Strawberry Fields - Sunshine Coast and Stanthorpe Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Fields Schools Program

Description

The program begins with an educational DVD presentation outlining the many stages in the production side of the farm, from preparing the soil, laying plastic, irrigation, cutting the holes, planting, trimming, picking, packing the strawberries and sending them off to the markets. The presentation is then followed by an industry talk with question time there after.

The next step is to take the children out to the strawberry field where they will be provided with an empty 250g punnet to fill for themselves and take home or have for morning/afternoon tea. While in the field they will be educated on the correct way to pick a strawberry and shown what to look for in colour variation. They will get to see, touch, smell, and hear all of the natural surrounding activities of a full productive working farm.

We then show the children a real life, very busy packing shed in full operation. Where they will view from a safe platform the everyday requirements that are needed to fulfill our demanding nutritional supply for fresh quality fruit. From sorting to packing and storing in large cold rooms before heading off to the markets.

At this point the children will be able to see our retail outlet attached to the packing shed and have an opportunity to look at what other products can be made from strawberries.

We conclude the tour with a well deserved play in our tractor playground area.

Our tours vary slightly to accommodate the appropriate age groups.

Relevant Staff Qualifications

Blue Card, Senior first aid.

Business Accreditations

  • Food Safety (Fresh Care).

Venue Details

  • Bus Access & Parking
  • Canteen
  • First Aid Facilities
  • Gift Shop
  • Play Areas
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Risk Assessments
  • Secure Storage
  • Shaded Lunch Area
  • Shaded Play Areas
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Worksheets

Year Level

Prep 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Special Needs

Cost

Tour 1: $8.00 per child or

Tour 2: $10.00 per child (includes our famous home made ice-cream).

Duration

During Season, June to November ,1 - 2 hrs.

Group Size

Min 20.

Curriculum Links

Horticulture, Safe Food, Health and Nutrition, Food Technology, Agricultural Science, Food awareness.

Booking Details

Post or fax the booking form:

Download Group Booking Form

Or use our handy online booking registration.

School tours must book a minimum of 20 and must book Tour 1 or Tour 2 for the whole group. Please specify your preference of morning or afternoon time slots.

If you have any questions, please call us at (07) 5494 5146 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you soon!