Fun incentive idea: Pick your own

Groups are invited to 'pick their own' at Pine Crest Orchard in Bilpin NSW.

Pick your own

Groups are invited to ‘pick their own’ at Pine Crest Orchard in Bilpin NSW.

Horticulturist and Pine Crest Orchard owner John Galbraith said, “Many people have only picked an apple from a supermarket and never straight from a tree.

“It is important people understand and value where their food comes from. Visiting a farm, walking through the orchard, seeing the growing process and eating the fresh produce at the end is a rewarding and easily accessible experience everyone can have,” he said.

Galbraith has grown apples at Pine Crest Orchard for over 40 years, and also teaches and lectures in horticulture and farming – specifically farming small areas.

Pine Crest Orchard is a family owned and operated orchard and is located in Bilpin, only an hour and a half from Sydney’s CBD. Bilpin is known as ‘Land of the Mountain Apple’.

Jams, local honey, berries, cold drinks and Bilpin apple juice are also available from the Pine Crest Orchard farm shed and there are several options for lunch including bringing your own picnic or heading to the Apple Bar or Mt Tomah Gardens Restaurant.

Pick you own is open to the public on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays 9am-5pm during the fruit season or by arrangement for groups. Guided tours are available for a small fee.

Pine Crest Orchard is located at 2549 Bells Pine of Road, Bilpin NSW (an hour and a half west from Sydney CBD).

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