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The Strawberry Farm

Welcome to the Original Pick-your-Own Strawberry Farm near Hartbeespoort Dam

Welcome to our Farm

Tangaroa, The Strawberry Farm, is situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains near Hartbeespoort Dam.

We are a fully working farm offering organic Strawberry Picking in Spring and Fruit and Vegetable Picking on selected weekends of the year.

We have a relaxing Day Spa and Guest House.

Forage & Feast serves up family meals 6 days a week and holds sumptuous long table events.

Fraise Gourmet Dining is where you can enjoy a multi course, wine paired gourmet dinner once a month, or get them to come in an cater for you in your own home or establishment.

Strawberry Picking is available to the public ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, late September to early December. 

The Day Spa & Guest House is open 7 days a week. Contact our office for bookings.

That's a wrap...

October 22, 2017

Yup, it's a wrap for picking for this weekend folks. Lots of people, and loads of strawberries have been picked.

Come through next weekend if you're wanting to pick. We understand that some people wish to still head to the fields to have a look, we allow it, but still charge our entrance fee for that.

Hope to see you in the fields soon.

Rain, mud and a really good time...

October 22, 2017

What amazing rain we had last night, all 10 mm of it!!! The thunder was rolling through the valley with quite some ferocity, the wind picked up (and damaged a couple of trees) making its own music, what a fantastic sound.

Thanks to the rain, the fields are pretty muddy this morning even with some of the additional grass we have put in. The ground is properly wet, this makes for a muddy good time. As one of our pickers described it as "the most therapeutic experience ever". When packing in the family to come and pick, ensure you add in the "wellies" or prepare to go in bare foot - fell the clay mud squelch between your toes, it will take you back to your younger days. DO NOT wear your best shoes, you will regret it.

So, if you're one for a bit of natural muddy fun, come on out to the farm, get here early (we've got pickers that were in the fields at 7:25 this morning.). Alternately, if you aren't one for mud and squelchiness, hold you visit over for another weekend. Whichever way, you'd need to get here early to avoid disappointment.

#seeyouinthefields #ibroughtwellies #funinthemud #berrylekker #familydayout  

Fantastic weather...

October 21, 2017

Good morning, we are in for a weekend of fantastic weather if you are a duck or a pluviophile according to the weatherman.

This morning has started out nice and sunny, but we expect conditions to change from about 11 this morning. There is a 45% chance of thundershowers from 1 p.m. and the chance climbing at a rate until the end of the day.

We will be open for picking come rain or shine. We will, however, close the fields if there is lightning.

So, come through early and make the most of this mornings fantastic weather. If the weather doesn't turn, you'll get to enjoy the picking even more. 

As always, we cannot guarantee the availability of strawberries at any time, as we do experience large influxes of people in waves during the day, and over the weekend- which is why we urge you to come through early.

If the weather turns early this afternoon and we experience thundershowers, we should have some really good strawberries for picking tomorrow, with the weather being partly cloudy for the majority of the day.

#seeyouinthefields #berrylekker #freshcountryair

Picked out!!!

October 15, 2017

Yes, you read correctly. We are picked out for this weekend folks. It's been a crazy weekend of vast numbers of pickers between yesterday and this morning. 

Our restaurant and picnic areas will still be open until 4 p.m. this afternoon. If you're in the area, pop in for a double thick strawberry milkshake and some of our ever-popular cheesecake, or enjoy a home-made burger.

If you missed out today, don't stress, we will have picking again next weekend. 

See you in the fields soon.

A beautiful day...

October 15, 2017

What a day we had yesterday. Loads of people came through to pick and eat our strawberries in the fields. 

Over and above the devouring of our delicious bounty down in the fields, about 7000 strawberries were picked to take home. Yes, its a lot of strawberries, but we do still have more to be enjoyed in the fields this morning. 

We will be open for picking this morning, but the later you wait, the less chance there will be that we will be open for picking. The fields open at 7:30 am, so get here early, have a little breakfast, enjoy the morning. Depending on the number of people descending on the farm this morning.

The farm shop, restaurant and picnic area will be open until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

#familydayout #berrylekker #goodwholesomefun 

A glorious morning for picking

October 14, 2017

It's a glorious morning here on the strawberry farm. A fantastic start to the day, cool with a light breeze - perfect for picking.

Last weeks rain was very welcome, and has done wonders for the strawberries, perking them up and making them look really good. We have loads of strawberries for picking this morning, so come on through and eat your fill of our sun-ripened, sweet, red, organic strawberries.

See you in the fields.

#greatdayout #freshairandsunshine #berrylekker 

Picking...

October 8, 2017

A beautiful day greeted us this morning, with light cloud cover and a few patches of blue sky. The weatherman really didn't get it right this weekend, as rain and thunderstorms were forecast for most of it and what awesome weather we have been having. But hey, we are happy, with a lot of happy pickers coming through yesterday. 

