‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s also the season to get bucket-loads of strawberries and eat as many as your heart desires.
If, you’re like us, and have an unhealthy obsession with strawberries, then get your fix by heading to a strawberry farm and picking them yourself.
We’ve done the hard yards for you and found the cream of the crop, the best in the biz…now all you have to do is head there and eat your heart out.
This family run, sweet ‘lil strawberry farm is only 15 minutes out of Auckland’s CBD. Located at 61 Bradly Road in Henderson, the farm is famous for producing the goods. The farm’s pick-your-own (PYO) season begins on Dec 26th and runs through to Feb 6th. They even have a farm shop with real strawberry ice creams, smoothies and milkshakes.
Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens
Founder Phil Greig started out working in Orchards in Kumeu, where he found his love for quality produce, which evolved into Strawberry Gardens in 1990. The PYO runs from Boxing Day through to Waitangi weekend with a $7.50 entry fee per adult, with the first kilo of strawberries complimentary. Your little groms get to run around for free!
Troost Family Strawberry Fields
A top spot for North Shore residents, this Coatesville farm is a producer of commercial strawberries. As it’s a trade farm there’s no set opening date, so you have to wait til the end of the season.
Kumeu & Whenuapai
You’ve probably seen Best Berries at your local fruit and veg store because they’re one of the biggest commercial producers in AKL. You can pick your own strawberries at two of their farms—Kumeu & Whenuapai. However, you’ll have to wait until the end of the season to scrounge some berry goodness. Keep checking when you get go picking with details here.
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Image credit: Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens