Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse. It has been owned by the Tadrosse familysince 1985. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and one son, who were all born into the business and now with all their help we all manage both the orchard and the shop. Our daughters help control and run the shop full time, they make all the apple pies, cakes, slices, scones, while our son who is 19 now works on a full time basis on the farm since he left school.
The Fruit Bowl is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.30pm. We only close on Christmas Day. The farm is only open on weekends (weather permitting) during harvest time between the hours of 10am and 4pm. In our shop we stock local honey, local home made jams, souvenirs, pottery, fresh fruit and seasonal summer fruits. We bake all our Apple Pies, cakes and slices on the premises. In Summer we also sell Peach pies made from peaches grown in our orchard. When other fruits are in season such as cherries, blueberries and raspberries you can also be tantalised with one of these fresh baked pies.
The shop has:
- Undercover seating for 250 people
- Ample off road car parking
- Picnic grounds
- Playground equipment for children
- Disabled toilet
Our Orchards consists of approx 10,000 fruit trees. 5,000 Stone Fruit and 5,000 Apple trees. For a full list of varieties and descriptions see What We Grow