Wednesday, December 14, 2011
U Pick your own Berries on the NSW South Coast!
Have you ever tasted produce that you have picked yourself straight off a tree? There is just nothing like it!
So if you are travelling on the NSW South Coast this summer, call into Clyde River Pick Your Own Berry Farm and you can do just that!
The Clyde River Berry Farm is open to the public seven days, 10am -6pm in December & January.
Look out for the signs to the Berry Farm on the Old Princes Highway, about 30 minutes South of Ulladulla or 30 minutes North of Batemans Bay.
Take a forest drive into the hinterland and experience the novelty of picking your own berries.
It is a rough old dirt road out to the farm, and yes it does seem to go on forever, just follow the hand painted signs that lead the way. It is certainly worth pursuing for the taste sensation at the other end.
Free to enter, you collect yourself a plastic bucket and then go for a wander....when your done you just weigh and pay for what you pick.
We had a ball together, walking the rows of blueberry trees, as well as peaches, plums and a variety of other vine and bush berries, such as raspberries, strawberries and blackberries.
The price per kilo is about half what you would normally pay and the freshness about double what you'd normally experience from your local shop or supermarket.
We got ourselves a kilo of blueberries, with a few blackberries thrown in, as well as a delicious fresh berry ice cream available in the farm store and a couple of jars of Clyde River Farm berry jam.
We ate most of the berries in the car on the way home and then the remainder ended up in some delicious blueberry pancakes, with yoghurt and strawberry coulis, for breakfast the next day.
So if you are driving the coast this summer, take a detour and U pick some berries too, we may see you there!
Clyde River Berry Farm
ph: (02) 44781057
How to get there