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Mandarin Picking @ Ford's Farm

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Pick your own fresh batch of citrus fruit
As winter approaches, it also means my favourite citrus fruits are also coming into season.

Ford's farm is located near Wiseman's Ferry about an hour and fifteen minutes northwest of Sydney. From the 31st May at 10am til 4pm, every weekend until August, Ford's farm is open to give visitors the opportunity to pick four different varietals of mandarins –Satsuma (seedless and easy to peel), Imperials, Hickson and Emperor, oranges, limes and cumquats.

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Lush green orchard

As you enter through the shed, you're given a rundown of the areas and a bucket to take to go picking. Wandering around the lush green trees dotted with orange, it is a spectacular place with nearby sandstone escarpments. You can taste as you go and you only pay for what you pick. Once you have picked your fill, you head back to the shed to weigh and pay. There is a selection of the farm's homemade jams (mandarin and whisky, orange and brandy), honey, and chutneys on offer, too.

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Pick your own mandarins

Entry is free with plenty of paddock parking. A great day for the family or friends, I totally recommend having a picnic and making a day of it. There are picnic chairs and tables available as well as toilet facilities. There are also farm animals and you can buy feed so that the kids can have a go.

Please be advised not to use Laughtondale Gully Road (your GPS will direct you that way). The road is dangerous and difficult to navigate.

Travel on Old Northern Road all the way into Wisemans Ferry and when you see the township there is a road on your right (Singleton Road). Simply follow the big yellow signs all the way to the farm.

Mandarins, lemons and limes are charged at $2.00 per kg.

10.00 per kg for cumquats, but give a discount on large quantities.
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Why? Citrus fruit is in season
When: 31 May til end of August
Phone: 02 4566 3127
Where: 1275 Singleton Road, Laughtondale (via Wisemans Ferry), NSW 2775
Cost: Free, pay for what you pick
Your Comment
May you, please, specify, how much to pay for each kilogram of the mandarins picket up?
by Victoria (score: 0|6) 1884 days ago
How to get there by a public transport, please?
by Victoria (score: 0|6) 1877 days ago
Is there a way to get there by public transport?
by Buyiz (score: 0|3) 1864 days ago
I went there last weekend and mandarins were $2 per kilo. Just be mindful of the narrow and sometimes dangerous road that leads you to the farm.
by rebec (score: 0|2) 1861 days ago
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