reduce fruit pests (especially fruit fly) and uses its setting for secondary education.
2 West Portland Road, Sackville NSW 2756
Amazing chef collaborations creating exciting menus that showcase the incredible Hawkesbury and its produce - this is a totally unique experience. Join top level chefs for lunch in a unique tin shed setting high above the Hawkesbury River.
753 Grose Vale Road, Grose Vale NSW 2753
02 4572 1124
Specialising in locally grown and manufactured foods, fresh fruit, jams, chutneys, honey, cider, juices, herbs and spices. Hampers created to order.
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.
Kathleen Groves Farm
82 Floyds Road, South Maroota NSW 2775
02 4575 0118
Citrus orchard where you can pick your own lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit when in season.
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.