It’s no lie that in the Forte office we eat a lot of berries. And we’re sure we’re not alone. Given it’s prime time for more ‘exotic’ berries (basically anything that’s not a strawberry) we thought it would be a great time to do a berry-picking run down. We’ll see you out there.
Located in Moriac, Ravens Creek Farm is a one-stop shop when it comes to farming products – they’ve even got a cafe. Open daily, it’s best to check ahead before stopping by to PYO raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries, blackberries and silvanberries.
The oldest working berry farm in south west Victoria, the Pennyroyal farm is conveniently located off the Great Ocean Road – so there’s a scenic road trip to get there with a tasty ending. Specialising in raspberries, but still with other berries to pick, there’s also a teahouse offering home made snacks. The berry-picking re-opens on January 12.
If blueberries and strawberries are your thing, Tuckerberry Hill has them sorted. Open on the weekends (though as always check ahead for availability) there’s also a pop-up cafe with all things blueberry related. You can also purchase pre-picked 1kg buckets if getting your hands dirty isn’t your thing.
There’s plenty of activities at this Teesdale farm, from mini-golf to a cafe and of course, the berry picking. Choose from strawberries, boysenberries and blackberries.
Established in 1982, this farm has the choice of not one, but six different varieties of blueberries. There’s also ready picked available to purchase, and the prices are much, much cheaper than your supermarket varieties. As always, check ahead with the farm if picking is available.
Also with a cafe on site, Gentle Annie’s is located in Pennyroyal and another great spot to PYO berries. Located 20 minutes from Lorne and 40 minutes from Geelong, it serves as another berry roadtrip adventure.
Please note: due to the varrying weather, some locations have had limited or delayed berry picking. It’s important to call ahead before travelling.
Main image from Ravens Creek Farm socials, all other images from venue’s socials.