2021 Major Harvest

Dear Customers,
 
Currently harvesting Blood Plums. Berries are available when there are some ripe. We cannot predict when this will be so please don't be disappointed if there are none available when you are here.

We will be open 9-5 daily from 23/10/21 till the end of the major harvest season (late December). We will be starting with yellow nectarines. Please read information on this page before you book.

Bookings are essential on weekends. Time slots are for 2 hours and you must move out at the end of your timeslot if we are busy.  Bookings Link

We are currently allowing walk ins on weekdays only.

We will be following Government Guidelines. We will require you to wear masks in all indoor areas including toilets. Social distancing and sensible Covid Safe behavior must be followed at all times. Tractor rides will not be running except for pre booked groups or functions. We thank you all in advance for respecting the guidelines and keeping us all safe and free.

As soon as we become aware of any changes to these regulations we will update.

DINE AND/OR DISCOVER VOUCHERS

Your vouchers are now valid till mid 2022 and will be able to be used on site. (not for online bookings)

 

 

We now offer a range of different activities that can be booked via our booking link (after lockdown)
Fruit picking
High Tea
Team Building
Disability groups
Play Group days (Book as a group or individuals)
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.
    
 
At the bottom of this page there is a short video with approximate harvest timings. 
 
Please take the time to read EVERYTHING on this page. I recieve 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 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 standard pricing is 
ENTRY Adult $5, Child (5-15) $3, under 5 free
SEASONAL PRODUCE (please check the season before you visit, Berries are not always available. We cannot predict which days they will be available as we dont know how much others will pick before you. The are generally availble 3 days a week. Best chance Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning, but again we can not confirm this. We will have stone fruit available and berries are a bonus if they are ripe when you visit.)
$6/kg for stone fruit, (nectarines, plums, peaches)
$6/kg Apples
$6/kg for tomatoes and eggplant
$10/kg Strawberries and
$20/kg blueberries
$6/kg citrus
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 dont 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 although 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 prermission from owners. If you dont 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.
 
We appreciate you all adapting so well to the booking system during the pandemic.  It's been a challenge but in these times we needed to do what is best for everyone's safety.
 
Thank you and we hope to see soon
Jaime and the Canoelands team
 
 
 
 
 
COVID INFO AND INFORMATION OF WHAT IS EXPECTED WHEN YOU VISIT BELOW
  

 

  • Entry $5 Adult, $3 child (5-15), under 5 free or family 2 adults and 2 or more kids $16
  • We supply environmently friendly picking bags on entry (@ a fee of $1 each during sales) but we also encourage you to BYO bags and containers.
  • 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.
COVID_19 Due to the current Health Regulations we have amended our operational rules. We insist you comply for your own health and the health of other patrons and staff.
(Persimmon, limes, lemons and Tamarillo are now sold out for the year)
 

 

  • Cash or card available.
  • Standard bookings are for 2 hours. Please depart promptly at the end of your timeslot to ensure we are not over our limit.
  • TELSTRA ONLY SERVICE. You will not get service here with any other provider so please be prepared.
  •  Wash your hands often. We have a sink AT THE REAR of the shop with soap for your convenience.
  • Our cafe will be open for trade. The menu is available on this site.
  •  Respect social distancing. Remain 1.5m from other patrons at all times. We are outdoors with lots of space to make this possible.
  • We are allowing picnics but expect all patrons to follow COVID rules. We appreciate if you bring your own rugs or chairs.
  •  If you think you are unwell please do not come. 
We will be keeping all high traffic areas (e.g. toilets, counters and hand washing sink) cleaned and sanitized regularly.
There is plenty of room on farm for you to space out.
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.