Harvest Information

Dear Customers,

We are aware there is a lot of info on this page. Please take the time to read through.



 

*CURRENTLY HARVESTING
IMPERIAL MANDARINS AND NAVEL ORANGES (there are so many this year and taste amazing),
A few lemons.

We have just a few chilli plants to pick from as they become available and eggplants are flowering for their next crop now.
Currently $4/kgfor whatever you pick.

ough bookings are prefered, unless we are at full capacity we will also accept walk in. www.bookingscanoelands.com
* Group Bookings. My weekday staff do an incredible job and I really don't want them to leave and find something else. If you are part of a seniors group, probus group, tour company, bike club, car club or have a friend group, community group, corporate group, school group or any group you think would like to come on a weekday (or a weekend) please contact me to arrange a date and make a plan. We can offer tractor rides, picking, animal feeding, bee talks (super popular with all ages), high tea, devonshire tea, bbq lunch, seniors menu, fish and chips, burgers, nachos, special needs groups, birthday parties, baby showers. More options are available in the menu on the website. We will do our best to accommodate any of your requirements. Please touch base. It's a wonderful venue and day out and is always thoroughly enjoyed by all groups that visit.
* Bee Hive Sponsorship. We have now opened a new program where businesses, schools and families can make a donation to our beekeeping program. As many of you are aware our hives were destroyed by the DPI last year as we fell into the varroa mite red zone. This has been a heartbreaking journey. We lost so many bees across NSW due to this and WITHOUT BEES we have no food. Our bees are so important. You can help us "Save the Bees" by purchasing one of our sponsorship packages. Please see the link for details. Sponsor a Hive or Make a donation | Canoelands Orchard (bookingscanoelands.com).
We really hope to see you all visiting soon.




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Please read through information prior to booking. Thank you

Sometimes we will only be opening bookings a short time in advance as we like to assess availability prior to opening sessions to avoid disappointment.

What we grow seasonally:

Pick Your Own Seasonal Fruit at Canoelands Orchard


Blueberries, Strawberries, Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons, Limes, Finger Limes, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Pomegranate, Fiejoa, Persimmon, Tamarillo, Tomatoes, Eggplant and Peas, Apples and Eggplant.

To view what is in season and seasonal timing please see the below video and check the "Harvesting Now" page on this site.

YOU MUST PURCHASE EVERYTHING YOU PICK.

Some produce requires scissors. Please BYO. We supply 1 bag per booking.

More can be purchased from our shop or you can BYO.

We allow picnics on the grassy area near the shop but not in the orchard. If you would like to picnic in the orchard please book one of our picnic packages from the booking site.

All extra food packages on the farm require notice which is specified per activity on the booking page.

This is an all weather event and we do not provide refunds or transfers due to bad weather.  If you are concerned about the weather please don't book until the day before. Please see our policies on booking. Please dress to the conditions and bring spare shoes if wet, hats, water and sunscreen.

NO DOGS. We love dogs but we have our own. Please don't bring your dog to the farm.

Bookings are 100% essential for fruit picking.

For loyalty card holders please only select 1 loyalty card unless you have extra people coming with you.

If you text or call on a weekend please don't expect an instant reply. We get very busy and I am unable to answer calls or check messages regularly.

GRAZING/DESSERT/SANDWICH BOXES must be booked with 24 hours notice.

We also have playgroup days, our school holiday program, high teas, orchard picnics and Party/Team Building packages available. Please see www.bookingscanoelands.com to see what else is available



 We now offer a range of different activities that can be booked via our booking link

Fruit picking

High Tea

Team Building

Disability groups

Pre order Grazing Boxes

School Holiday program

School Holiday Specials

More to come...

Check out our WHAT'S ON OFFER for more details on each Offer.

Please take the time to read EVERYTHING on this page. I receive many messages a day and find it difficult to respond as well as work (I pick and pack, serve, take bookings, do honey bottling/deliveries, staff rosters, ordering and bookwork ), Mum (and sleep sometimes. Ha Ha!!). Most of the questions are answered here. Don't hesitate to text message 0419688039 if you can't find an answer here though. I will respond ASAP. I can't listen to voice messages so please text instead. We need you to be aware of our rules prior to your visit so you know how it all works. Please read our policy and all signage on arrival also. Thankyou for your understanding. Jaime...

Bookings for special occasions, weddings, large groups (over 20) or tour groups can be made via text or email if you can't make them in the bookings link.

Pricing may vary if there is an extreme circumstance but our usual pricing is 

ENTRY Adult $8, Child (3-15) $5, under 3 free

PRICING ESTIMATES

$6/kg for stone fruit, (nectarines, plums, peaches)

$6/kg Apples

$6/kg for tomatoes 

$15/kg Strawberries and

$15/kg blueberries

$6/kg most citrus

$15/kg Limes

25/kg finger limes

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE EVERYTHING YOU PICK.

We ask that you respect our orchard, although we understand you wish to taste the fruit we ask that you taste only one, ( NO STRAWBERRY TASTING PERMITTED AS THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH). The rest you are required to purchase. We don't want to see our fruit, which is only on the trees once a year,  all over the ground and wasted. Please understand that this is once a year income for us and if you are caught disrespecting the orchard, we do have the right to ask you to leave. We also want you to be aware that if you pick in an undesignated area and the fruit is immature you will be charged $20/kg. We know many cultures like green plums and small green nectarines but if these were to be full size then they would weigh 4 times as much so we will charge more. Our major season only lasts 10 weeks max a year and we require the income to survive till the next one. We appreciate your understanding on this. We don't like to post this sort of thing here but we feel we have no choice. We work hard all year to produce the fruit and it is very heart breaking for us to see it droppped all over the orchard or picked at a tiny size or unripe without the owner's prermission. If you don't want to buy it please dont pick it. If you are not told you can pick it on that day then it is not ready.

This is an ALL WEATHER event. Please dress to the conditions and bring spare shoes in wet weather. We don't provide refunds for bad weather.

Mother Nature can't be controlled.

Thank you and we hope to see soon

Jaime and the Canoelands Team

 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT BELOW

  • Entry $5 Senior, $8 Adult, $5 child (3-15), under 3 free or family 2 adults and 2 or more kids $25
  • We supply 1 environmently friendly picking bag per 2 adults on entry  but we also encourage you to BYO bags and containers or you can purchase more bags for $2 each.
  • Animal food is available for purchase. Please do not feed any animals on the farm anything else! We don't want them to get sick. Although all our animals are friendly, Animals are unpredictable and feeding is at your own risk.
  •  NO DOGS!! We love dogs here but we ask that you don't bring your dog to the farm. We have our own dogs (one who has been previously attacked and does not cope well with other dogs). Some of our customers are very scared of dogs and our alpacas get quite distressed when random dogs show up. Thanks for your understanding.

Cash or card available.

  • Standard bookings are for 2 hours. Please depart promptly at the end of your timeslot if it is busy to ensure we are not over our limit for parking for the next entries.
  • TELSTRA ONLY SERVICE. You will not get service here with any other provider so please be prepared.
  • Please respect our closing times and depart the property by close. We have been there since early in the morning and we still have lots to do after everyone leaves.
  • Our cafe is open for trade.

Stay well and we hope to see you soon

The Canoelands Orchard Team

ADDRESS: 27-29 CANOELANDS ROAD CANOELANDS NSW 2157

Approximate Harvest timing

Please always check in advance as this is an estimate of timing and weather can change the timing year to year.

Play Group days (Book as a group or individuals)