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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.

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 have fields full of ripe fruit in about 2 weekends time, being 30 September and 1 October. The phone has been ringing off the hook with people enquiring if our season has started and if they can come through and pick strawberries - NOT YET PEOPLE, a little more patience is required, Mother Nature takes her time.

The last while, we have been furiously clearing the fields of the weeds, cleaning up walkways, patching up leaks in irrigation systems, creating better compost heaps, dealing with the odd fire from next door and not to forget constant watering. This season, we have planted an additional 4 fields worth of strawberry plants to try to cope with the masses that come through. Last year, on average, we were picked out on Saturdays by around 2pm!!! We had more fields available to pick in, with a lot more plants to pick from and yet, the sheer number of people that came through to us on a Saturday morning was overwhelming.

We have made productive changes to the fields this year, 4 extra fields, more compost and a better watering regime. This should all contribute to a better season, with a lot more strawberries to pick. Production last year was estimated at about 8 tonnes of strawberries - this is worked out through what we harvest for ourselves, the number of people through the fields and what gets sold as people leave the fields. This year is going to be even better, with the expectation of breaking the 10 tonne mark, should be closer to 12 tonnes.

A friendly reminder:

Our season should last until early December.

We get swamped the first few weekends.

Get here early on a Saturday as it is "first come, first served", we do not take bookings over weekends for picking.

The public is only allowed to pick on weekends, arrive midweek and you're likely to be turned away.

Your picking entrance fee covers you going into the fields, picking and eating there only - strawberries taken out are charged at the going rate. (unlike other places that charge you an entrance fee, give you a punnet/container, and that is all that you are allowed to pick - no eating in their fields allowed)

You can go into the fields as many times in the day, that you have paid your entrance fee for, as you wish, strawberry availability permitting.

We reserve the right to limit strawberries being taken out of the fields.

We cannot, at anytime, guarantee the availability of strawberries. We do not know how many people will get to our farm before you, nor will we know how much they will eat before you get here. If you call us during the week leading up to your visit, we will more than likely inform you that there will be strawberries for that weekend, if we say that, it means there will strawberries for picking at 7:30 am on the Saturday morning, after that, we will not know.

If you wish to go into our fields, we will charge you entrance, whether it is to have a quick look, or possibly eat your weight in strawberries - entrance fee allows you entry into the fields.

We close at 4 pm, as in the farm is not open for the public after 4 pm. If you are picnicking, please pack up at 4, to be off the farm by 4:30 pm. No entry to the fields will be allowed after 4 pm, people in the fields my please start making their way out of the fields at 4 pm.

For further information, please visit our strawberry picking page.

We look forward to having you join us on the farm.

See you soon

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...

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 pick later on this month or early October. 

We are not open for strawberry picking yet, as the strawberries haven't started turning red yet on our farm.

Keep a look out here on the website for latest strawberry picking updates, as we get closer to the season we will post it here...

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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.

The plants are looking really good in the fields, and there is great positivity for the coming season 

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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.

Thank you.

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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 for further info.

Booking is essential, as space is limited.

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 through out the year except for 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 December 2016 & 1 & 2 January 2017 when we give our staff a well earned rest.

We look forward to the New Year with excitement!!!

We wish all our visitors and the people of our beautiful country a very Peaceful and Blessed Christmas & a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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 saw more people visit our fields than ever before, and being picked out on most Saturdays showed us that, as we had more plants in more fields for picking, and still we were picked out most Saturdays. We are looking at making good, positive changes this year, still keeping it organic, but hopefully we will have even more berries for you, the public, to come and pick.

Also, the growth of our vegetable picking has been well received by many, with a good variety of carrots, beetroot, lettuce, radishes, beans and much more available for everyone to pick.   

With our picking season over, it means that we will revert back to being open on the last weekend of each month during the year (except December) for picking of our heirloom vegetables.

Our restaurant Forage & Feast, will remain open serving breakfast and lunch, on a limited menu, Monday to Sunday, and serving dinner Wednesday to Saturday evening. Dinner is to be prebooked on 012 207 1116.

We still look forward to welcoming you to The Strawberry Farm.

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Need to contact us?

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