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The Strawberry Farm

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

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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 

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Safe to come out yet?

November 25, 2017

This mornings' dash of thunder and lightning has passed, the sun has even made a brief appearance. 

We all know Mother Nature is not predictable, and we have more dark clouds on the way - anything can happen.

So, if there is any thunder and lightning, we will close the fields, if it is merely…

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Rain???

November 25, 2017

Good morning from a very overcast Strawberry Farm.

Last night we experienced some fantastic, well needed rain, and it looks like it may very well continue this morning. There are rumblings from upstairs, indicating this may be more than just rain, but a full blown thunderstorm. As you may know, i…

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It's a dash cooler this morning...

November 18, 2017

If you hadn't noticed, there is a cold front that has rolled through the country. Who would have thought that this close to Christmas South Africa would get to experience snow - is a white Christmas maybe on the cards? The changes in the global climate have become a lot more noticeable. A few season…

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Been busy...

November 11, 2017

Well hello Saturday!

What a busy time we have had over the last couple of weeks. It's been so busy that we haven't had an opportunity to post here, apologies for that. Time has just seemed to slip away from us.

O.K. so, we have passed the halfway mark for our season this year, and from here on out…

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Time in the fields...

November 2, 2017

Having spent a lot of time in the fields this week, we are happy to let you know that the strawberry fields have an awesome abundance of insanely sweet, organic strawberries. 

After last weeks' water fiasco (which left the fields in a state that "Muddy Princess" could have taken place here), the…

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It's going to be busy...

October 29, 2017

Arriving at work this morning, we are greeted by fine cool weather, the sky was dotted with light clouds (which has now clouded over completely) and the promise of a great day of picking. 

Yesterday was a cloudy, drizzly day, which was fantastic for picking as well as month end shopping. The Cur…

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It's wet in the fields...

October 28, 2017

Yes, we are open for picking... Yes, it's drizzling and wet underfoot... Perfect weather for gorging yourself on our delicious strawberries.

This week saw a wet, muddy beginning. Our farm gets its' irrigation water via a furrow and sluice system that comes from the Skeerpoort river. We share this…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 en…

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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 picki…

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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 picke…

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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 so…

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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 num…

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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 Sun…

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The fields...

September 25, 2017

As it stands, 2 of the fields bounty is beautifully ripe with the majority of them being a good size. That still leaves the rest of the fields to start catching up, which we doubt will happen by this coming weekend. It looks like we will be opening for a limited time this coming weekend for picking.…

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Strawberry season is nearly here

September 17, 2017

Our strawberry season is nearly upon us.

The plants are full of little white flowers, most are heavy with green strawberries, with a few of the plants producing red fruit so far. Unfortunately this isn't anywhere near sufficient for you - the public - to come and pick. 

We expect that we will …

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Spring Spa Specials

September 3, 2017

Checkout our Spring Spa Specials here.

Go ahead, spring clean your motivation with a day in the spa.

Feel rejuvenated after the long dry winter, plus it's a short downhill to the end of the year...

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