Only the choicest fruit are grown and harvested, and only when fully ripe. We sell the highest grade fruit which are… simply irresistible!

Joe & Alice Barletta
Shaylee Strawberries

Our Story

Shaylee Strawberries is located on the Atherton Tablelands (700 metres above sea level) between Atherton and Yungaburra. Shaylee’s rich red volcanic soil and temperate weather conditions are just right for the cultivation of large succulent strawberries

Shaylee was established in 1985 and specialises in supplying the North Queensland catering industry with delicious strawberries during our season which is July to November - this is our 3rd season having taken over the farm from family

We appreciate all of the support that we receive from our community and can't wait to see you this season for fresh strawberries and PICK YOUR OWN!








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Shaylee strawberries

Why choose to work with us?

We are the only strawberry farm on the Atherton Tablelands
Winter in FNQ is blissful – warm sunny days & chilly nights make the perfect combination
Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef is just one hour away – what better playground to have for your days off?

What is it like to work with us?

I have been working a Shaylee Strawberries since May 2020. Alice and Joe Barletta and family are wonderful to work for. I love going to work. I have learnt so much since I started there and am keen to learn more. I am so grateful for the opportunity they have given me.


Open 7 days – Our shop operates  9-4

We pick from early morning until mid-afternoon

We pick our strawberries every second day and we have 2 teams picking & packing

Local hostels in Atherton & Mareeba offer a bus pick up and drop off service to our farm

You will need to have your own transport if you’re not staying with a hostel

The business is renovating and building a café style eating area and our daughters have moved back to working on the farm and will contribute to this retail side of the business.

The shop is open all year round and we make a years’ worth of strawberry supplies in the strawberry season!

As a small farm, we can offer you variety in the work you do – not just picking and packing strawberries

Our season runs from July through to November

Find Us

Shaylee Strawberries

255 Marks Lane (Gillies Highway) , Atherton, Qld 4883