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Fresh Strawberries From The Farm (Strawberry Picking in Ciwidey)

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One of the best thing that the boy loved about our trip to Ciwidey was picking fresh strawberries on the strawberry farm. And nope, he didn’t eat any of the strawberries at all…………….he was just happy to see big, juicy, and red strawberries hanging on their branches, picked them one by one, and put them in a container.

He was very excited when I told him that we were going to pick strawberries and kept asking of when we were going to take him to the strawberry farm. Well, finding strawberry farms is not a difficult job in Ciwidey, because we could see many places that offered this kind of service for almost at the same price, which was about Rp 100.000,- per kg. I am not so sure if strawberries are available in all seasons or in all farms all the time, but considering there are so many places offering the same service………..so if you have no luck in one farm, just go to next farm and so on. Sometimes the very well known farms are full of tourists who want to pick strawberries in the morning, so if you come late, there will be no more ripe strawberries, but usually the staff is kind enough to show you other farms nearby.

We happened to see this signage on our way back from Taman Kelinci (Rabbit Park) Ciwidey. This place was located on the right side of the street (if you are going up). So we stopped here and only saw some fish ponds with some big and fat fish inside. This place was very quiet and we saw nobody around.


This was where we picked strawberries and cherry tomatoes. This was also the first strawberry farm that we saw after visiting The Rabbit Park

It turned out that there this place was actually very big inside. We still had to walk for another 5 minutes on a steep road before we finally saw the strawberry farm. The farm was located on top of the hill.


Going up to the strawberry field. It was quite tiring actually……….

Thankfully we saw a big farm on top a the hill and inside a big green house, and there were still many ripe strawberries to be picked. We could actually park the car on top of the hill too, but we preferred to walk.


Always ask the price first before start picking the strawberries



Two storeys strawberry field. It was a big farm……………

It was a huge farm and we had to look for ripe strawberries in that big farm……………which was very fun actually.


Look who were very excited……………….both the boy and the grandmother………..

We had to search for ripe strawberries from one strawberry plant to another, since not all plants had big red juicy strawberries. So we had to be very patience by going from one patch to another, but luckily we all had fun and spent quite a long time in the farm.


The boy and the grandfather were looking for ripe strawberries



and they found a big one…………..



and another one………..



Grandpa showed where the fully ripen strawberries were…….



When the whole strawberry is red, it’s ready to pick



Homegrown strawberries smelled very nice



the container was almost full of strawberries



Freshly picked strawberries are the best……………….

After the seller weighed and packed the strawberries, the boy asked to feed the fish. Fish food was sold for Rp 5000,- per package (very cheap). There were some fish ponds and we saw big and fat fish in almost every pond.


Strawberry farm wit a view………..



Feeding the hungry fish



Having fun feeding the fish

We also brought home some cherry tomatoes which tasted great. Although this was not his first visit to a strawberry patch, but the boy still loved it and I really thinkt that visiting a fruit farm and picking fresh fruits from the trees is a good experience for children.


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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