”Strawberries are a business that we have to run efficiently, but many hands make light work and you get rewarded at the end of the day.Ray Daniels
We're second generation farmers, my family once owned the third largest strawberry farm in Queensland. I've been growing strawberries my whole life and I grow 45 times more than my parents did. We have 4 million plants across two farms with five varieties.
Taking a seven year break from strawberries, I studied to become a Fitter and Turner by trade so I can make anything on the farm. We're always innovating and I've even made robots to pick strawberries. We've learnt to be efficient and for example have developed a moving break station that follows the workers around the farm with their belongings.
Our favourite part of the season is taking the staff away for the weekend and exploring the local area, last year we went to Noosa on our 'party bus' and everyone got involved with the karaoke.
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It's good work for the pickers you have the trollies so it's not back breaking work. There's good money to be made.JackWorker, Aussie
We like to be efficient on our farm
Picking starts at 6/7am and packing varies.
Everyone gets to have a 30 minute break for lunch and two smoko breaks
We don’t have any accommodation available on site. We recommend share houses in town.
You’ll need your own transport.
Moving break area that follows you while you pick to make it more effiicient, includes toilet. Leave your bags at the begining of the day and they follow you around
We start picking in May through to October
Because we have five varieties, there’s consistent picking and packing work throughout the season