Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in South Island of New Zealand? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in South Island of New Zealand,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in May 2019, and
other timely information:
Notes for May 2019:Spring is here! Strawberries and
other berries are coming in! See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
And see our guide to local
vegetable festivals, such as
corn, and more!
You may noticed the new appearance to the website! Simpler, cleaner and
mobile-friendly! I'm rolling it out, page by page over the next 2 months. Everything is still here; such as
home canning and freezing directions. You can access it from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
South Island of New Zealand U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by
Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name
is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close,
run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!
This page provide listings and links to pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick,
upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms in New Zealand, organised by Region and
click here for Farm Markets in New
If you have any to suggest or have any feedback about any you have
visited, or want to suggest a farm, please email me via the
form or suggest a farm form! And if you own a farm and want to add it or
correct the information,
And if you want
simple illustrated, instructions on making and canning (preserving,
bottling, freezing, etc.) many common items, like how to make jam,
applesauce, apple butter, spaghetti sauce, salsa, fruit pies, freezing
vegetables, putting up peaches, green beans, etc., just click here. For
tips on picking
Harvest time calendar (tells when crops are available)
Canterbury (Ashburton, Dunedin, Hurunui, Kaikoura, Mackenzie, Selwyn,
Timaru, Waimakariri, Waimate, Waitaki)
Broadfield Berryfruit / Blueberry Bliss - blueberries,
475 Robinsons Road,
Broadfield, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand 7676. Phone: 64 3 325 2232.
[email protected]. Directions: Located just 20 minutes from
Cathedral Square in Christchurch, the orchard has a quiet country
atmosphere within a short drive of Christchurch.
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
January, February, March. Open: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week.
Payment: Cash, only. The bushes have a generous coating of berries and
no prickles. The staff encourage customers to pick wherever they like
and can sample the berries to get the ones they really like. Training is
given by the staff on the way to pick and ice cream containers are
provided to pick into. Picking is not arduous, most females manage 3 kgs
per hour and men do a bit less. Children are good pickers too. Family
groups are encouraged, children are our customer of the future. If
you are keen to pick the very first berries of the season for
Xmas....our new variety has ripened early! The fruit is big and sweet
and easy picking... so for the first time ever we are opening before
Xmas... on Saturday from 10 am until 5pm. For this special treat we will
be charging a premium.....$19.50 / kg PYO (in January the price will be
$13 / kg PYO)
- Gary & Lyndas Narshi Pear Orchard -
Uses natural growing practices,
1127 Shands Road Broadfield, Christchurch, South Island, New
[email protected]. Directions: On Shands Road between
Robertson's and Tancred s Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April. Open: As of
the 07/3/09 and 08/3/09 and each week - end till end of March; hours are
8am till 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays (closed weekdays). All Nashi Pears
15 aches of trees BRING YOUR OWN BAG OR CONTAINER. We use natural
practices, but are not seeking organic certification. The most recent
reported price is $1.70
kg, but that was years ago . Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
Gracebrook Orchard - cherries,
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
156 Ashworths Road State Highway 1, Amberley, South Island 7481.
Phone: 033147076. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days from 9 am to 4 pm; PYO
starts 1st January every year - see Facebook page for events and
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Minimum chemical and pesticide
use, cherries are not exported but are export quality. The ONLY pyo
crops offered are Cherries. (UPDATED: January 05, 2017)
Kaituna Orchards -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, cherries,
Kaituna Valley Rd
RD 2, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand 7672. Phone: 03 3290852. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 10:00am to 4:30pm; Last entry
4:30pm, close at 5:30pm; Open everyday except Christmas Day!.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Christchurch City
head towards Akaroa using the Christchurch Akaroa Highway. You will pass
through Tai Tapu, Lavender Farm, Blue Duck Cafe, and Honey Farm. When
you see Lake Ellesmere on your right, you will soon see the Kaituna
Orchards signboard on your right, turn left about 600m ahead into
Kaituna Valley Road Drive up the valley and you will be happily greeted
by more of our signboards!.
