The farm will not be CLOSED on Saturday 13th January, 2024 due to our son’s wedding on that day. We will be open on Sunday 14th January from 10am. The shop/cafe will not be closed on 13th January. It will be open from 8am till 5pm.
Welcome to the
Bilpin Fruit Bowl
The Bilpin Fruit Bowl is proudly owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse. It is the most iconic business in the Hawkesbury district. It has been owned by us since 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, meat pies, cakes, slices, scones, while our son now works on a part time basis on the farm. We also have our 13 year old grandson who also helps out extensively both in the farm and shop.
The Fruit Bowl shop is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.00pm. We only close on Christmas Day. In our shop we stock local honey, local home made jams, souvenirs, cider from local cellar doors, apple juice, candles, pottery, fresh fruit and seasonal summer fruits and lots more. We bake all our very famous, very popular Apple Pies, meat pies, cakes, scones 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, mangoes, apricots and raspberries you can also be tantalised with one of these fresh baked pies. We also have soft serve ice cream made from our strawberries picked fresh from the farm.
Now that we have completed the largest Pick your own Strawberry farm in the Hawkesbury with just under 100,000 strawberry plants, we are endeavouring to have it open every weekend all year round for strawberry picking. If we have an abundance of strawberries, we will also open during the week. This will be advertised on our FB page. We have 2 hothouses which are both now fully operational each one being on one acre. The fruit in theses hothouses and on our farm is ALL Pick your own.
We grow lots and lots of other fruits which will be available for picking between end of November and end of June. We have weekly Facebook updates advising each week what is available for picking. Pick your own Strawberries is in covered hothouses so is an all-weather activity. We also grow chemical free vegetables such as zucchini, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, broccoli, chillies, capsicum, and red and green lettuce. (keep watching our FB page for updates). We have a large rescue chicken shed where we have rescued over 400 chickens and roosters. The chickens are great layers and roam around our farm during the day. We sell eggs from these chickens in both our shop and farm shop.
Commencing this 14th October and every weekend after that when you come to the The Bilpin Fruit Bowl farm for Pick your own and pay an adult entry fee you will be given a ticket into the draw for a chance to win a $500 gift voucher. We will have 4 draws for this each year. The first will be 31st December 2023, then 31st March, 2024, 30th June 2024 and 30th September 2024.
There will be one ticket for each adult entry purchased. It’s that simple.
This is unique and we are currently the only farm offering this awesome promotion.
Winners will be notified on the day of the draw and must come to Bilpin Fruit Bowl to collect their prize.
T’s and C’s apply. Pls see link here.