Your Family Day Out At Ford’s Farm

Your Family Day Out At Ford’s Farm

The Season to Pick Mandarins

phoca_thumb_l_20110605_13The first mandarin of the season at our farm is the Satsuma Mandarin, a seedless variety, easy to peel, full of juice and sweet. We have an abundance available for you to pick. They are the children’s first choice as they are easy to peel, very juicy and is a seedless variety.  We do not have a large crop of these due to the drought.

Imperials are now ready and we have a large crop available. Other citrus available when in season are lemons, limes, cumquats, oranges and kaffir limes.

Our season for mandarins has finished as all the fruit has been picked.  We will open on Sat 27 & Sun 28 July 2019 for only one weekend from 10am to 4pm. Please check if you are intending to come in July we will update the information of what is available at the time.

There Are Other Products at Ford’s Farm

home-made-jam-honeyWhen you visit our “shed” you will find a variety of home-made jams, butters, chutney and cordial which are all made on the farm.

Unfortunately we have no honey this year due to be bees being stressed by the dry weather, we hope next year has a better flow of honey.

Again this year we will have a variety of infused vinegars and oils for cooking purposes.

You can purchase your favourite citrus trees from our shed, we stock all the varieties that you tried while at the farm and would be happy to give you hints as to how to look after your own tree, whether in a unit or on a house block.

Picnic while having Fun with Kids

feed-the-sheepWe have a small picnic area set aside for you to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush surroundings.

Once you have picked your fruit and paid for it, take a stroll through the orchard to talk to our sheep. There is hay available for sale in the shed to feed the sheep.

We are still open if it is raining – what an experience picking in the rain. Bring boots and raincoats or a change of clothes, I recommend you bring old shoes to walk around the orchard and change into good shoes for the trip home.