The Farm Gate Shop has been selling Westerway Berry farm products since 2000. We sell fresh seasonal berries, a variety of berry products and local produce, as well as ice-cream, coffee and some snacks.
Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and are happy to answer question about our farm, our products, Westerway and the Derwent Valley.
The Farm Shop offers a variety of seasonal berries along with a range of delicious products made with fruit grown on our farm. If you are making a trip for a specific item, please call ahead to avoid disappointment, as availability of many fruits is seasonal and some products are stocked for a limited time only.
Valhalla Ice-cream cones
Forager freeze dried fruits
Locally made hand-creams and gift ideas
Jams, 200g (Locally Made)
We also stock 500g jars of raspberry, blackberry and strawberry jams, and 1kg jars of raspberry jam.
Fruit gins, ciders, beers and liqueurs
Plus various other berry products!
A great day out for the family or just a fun way to spend an afternoon, our Pick Your Own field is open from 9am to 4.30pm during our open season. Last entrance to the fields is at 4.30pm to allow enough picking time before close. Please be aware that certain berries are available seasonally, and it is always a good idea to call ahead if you are making a trip for a specific berry. There is a small cover charge for entry into the field, and then all berries are $18/kg for whatever you pick. You can bring your own containers or use the ones we supply.
As a general guide, strawberries are the first fruits to ripen, and we usually have limited amounts for PYO from the end of November onwards. Strawberries often ripen in flushes, so there may be lulls with only limited availability at times during the season. Raspberries start to become available for PYO from about the end of the first week of December. Peak raspberry usually occurs from mid-December to the end of the first week of January, although we do usually still have some in the PYO field until the end of January. Blackberries begin to ripen mid January, and we usually have peak blackberry season in February. Other berries, such as silvanberries, boysenberries, tayberries and josterberries are usually ripe from Christmas to mid-end January.
Our blackcurrant season is short - keep an eye on our Facebook page for our special blackcurrant open day, which usually happens in early January. From early/mid January, we have frozen blackcurrants available to purchase by the kilo from the farm shop and our market stalls around the state.