The Strawberry Forest
It is so easy for everyone to pick their strawberries, from little ones to elderly, with the farm being prams and wheelchair friendly. The unique part of the farm is the strawberries being grown vertically. No more bad breaking bending over trying to pick from the conventional ground growing strawberries. Being vertical also means everyone will be able to see all the red juicy strawberries ready to be picked from differing heights, thus making it easier to pick your way through rows upon rows of 'Strawberry Trees'.
Easy picking for everyone
Red Juicy Strawberries
The strawberries are sweet and juicy, if you picked the ripe one.
Easy to spot the juicy strawberries
The 'Strawberry Trees' would most of the time cast a shadow throughout the day, providing a bit of shades, allowing you to take a reprieve from the hot summer sun while picking strawberries.
They use all natural product derived from Parthenium plant to keep up with environmentally friendly approached to growing and dripper systems to reduce water usage. Being natural allows you to taste the strawberry without having to wash the pesticides away, making it easier to pick from the ripe 'trees'.
While it is advisable to wear gumboots as it can get muddy at times, especially during the rainy day, the path is grassy and we had no problem picking wearing our thongs. There was a rainstorm on the previous day and a certain part of the farm was muddy.
It is best to call or check their Facebook
update prior to travel to ensure that they are open for picking on that day. They are generally open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm during peak season but on certain days, they may be picked out earlier.
The same owner as Fruits Of Life next door - you can visit them after picking for other fruits and vegetables such as peaches, pineapples, mangoes, Grandpa's tomatoes and cabbage. They have a small cafe name Oxygen, selling own lasagnas, quiches, scones, pies, soups, fruit juice and smoothies.
There's no toilet on site, but the nearest public toilets are about 5 minutes drive down the road.