Tellurian Fruit Gardens

We acknowledge that we live and farm on Dja Dja Wurrung country, and that Aboriginal sovereignty on this land has not been ceded.

We pay our respects to the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of this land, and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Certified Organic Fruit

Fruit preserves are available for pre-order and collection from Castlemaine Farmers Market Weekly.

Tellurian fruit Gardens is a certified organic fruit orchard growing cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears. We sell through CSA shares, farmers markets, pick-your-own, farm shop, and custom orders. For weekly specials, events and opening hours (farm shop and pick your own), get our newsletter.

Tellurian Fruit Gardens is a member of the Harcourt Organic Farming Cooperative (HOFC), along with Sellar Farmhouse Creamery, Gung Hoe Growers, Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery and Grow Great Fruit.

We acknowledge that we live and farm on Dja Dja Wurrung country, and that Aboriginal sovereignty on this land has not been ceded.

We pay our respects to the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of this land, and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Certified Organic Fruit

Fruit preserves are available for pre-order and collection from Castlemaine Farmers Market Weekly.

Tellurian fruit Gardens is a certified organic fruit orchard growing cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears. We sell through CSA shares, farmers markets, pick-your-own, farm shop, and custom orders. For weekly specials, events and opening hours (farm shop and pick your own), get our newsletter.

Tellurian Fruit Gardens is a member of the Harcourt Organic Farming Cooperative (HOFC), along with Sellar Farmhouse Creamery, Gung Hoe Growers, Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery and Grow Great Fruit.

We acknowledge that we live and farm on Dja Dja Wurrung country, and that Aboriginal sovereignty on this land has not been ceded.

We pay our respects to the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of this land, and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Certified Organic Fruit

Fruit preserves are available for pre-order and collection from Castlemaine Farmers Market Weekly.

Tellurian fruit Gardens is a certified organic fruit orchard growing cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears. We sell through CSA shares, farmers markets, pick-your-own, farm shop, and custom orders. For weekly specials, events and opening hours (farm shop and pick your own), get our newsletter.

Tellurian Fruit Gardens is a member of the Harcourt Organic Farming Cooperative (HOFC), along with Sellar Farmhouse Creamery, Gung Hoe Growers, Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery and Grow Great Fruit.

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