Due to the large numbers of pickers yesterday, and no - we weren't picked out, we will have limited picking on this fantastic Sunday, so get here early. And on the note of opening times, during our season we are open 7:30 am and close at 4 pm. That is the fields, the picnic area and the restaurant all close at 4 pm. Times posted on other websites are incorrect. Only times posted on our website and Facebook pages are our operating hours.

We had a fantastic turn out yesterday, with lots of people coming through with their kids. It was great to see. Plenty gumboots were worn (it shows people read these posts and our posts on our Facebook page) and these boots made for a much easier and "cleaner" experience in the fields. 

Bring the kids for a good day out. But as always, get here early.

See you in the fields.

It's raining, it's pouring...

October 6, 2017

It's been a beautiful week of intermittent rain, with a full day of rain yesterday. The plants love the rain, and perk up a lot with the cooler weather and the 21mm of the downpour really does a world of difference. We have had pickers enjoying the wet and muddy conditions in the fields, of which some are not as muddy as others. Wednesday saw the most pickers during the week, letting the kids loose and getting them out and about really did wonders for a whole bunch of people this week.

Picking will be open this weekend, come rain or shine. The only time that we will close the fields this weekend, would be if there is lightning, or if we are picked out. Come through this weekend, bring your "Wellies", or go picking barefoot (it's easier than cleaning your shoes), if you wish wear a raincoat, bring an umbrella, but more than likely bring a towel with you to dry off after your picking (we also have hot drinks available if you wish). The cooler weather is much more conducive to enjoyable strawberries than the hot sunny weather.

So, pack in the family - especially the kids, along with umbrellas, raincoats, gumboots and towels (if you wish) for some of the cleanest dirty fun you could have as a family.

See you in the fields this weekend

#dirtyfun #berrylekker #greatdayout  

And it started...

September 30, 2017

As I walked down the driveway to remove the "Closed for Picking" sign at 07:25 this morning, the 7th and 8th vehicle of the morning drove past me, and I have to say the people in the 7th vehicle seemed a lot more jovial with a great smile and wave as they drove past... I figure the people in car number 8 just felt it was way too early for being anywhere, but the kids need for strawberries was way more significant than their need for sleep. Heck, I could have done with a few more hours myself.

But, it was a beautiful day on the farm. Not too hot, just a slight, welcome coolness to the air.

The farm was abuzz with activity from early.

Jan, who gives the people direction to the fields, and explains about picking and buckets, as well as the in's and out's of picking and enjoying yourself down in the fields, was bounding around the place pre-seven o'clock. Anyone who has been to the farm over the last few years for picking will recognize him from the main entrance, wearing the leather cowboy-type hat.

Our regular direction giver, who loved helping you folks, as well as enjoyed the fresh air and the company of the farms' dogs, the man with the radio, John, unfortunately passed away last week rather suddenly. Our respects go out to his family, and yes, he was part of our family too. Assisting you guys, and bending your ears was something that he thoroughly loved and looked forward to. May he Rest in Peace.

As for the rest of us, we were scurrying around as we always do on the first weekend of picking. Fixing glitches and trying out new staff was the order of the day. But one thing can be said, our strawberry pickers today were most certainly not disappointed. Even after the Chef picked a good 4 kg's of strawberries for the kitchen to use, and my gosh, they were delicious.

We are currently embracing the thunder, lightning and light rain on the farm, it's a really good sign for the coming season.

As for further picking, we will be open at 7:30 tomorrow morning, and from there we will play it by ear, as we had a pretty good day of picking today, but we are sure tomorrow will bring more strawberries to be enjoyed.

Hope to see you in the fields.

#dayoutinthecountry #berrylekker #TSF #organic #strawberries #eatyourfill

Yes, folks, that's right... Season will open 30 September 2017

September 29, 2017

Yes, you read correctly... Picking season starts tomorrow, 30 September 2017.

For the first time in the 14 years that we have been open for strawberry picking, are we limiting the opening weekend picking hours. We will be open for picking from 7:30 am until 10 am on Saturday for picking, with Sunday being dependent on what Saturday afternoon looks like.

Yes, you read right, only two and a half hours of picking available on Saturday morning.

Every year we experience more and more people descending on the farm for our opening weekend, as well as the following few weekends. Yes, we appreciate this, but it does tend to mean that we are picked out earlier and earlier each year. By limiting our picking times this first weekend, we are attempting to ensure there will be strawberries to pick on Sunday. As it stands, with the limited times for Saturday, we expect that we should be open on Sunday for picking, yet this is not guaranteed. We will only be able to post that on Saturday afternoon.  

The weatherman seems to think that we will be having a nice, partly cloudy weekend, which is great for picking. But don't forget the sunscreen.

We recommend getting here at 7:30 tomorrow morning, for the pick of our strawberries. We are not just a pick-your-own, we are a pick and eat in the fields...

See you in the fields bright and early.

 

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Give us a call on 012 207 1116

Send us an email: info@thestrawberryfarm.co.za

Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30