It is strawberry season!

I believe it is the start of the strawberry season. I know for sure, because I have just returned from a farm in Bacchus Marsh where customers pick their strawberries. For around $6 to $7 per kilo, it is fresh, washed by rain, and extremely juicy.

U-pick farms are good fun. One gets to pick and eat fruits at the same time. Fresh off the plant is always good. It is a different experience to eating strawberries from either the market or the shops.

For interested parties, there are at least two farms along the Avenue of Honour in Bacchus Marsh. Payne’s Orchards is on the top end of the road and the other is called the Fruits of Life. The latter has a shopfront where they sell local produce at reasonable prices. Don’t forget to slap on some sunscreen and wear a hat while fruit picking. In my case today, a raincoat is more appropriate.

Now, I am on the lookout for u-pick farms for rasberry, blueberries and cherries. Those in the know, please let me know.

1 Comment so far

  1. William (unregistered) on October 21st, 2005 @ 1:04 pm

    For cherries, there’s a few up near an area called “Red Hill”. Red Hill is up near Arthurs Seat (Near Mornington Peninsula).

    From memory, there’s a few of them over there. Just don’t remember what they are called. (

    Also, from memory there’s more around the general Mornington area.

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