Pick Your Own



October 16th 2021

2270 Bells Line Rd Bilpin 

We have finished apple picking for 2021.

There will be on fruit available for picking till early 2022


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Until this can be fixed copy and paste this address to you email.

info@shieldsorchard.com


We thank all our customers for their  support in 2021 and look forward to see you again 2022.

Bill & Julie Shields

we accept credit cards
Always Check before coming.

The full list of varieties at the bottom of the page gives varieties and their approximate maturity times

Thank you and see you in 2022

mb 0427772431  or 0245671206

If you would like to be updated as to what is happening or when a specific variety starts, then click on the contact us button on the top and we will put you on our newsletter list.

About Us

Shields Orchard is a small family based orchard that has been retailing our own fruit since 1955. Since 1992 we have been also been providing the opportunity for individuals and small family groups to “Pick Their Own” apples. There is no enty charge; the only charge is for the fruit picked. We provide a basket or you can pick into your own bags. We weigh the bags and charge per kilogram.

Covid 

Because we have always encouraged people to book before coming it hasn’t been as difficult to adapt to the Covid situation and we can manage to ensure there won’t be excessive numbers of people on the farm at one time.

  • We have registered Covid plan and a QR code for the NSW Service NSW app and wil require you to use the app or provide written contact details. 
  • We will require you observe the usual physical distance rules and current Covid conditions that apply at the time.
  • We have numerous hand sanitising stations and hand washing facilities.
  • While we are happy to supply boxes it would assist us if you can provide buckets or baskets to pick into. It saves on sanitising handles between customers.

Do not attend if :

  • If you or any member of your group are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)
  • Are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19;

Helping us to Make it an enjoyable experience
We would encourage every one to either call, text or email us if you intend visiting.

  • While we will take bookings on the day if we are busy it is difficult to answer the phone and we may be booked out. We like to know the number of adults & Children that are in your group.
  • This enables us to ensure we always have good fruit available and it won’t be all gone if you get here later in the day, & ensure a better experience with no large crowds.
  •  While we are happy have small bus groups (25  people) during the week. We won’t take large groups or coaches on weekends.
  • Always check. Some times varieties can come earlier or later that the previous season. you are on our newsletter list you are first to hear of what is happening & we will give you special attention.
  • Check our website which we will be updating regularly once we start or call. If you are coming in a number of cars it helps us if you arrange to all arrive together

We as that people picking their own to observe the following courtesies 

1. You will walking over uneven surfaces . Watch were you are walking and do not run.. Please ensure that children are supervised when picking.

3. Please ensure that you stay within the areas to which you have been directed defined by ropes & observe the directions on signs.

4. Pick You Own means what you pick you pay for.

5. Please pick only  the apples specified.  (picking other than the specified apples may result in being charged at a higher rate).

5. Please use the rubbish bins provided. Do not leave rubbish in the orchard.

Thank you for your consideration! Enjoy yourself.

Varieties available during the season