Pick-your-own blueberries proving popular at Bucca
PICK-your-own blueberries have proved a successful recipe for Bucca blueberry and flower grower Kate Williams.
Kate and her family took over the operation from the previous owner when they bought the farm at 416 Bucca Road eight years ago.
“We get schools and people who come every year just before they go back to Sydney or Brisbane” Kate said.
“Families picnic - there is a dam where the kids can see turtles - most of it is word of mouth.”
“Some pick 20kg - some just one kilo.”
Although they are not a certified organic operation, the farm, where neighbours help to manage the operation, uses no chemicals and little fertiliser, but plenty of mulch and they prune back two rows of their tall-growing blueberries every year.
With three different varieties of berries, the public picking season stretches from December to February seven days a week and is combined with a roadside stall that sells fresh flowers - currently mixed bunches including Christmas bush with protea as the feature flower.