”We love the romanticism of growing this luscious red fruit - we find every year that it brings us a sense of awe and happiness that never gets tired. We're small enough that our workers get the opportunity to pick and pack so no one gets bored at our farm!Dieter Zellman & Sue Mazi
Dieter comes from Germany where he was a third generation farmer growing barley, wheat & sugar beet with his family. This is probably where he picked up his love of old tractors - his hobby is restoring these old beauties back to the prime of their life. Sue is an adventurer who has taught English as a foreign language in Japan, Germany & Australia and were she not a strawbery farmer, she would have loved to have been a photo journalist travelling the world telling amazing stories on film.
We started growing strawberries together in 2002 so its our 20th Anniversary this year - a great reason to come & celebrate that milestone working in our team
During the season we pick in the early cool of the morning, then break for lunch and pack the fruit the same afternoon ready to go off to our customers. We both work in the paddock and shed with our team of workers. In addition to this work, Dieter does the growing of the crop and Sue does the administration and payroll. Everyone on the farm is 100% productive across all aspects which means you're never bored !
Why Pick & Pack With Us?
What is it like to work with us?
Strawberry picking at Sonnschein Farm was a very nice experience. Making new friends becomes the easiest thing. The harder you work the more you get paid, I was paid weekly on time.Scott VerbeekBackpacker, Netherlands
I love working outside in the open field, meeting a variety of people from different places. My supervisor took care of all our needs and always payed in time.Reut Ben AmiBackpacker, Israel
Typically, during the strawberry season, we pick the strawberries in the cool of the morning and the fruit goes to the cold-room. We break for lunch and pack the fruit in the afternoon. Mon-Wed are longer workdays with Thurs – Sat as shorter days. We don’t work on Sundays
We own 2 houses in Wamuran. We offer a package to workers, at their expense, to live in a share house and we supply a pickup and drop-off service and wifi, electricity, and water are all included.
Please discuss package prices directly with Dieter and Sue
If you don’t use the share house option you will need your own transport to get to the farm
Our harvest really starts in June with up to 10 workers needed through June and July. Then the busiest months are August & September where we need up to 13 workers.