Beerenberg is undoubtedly one of my favourite South Australian producers, the number of Beerenberg products we have from jams to dressings to sauces always make the meals extra special. Strawberry season is on and the strawberry patch is open again! It brought back memories of January this year when we went strawberry picking at Beerenberg Farm. For the first time ever in my life and in my 10 years living in Adelaide I set foot on this iconic place.
Located in the German town Hahndorf, it’s just further down the main road towards Mount Barker Road. Very easy to get to. What I love about Beerenberg is that they grow their own produce with cherries, gherkins, plums, roses and chillies happily blossoming and fruiting away. Every October to April (exact dates subject to season) Beerenberg opens its strawberry patch in their family farm to the public. It has been that way since 1975, every single year. It’s a lovely summer activity not only for tourists but locals and families alike.
There’s Mr Foodie
Rows and rows of strawberry plants greeted us, tempting us with their ripe, juicy, plump strawberries. We had a couple to taste, they were so fresh and sweet as ever.
Look at that colour
We got carried away
Of course if you ever felt like not being outdoors, you can always wander in to their shop of preserves wonderland that really sells more than just jams. We came back with a few sauces, relish and honey too!
My family is visiting soon so guess where I’m taking them.
Strawberry Patch entry times are 9am to 4.15pm seven days a week except Christmas Day.
Entry fee is $4 per person (free for 13 years and under) and the strawberries you pick are charged at $9.50/kg this year. For more information check out their website here.