We love farming!
Glenbernie Orchard is located within the beautiful Illawarra escarpment, at Darkes Forest, approximately 30kms north of Wollongong in NSW. The new Dharawal National Park is the farm's closest neighbour. Ted and Ellen Fahey began the farm in 1939 making a living from selling their home grown eggs and vegetables. Their son Edward Fahey (Ted Jnr) planted the first apple tree in 1952. Ted Jnr continued to grow the business assisted by his wife Ruth. The family purchased additional land in the 1980's bringing the total possible planting area to around 100 acres. Their son, Glenn, now manages the farm producing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and persimmons. Glenn's children are now the proud fourth generation on the family farm and enjoy helping with farm activities, including picking and packing the fruit, making jams and chutney and preparing apple for drying. They can also be found selling the fresh fruit, dried apple, cider and honey mead at local markets. Glenbernie Orchard has an on farm retail outlet, the 'Apple Shack' selling seasonal products from the farm including honey. Glenn's wife, Jo has steered the development of our apple ciders and honey meads. Our first cider, Howler, is available and the second cider 'Little Blue' a non alcoholic. This is a refreshing sparkling giving you the option to have a drink whilst out and not worry about the alcohol - there is none! So it's great for drivers and anyone else who prefers to drink a non alcohol drink! We support the Blue Datto Foundation and when purchasing from this site we will donate $10 from each case sold.This will go to assisting young driver education programmes. We are proud to support this road safety initiative. The new (2018) fruit season is approaching. New apples are late January.