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