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OBone 27.05.2011 21:40

strawberry picking zurich
 
Following on from the other thread i had a look around and cant see a great deal about where you can pick your own strawberries in Zurich so if you know of anywhere please share the location / website etc...

first off i know Jucker Farm does your own strawberry picking :)

http://www.juckerfarmart.ch/

I just found this site also which is useful ( German though)

http://www.selberpfluecken.ch/

MathNut 27.05.2011 21:59

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Wild strawberries were just coming ripe last Thursday on the south-facing slopes of canton Glarus. The south-facing slopes of Zurich can't be far behind.

Tedious work getting enough for a meal but cultivated berries can't touch them for flavor. :)

Mrs. Doolittle 28.05.2011 10:40

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Not in Zurich, but the most amazing berries can currently be picked in Tegerfelden, Kt. Aargau.

stephanienie 28.05.2011 11:19

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Yey team Aargau! :D

matiasmiceli 28.05.2011 14:14

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great info!! thanks!

lemondrizzle 28.05.2011 16:27

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We've been strawberry picking here http://www.erdbeerfeld.ch/ and enjoyed it very much.
It's in Bonstetten, ZH. The website says their season this year begins at the end of May and goes on for around 4 weeks.

swisspea 28.05.2011 17:11

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Pity I'm allergic to strawberries :msnsad:

Let me know if you see raspberries !

OBone 30.05.2011 13:12

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Originally Posted by lemondrizzle (Post 1210862)
We've been strawberry picking here http://www.erdbeerfeld.ch/ and enjoyed it very much.
It's in Bonstetten, ZH. The website says their season this year begins at the end of May and goes on for around 4 weeks.

we tried there saturday but they were shut :mad:

Panther 30.05.2011 20:00

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OBone (Post 1210540)
Following on from the other thread i had a look around and cant see a great deal about where you can pick your own strawberries in Zurich so if you know of anywhere please share the location / website etc...

first off i know Jucker Farm does your own strawberry picking :)

http://www.juckerfarmart.ch/

I just found this site also which is useful ( German though)

http://www.selberpfluecken.ch/

i I was at Jucker yesterday, their field was closed! :(

I know there is a field in Auslikon, but i dont know whether they are open as well

cha1 31.05.2011 16:04

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well we were also thinking about visiting this place at ZH last weekend.. but everytime we called up at the farm, there was this automated voice at the other end in german..Has anyone in this EF been to jukerfarm and if yes can you please let us know if its worth a visit esp with children..

Thanks

Geijn 03.06.2011 11:06

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Does any one know of a strawberry picking place in the Vaud area? I'm looking for a fun activity over the weekend!

Tamala 10.06.2011 19:38

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Last year I went to this place, (I think, I doubt they have 2 places in Wangen):
http://www.erdbeer-feld.ch/
They told me I could eat as much as I want and at the end I just pay for what I take with me. Have to repeat it this year, possibly tomorrow. :)
It is close enough to Zürich (depends on where you live) and according to my memory you will be guided to the fields by signs almost from the high-way on.

zurich99 10.06.2011 19:49

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There is a lovely one in Urdorf, Birmensdorferstrasse just next to the mini roundabout, you cant miss it it has a massive blow up strawberry in the carpark!
Great strawberries :msngrin:

Find the time 10.06.2011 20:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cha1 (Post 1213555)
well we were also thinking about visiting this place at ZH last weekend.. but everytime we called up at the farm, there was this automated voice at the other end in german..Has anyone in this EF been to jukerfarm and if yes can you please let us know if its worth a visit esp with children..

Thanks


we were there today. It was fantastic. We were 3 mums with 5 kids all aged between 3 and 5. Can't recommend it highly enough.

We picked loads of strawberries (they are delicious), kids played, all had lunch - and it is good food too - not usual sausage and chips rubbish. But really tasty and not over priced.

As a bonus there is also a geo-cach on site!

Enjoy!

yacek 10.06.2011 20:22

In Vaud - between Gollion and La Vorsée/Aclens, adjacent to the road, easy to find.
However, the season is almost over - so hurry up.
CHF 5 per kg.

OBone 05.05.2012 18:50

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has anyone been this year yet? wondering if its too early...

Meike074 05.05.2012 19:08

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There is also a nice strawberry field in Mettmenstetten. http://fruechtepfluecken.ch/
Not sure if they are open yet.

Guest 12.05.2012 12:02

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Originally Posted by OBone (Post 1552796)
has anyone been this year yet? wondering if its too early...

Mmmmmmm ... fresh, hand-picked berries ... thanks for resurrecting this thread!

It is a little too early still -- even the Spanish strawberries aren't at ther best.

Usually, strawberries are available in northern Switzerland from early June; raspberries and blackberries from early-to-mid-July. The best indication that they're in season is when Co-op and Migros start stockng Swiss berries, as there are no large-scale greenhouse operations here.

Belgianmum 12.05.2012 12:43

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Quote:

Mmmmmmm ... fresh, hand-picked berries ... thanks for resurrecting this thread!

It is a little too early still -- even the Spanish strawberries aren't at ther best.

Usually, strawberries are available in northern Switzerland from early June; raspberries and blackberries from early-to-mid-July. The best indication that they're in season is when Co-op and Migros start stockng Swiss berries, as there are no large-scale greenhouse operations here.
Local strawberries were available on the market here on Thursday and the local grower has his giant strawberry outside so I guess strawberry picking time is here.:) yum yum

Guest 12.05.2012 13:14

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 1558135)
Local strawberries were available on the market here on Thursday and the local grower has his giant strawberry outside so I guess strawberry picking time is here.:) yum yum

I guess things are different way down there in the south! ;)

Up this way, the last week of May is usually the earliest starting time for strawberries.


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