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

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Blog posts : "General"

Mulberries are there for the picking

The strawberries, from the sounds of it, have been picked out in our fields today. We do still have mulberries, delicious big black ones, gorgeous plump white ones, and then our own rose half breed - varying in colour from a very light purple, to almost black. Each has its' own subtle flavour differ…

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Fields closed for the day, and new dinner available

The fields are closed for today, the masses of people,crazy heat and nasty drought are taking their toll on the strawberries. The plants are sending out runners, signifying the strawberry production will be tapering off - we have the heat to thank for that...

On a different note, we would like t…

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Sweltering day

The heat has really taken hold of us on the farm. It's sweltering on the farm.

This heat is not conducive to growing of strawberries, and we have noticed this week that there are more and more plants sending out runners... this leads to the season coming to an end.

We have still had a really c…

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And we call it a day in the fields

That's it for today folks, the strawberries that weren't picked finished yesterday have been picked this morning.

The people still in the fields right now, have the run of the place. There are strawberries for those people to enjoy their experience, but we are not allowing any more people into th…

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A great day to pick...

What a beautiful morning it is. Gorgeous blue skies, fresh muddy earth, with a light breeze.

We had some fantastic rain last night, helping to replenish the nutrients and water the strawberries. The weeds love the rain too, with a whole lot coming up this last week.

We weren't picked out yest…

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Rain, Glorious Rain...

What beautiful weather we have been having.

The slow drumming of the rain on our iron roofs has been a very welcome sound, one that is great to fall asleep to.

With the rain comes renewed growth on the farm. The strawberries will be sitting up and taking notice of the the nitrogen filled rain …

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Sheesh...

Another insane day today... Must be the weather.

We have been picked out again,two weekends in a row.

Just to clear things up:

We do not have a shortage of strawberries.

We have more strawberry plants and therefore more strawberries than we have had in previous seasons.

A lot more peo…

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The weekend looks good...

Happy Friday everyone...

Things in the fields are looking good, despite the lack of rain. We have been watering like crazy this week, trying to keep up with the insane heat that we have been experiencing, with temperatures in the mid to late 30's.

The weatherman says it's going to be a sunny, …

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It has been another epic weekend...

So, we have been picked out again...

The masses from Jo'burg, Pretoria and surrounds have emptied out our fields for this weekend. But not to fear, our season is nowhere near over. We will be open again next weekend for picking, as we will have a good amount of our delicious berries, ripe for the…

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Is there anyone left in Jo'burg?

What a beautiful day at The Strawberry Farm...

Jo'burg and Pretoria seem to have emptied out and invaded our little farm. The masses started arriving from early, with some people taking as many as 5 buckets each, full of strawberries. The number of ripe strawberries available is extremely limited…

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Come and pick strawberries...

Our 2016 season has kicked off, eventually.

Bring the family for a good day out in the country, fresh air and sunshine are the order of the day, along with a wholesome side order of our delicious red strawberries.

Being an organic farm, we have a very hands-on approach to farming, our weeding …

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Season to open soon

After a long warm winter season, and loads of hard work over the last month or so, we are happy to announce that our strawberry season will be opening on 1 October 2016. 

There is an abundance of green and white strawberries in the fields, with a few red ones, not enough to be open for picking, …

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Our Wall is Gone...

Our well known white wall at our entrance has been taken down.

The wall had to be removed during last week as the new Total petrol station between us and the road, which is now operational, required the road to be widened. This widening of the road brought the road too close to the wall and it beca…

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The Strawberry Spa... Special for this weekend!!! Oh, and a little update on our strawberries!!!

We know, it's been a while since we last posted here... Big work on the farm and everyone has been running around like headless chickens.

The Strawberry Spa is running a really good Full Day Spa Special this weekend, Only R1700 for 2 people. Visit our Spa Specials page for more info.

It's gett…

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Valentine's went well, what's next???

What an amazing Valentine's weekend we had a couple of weeks ago.

The general feedback was that everybody loved it and had an enjoyable day.

The Spa staff did an amazing job that whole weekend. The kitchen staff out did themselves, the long hours were worth it, pulling off an incredible 8 cour…

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Valentines...

It's a crazy week on the farm.

Mind you, we have been preparing for months for this, but this week is always busy...

 

We have been inundated with bookings for this coming weekend, and some things are already fully booked. 

Our Accommodation is fully booked for the evening of 13 Februa…

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January is well on its way already...

Sho...  January is flying by...

Just about a month to go until Valentines' Day...

If you're the romantic type, or just feel like spoiling your significant other, join us over the weekend of Valentines', 13 and 14 February.

Check out our offerings on our Valentines Specials page, we are sure to h…

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Wishing you all the best for 2016

All of us here at The Strawberry Farm would like to wish you all the best for 2016. 

The New Year brings with it new opportunities, new challenges and new memories. May you have an amazing, prosperous year, full of happiness and good times.

Our New Year has started of  hot with temperatures i…

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What a strawberry season it was...

As the curtain falls on another strawberry season, we look back and appreciate what mother nature has done for us.

Our season started off with a massive bang, we had never experienced such an incredible start to the season, with us being picked out way earlier than we could have imagined. Along the…

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Not normally open during the week, but...

Well, as you know, we are not usually open during the week, but we have decided to open this Friday for picking. The fields look promising, and hopefully we will manage a full weekend of picking. We will still be closed this Thursday though, so if you're wanting to come through to us, hold it over f…

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