Pick Your Own


March 1st 2021

2270 Bells Line of Rd Bilpin.

Jonathan’s have started and expect to have them for about 3 weeks subject to how busy we get. 

We will be starting to pick Julie Apples from Friday. We have a good crop, subject to the weather and how busy we are we should have them for 3 weeks.

ox Orange Pippin & Bramley Cooking apples still on the trees. If you want them we would encourage you to come soon as they have been in demand .

We  also have some Packham pears for picking .

Subject to us having ripe fruit we will be opening from Friday through MondayFrom 10 am to 3 pm for Pick Your Own on Friday, Saturday & unday, 10 am to 2 pm on Mondays.

lways Check before coming.

All of theple varieties  have good crops and provided the the weather is kind tous and Covid allows us to do pick your own it should be a good eason.

Keep chking the website or get on our newsletter list for latest updates. 

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

ank you and see you in 2021

b 0427772431  or 0245671206

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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 takengs 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 iu get here later in the day.
  • It enables us to enure a better experience with no large crowds.
  •  While we are happy have small bus groups (25  people) during the week we won’t takgroups 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 happeni we will give you special attention.
  • Check our websie 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 arive together

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

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

3. Please enre that you stay within the areas to which you have been directed defy 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 esult in being charged at a higher rate).

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

hank you for your consideration! Enjoy yourself.

rieties available during the season