Farms and Orchards
*Please check the farm’s website or call ahead to make sure they are open since this is a seasonal activity.
Broadfield Berryfruit (blueberry farm)
Location: 475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, Christchurch
Directions: Located just 20 minutes from Cathedral Square in Christchurch, the orchard has a quiet country atmosphere within a short drive of Christchurch.
Phone: 64 3 325 2232
Info: “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.”
Sweethearts at Berryfields
Location: 161 Gardiners Road, Harewood, Christchurch
Phone: (03) 359 5630
Contact Email: email@example.com
Info: “Fresh berries are harvested at Berryfields from November to April. Frozen berries are available throughout the year. Harrows berryshop at Berryfields is open from November through to April, otherwise berries can be purchased at Sweethearts Restaurant.”
Location: 156 Ashworths Rd State Highway 1, Amberley
Phone: 03 3147076
Hours: 7 days from 9am to 5pm; during summer we are open 7 days, otherwise Monday to Friday, or by arrangement.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: “We are open every day from 9am to 5pm. Bagged fruit can be bought from our shop, or online with a 2-day delivery throughout NZ (min 3kg). The cherry orchard will only be opened for Pick-Your-Own (PYO) on some special days. There is no PYO entry fee, but there is a minimum charge of 1kg of cherries per person.
Gracebrook cherries are normally available from early December through mid-January. The varieties grown are Dawson, Bing, and Stella.”
West Melton Cherry Farm
Location: 131 Melton Grange Rd RD1, West Melton
Phone: 03 374 2235
Hours: Open: 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week. Late November until mid January.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards
Facebook page: West Melton Cherry Farm
Info: They minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.
Pataka Berries & Pottery Farm
Location: 768 Marshlands Road
Phone: 03 323 7896
Info: PYO raspberries
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