Ricardoes Tomatoes + Strawberries

Free entry to Ricardoes farm opens the doorway to a day of family fun and adventure with activities to satisfy all ages seven days a week. The property’s location in beautiful open countryside is a breath of fresh air year-round yet it’s only 10 minutes’ drive from town, all on a sealed road. Port’s most awarded tourist attraction is famous for its popular pick-your- own strawberries experience from easily accessible vertical frames: seniors can stroll the avenues and reach out at arm’s length while, lower down the lattice, tiny tots can too. And there’s plenty of grassy space for kids - and long-distance travellers - to stretch their legs. Berry picking is all under soaring greenhouse cover so wind and rain never matter. Air- conditioned Café RED is cool in summer, warm in winter, and offers sit-down table service as well as the option of takeaway: budget-priced outstandingly wholesome farm-fresh brekkie, lunch, snacks, barista coffee and Ricardoes’ ”world’s best” scones with whipped natural cream, lavished with strawberry jam. Browsable farm shop features Ricardoes Fine Food Show medal-winning sweet and savoury preserves, take-home vegies and produce, one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and novelties for children. Cafe 7 days, 9am-3pm; no-charge BYO, high chairs, wide entry and ramp, all level indoors, sealed carpark, clean rest rooms. Farm Mon-Fri 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun 8am-5pm.
Address: 221 Blackmans Point Road, Blackmans Point, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6585 0663
Website: ricardoes.com