Monday, August 15, 2011
Just call me Strawberry Short Cake
freshly picked strawberries from the Wellington Point Farm
Today was a public Holiday in the Redlands for the Ekka(Brisbane Show)
It was also our friend Lesley's Birthday. And what better way to celebrate
an almost spring birthday than with Strawberries. My little Finlay helped too!
Gotta love freshly picked Strawberries.
I live in the Redlands which is steeped in Strawberry history.
We are lucky to still have The Farm, which is located at Wellington Point.
In 1906, special fruit trains would run to the area to sample the strawberries and to visit the gardens image from here
When I was younger I remember going to the Strawberry Festival.
From memory it started with the crowning of the Strawberry Queen and then the closing of the main street to allow the the float parade. I used to love lining the street to wave to the floats.
The last Strawberry festival was held in 2002, and in 2003 the inaugural Redland Spring
Festival was held, incorporating the former Redland Strawberry Festival and Green
and Grow Expo (now Greening Redlands).
They still hold the famous strawberry eating competition.
We had the pleasure of PYO (pick your own) a few weeks back when we where travelling to our big girls footy game at Beerwah. Look daddy a big one!
I love nothing more than hitting the open road and stopping along the way.
The girls loved it, we ate so many strawberries and paid $10 a bucket!