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The Strawberry Farm

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

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Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30 

Blog posts : "General"

Spring is here

September 3, 2017

Spring has arrived in full force already, with temperatures already reaching 34ºC out in the fields.

The strawberries are in beautiful bloom with loads of little white flowers on the plants, along with a fair amount of green strawberries. This means we should have a good crop of strawberries to …

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Strawberry Season info

July 6, 2017

It is not yet strawberry season on the farm. We expect the season to start after the winter. 

There are strawberry flowers in the fields, which is a good sign that season may start a little earlier than previous years. We hope that there will not be a really cold spell in the coming weeks.

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March 14, 2017

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February 13, 2017

Our landline is currently down, our service provider is working on resolving the problem. Please contact us on our cell number 082 503 5996.

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February 3, 2017

 

 

 

Valentine's Day 2017

January 31, 2017

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to book something fabulous for your hearts' desire.

We have plenty offerings available for 14 February, most are available for the weekend before and the weekend after - for those of you that can't make it mid-week. See below f…

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Strawberry Season has ended !!!

December 19, 2016

19 December 2016

 

Strawberry picking season has ended for this year.

Thank you for all your support and we look forward to the new strawberry season in 2017.

Please keep a look out on our website for the start of the new season.

Our picnic area, Day Spa & Forage & Feast Restaurant are open th…

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That's it for the season...

December 3, 2016

I'ts been an odd season this year, and is about at an end.

The heat and drought took its toll on the farm this year, even with us irrigating from our own dam.

We have started preparing for our 2017 season already, and look forward implementing our new ideas and strategies.

This year we sa…

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8 Course Wine Paired Dinner

November 13, 2016

Our latest 8 course wine paired dinner menu has been announced for Saturday 19 November.

The menu is available on our catering website www.fraise.co.za on the page Fraise Gourmet Dining 

Dinner is strictly by prior booking only, at R650 per person.

Book now to avoid disappointment

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Mulberries are there for the picking

November 5, 2016

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

October 30, 2016

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

October 29, 2016

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

October 23, 2016

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...

October 23, 2016

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...

October 20, 2016

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...

October 15, 2016

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...

October 14, 2016

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...

October 9, 2016

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?

October 8, 2016

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...

October 1, 2016

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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