Click here for a map and directions. PYO usually starts from late
November to mid January; Please check our website for latest updates. We
minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit
Click here for our Facebook page. EFTPOS now available!.
Comments from a visitor on February 08, 2010: "Cherry picking from December
to February. Located opposite the Kaituna winery. "
- Otahuna Berries - raspberries
R D 2, Tai Tapu, North Canterbury, New Zealand. Phone: (03) 3296687.
Open: January to ?. Also have a cafe (Raspberry cafe)
Comments from a visitor on January 06, 2009: "Great!"
Pataka Pottery and Berries - raspberries,
Road, Christchurch, NZ , 8083. Phone: 03-323-8915. December, January,
February, accepts credit cards.
Click here for a map.
Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "It is wonderful! I take my
daughter every summer to pick raspberries there."
- Smithfield Berries - blackberries,
boysenberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black),
Road 2RD, Ashburton, South Island, New Zealand 7772. Phone: 64-03-3083498. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: 7 Days from 8am to 6pm; Closed Xmas
Day and New Years Day; December and January. Directions: 90 Smithfield Road 2RD
Ashburton.Signposted from Seafield Road- Smithfield road-Bridge Street
Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries December-January
Ranui Mid-December-January Boysnberries Mid-December-January
Blackberries Mid-December-January. Payment: Cash, only. ranui. Fresh fruit and Pick-your-own available daily in
season; Frozen raspberries available all year round by phoning
033083498. Please note NO EFTPOS.
Southberry - PYO Raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries,
tayberries, Ranui, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries
Tinwald, Westerfield, Mayfeild Road, RD 1, Ashburton, New Zealand.
Phone: 03 308 1338. Email:
West Melton Cherries -
Uses natural growing practices, cherries,
131 Melton Grange
Road West Melton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand 7671. Phone: 03-374-2235.
Open: PYO 10am till 4pm every day. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. PYO is subject to availability;
Please phone for availability and conditions. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
Please note we are CLOSED Christmas Day.
West Melton Cherry Farm -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide
131 Melton Grange Rd RD1, West Melton,
South Island, New Zealand 7671. Phone: 03 374 2235. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.
Click here for a map and directions. Late November until mid
January. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment:
Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Willowbank Raspberries - raspberries
125 Hussey Road,
Northwood, 8051 Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ. Phone: 03 359 8864. Open:
usuall after Christmas then through January.
Hedgerows Hydroponic Strawberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
205 Old Renwick Rd, Blenheim, South Island, New
Phone: 03 5785268. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Mid September to end of February every
day 08h30 to 5pm Strawberries available in season Sunday mornings we are
at the Farmers Market corner Maxwell Rd and Alabama Rd; Shop opens 10am.
Directions: From Blenheim take the Grove Road and turn left just before
the Grove Road bridge. Continue along Old Renwick Road to Rene Street
The farm is on the corner of Old Renwick Road and Rene Street From
Renwick take Old Renwick RD to the corner of Rene Street and Old Renwick
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: September to
February. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment:
Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page. We are on the local co-op; see
best things to do in and around
Berrylands - PYO Raspberries, Boysenberries,
108 Appleby Highway, Appleby, Nelson, New
Zealand. Phone: 02 1983391.
[email protected]. Open: typically from 9 November 7 days
a week from 10am to 5pm; Usually open until mid March. Directions: between Mapua
and Nelson; See their Facebook page for directions.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards .
PYO berries, coffee and real fruit ice creams.
Click here for our Facebook page. The ONLY pyo crops offered are
Raspberries, Boysenberries, Strawberries, Karakaberries.
There is a visitor's description of their visit, with photos, here.
