Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near Melbourne

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Find out where you can pick your own fruit at farms in Victoria near Melbourne! It’s fun, you’re supporting local farmers, eating seasonally, and you can get berries that can be hard to get plastic free zero waste. 

Fruit picking is a fun activity that enables you to get fresh fruit straight from the source, meaning no food miles, no plastic packaging, you’re eating seasonally, and you’re definitely supporting a local farmer.

There are loads of opportunities to pick your own fruit at farms around Victoria, Australia! We’ve listed all the ones we could find below.

Take your own container to put your fruit in when picking or to place your picked fruit in after picking so you can give back the container they give you to put fruit in. Each farm works a little differently so call up and ask if you’ll be able to use your own container or work it out with them when you arrive before you start picking.

This is particularly exciting if, like us, you’ve been craving strawberries and blueberries all year, but haven’t been able to find any without the plastic packaging. Finally they’re in season and this way, we can get them in a way that’s zero waste!

Fruit availability varies daily because of the weather, the stage of maturity of the fruit and what is left over from other people picking the day before, so check the website or social media pages of the orchard you want to go to before you head off to ensure you will be able to pick fruit that day.

U-Pick Farms & Orchards Near Melbourne

 

 

U-Pick Berries and Cherries

 

YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES:

Chappies

WHAT: Cherries, raspberries, and blackberries
WHERE: 21 Parker Rd, Silvan
SEASON:
Sweet Cherry U-Pick starts November
Raspberry and Blackberry U-Pick starts mid-November
Sour Cherry U-Pick starts late December
COST:
Adults: $11
Primary school kids: $5
Pre-schoolers: Free
WEBSITE: upick.com.au/upick

Blue Hills Berries & Cherries

WHAT: Cherries and seasonal berries
WHERE:
30 Chapman Rd, Silvan for cherries
27 Parker Rd, Silvan for seasonal berries
SEASON:
Open 7 days from November until end January from 9 am to 5 pm
Open 6 days from February to April from 9 am to 5 pm 
U-pick entry closes at 4 pm
COST:
Adults: $13.50 for seasonal berries (includes 500 g of mixed fruit to take home) / $12 for cherries (includes all you can eat in the orchard)
Children (3 to 14 years old): $6.50 (includes 250 g of fruit to take home) / $6 for cherries (includes all you can eat in the orchard)
Children under 3: Free
Extra fruit:
Raspberries, loganberries, blackberries, youngberries and boysenberries: $15.00 per kg
Strawberries: $13.00 per kg
Cherries: $12 per kg
WEBSITE: upickberries.com.au

Cherryhill Orchards

WHAT: Cherries
WHERE: 474 Queens Road, Wandin East
SEASON:
Early December until mid-January
Open every day through the cherry season (excluding Christmas Day) 9 am to 5 pm
COST:
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): $35
Adults (14 years and over): $ 15
Children weekdays (4 to 13 years): Free
Infants (3 and below): Free
Booking online recommended!
WEBSITE: cherryhill.com.au/pick-your-own

 

Yarra Valley Gateway Estate

WHAT: Strawberries
WHERE: 667 Marooandah Highway, Coldstream
SEASON: All year as grown indoors
COST:
No entry fee
Pay for what you pick
WEBSITE: gatewayestate.com.au

Strawberry Springs

WHAT: Strawberries
WHERE: 35 McNamaras Road, Milgrove
SEASON:
December to April
Open six days 9 am to 4 pm, closed Wednesdays
COST:
Adults (entry and 0.5 kg strawberries): $10
WEBSITE: www.strawberrysprings.com.au

U Pick Blueberries Folly Farm

WHAT: Blueberries
WHERE: 188-190 Falls Rd, Olinda
SEASON:
January to February 9 am to 4 pm
COST:
Adults: $20
Children over 7: $10
Entry includes first kilogram of berries
Blueberries $20 per kg thereafter
WEBSITE: www.upickblueberriesolinda.com.au

 

Cherry Haven U Pick

WHAT: Cherries
WHERE: 470 Queens Rd, Wandin East
SEASON:
Summer months
Weekends Open 9 am to 5 pm
Weekdays Open 10 am to 4 pm 
COST:
Adult: $12.00
Children 3 to 12 years old: $6.00
Under 3: Free
Cherries to take home (weighed on exit): $12.00 per kg
WEBSITE: www.cherryhaven.com.au

 

Seville Farm

WHAT: Cherries
WHERE: 56 Monbulk-Seville Road, Seville
SEASON:
November and December, sometimes still available at the beginning of January
Cherry pick open days announced on Facebook
COST:
Adults: $5
Children under 18: Free
$10 per kg for fruit you pick to take home
WEBSITE: www.sevillefarm.com.au

MORNINGTON PENINSULA:

