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The Strawberry Farm

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

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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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Job opening - front of house

As the year draws to a close, the silly season kicks in...

We are in search of a client liaison to join our team. Please spread the word...

To break it down a bit, the position involves most items that would be regular Front of House duties in any restaurant, guest house and day spa. Ensuring…

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The picnic dam is filling up...

The week has been a humid one, with a spit and a spot of rain, adding to the already high humidity of the Hartbeespoort dam area.

Yesterday and today have been our water allocation, this happens every 2 weeks or so, we get to fill our irrigation dam via a furrow system that comes from the Skeerpo…

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Busy, Busy, Busy... another week preparing...

It's been a busy week preparing the fields for the new crops.

The fields for the beans and the mealies are good to go, next week is plant them full of great new produce.

The farmer says that the strawberries have been looking really good this week and had expected that there would be a lot les…

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A week of good weather...

Thankfully this week was a little cooler than it has been lately, the whole farm appreciates that.

Most of the week was pretty dry, we had a day or two with a few drops of rain here and there. Last night though, wow!!! Incredible down pour, lots of good, well needed rain. According to Weather SA, w…

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Hot, confused weather...

The temperatures this week on the farm have been insanely hot. There was one evening at 7:30 pm that it was still 39°C...

The strawberries aren't sure what to make of the heat, as there has been no rain which normally follows the hot weather around.

One valley over, there was a huge fire, took ou…

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The strawberries are about at an end for this weekend...

As we thought, this weekend wouldn't be a good weekend for picking.

The strawberries are about picked out for the day. We are still open for those adventurous people that are wanting to spend some time down in the fields searching for strawberries. We also have mulberries, regular ones, white one…

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Gone half way through the season...

Last weekend signified the middle of our season, or there abouts...

We should still have about 5 weekends of strawberry picking left, and as it goes, there will be less and less fruit to pick. The plants have decided that this heat isn't good and that it's full-on summer, they have started to sen…

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Picked out early today...

Sheesh, the people have been piling in today to pick strawberries, 7:15 saw the arrival of our first pickers this morning and it's been pretty non-stop since then. Yes, we are picked out, again... amazing weekend.

If it's just strawberries you are after, you'll need to hold it over until next wee…

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Busy, busy, busy...

We are Busy, busy, busy ...

The strawberry fields have had many visitors today, loads of pickers!

We are still open, however it will be a game of hide and seek with the strawberries! Come and enjoy!

The organic veggie picking and tea garden are still open too!

See you on the farm!!!

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Season so far...

It's been an amazing season so far...

Loads of people have made their way through our fields, enjoying our sweet red bounty. Some have visited us 2, 3 and even 4 times this season, which is a first for us.

The season hasn't been without its ups and downs, the weather also hasn't played its par…

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Good News !

 

Our strawberry fields have now have time to recover from the pickings over the past weekend and we will be open for strawberry picking again on this coming Saturday & Sunday. So pack your hats, sunscreen & sunglasses and head out into the country for a fun filled day of fresh air, sunshine & d…

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All picked out

Yup, it's true folks...

The strawberry fields have been picked out for this weekend. We will be paying the plants loads of attention this week, nursing them after the ravaging they have been through this weekend. We will have strawberries next weekend for picking again.

We still have mulberries a…

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Pity about the rugby...

So, the Boks lost to the All Blacks in a really tough game last night, lets hope we can manage 3rd place.

Anyway, enough about that... Our strawberries took a beating of their own yesterday, with loads of people coming through to pick. It appears that the heat is taking its toll on the strawberries…

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All things organic

What an interesting morning so far...

The cars flowed in from just before 7:30 this morning and the fields have been busy since then, with the kitchen staff having picked their berries by the time the people started coming in - nice fresh fruit for all of the desserts etc for the day.

The tea …

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The new range of veggies available...

What a week! It's been a busy week again on the farm, what with the school group, new plants coming up, the finishing off of another field and finding that our potato plants are doing amazingly well.

We started harvesting our first batch of lettuce seeds today (Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce), the…

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Excitement and School Groups...

Yesterday saw the first of our school groups come through for the season. It's awesome seeing the enthusiasm that the kids bring with them, a thirst for knowledge and of course the pure delight of enjoying our delicious strawberries (and mulberries) down in the fields.

This is Buster, one of …

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Another week starts...

Well, that's another weekend done and dusted, and what a weekend it was.

The strawberries held their own over this busy weekend, and we still have loads of the sweet red beauties in the fields this morning. This is good, as we have a school group coming through tomorrow, and they are looking at t…

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Traffic, go figure...

Good morning, it's a fantastically overcast start to the day out here in the country.

The chefs have already been down to the fields to pick strawberries for the day, in the nice cool weather, it's very pleasant.

Van Gaalens Cheese Farm, a kilometer down the road from us, has also been busy fr…

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