Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm

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Posted 2022-12-23 by Chandra Clementsfollow

We live in a world where food comes from shelves, wrapped in plastic, or prepackaged in an unrecognizable state. As mums, this presents all sorts of challenges. We are united in our desire for fresh food, and more fruits and veggies in our kids' diets. What could be better than having your children go to the source of freshness and pick their own food?

Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm is located at 912 Chambers Flat Road, Chambers Flat QLD . It is open from 9 am to 4 pm daily although this can change so check the Facebook page for updates. You have to buy a punnet to enter the farm and it is $10 per adult and $5 a child for children aged 3 to 12. Yet, I can assure you it is well worth the investment and you will come home brimming with gorgeous fresh strawberries.

With my seven-year-old, five-year-old, and one-year-old in tow, we made an afternoon of it, delighting in the thrill of finding so many berries and then indulging in homemade strawberry ice cream. I will not confirm or deny the ability of my one-year-old to resist a little bit of on-the-job strawberry farm sampling. I taste-tested the coffee and it was perhaps the best cup I have had in a while. Just perfect. The kids then got incredibly dirty and dusty playing in the playground and laughing until their sides ached. The weather was a typical Queensland-perfect day and the smell of the berries wafted all through the yard. It was at this point I questioned why I have ever purchased strawberries from a supermarket and I doubt I will again.

You can pick up a plant bargain in the shop and there are some real treats here for the avid gardener. There is a range of locally made produce and a plethora of everything strawberry to buy. My kids didn't get past the chocolate-covered strawberries which meant we now had even more reason to come home covered in stains. Isn't that the true test of a great day out for children? Loads of laughs, a connection to nature, the chance to run about, and the chance to get pretty messy. My children definitely gave this adventure the thumbs up and are keen to go again.

There are toilets on site and it's an easy walk for those with difficulties. The farm itself is not pram friendly so bring your baby carrier if you intend to take bub. You need a hat in the hotter months and plan to stay for coffee and a break afterwards ... not because it is hard work but because there are not enough reasons in life to sit still and simply smell the berries. This is a great one.

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