Guide to picking your own fruit and produce in South Australia

Guide to picking your own fruit and produce, like apples and sunflowers, around South Australia.

Is there a better way to take advantage of South Australia’s excellent reputation of fresh produce than gathering the family for a day of fruit and produce picking?

From sunflowers to apples, slap on your hats, fill your buckets, and take advantage of the beautiful weather this season.

Freeling The Barns of Freeling – Freeling

Only 15 minutes from Gawler and an hour from Adelaide The Barns of Freeling have made the most of late last year’s rain and planted an impressive crop of sunflowers open to the public. Gold coin donations support the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for the Barns’ “pick a sunflower for a gold coin donation”.

Where: 120 Templers Rd, Freeling
When: Sunrise to Sunset until all the flowers are picked (get in quickly they’re almost gone)
Cost: Gold coin donation going towards the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
For info and updates, click here.

Beerenberg – Hahndorf

Gather your friends and family for a sun-soaked afternoon and fill a punnet with juicy, red strawberries grown with nothing but love. Beerenberg says they’re “the best strawberries on earth”, so head down and see if you agree. While you’re there, be sure to snap some photos and tag them with #pickmebeerenberg for a chance to score a goodie bag filled with Beerenberg delights.

Where: 2106 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf
When: 9am – 5pm daily until April
Cost: $5 or free for kids 12 and under
For info and updates, click here.

Lenswood Pick Your Own – Lenswood

Lenswood has upgraded its pick your own day trips, now offering mini-golf, picnic tables and a giant sandpit, as well as its much loved apple picking experience. A great day out for all ages starts with apple picking and can continue with a quiet picnic or a visit to the Farm Cafe & Shop, stocked with local produce. For dog lovers, you can bring along your pup for a small donation towards Puppy rescue.

Where: 122 Harris Rd, Lenswood
When: From 2nd March ,Wednesday – Friday 9am till 3pm and Weekends and ALL public holidays 9am till 4pm
Cost: $6 per adult (13 +), $3 per child (3 – 12) and free for 2 and under
For info and updates, click here.

Glen Ewin Estate – Lower Hermitage

Willabrand Australia at Glen Ewin Estate, an award-winning family-owned business, is an enchanting destination for an unforgettable day out in the hills. Known not only for its organic farming practices contributing to world-class figs, but also its basking grass picnic areas and beautiful orchards, it’s the perfect spot to pick your own figs.

Where: 43 Lower Hermitage Road Houghton
When: 9am to 3pm on weekends, weekdays TBC
Cost: $5 or free for kids 12 and under
For info and updates, click here.

Lennane Orchards – Montacute

Only 20 minutes from the CBD, Lennane Orchards, known for their mouthwatering cherries, also specialise in apricots, plums, lemons and apples. The scenic orchard is now open from Friday to Monday for apple picking. While you’re there, you can visit the cafe or relax for a charming picnic amongst the gardens.

Where: 814 Montacute Rd, Montacute
When: Friday to Monday 10am – 4pm
Cost: $6 or free for kids 12 and under
To book, click here.

Paracombe Premium Perry – Paracombe

Cider, perry, and juice experts Paracombe Premium Perry offer personalised tasting sessions and cider making classes, as well as pick your own experiences at their pear orchards. While the current picking period is finishing up on Sunday 3rd of March, more availability in coming weeks is possible, so keep an eye out on their Facebook. In the meantime, head down for a delicious sourdough wood oven pizza.

Where: 169 Murphy Rd, Paracombe
When: Last day Sunday 3rd March
Cost: $5 per person
To book, click here.

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