Berry fun time

Gala Berry owner Grant Ashby is confident there will be plenty of strawberries to pick this weekend.

Families have one more chance to pick their own strawberries at Omaha, and it will be a sweet weekend for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice.

Strawberry fields at Jones Road, Omaha, will be open to PYO for the last time this summer on January 21 and 22.  Gala Berry owners Grant and Lynda Ashby have been offering pick-your-own strawberries to holidaymakers at Omaha for several weeks, and will donate all takings from this final weekend to hospice.  

Strawberries will be sold for $7 a kilo, with eftpos on site. Visitors will also be able to buy small punnets of fresh fruit ice cream to accompany their freshly-picked fruit.

The two-day PYO event will be open from 9am to 3pm each day. Visitors are asked to follow the signs from Omaha Flats Road and to park on the grass verge on Jones Road. Pickers can bring their own containers or borrow a bucket lined with a plastic bag. Small plastic containers will also be supplied.  

Info: or 425 9535