Wednesday, September 2

Do you like strawberries?

If you or your family is anything like mine, you go through tons of strawberries when they're in season. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to pick our own at Ricardo's just north of Port MacQuarie.

You pick your own strawberries, have them weighed and pay $14.95 a kilo. Sounds like a lot, but remember you are choosing only the strawberries at their prime, and they taste so amazing straight off the plant. The punnets you get at the markets/supermarket are usually 250g so it equates to around $3.80 a punnet.

This is the main shed, where the cafe/shop/weigh station (It also has the tomato greenhouse). You collect your bucket and scissors and head across the way to the strawberry greenhouse.

And here is the strawberry greenhouse..
There are SO many strawberries, 1,000's, 10's of 1,000's!

Here's the professional strawberry picker at work..
And here's my strawberry pickers at work..
This is inside the main greenhouse where they sell local fruit and vegetables, seeds, jams and relishes.

And the cafe..

Sadly, we retuned home without any strawberries. The good news is they found a good home - in our bellies!!
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4 lovely comments:

Gab* on September 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I love strawberries, that places looks like heaven! The girls look so cute in their sunnies.

Hannah on September 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I LOVE strawberries, and as it happens Mr. J and I are off up Port Macquarie way for the October long weekend. I think a stop here is REQUIRED. :)

Nisha on September 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Strawberries dont last long in this house either! I was thrilled to find some beautifully sweet ones at Aldi for 99c a punnet- i stocked up big time! It'd be wonderful to pick them off the plant though!

Beth on September 2, 2009 at 2:46 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Having trouble commenting but will try again...

My father in law lives up near Kempsey and we have been this place so many times - will def stop off there next time (way up or down) as it looks fab.

When is strawberry season exactly?


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