PICK YOUR OWN IS NOW OPEN!
7 DAYS A WEEK
Picking your own berries saves you money because you don't have to pay the added costs of someone else picking, packaging, and shelving our berries. Plus, buying in bulk tends to be less expensive than buying smaller quantities.
Pick Perfect Berries.
No matter how high our quality control is here at Ruakura Berries there will always be the odd berry that won’t last as long as the rest. Be assured that you are getting the best you can on the day by picking your own berries.
Connect with the Earth.
Feel a deeper connection with the earth, upon exiting the car after parking, the sweet aroma of strawberries fills the air. Enjoy the countryside and all the greenery. If you have kids, bring them along. Most kids today have never even seen what a fruit or vegetable plant looks like. They'll learn, plus how to pick the best ones, how to tell when it's ripe, and what kind of bugs like to live in the rows of plants. It's educational and fun for the whole family!
Get Better Nutrition.
Fruit and vegetables have more nutrients when you eat them as soon as possible after they're picked. They also taste better just knowing you picked them yourselves. You can always freeze your surplus right away to preserve as much of that nutrition as possible—and enjoy it into the coming months.
Remember Where Your Food Comes From.
When was the last time you really thought about where your food came from—besides that you got it at your local supermarket or vege store. When you shop at the supermarket, you have no real connection to the farm or the farmers who worked so hard to grow the food that nourishes you. What are their farming practices? Do they use pesticides? How are their farm hands treated? Visiting Ruakura Berry Shop can help you establish a connection to the place where your food comes from—and you'll appreciate every bite even more.