In the modern world, people are getting further away from the nature and rural way of life. It happens that the children of the new generation do not understand at all where the fruits and vegetables come from and how they get to the supermarket counters. A great way to correct this omission is to visit farms and personally participate in the harvesting of fruits, vegetables, and berries.
This kind of activity has already become a favourite tradition for many Australian families over the past decades. Here you can not only have fun in the open air but also try to pick the fragrant apples from the trees. Together with your kids, you can enjoy nature, breathe fresh air and get vivid impressions. Physical activity and pleasant fragrances of fruit around will settle in your heart the desire to return here again and again.
The most popular farms for agro-tourism are apple orchards. They have an extended harvest period: from November to April, and in some states, this period lasts all year round.
Apples are not only delicious but also is a precious product in any sense. Apples contain a lot of vitamins, organic acids and microelements needed by every person every day. Apples are natural antioxidants and help in the prevention of many diseases such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes and much more.
However, the more time has passed from harvesting to the final consumer, and the less useful substances will remain in this fruit. Also, supermarket apples can be treated with different chemical compositions for safekeeping. The best way to get maximum benefit from this fruit is to eat the self-harvested crop.
Around Sydney and in other parts of Australia, you can find many farms that grow apples. Here are some of them:
The distance from Sydney is about 90 km (1.5 hours drive). It belongs to the Tadrosse family since 1985. Managed by Simon and Margaret Tadross and their children.
Located at: 2550 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW. The distance from Sydney is about 100 km (2 hours drive). This small garden in the Australian blue mountains.
3. Pine Crest Orchard
The distance from Sydney is about 90 km (1.5 hours drive). This farm was founded by John Galbraith and is a family business for more than 40 years.
4. Glenbernie Orchard
The distance to Sydney is about 60 km (1-hour drive). It is a family enterprise created with the cares of four generations. There are many tours for all visitors.
An excellent way to escape from the city noise and to learn something new – it’s all go to the farms for fresh apples.
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