7th May PYO Season finished

Pick Your Own is finished for this season. There is no fresh fruit or nuts left to pick.  Next season begins in November 2017.

CHESTNUTS

Chestnuts are late this year. We will be open for PYO chestnuts from Easter Saturday (April 15th) for about 3 weeks. Please note we are closed on GOOD FRIDAY. 

 Entry fee is $5 per adult. PYO prices range from $3.50 to $5.50 depending on size

 

Berry Update 11th March 2017

Good supply of  PYO strawberries and blackberries. No PYO apples this year due to off cycle year and poor weather conditions during flowering in October.

Berry Update Feb 5th 2017

Good supply of PYO strawberries and excellent supply of PYO blackberries available

Berry Update mid day 5th Feb

Strong demand for strawberries this morning, so now on light supply. Still excellent supply of blackberries

Berry Update Sunday Feb 5th

Good supply of PYO strawberries and blackberries. Picked blueberries available form the shop.

Berry Update 30th Jan 2017

Good supply of blackberries for picking. Strawberries picked out and not available for picking until next weekend Feb 4th and 5th. Raspberries finished.

Berry Update 27th Jan 2017

Good supply of  PYO blackberries and light supply of strawberries. Summer raspberries finished

Australia Day update

PYO raspberries have finished. Good supply of blackberries and strawberries. Picked  blueberries available from shop.

January 20th 2017 Update

The fresh raspberries are almost finished  their summer season, along with all the hybrid brambleberries.  There is only a light supply of red raspberries. 

 Strawberries have been picked heavily over the last few days. They need time to ripen again. Unfortunately there is No Pick Your Own blueberries this year, however we have a good supply of picked blueberries available from the shop. 

Good news is that the blackberries are doing much to fill the gap in our berry range for U-pick, with the variety Loch Ness being keenly picked. Once the other varieties also get going, there will be plentiful supplies to keep up with visitor numbers, through to Easter when apples and chestnuts will be on,.

January U-pick update

The fresh raspberries have completed their summer season, along with all the hybrid brambleberries and various Ribes. Now our sales are of the frozen variety, from earlier harvests.

The blueberries were good, but with so few plants and so many enthusiastic visitors, it was no contest that they would hang around long!

Good news is that the blackberries are doing much to fill the gap in our berry range for U-pick, with the variety Loch Ness being keenly picked. Once the other varieties also get going, there will be plentiful supplies to keep up with visitor numbers, through to Easter when apples and chestnuts will be on,.

Post Xmas Status Update

What a difference a week makes, and especially when there's a heat wave. With lots of pre-Christmas harvesting, and the loss of a fair bit of the raspberry crop to sunburn from the previous weekend, our regular Boxing Day crowd of berry enthusiasts had their work cut out filling their buckets. Some did better than others, with the early birds able to get a few blueberries too. So, for those yet to come down to the farm, the not-so-good news is that the early season summer berries have come and gone, with raspberries of all colours nearly finished, as too for youngs, boysens, gooseberries and currants.

Our strawberries have been a non-event this year, so far, but may redeem themselves over the later summer season coinciding with the main blackberry crop -which does look promising, having been successfully covered with shadecloth ahead of the  heat wave.  Look out for a further post when they become plentiful.

Also hoping the apples, which have set well and had a very clean start to their growing phase ( due to the dry spring)  may provide for some good U-pick activity from March until after Easter. Its the proverbial swings and roundabouts of farming!  

 

Pre-Xmas berries, and a new website

Hey there- 

We've got the website revised and set up for hand-held devices -at last! And the berries kicked off early, so they are a little ahead of our news update. Lots of raspberries in all colours, currants and various shades of blackberries. Raspberries will finish early in January so don't leave it too late

Not so many strawberries this year, and as per last year, blueberries have special conditions for U-pick harvest -not every day, and only when directed by our team, so they get a chance to get ripe.

 

Berry Season has Started

It has been a very hot and dry spring and usually at this time of the year we are hoping the rain would stop. Instead we are now praying for rain! The impact of the hot spring is that it is shaping up to be an early berry season. At the moment we have a good supply of red raspberries, loganberries, youngberries, blackberries, gooseberries and red currants. By mid December all the berries should be available (except strawberries and blue berries). Strawberries have been a sad story this year. We needed to renovate and replant our strawberry patch last autumn. Phil began preparing the new rows in May. The rain started in June and it didn't stop raining long enough for the soil to dry out to finalise the ploughing until September. Then the rain stopped completely and it was too hot and dry to plant the strawberries or those we did plant died in the October heat. Hence a very sad strawberry patch, which is now ready for replanting next autumn. So for this summer there will be very few strawberries available. As usual we only have a small patch of blueberries and high demand so it is pot luck whether there are any ready for picking on the day you visit. We will email you again when peak berry season has begun and the berries are in excellent supply. 


From the team at Sunny Creek Berry Farm.

Autumn Black Berries

Pick-your-own blackberries, frozen berries and jams available. Open on weekends or by prior arrangement from Monday to Friday. Phone (03) 56 347 526.

Summer 2014

We are open every day until the 24th, so why not come and pick-your-own red, yellow, black and purple raspberries, youngberries, loganberries, summer blackberries, red and white currants or gooseberries for your Christmas celebrations.