If you want to experience unusual sensations and spend a day with benefit, then it’s time for a trip to the farm. Fresh air and outdoor activities will allow you to lose the burden of accumulated emotions and plunge into an unusual atmosphere. It is especially important for your kids and to you, of course!
One of the options for a farm trip can be a trip to pick oranges and tangerines. The harvest season lasts from May to November.
Oranges are a source of essential minerals and vitamins A, B, C, E. Also the oranges contain fibre, calcium, folic acid and beta-carotene. All this has a positive effect on the whole wellbeing. Oranges are very useful for the body systems and general well-being.
The most important thing to consider when collecting fruit is to choose the right one. A ripe orange does not have to be the same colour all the time, and its skin may be of the brown grown or with a green tinge. More juicy fruits that have smooth skin and weigh more, oranges of a smaller size tend to be not so tasty. Avoid very hard oranges or the oranges with the soft spots on the skin.
Tangerines contain a significant amount of ascorbic acid, mineral salts, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, a variety of vitamins and other nutrients. This fruit can enrich the body with the necessary complex of vitamins and microelements in the winter season. In addition to other positive qualities, tangerines help to fight colds and strengthen immunity.
Tangerines should be chosen without spots on the skin. Dents, dried or softened skin is also not welcome. It is recommended to collect bigger fruits, and they will be more sweet and juicy.
Below is the list of farms where you can pick your citrus fruits.
1. Anderson Farm
The distance from Sydney is about 80 km (1.5 hour’s drive). Open every day from 10.00 to 16.00 in the fruit harvest season.
2. Watkins Family Farm
The distance from Sydney is about 90 km (1.5 hours’ drive). It is the family farm of the Watkins, which grows fruits and vegetables, on the territory adjacent to the Hawkesbury River since 1836. They are specialising in Citrus Fruit & Growing Tahitian Limes, Seedless Lemons, Cumquats, Kaffir Limes, Imperial Mandarins, Hickson Mandarins. And also you can buy fresh eggs, home honey, feed farm animals and arrange a small picnic for yourself and your family.
3. Fords Farm
The distance from Sydney is about 85 km (1.5 hours’ drive). The Ford Farm is located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, along Singleton Road. Citrus Garden was created more than 50 years ago by the Ford family. Some of the trees still bear fruit. Here you can not only participate in the collection of fruits but also buy home honey, jams, feed the friendly local sheep and bring your family picnic.
4. Schofields Orange Orchard
The distance from Sydney is about 85 km (1.5 hours’ drive). You can visit this farm by appointment. Also, here there is a store of branded fruits, eggs and honey.
Do not miss your chance to have some fun and take fresh fruit back home with you.
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