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!
Bilpin's Apple Pie Trail
Bilpin NSW 2758
02 4560 4620
Famous for its apples and cool climate, Bilpin is a fruit lovers dream. What a better way to sample the local produce than through a locally made hot apple pie. Follow the trail for farm fresh produce, quirky local cafes, orchards and cider sheds.
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.
0425 353 383
Bring a touch of nature to your wedding or event. These loveable creatures will give your day that extra dash of magic.
951-968 Sackville Ferry Road, Sackville North NSW 2756
02 4579 1120
Pick your own mandarins and oranges when in season.
Bilpin Blossom Farm
2549 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW 2758
02 4567 1143
Fresh produce and flowers available for purchase from the farm.
Bilpin Botanic Orchard
2814 Bells Line or Road, Bilpin NSW 2758
0418 406 648
Pick your own cherries in November and apples from February.
Bilpin Fruit Bowl
2093 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758
0404 061 262
Farm open on weekends for pick your own strawberries, stone fruit, apples and vegetables during harvest season. Produce, drinks, cakes and fruit pies are available for purchase 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.
753 Grose Vale Road, Grose Vale NSW 2753
Specialising in locally grown and manufactured foods, fresh fruit, jams, chutneys, honey, cider, juices, herbs and spices. Hampers created to order.