Blueberries is our main crop.The season normally starts mid December and continues into February. Information will be available on the ‘Home Page’ regarding opening days and times. Picked fruit is available throughout the season at the farm gate.
Pick your own is available to registered customers and locals.
We also have Limes, Lemons, Grapefruit, Garlic and Rhubarb.
PYO for ‘Registered Customers’ and locals only. These people have been notified. Please watch to see when PYO will start. We are not taking any more registrations at present .
JAMS and PRESERVES
We make jams and preserves from organic farm produce. These are for sale at the farm in blueberry season, and other times of the year, but ring first.
Limes, lemons, Red Currants, and rhubarb and garlic.
Jams, Marmalades, Jellies,and Cordial ,all organic, are made with fruits from the farm. These are available at the farm .They are extremely good.
We also have a good range of Birdland Seed ,open pollinated, organic vegetable seeds. www.birdlandseeds.com
We are a limited supply of blueberry plants for sale at the FarmGate Shop during picking season.
The varieties we grow are Northland Denise, Brigitta, Blue Crop, and Margaret. We grow all these varieties for fruit production and recommend them for this area and southern Australia. Plants will be in 15cm and 20cm pots.
We are presently building up our stock of plants and in future we will have a good supply and range of varieties. Further information will be updated on our webpage later.
What to look for while picking the berries?
– Good berries have a light powdery grey-blue colour, the so-called bloom.
– Pick only largest plumpest berries, these are the ripest.
– Do not wash the berries, it will damage the fruit.
– Refrigerate the fresh berries as soon as possible after picking.
How to maintain the high quality of the berries?
Do not wash the berries.
When refrigerated immediately after picking the berries can be kept for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively the berries are excellent for freezing. Put them straight into the freezer and do not thaw frozen berries before cooking.