Red Hill Cherry Farm

WHAT: Cherries
WHERE: 69 Prossors Lane, Red Hill
SEASON:
Mid-November to early to middle January
Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 4 pm
COST:
Over 13 years: $12
5 to 13 years: $6
Under 5: Free
Sweet cherries: $13 to $15 per kg
Morello cherries (for cooking/juicing): $12 to $15 per kg
WEBSITE: www.redhill-cherryfarm.com.au/cherry-picking

Ripe ‘n’ Ready Cherry Farm

WHAT: Cherries
WHERE: 52 Arkwells Lane, Red Hill
SEASON:
November to end of January daily 9 am to 4 pm
COST:
Adults (eat as much as you like): $15
Children between 5 and 12 years: $5
Children 5 years and under: Free
Take home cherries: $10 to $35 per kg
WEBSITE: www.ripenreadycherryfarm.com

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

WHAT: Strawberries
WHERE: 244 Shands Road, Main Ridge
SEASON:
November to April
Open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday
COST:
Adults (and 500 g strawberries): $10
Children (4 to 12 years) (and 250 g strawberries): $5
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $25
Children under 4: Free
WEBSITE: sunnyridge.com.au/u-pick/

OTHER

Kinglake Raspberries

WHAT: Raspberries
WHERE: Tooheys Road, Pheasant Creek
SEASON:
Summer Season: Early December until the end of January
Autumn Season (smaller crop): Late March until June
Open every day during the harvest season
COST:
No entry fee
Pick your own at $16 per kg
WEBSITE: www.kinglake-raspberries.com.au/pickyourown.htm

Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm

WHAT: Raspberries
WHERE: 115 Division Road, Murroon
SEASON:
December through January until end of berry season (except Christmas Day)
10 am to 4 pm daily
COST:
Anyone over 5: $5
Children under 5: Free
WEBSITE: www.pennyroyalraspberry.com

Tuckerberry Hill

WHAT: Strawberries and blueberries
WHERE: 35 Becks Road, Drysdale
SEASON:
Strawberries: October, November, February, March, April and May weekends only
Blueberries: December and January 7 days a week
COST:
Strawberries: $12 per kg
WEBSITE: www.tuckerberry.com.au

U-Pick Other Fruits and Vegetables

 

YARRA VALLEY & DANDENONG RANGES

Rayner’s Orchards

WHAT: Around 450 varieties of fruit! At least 8 varieties of fruit every day of the year
WHERE: 60 Schoolhouse Road, Woori Yallock
SEASON:
Autumn, winter and spring: 9 am to 4 pm
Summer: 9 am to 5 pm
COST:
Adult: $29.50
Seniors and children: $25
5 years and under: Free
Family group over four people all kids: $25
All fruit picked is charged at $5 per kg
WEBSITE: www.raynersorchard.com.au

Jay Berries

WHAT: Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and vegetables
WHERE: 140 Wandin Creek Rd, Wandin East
SEASON:
From October to April
Open 8:30 am to 5 pm 6 days a week (including public holidays)
Closed Saturdays
COST:
5 years and above: $5
Children 1 to 4 years: $2
Children up to 1 year: Free
Strawberries: $8 per kg
Blueberries: $15 per kg
Raspberries: $13 per kg
Blackberries: $13 per kg
Vegetables: Pricing varies
WEBSITE: jayberries.com.au 

OTHER

Just Picked Berries and Fruit

WHAT:  
Raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, and mulberries
Watermelons, apricots, peaches, plums, tomatoes, nectarines, apples, pears, and figs
Capsicum, eggplant, corn, and pumpkins
WHERE: Arthurs Creek Rd & Old Plenty Rd, Yan Yean
SEASON:
U-pick available by arrangement
They have a fruit availability chart on their website
COST: Unknown
WEBSITE: www.justpicked.net.au

Paynes Orchards

WHAT: Cherries, berries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and apples
WHERE: 372 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh
SEASON:
Cherries: November and December
Sour Cherries: Late December
Berries: December, January, and February
Apricots: January and February
Peaches and nectarines: January and February
Apples: March, April, and May
COST: $5
Fruit is picked and purchased $/kg
No eating in orchards
WEBSITE: www.paynesorchards.com.au

Foraging in the city

You can also forage in your own neighbourhood in the city!

Did you know that fruit on fruit trees growing in or overhanging public spaces is free for the taking?

Fruit lying outside the boundary of a private property such as on a branch hanging over a fence is considered to be public property and therefore anyone can legally take the fruit. Just don’t take any fruit that is over the fence as this is technically stealing.

Keep an eye out for edible foods in your nearby public spaces and in neighbour’s gardens. You can always just ask if you can have some of their crop if you notice that their tree is overflowing with fruit that will just go off if not eaten.

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