PYO Strawberries at Briarlands Farm

2016 Update:  
Sadly, the Pick Your Pwn Strawberry season is finished for 2016. Many, many thanks to all our pickers this year, the regular visitors and new visitors alike. We hope to see you all next year!

The PYO strawberry season usually lasts from mid-June to mid-August and our daily opening times are from 10:00AM – 4:30PM.

There is no entry fee to pick strawberries.  Just walk up to the wooden hut to collect your baskets before picking.  And before you go, why not pop into the tearoom for refreshments!

Briarlands Strawberries are special. Grown in polytunnels on wires which are waist height, they are easy to pick. The advantages of this method are – no aching backs, no slugs or dirty berries and no need for spraying for mould (botrytis). Our strawberries can also be picked whatever the weather – a great advantage here in Scotland!

Prices: £6.75 per Kilogram (£5.75 per kilo for 5Kg or more).  You just pay for what you pick!

Planting is carried out over a six week period and this ensures that there is a continual supply of large, juicy, sweet berries throughout the summer months. Strawberries are not only delicious freshly picked but can be used in many ways. Everyone likes strawberry jam but look for our other ideas and recipes online or, when you come to pick, collect our recipe sheet.

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Can’t wait until Summer?  Well, we will have our “Grade A” strawberries ready picked and available in the tearoom/shop at Briarlands from the end of May.

New this year, we will be taking orders online and by phone for our freshly picked “Grade A” strawberries and our, just as delicious, smaller berries.

 

Nutritional highlights

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.

A 100g serving of strawberries contains:

32 calories

0.3g fat

7.7 carbohydrate

2g fibre

Strawberries at Briarlands Farm