(UPDATED: November 15, 2018)
- Blackbird Valley Blueberries - UPDATE:
October 18, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed,
Upper Moutere, South Island, New Zealand 7175
Fuchsiadale Blueberries - blueberries, flowers, U-pick and
140 Paton Road, Hope, Richmond, Nelson, South Island
7081. Phone: 03 5446507. Email:
[email protected]. Open: We are usually open for picking from
8;30 am in the morning every Tuesday and Saturday, from the beginning of
December until the end of March; Extra picking days if there is plenty
of fruit, especially around Christmas. Directions: We are only 5 minutes
from Richmond at 140 Paton Road, Hope. Refer to our blogsite for a map.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Tasman Bay Berries - boysenberries, raspberries (red),
37 Mcshane Rd Appleby, Richmond, South Island
7081. Phone: 035440534. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Season runs from late November
until February approx; Please see our website or Facebook page for
current hours; 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm. Directions: from
Richmond, follow Queen Street (the main street) out of town until it
becomes Lower Queen Street Turn left onto McShane Road We are opposite
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: October 30, 2015)
Otago (Central Otago, Clutha, Queenstown-Lakes, Waitaki(eastern half) )
- Cheeki Cherries
247 Ripponvale Road, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand
9384. Open: hours are posted on their website during the cherry season.
CHEEKI CHERRIES, is a family owned "pick your own" export grade cherry
orchard. We are located at 247 Ripponvale Road, Cromwell in Central
Otago. We are proud to offer you our beautiful crunchy and delicious
cherries which you can pick until your heart is content! On arrival
you'll be met by our friendly and crazy staff. You will then have the
opportunity to wander into the orchard where you will be shown how and
where to pick our amazing cherries. Come along with your family and
friends and enjoy this memorable experience for yourself - you'll walk
away smiling:). (UPDATED: February 16, 2019, JBS)
- Coal Creek Gardens - apricots, cherries,
Coal Creek 1rd Roxburgh, Roxburgh, South Island, New
Phone: (03)4468323. Email:
[email protected]. Open: All Week, from 8am to 8pm during
fruit season (usually the month of January). Directions: 5 minutes North of Roxburgh on SH8. 20 minutes
south of Alexandra on SH8. Half way from Invercagill or Dunedin to
Queenstown or Wanaka.
Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own cherries:
December 25th - Mid January Pick your own apricots: Mid January.
Payment: Cash, only. Produce from farm sold at Gore Farmers Market
Saturdays during fruit season in Gore.
- Darlings Orchard and Fruit juices -
Rapid 5090 State Highway 8 Ettrick Central Otago, Central
Otago, South Island, New Zealand 9138. Phone: 03 446 6763. Email:
[email protected]. Open: December to February 9am to 6pm.
Directions: On State Highway 8 midway between Dunedin and Queenstown.
Click here for a map and directions. Cherries December to February.
Payment: Cash, Cheque. A wide selection of pure fruit juices made and
blended on our property.
Hobbs Family Partnership Orchard and Fruit Stall -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
apples, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums,
161 Teviot Road
Hercules Flat, Roxburgh, South Island 9572. Phone: 03 446 8585. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 Days 7am to 9pm, late December to mid
May. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: In Roxburgh,
turn right opposite the Petrol Station down Jedburgh Street and cross
the Clutha River. Turn right off bridge. We are only 2 km down road.
Plenty of easy parking.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest
management practices. Payment: Cash, Cheque. We are a small family-run,
old fashioned business, established in 1991.
