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Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail

Address :
C/- Hawkesbury City Council
P.O. Box 146
Windsor  NSW
Phone : 02 4560 4660 
Fax : 02 4560 4400 
Email : info@hawkesburyharvest.com.au
Web-site : www.hawkesburyharvest.com.au

On Sydney's north-western outskirts is the oft-forgotten Hawkesbury river upper valley, an area once a major food bowl for the developing Sydney. This alternate route to the Blue Mountains or the "back way" to the Hunter Valley has a revival of food in progress: orchards and farms that now specialise in fine produce and beautiful gardens that make a great gourmet day trip from Sydney centre, or stay in some charming accomodation and really investigate this lovely valley.

With the Hawkesbury's bountiful array of fresh, seasonal produce, the Farm Gate Trail promises a country experience on the doorstep of Sydney. Whether for a day, a weekend or longer, visitors will enjoy touring the region and sampling locally grown food and wine. From gourmet goat cheeses to Australian native foods or just-picked fruit, the Farm Gate Trail offers country goodness and variety just over an hour's drive from Sydney.

Farm fresh, farm gate
Displayed on the farm gate trail map are Hawkesbury growers, artists, historical sites and bed & breakfast establishments all committed to providing consumers with access to the best of fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce.

Items listed for on the map have been grown either by the farmer or by another local farmer. With value-added products such as jams, pies or even paintings, the same rule of being home made / grown or locally made applies. Visitors can be assured of a truly regional flavour, unique to the Hawkesbury, on the Farm Gate Trail.

Agriculture in the Hawkesbury
One of the first three areas of white settlement in Australia, the Hawkesbury has historically played a key role as Sydney's 'Food Bowl'. Behind the Farm Gate Trail is a shared desire by its participants to see a sustainable future for well-practiced agriculture. With over 15% of N.S.W.'s fruit and vegetables grown here, the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail is a creative approach to encouraging direct markets with consumers.

Touring the Trail
Jump in the car and drive out to the beautiful Hawkesbury. Pick up a map from one of the Farm Gates, then start your personal fresh food tour. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, stopping along the way at farms with a picnic on the banks of the meandering Hawkesbury River enjoying the fresh food just purchased.

Orchards & Gardens -

Berry Good Farms Pty Ltd
Bilpin Berries & Blue Mountains Mysteries
Blue Mountains Lavender Farm
Enniskillen Orchard
Fernbrook Garden & Gallery
Geranium Cottage
Hawkesbury Vegetable Farm
Kookootonga Walnut & Chestnut Farm
Kurrajong Australian Native Foods
Millers Orchard
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
Penrith Valley Oranges
Pine Crest Orchard
The Edible Garden
The Local Harvest
The Orange Spot
The Rustic Spirit
The Turpentine Tree

Produce -

Willowbrae Chevre Cheese Farm
Windsor Smoke House Pty Ltd

Cafýs & Food Outlets -

Kurrajong Kitchens and North Richmond Bakehouse
Lochiel Cafý
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden

Other -

Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water
Country Road Adventures

Accomodation -

Court House Guest House
Hawkesbury Alpacas
Jerimuda Guesthouse
Loxley on Bellbird Hill
Sebel Resort & Spa
Settlers Arms, St Albans
Two Rivers Retreat