Pick Your Own Strawberries in Melbourne
Why not go and pick exactly the types of strawberries that you want? You can pick whatever ripeness you require at the time and even pick a few lots that are the same ripeness and can be stored together till ready to use.
I find this a great idea and far better than buying them already packed when you seem to always get some that are over ripe and often even soggy with mould on them. If you pick your own, they are as fresh as possible and will of course, last longer and hopefully be sweeter and nicer. A good idea is to bring along an Esky, so you can store them, especially if it is a hot day as they will keep longer if stored initially in the Esky.
There are several places you can pick your own strawberries and I have picked four out of those and I believe all are a good place to go.
1. Blue Hills Season Launch Festival
This function will be on 9th November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, 27 Parker Road, Silvan. To get your tickets, which are $12, go to this link.
Prices are also:
Children (3 years - 14 years): $6.00 entry
Under 3 years: Free entry
Come along and mix with the sweet animals at the petting zoo, play along in the jumping castle, enjoy some live music, look at all the local market stalls, try some of the pizzas and some Italian/Sicilian cuisine. Why you could even treat yourself to some mini Dutch pancakes - the tiny ones - have an ice cream or even enjoy a classic sausage in bread. There will be free face painting for the children and of course, most importantly, come and pick your very own sweet, fresh strawberries! The best!
For more information, please check out at this link.
2. Beechworth Beach Berries
Here you can buy already picked strawberries but you can also pick them yourselves. The season is now about to start with more sun and more ripening strawberries.
Their address is 46 Reids Way, Wooragee. Their seasons are from October to May and this farm will be open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm each day and you can find out more here.
Their values are that their first objective is to grow their fruit as fresh and flavoursome as it is possible in an organic fashion.
3. Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend
The Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend is a celebration of the beginning of the fruit picking season in Bacchus Marsh!
There will be strawberry picking and cherry-picking, an entertainment-filled Main Street market, barbecue, live music, fireworks and it will be on from 15th to 17th November 2019 and more details can be found at this website.
4. Jay Berries
They are now open from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm Sunday to Friday. The following is a chart of days when they are now open.
They have several different berries that you can also pick here, and strawberries are $8 per kilo. Their address is 140 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin East.
They also have various already picked berries available for sale. These are picked fresh daily and prices vary, however, the $2 per kilo strawberries for jam are great value!
Try at least one of these and find out your favourite!