Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

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Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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We are delighted to welcome you to our Main Ridge Farmgate, Café & Retail Store, and U-Pick Fields. Please read our open hours carefully: November - April: U-pick is open daily from 9am-4.30pm. Please also be sure to check our social media daily for updates before visiting as we may need to close at times due to weather. Retail store: 9am-5pm daily. Cafe: 11am-3pm daily. May - September: Off season - no strawberry picking Retail store: 11am-4pm Friday to Sunday Cafe: 11am-3pm Friday to Sun We offer the following experiences: U-Pick Strawberries: fun for all the family picking your own berries in our open strawberry fields Retail Store: spoil yourself (and friends and family!) on all your favourites including fresh and frozen berries, freeze-dried strawberries, jam, local produce, chocolates, honey, oils, giftware and more Ice-cream Cart: indulge in our delicious and oh so popular house-made ice-creams Café: recharge with a choice of sweets and hot and cold beverages from our menu
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Addeen
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions
Nice place for families - you can get a good deal with the family price for strawberry picking. Also, considering that I went with my family around noon even though the farm had been open 9am, we still managed to fill up 3 small punnets and 2 large punnets with plenty of sweet strawberries. The atmosphere was very pleasant despite there being quite alot of people, I did not have to fight for space in the designated strawberry picking area.

You are exposed out on the fields so remember to wear a hat (if you come in summer like me). Additionally, it may be slightly uncomfortable for long periods of times for people with back or knee problems though because of the continuous bending down required for strawberry picking.

As for the cafe, it has reasonable food (good enough if you are tired after strawberry picking, but maybe not worth the price) and it doesn't hurt to try out the strawberry flavoured food available. The cafe was pretty crowded since I was there during lunchtime but service was good.
Written January 11, 2020
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Hi there, thanks for providing such a detailed review of your experience. It's also a great reminder for people to protect themselves from the elements. We hope to see you again 🍓
Written January 14, 2020
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F M
Melbourne, Australia101 contributions
Friends
I have been to sunny ridge on many occasions when it wasn't a public holiday and loved it. Made a mistake of going during peak period. Long queues to order food, got to front of queue and pies/sausage rolls had run out, this was just after midday. While in queue we had used website to determine order only to find the website menu differed from the menu onsite. Then struggled to get seating next to a dog that barked the entire time. Overall suggest visiting on a weekdays during non holiday seasons
Written December 29, 2021
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J L
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Family
The service was good, very friendly staff, coffee good. That's about where it ended. The waffles tasted "strange", the toasted sandwiches very dry. Should have butter on both sides of the bread, not even enough butter on one slice. The cheese used on the toasted sandwiches also not nice, probably cheap processed slices. Scones were good but so big. Surely one scone could be sold for $4.50 instead of being forced to but 2 scones for $9 and far too much for one person. If you want to share the scones you need to buy extra jam and cream. Rather a disappointing experience.
Written April 24, 2022
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Iris3003
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
So happy to report that our experience, on Saturday morning was totally opposite to the reviews posted here, by disappointed customers, in December. We arrived at 9.15 a.m and got the last car park, in the main car park area. We walked through the outside, spacious, cafe, (already half full of people having breakfast) and admired the plates adorned with various delectable looking treats, including generous servings of strawberries! We adhered to our plan and headed straight to the strawberry fields. We were given a very cheery welcome by the cashier and all other staff members were pleasant too. There were, I'm guessing about 40 people/ children in the big field, with an abundance of huge, red, ripe strawberries!! My advice is go early. It was busier than I had expected but the atmosphere was happy and peaceful, with everyone enjoying themselves. Oh, and just an added bonus, the strawberries have to be tasted to be believed at how juicy, luscious and totally addictive they are. Such a lovely experience. Thankyou Sunny Ridge. We will be back!!! Oh, get the littlies to wear gummies or at least have somewhere to put the muddy shoes and something to clean the muddy little toes!!
Written January 3, 2021
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Thank you for such a fabulous review! Great to hear the feedback regarding our cheery staff and super juicy, delicious strawberries! You are definitely right about the gum boots - especially with the wet lead up we had to the NY the farm was a bit on the damp side! Hope to see you again soon, and thanks once again for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
Written March 2, 2021
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Zipspersnickety
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Family
Arrived at 10am (opens at 9am) and was told the field was "picked out" even though the website had stated it was open for you pick, I checked before we left home! It hasn't been open for you pick for weeks from what I can tell now from the social media page and poor reviews. Advertising is misleading. The shop had minimal stock of everything compared to other times I've visited over the years I would not recommend. I think it would be better for them to just advertise that you pick is closed due to a bad season of fruit rather than keep telling people to go there and its closed. Luckily we did not travel a very long way.
Written January 17, 2021
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I am sorry that you could not experience u-pick on your visit. Unfortunately over our peak month (December into January) we experienced a run of cold days and heavy rain and therefore fruit availability was really limited. Growing conditions are best when the weather is consistent and warmer, resulting in more closed days than what we had hoped. We know so many visitors love to come and pick strawberries over summer so we were disappointed by the weather leading up to peak. On a more positive note, we have been open for the last month every day so if you visit again I am sure you will have a great day out.
Written March 2, 2021
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Noshtalgia
Melbourne, Australia192 contributions
A very popular place with areas to pick, shop, eat and drink and taste wine (free tastings). A great variety of strawberry based fare and local produce. Loved the strawberry moscato and made lovely strawberry jam from the purchased 'jam box' of strawberries , that also had plenty of eat now strawberries - recommend this investment! The microwave recipe for jam proved to be runny but another batch of jam made the 'old-fashioned' way was excellent.
Parking ends up in extra areas and on the road verges. Many families were enjoying coffee and snacks at 11.00 am. Summer visiting will obviously be busy.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hi! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon :) Susie
Written January 6, 2020
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Tour815433
21 contributions
Couples
My partner and I stopped here during our road trip down Mornington peninsula. You get to pick eat fresh strawberries and also have the choice to relax and grab a snack at the local cafe. Great place to take children during the school holidays aswell. Reasonable priced.
Written January 25, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing! We hope to see you again soon 🍓
Written January 27, 2020
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Dianne H
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We arrived at 11am on Sunday, two adults and two very excited children, after being unable to book online and over an hours drive, to be told that no more people were able to pick as it was overpicked for the day. On observing the field there were a lot of people still picking and plenty of ripe strawberries still available.
There were no outside tables for people to eat take-away food purchased and some people even sitting on the ground next to rubbish bins eating their food. What we experienced on Sunday was really disappointing. I hope that it improves in the future and maybe allow online bookings so others won't be as disappointed as we were.
Written November 23, 2020
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Jenny S
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Friends
Have been to Sunny Ridge a few times and it's consistent... great strawberries (which is why i go back)... but it is always disorganised chaos and slow service even when they aren't overly busy. Seperate sales areas for u-pick and take-away sales would be a good start.
Written January 6, 2020
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Hi Jenny, Thanks for sharing. We will take this feedback on board. Susie
Written January 7, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,961 contributions
The fields of Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm are usually swarming with "do-it-yourself" strawberry pickers in spring. Unfortunately, due to the corrona virus, the farm is temporarily closed. Strawberries are amongst the first berry fruits to ripen in spring. We have visited Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm several times, picking your own frruit is always good fun. You can still order on-line.
Written September 5, 2020
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Thanks for sharing! We hope to see you again in the future 🍓
Written September 26, 2020
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