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It’s berry season and oh yes we do love them!
Berries are nutritional powerhouses, rich in antioxidants that improve your health, protect your skin and hair and help your body fight against diseases. Not only are they nutritious they are sweet, juicy and delicious. If you’re looking for some fun things to do for the family this Summer, then berry picking is a popular and fun outdoor activity.
There are many berry farms around Victoria, but here are the 4 berry farms you and the family have to visit when you are in the Great Ocean Road and Otway region.
Our favourite! Gorgeous little strawberry farm with very friendly staff. They take you personally through the varieties and provide advice and tasting prior to picking. Bring your friends, children grandies for some guaranteed fun time. There is a cafe where you can enjoy sweets and savoury platters, including strawberry thickshakes, decadent cakes, hot coffee and much more!
For more information: www.berryworld.com.au
Gentle Annie Berry Gardens
Gentle Annie Berry Gardens is a pick your own farm in the beautiful Pennyroyal Valley with a licensed farmhouse cafe and produce shop. They serve devonshire teas, farmhouse lunches, coffee, assorted drinks, home made berry pie, cakes and ice cream. Each friday and saturday night they are open for their Twilight dinners; Italian influenced farmhouse style.. All families are welcome! Seating is limited so bookings are required. There is also roast sunday lunch from 1pm, as well as their usual menu
For more information: www.gentleannie.net.au
Pennyroyal Rasberry Farm
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm is the oldest working berry farm in the south west of Victoria, within easy access of the famous Great Ocean Road. During the summer season, they have a full range of raspberries, cultivated blackberries and many other varieties available for “pick-your-own”, and their teahouse offers seasonally inspired lunches and snacks which you can complement with a glass of their award winning Crucible Cider, Perry or Berry gins.
For more information: www.pennyroyalraspberry.com
At Otway Blueberries you can daily pick fresh pesticide free blueberries on their 6 hectare farm. Their fruit is sold locally in Apollo Bay and Colac, into Geelong and the Surf Coast, and to independent fruit shops in Melbourne. They encourage their customers to pick their own and experience the farm first hand.
For more information: www.otwayblueberries.com.au
Fill your stomach with fresh berries this summer and visit the berry farms!