Pick Your Own Strawberries | Beerenberg Farm, Hahndorf | November to April

Beerenberg Farm strawberry farm

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1839, when the Paech family settled at Hahndorf three years after the state of South Australia was proclaimed.  Located in Hahndorf, just 30 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, Beerenberg is a fully family owned and operated strawberry farm which is still run by the same family today.

The current owners, Grant and Carol Paech, are the fifth successive generation of Paechs to work the farm.  They inherited what was a dairy farm back in 1970 and the family diversified by planting a strawberry crop for some extra income.  The crop flourished and the rest, as they say, is history.

Pick Your Own Strawberries

The strawberry season is usually around early November to April (the warmer months of the year). On arriving at Beerenberg, you’ll need to head into the farm shop first. It’s $4 per person to enter the strawberry fields, with children 12 years and under free. You’ll be given a container in which to collect your berries before heading off to follow the red arrows down to the strawberry patch. The price you’ll pay for your strawberries varies from season to season, but is usually around $10.95 per kg. {Pricing as of 1 Nov 2018}

Pick your own has been running continously (in season) at Beerenberg since 1975. This concept was pioneered here in South Australia and is a fabulous way of spending some time outdoors, in the fresh air, picking your own beautiful, delicious strawberries.  It’s a fabulous activity to enjoy as a family and perfect for all ages.

Beerenberg Farm Shop

The farm shop is open everyday (except Christmas day) from 9am to 5pm.  A huge range of Beerenberg products are available for purchase, such as their famous jams, sauces, dressings and chutneys, gift packs, fresh strawberries (already picked) and of course some sweet treats such as chocolate coated strawberries and strawberry swirl icecream in a cone.

Opening Hours

Entry to the strawberry patch is bewteen from 9am to 4.15pm (no entry after 4.15pm).

Hours are extended during December and January on Fridays and Saturdays only, with the farm shop open until 6pm and patch entry until 5.15pm.

The best way to keep up to date is by following Beerenberg on Facebook, where they post regular updatess on what is happening at the farm, notifications such as the start and finish of each season and advance notice of ‘Twilight Picking’ where they keep their patch open into the early evening.

If you have ever tasted some of Beerenberg’s amazing products you’ll know to expect the best quality when you pick your own berries. You are able to choose your own – colour, size and of course – amount! It’s fun for the whole family and a great experience for visitors from interstate or overseas.

For regular updates keep an eye on the Beerenberg Facebook page or check the Beerenberg website here. They will let you know when they are closed, special events and when the berry numbers are too low for picking.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Beerenberg website.

What:   Pick Your Own Strawberries

When:   Early November to April (always check with Beerenberg before going to find out if there are enough to pick)

Where:   Beerenberg Farm | Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

Who:   Everyone

All images by Play & Go Adelaide 2012

 

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