Our goal is to produce top quality strawberries all year round from our two farms in Glass House Mountains and Stanthorpe. But we know that is impossible without a great team of people - come & join us this winter!

Brendon & Ashleigh Hoyle and
Jon & Bernadine Carmichael
Brendon Hoyle & Jon Carmichael - owners of Ashbern Farms

Our Story

We're two couples who have joined forces to create a year-round strawberry farming business in beautiful south east Queensland

Our farm name comes from the joining of the two couples - Ash from Ashleigh Hoyle and Bern from Bernadine Carmichael

At our Glass House Mountains farm, we grow both organic and conventional strawberries in the Queensland Winter. With our organic berries, we are challenging ourselves to farm cleaner with more sustainable practices and to use more biological control measures for pests and disease.
At our Stanthorpe farm, we supply fruit to the markets as well as operate a Pick Your Own (PYO).




MAR Glass House Mountains
MAY Stanthorpe


MAY-OCT Glass House Mountains
OCT-MAY Stanthorpe


Hourly Rate ✔
Piecework ✔


Fair Farms ✔

Why choose us to work with?

Ashbern Farms have work available all year round between the two locations.
We value everyone who is a part of the process – from field to punnet.
We are passionate about growing strawberries!

What is it like to work with us?

FIVE STARS - loved working in this packshed!

Elaine WangPackshed Worker

I always feel valued and respected by the way they treat us, impressed by the efforts dedicated to supply top quality strawberries”

JennisReturning packer

So many good friends and kind supervisors and managers. Feels like family.

EddyPicker, Korea

I came to Ashbern for their reputation as a friendly farm. All working together.

KarenPicker, Taiwan

These hours change with the crop and the weather, but here is a guide:


Picking Hours:

Picking generally starts at 6am but starts earlier in the warmer months, and is usually finished around 2pm.

Packing Hours

Packing usually starts around 10am, to about 6pm.

Although we don’t have any accommodation on-site at our Glass House Mountains farm location, there are a number of rental houses in the area where we can link you to an accommodation provider.  We do have two farmstay houses in Stanthorpe for our workers.

You will need your own transport to reach the farm – Beerwah train station is 3km away

We have two farms – Glass House Mountains and Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe Summer Season
Picking and Packing: October to May

Sunshine Coast Winter Season
Planting: March
Picking and Packing: Late May to October

Find Us

Glass House Mountains
– Office & Pack Shed:
150 Burys Rd, Beerwah QLD 4519
– Farm site:
287 Kings Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD 4518


– Farm site:
2 West Rd, Stanthorpe QLD 4380