Tuesday, September 18, 2012

strawberry picking

In our little corner of the world, Winter/Spring is the perfect time of year for strawberries. They are pretty cheap per kilo in the stores and they are a favourite of our kids. My two will eat a punnet easy at a time! So what better than taking the kids to a strawberry farm to pick our own strawberries??

It's not a long activity, but one that is perfect for little attention spans. When you head to a strawberry picking farm, you are given a big kilo punnet to then go and pick the RED only strawberries at your hearts content. You are charged per kilo, so you can pick as many or as little as you like!

Even little 2.5 year olds love getting in on the action.

The particular strawberry farm we go to up the Sunshine Coast has strawberries that are huge!! They look like they are on steroids, but it is just the type of strawberry. Not only are they big, but they are super juicy too. They also have a cute little strawberry shop on the strawberry farm where you can buy other strawberry type foods and little knick-knacks. There is also a playground for the kids and an eating area.

Strawberry picking is obviously location specific and in South-East Queensland there are plenty of different strawberry farms you can go picking at. Have a look on google to see where there is one close to you! It is a family activity I highly recommend for all ages!


  1. I love this Jessima! The children often talk about the fun they have had strawberry picking. (And the strawberry farm makes a great back-drop for photos too :)

  2. we love strawberry picking. So hard to tell them not to pick too many when you have four pickers going hard at it! Havent been this year yet! better get onto that as seasons almost over!