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Did you know that strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges? They are also one of the only berries that grow their seeds on the outside of the fruit. Did you know the Guiness World Record for the heaviest strawberry was grown by Chahi Ariel (Israel) on recorded on 5 March 2021 and weighs 322g! It measured 18cm long, 4cm thick, and 34cm in circumference.

Nowadays you can find a great selection of strawberry plants to grow your own... but meanwhile make sure to enjoy picking your own at the list of local farms.

We received information that strawberries are available in farms offering a u-pick strawberry system. Local farms will be heaving with fresh produce soon. Opening dates for self-pick farms vary according to the availability of ripe fruits. Please check with individual sites before going. We will update this article as we get new information.

Make sure to bring your own containers to some of the places. Some carry other seasonal items such as rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, aparagus, tomatoes, and lettuce. 

** La Fraisière Feuillasse
10, rte H.-C. Forestière
1217 Meyrin (GE)
022 782 90 58
fraisiereStrawberries available from Sunday, 19 May 2024 (NEWS: closed on 20-21 May 2024 as the opening day depleted the stock). Open daily 8h-18h30. Their FaceBook page is up-to-date on daily produce and you can call the above number for a recorded message about what is available.



** Self-Fruits Perroud
Rte de Rombuet 148
1616 Attalens
079 660 33 65
Basic schedule for strawberries: daily 8h-20h weather-permitting and what fruit is still available or ripe. Rhubarb is in season right now too. During the days and hours when the strawberries are open, someone from the farm will welcome you at the car park or at the cash desk. Thank you for respecting the instructions. Go to the checkout to weigh (tare) the empty containers. 
The guide will show you where to pick. Call the above number for a recorded message about what is available.

Cirieco Strawberry

** La Ferme des 4 Saisons
270, route de Viaison
74930 Reignier-Esery, France
+33 450 36 54 14
Tuesday to Friday 9h-11h30 and 14h-18h30
Saturday 9h-17h30
There are strawberry plants (Mara des Bois) available now. Strawberries ripe from 30 May 2024. Check website for details.

** Les Petits Fruits de Bussy
Stéphane Kläfiger
Rue des Marchands 31
1170 Aubonne (VD)
Strawberries: from 25 May 2024 - Tuesday to Saturday from 8h-12h.
Raspberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants: NOTE - early July - Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8h-12h.

** Famille Borboën
Route du Lac 15
1026 Denges (VD)
021 801 15 81
079 754 40 23
The shop is open on Saturday 9h-12h30. No information yet on strawberries. Check with them for times to pick strawberries.

** Famille Wyss
Domaine du Priez
Ch. Gogandé 1
1272 Genolier (VD)
022 366 04 04
NOTE: Strawberries available from 18 May 2024. However, before jumping in your car, please check their website to make sure they have enough ripe fruit and are open. The website is up-to-date and has opening times adjusted daily. The weather also plays a big part in their opening times.

** La Ferme du Taulard
Denis et Samuel Pache
Ch. du Boulard 1
1032 Romanel-sur-Lausanne (VD)
021 647 81 22
NOTE: Strawberry picking soon. No information yet on site..
Monday and Thursday 8h-11h30 and 14h-18h, Tuesday and Friday 14h-18h, Wednesday 8h-11h30, Saturday 8h-13h.
To get to the farm, follow the directions: Marché à la Ferme then FRAISES. Park your car at the indicated location. Then go to the reception, your containers (which they advise you take with you) will be taxed, then they will show you where to pick, then return to the reception to weigh and pay. Good picking!
— less than 2 kg: Fr. 6.30 kg
— more than 2 kg: Fr. 5.80 kg

stawberries in colander

Grow your own

Buy your own plants at Botanic, Jardiland, Schilliger, Jumbo, Migros Do-it, Coop Brico, and other garden centers in your area. The one in the photo below was bought at Botanic and has pink flowers. The fun way to grow is in a hanging basket so the strawberries "drip" over the side. They make mini shoots that can be reserted in the soil to make new plants.

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If you know of any others, please send info to knowitall@knowitall.ch and we can add to this article.