July 22, 2014

The Hawkesbury is still one of Sydney’s major food bowls, and winter is a great time to take a weekend drive to taste some of the best produce and gourmet goods this region has to offer, starting with citrus fruits.

If you were inspired by Julie’s Kitchen to make your own marmalade like we were, head to Schofields Orchard in Richmond to pick your own sweet juicy navel oranges between June and December. Darryl Schofield has worked on the 32-acre orchard since he was a boy. He and his wife, Lyn, both say that this area used to be oranges as far as the eye could see.

They also have imperial mandarins between June and August, and sell locally sourced produce at the farm gate, such as eggs, pecan nuts, apples and honey. Open Sunday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, just ask at the shed at the front of the farm or phone 0408 029 988.

We’ll be posting a series of posts about gourmet grazing around Vermont over the next three weeks, so keep an eye out for our next post on wine tasting.

Expect more at Vermont

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