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girl woth punnet of strawberries

Pick your own delicious strawberries

Strawberry season is here! But with the lack of backpackers in WA this year, farmers are worried that some of their crops will go to waste. As a result, the ‘pick your own’ season has started early so it’s a great chance to give the farmers a hand and take home a tray or two of delicious, mouth-watering strawberries.

You’ll be picking fruit that is perfectly ripe and ready to eat and it makes for a great family activity. It gives you the chance to get outdoors, have fun and show your kids where their food actually comes from. You’re getting the very best fruit at a great price and some farms even let you eat as many strawberries as you like while picking!

Tips for picking

Make sure you stay sun smart while picking your strawberries. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, a hat and plenty of sunscreen. Closed shoes are also a good idea as you’ll be walking around a farm environment.