Jackson Orchards - cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines,
plums, greengages, apples and pears during our season from November to
73 Luggate-Cromwell Road, Cromwell 9384 NZ. Phone: 03 445
[email protected]. At Jackson Orchards, our guided tours
won't disappoint. As owner/operators we are proud to show you around our
35ha operation and explain the ways of a working orchard. The tour takes
approximately 45min and you will be driven around in our yellow electric
tour bus or if the group is large our tour guide will join the group on
their bus to conduct the tour, encouraging the passengers to get off at
strategic locations to take in the sights. Our tour guide gives a full
report of how the orchard begun, its history, machinery, pollination,
pruning, thinning, pest & frost protection, irrigation, markets, picking
& packing. You will get the opportunity to pick some fruit from the
trees in season, be they cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums,
greengages apples or pears to eat and take home with you. You can
handpick your own fruit ready for harvest late November to April or
during the off season May to mid November we complete your tour with a
box of produce from the Fruitstall. 2018 Tour Rates: $39 per
Adult, $5 per Child (12 years and younger), Toddlers & Babies under 2
FREE. (ADDED: July 11, 2018, JBS)
- Kawarau Gardens - PYO cherries
Highway 6, Ripponvale, Ripponvale, NZ , Phone: +64 3 445 0733. Open:
December to January. Driections: 3 miles from Cromwell at entrance
to Kawarau Gorge.
Keen's Berry Farm - raspberries
Otago, NZ. Phone:
03 431 3724. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: a 10-15 minute drive from
Matsinger Berry Farm - Strawberries
15K Oamaru 9494 NZ.
Phone: 03 431 7817. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Berries available from November til
May. Directions: When travelling north of Oamaru, the turn-off to the
Waitaki Valley is at Pukeuri. About 10kms along the road, you will see
the signpost Matsinger Berry Farm. We start picking in November and
fruit available until May.
Farm - raspberries, strawberries
Orchard Road, Wanaka.
Phone: 03 443 4248. ALternate phone: 021 494 149. Email:
Monte Christo Gardens Clyde - raspberries
Springvale Road, Clyde, NZ. Phone: 03-449-2268. Email:
[email protected]. .
Wanaka Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (red), U-pick and
83 Orchard Road, Wanaka, South Island 9382. Phone: 03
443 7751. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Usually open from January; Call
or visit website for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides
and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Other items produced
and sold: boysenberries, strawberries, tayberries, cherries, tomatoes,
various stone fruit, vegetables, jams, chutneys, ice cream. All
depending timing and availability. (ADDED: December 03, 2015)
Southland (Gore, Invercargill, Southland)
- Omahanui Berryfruit Gardens - Sad to say they
closed in 2016
21 Drummond Road, Braeburn, Upper Moutere, South Island,
New Zealand 7175.
West Coast (Buller, Grey, Westland / Western)
Tasman Bay Berries - Local sales at our
farm, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries,
boysenberries, cherries, raspberries (red),
raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic
area, petting zoo, farm animals, events at your
location (call for info)
37 Mcshane Rd Appleby,
Richmond, South Island 7081. Phone: 035440534.
[email protected]. Open: Season runs
from late November until February approx; Please see
our website or Facebook page for current hours; 7
days a week from 9am until 6pm. Directions: Tasman
Bay Berries is located at 37 McShane Road From
Richmond, follow Queen Street (the main street) out
of town until it becomes Lower Queen Street Turn
left onto McShane Road We are opposite Eyebright.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment:
Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page. Our girls make
the best real fruit waffle cone icecreams and frozen
yoghurts! Your choice of raspberry, boysenberry,
strawberry, black raspberry or mixed berry. We also
stock beautiful homemade jam, with no additives or
preservatives. Sujon black currant powder is also in
store and offers a 100% natural superfood rich in
antioxidants, flavnoids and 14 different nutrients.
Excellent for boosting energy in smoothies and
shakes. Sujon black currant powder capsules also
help boost immunity, increase muscle recovery time
and sporting performance. (ADDED: October 30, 2015)
New Zealand Pick-your-own calendar
Apples (early, starting mid-Jan), Blueberries, Melons, Raspberries,
Strawberries, Sweet corn
Melons, Sweet corn
Apples, Some Blueberries (early March), Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons,
Raspberries (Fall crop), Sweet corn
Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop),
Apples, Grapefruit, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)
Apples, Mandarins, Oranges, Raspberries (Fall crop)
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