Summer’s round the corner (really!) and that means strawberries. But why buy from the shops when you can pick your own? Relive your childhood memories of gathering strawberries and probably sneakily eating as many as you put in your basket.
- Warning: the information on PYO fields location and opening times changes frequently! If you can, check ahead of your visit and keep your eyes peeled for fields that are not advertised – called “Selbst-pflucken felder” ! And do let us know if you find anymore PYO fields.
PYO Strawberries, Fremersdorf
You can pick your own strawberries in Fremersdorf (about 40 minutes drive from Perl). You’re looking for Selbst-pflucken felder (self-picking fields).
PYO Strawberries and other fresh produce, Oberkirch
From the 22nd May, strawberries will ready for you to pick daily from 09:00 to 18:00. This farm also produces rhubarb, asparagus, salad leaves, berries and more (check out the full range and when they’ll be ready here).
PYO Strawberries, Holsthum
Take the Luxembourg to Saarbrucken motorway and then take the Borg exit, which is the second exit after crossing the Moselle and entering Germany. Upon leaving the motorway turn right in the direction of Borg and after about 2km you will see the strawberry fields on your right. You can bring your own containers or buy them there for a small fee.
- Top tip: after picking your strawberries, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the local vineyards. Try Weingut Hellershof-Zilliken in Nittel, where you can eat in the garden surrounded by grapevine and its family friendly. The menu is small, but contains enough variety to please the whole family.
Where: Borg, Merzig/Ballern, Neuforweiler, Schwalbach/Elm, Germany. Please visit the website for detailed addresses and opening hours.
Website (in German only)
PYO Strawberries and other fresh produce, Peltre
France for a change and this farm has everything! Check the calendar for different things to pick all year round – now’s definitely strawberry time! Open Monday to Friday from 13:30 to 19:00 and then weekends and holidays from 09:00 to 19:00, it’s a great place to take children. They also do great ice-cream in the shop.
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