Ashbern Farms has been growing organic strawberries since 2008 on the Sunshine Coast. By growing organics we are challenging ourselves to farm cleaner with more sustainable practices and to use more biological control measures for pests and disease. Integrated Pest Management has been introduced with the use of predatory mites to control two spotted mite. Beneficial soil microbes are added to the soil to enhance plant health. Ashbern Farms specifically select plant varieties that are hardy and sweet.
There is no Pick Your Own available for organics, or conventional strawberries on our Sunshine Coast farms.
Our organic strawberries season begins at the end of May and continues through to October. Keep an eye out in your local organic stockist as our organic strawberries are sold in Victoria, New South Wales and other areas in Queensland, as well as in local Sunshine Coast stores.
In November 2022, Brendon Hoyle of Ashbern Farms was awarded the title of Australian Organic Farmer of the Year at the Australian Organic Industry Awards. This was an honour – to be recognised for his dedication to growing strawberries in the best way possible. Brendon is continually researching, analysing and developing growing techniques. Read more here: Brendon Hoyle named Farmer of the Year at 2022 Australian Organic Industry Awards