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Pick-your-own farms in South Africa 

Finally!  One page that provides a fast link to pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, upickem, pick-it-yourself) farms in South Africa. Just updated for 2004!

I just added this page so I'm looking for more farms in South Africa to add!  If you have any feedback about any you have visited any, please email me at the address at the bottom of the page or click on Feedback !  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam , pickles or how to make applesauce , just click here. For tips on picking click here!

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KLONDYKE CHERRY FARM - cherries
Pick your own cherries from mid-November to beginning of January at Klondyke Cherry Farm. The farm is situated 35km outside Ceres. A small entrance fee is charged, and visitors can pick and eat to their heart's content.  Tel. (023) 3121521   Fax. (023) 3122877

Stellenbosch bullet Mooiberge Farm Stall - Strawberries
Telephone: +27 21 881 3222. Located  on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset-West. the farms are attractive, with a huge display of native art scarecrows! The humour injected into the scarecrows always draws a smile!  
bullet Polkadraai Farm - Strawberries Telephone: +27 21 881 3303.  Located on the M12 highway between Stellenbosch and Kuilsriver.
Polkadraai Strawberry Farm
bulletI know there are more strawberry pick-your-own farms in this area.  Does anyone have any contact information for them? Click on Feedback !  thanks!

Capetown Surrounding areas bulletDe Doorns House Estate - The Grape Escape B&B, Hex River - grapes
Offers pick-your-own grapes in season. De Doorns Wine Cellar lies 8km from Worcester. The cellar makes red, white, sweet wine and grape juice. The cellar is 40 years old, and has fared well in the Veritas and Young Wine Shows over the past couple of years. Aan-De-Doorns Co-op is famous for its Port, which has also been awarded several awards. De Doorns is open weekdays and half-day on Saturdays for wine tasting. Cellar tours are offered by appointment.
bulletDe Slangerivier Berry Farm - strawberries, youngberries and Cape gooseberries
Wellington, South Africa. Tel: (021) 864 2151. Visitors to De Slange Rivier Berry farm can pick their own berries in season. There is also a mustard and vinegar factory, which produces condiments for export,  on the farm where visitors can taste the range of mustards, salad dressings and other condiments.Open Monday to Fri: 09h00 - 17h00, Saturday from 09h00 - 13h00
bulletMooiberge - strawberries
Tel: (021) 881 3222. On the R44 halfway between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, this is a well known landmark in the Stellenbosch area. During strawberry season (October - December) you may pick your own strawberries on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, all day. 
bulletMountain Breeze - strawberries
Tel: (021) 880 1700. Pick your own strawberries from October until the end of December, any day between 09h00 and 17h00. 
bulletPolkadraai Farm Stall - strawberries
Tel: (021) 881 3854. Polkadraai is renowned for the annual event of "Pick Your Own" strawberries. The berry fields display an attractive and humorous array of scarecrows to entertain children of all ages. The season commences in October and, weather permitting, goes on into January. Picking times are from 09h30 to 16h30 daily, seven days per week. The farm stall is extensively stocked with a variety of gifts and novelties, and homegrown vegetables and fresh fruit are available throughout the year. Estate wines is also sold. Open every day of the week from 09h00 - 18h00. 

Western Cape Province bullet Wildebraam Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, youngberries
South Lane Hermitage Valley, Swellendam, Western Cape 6740. Phone: 028 5143132. Fax: 028 5143100. Email us at: wildebraam@telkomsa.net . Directions: Travel on the N2 to Swellendam. At Swellendam, take the Ashton, Robertson, Worcester turnoff(R60)off the N2. Traveling in the direction of Ashton, proceed over the four-way stop and continue until you see the Hermitage Valley signboard to your right. Turn right and then take the first left (dirt road signposted Hermitage). Farm is 700m along on the left hand side (Wildebraam). Phone 028 5143132 for faxed map. We are open All year. Our hours are: Monday to Friday:8am to 5pm; Saturday: 8am to 1pm Sunday: By appointment Youngberries: November & Dec Blackberries: November & Dec Frozen Berries all year Wildebraam has a private cellar producing a range of liqueurs viz; Youngberry, Honey, Fennel & Rooibos. Visitors are welcome to sample liqueurs and our range of berry products (vinegars, syrups, jams, chocolates) in our farm shop "Berried Treasures". A function venue and guest houses will be available.

Wellington bulletArouna Berry Farm -  Pick your own berries. Also an herbal vinegar cellar, jams and mustards for sale. Telephone: +27 (0)21 864 2151

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Harvest Calendar in South Africa

South Africa Pick-your-own calendar

October  
November Strawberries
December Raspberries, Strawberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Tayberries, Silvanberries, Cherries, Peaches
January Raspberries, Strawberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Tayberries, Silvanberries, Black Currents, Cherries, Apricots 
February Raspberries, Strawberries, Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples
March Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples
April Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Apples

May

Raspberries (Fall crop), Strawberries, Apples
June Raspberries (Fall crop)

July

August

 

September

 
 

In addition to listings of U Pick farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!

bulletPicking Tips! bulletGeneral picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable bulletHow much to I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen) bulletSelecting the right varieties to pick bulletAll about apple varieties - which to pick and why! bulletPicking tips for Vegetables bulletStrawberry picking tips bulletBlueberries picking tips bulletRecipes bulletSimple instructions: bulletHow to make jam   bulletHow to make applesauce bulletHow to make apple butter bulletCanning and Freezing bulletFAQs - Answers to common questions and problems bulletComprehensive addition resources bulletFree publications to download and print

Complete Water Bath Canner Kit

This is the same type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce! This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, six pint jars with lids and rings, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except more jars & lids! For more information and current pricing:  

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