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'Pick Your Own' At Strawberry Fields - Free Entry

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published June 4th 2018
You have a berry nice day


There is nothing quite like nibbling at a freshly-picked strawberry, savouring the farm-fresh flavour and allowing the juice to dribble down your chin, while a goofy glazed look comes over your face and all you can think is 'yummo'!

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Whistle while you work...


Well, this is exactly how I feel (and no doubt, look) when picking our own strawberries at Strawberry Fields. Everything about this dainty little red fruit is more appealing…from the strawberry flesh that has such a 'shiny' look, to the more-ish taste sensation that keeps your taste buds on the top of their game and the cherry … hmmm, strawberry on top - you actually know where these delicious little specialities come from!

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
My grandson being taught the art of only picking the red ones


The pick-your-own (PYO) strawberry season has commenced at Strawberry Fields and luckily for us it runs from the beginning of June all the way through to November, which means we still have six months of getting outdoors and picking our very own strawbs to take home. Did you realise that these yummy little fruits are actually a winter fruit? Nope, me neither…just goes to show we can learn something 'new' every day.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
The redder, the better....the strawberries, people!


The Strawberry Fields' Sunshine Coast farm can be found along the old Cobb & Co route, which is now called Laxton Road in Palmview and is on the opposite side of Aussie World, just off the Bruce Highway. Strawberry Fields has been run by the Carmichael Family since 1980 and has been open to the public for most of that time, with the picking-your-own season running from June to November.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
A tough rule to follow!


🍓 Some PYO tips

Whistle while you work;
Please don't eat in the patch (this is a really tough one);
The redder, the better - that's the strawberries, people, not your complexion;
Please don't run in-between the strawberry patches

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
The tractor playground is great for climbing....not so great for grannies though


Strawberry Fields also run fun educational tours for school groups and vacation care outings; as well as offering platter and cake options for childrens' birthday parties. The fun tractor playground for the children and lots of picnic tables around the very pretty strawberry fields ensure mum and dad can relax, while the littlies entertain themselves. Or, perhaps you're like this Granny, who climbs the tractor playground with my grandson - boy, is that exhausting 'work' - I don't think I was ever that energetic as a 'children'! And, the next day, you can't decide whether your 'stiff' back is as a result of picking strawberries or climbing playground equipment.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Sausage Sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays


On Saturdays and Sundays, there's a Sausage Sizzle for visitors to Strawberry Fields, so families can make a day of it and include a sizzling sausage lunch to their menu.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
From strawberry ice-cream to strawberry milkshakes!


Totally delicious strawberry treats, including homemade strawberry ice cream and mouth-watering pancakes with fresh strawberries are all available from the cafe to eat in or takeaway.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Strawberry Fields' mementoes and gifts


Visitors have to visit the 'Shop and Packing Shed' to pay for the strawberries that have been picked, but whilst there, have a browse at the very and cute 'Strawberry Fields' mementoes and gifts.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Lots of space for picnicking and littlies to run!


Strawberry Fields supply strawberries wholesale too, so whether you're local or interstate, give Strawberry Fields a call, they are very happy to supply strawberries as required - with different packs and different grades to suit.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Hope 'You have a berry nice day' too!


There's nothing quite like being outdoors on a warm and balmy wintery day, picking your own strawberries and enjoying a picnic lunch in stunningly manicured gardens, whilst the children can frolic to their hearts content. 'You have a berry nice day!' is one of Strawberry Fields' slogans and perfectly sums up our fun day of picking our own strawberries.

Strawberry Fields, pick your own, June to November, winter fruit, Cobb & Co route, Laxton Road, Palmview, opposite Aussie World, Carmichael Family, educational tours for school groups, vacation care outings, birthday parties, tractor playground, sausage sizzle on Saturdays and Sundays, strawberry ice-cream, pancakes, strawberry mementoes, gifts, you have a berry nice day
Thank you for 'yumming'!


🍓 All photos courtesy of author
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Why? To experience nibbling at a freshly-picked strawberry and allowing the juice to dribble down your chin!
When: Seven days a week from 8.00am to 5.00pm
Phone: (07) 5494-5146
Where: 133 Laxton Road, Palmview QLD 4553
Cost: Free entry | Pick as little or as much as you like for $16 a kilo
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Great quality and so fresh. Must go again soon.
by Barry (score: 2|690) 14 days ago
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