Public get their pick of farm’s raspberries

Taking advantage of the sunny weather on Saturday are Qwenton McKenzie and Amalie Latton (both 16...
Taking advantage of the sunny weather on Saturday are Qwenton McKenzie and Amalie Latton (both 16), at Outram Berry Farm for a pick-your-own-raspberries event. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
There were probably a few scratched arms and red-stained faces around Dunedin after a recent pick-your-own raspberries trial.

Outram Berry Farm on Saturday gave customers the opportunity to get hands-on with the fruit.

Crowds of enthusiastic pickers were waiting when the doors opened at 10am, ready to rent a bucket and get among the raspberry bushes.

Pickers were charged $20 for a bucket, which held about 1kg of berries.

Outram Berry Farm owner Alex Cunningham said the day was very successful, about 125 buckets having been filled.

"Everyone had a really good pick and said they really enjoyed it and I got some really good feedback from it."

She was pleased to see families taking the opportunity to pick some fruit.

The success of the day meant it was likely to be repeated next year.

Amalie Latton was one of the first customers through the gate, and said she hoped the pick-your-own day would be repeated.

"It’s a summery thing to do, and who doesn’t love raspberries?"

 

andrew.marshall@odt.co.nz

 

 

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