Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP recently visited the small family farm on Chambers Flat Road to mark the start of the Pick Your Own strawberry season.
“Farmers are the lifeblood of our primary industries and provide enough food and fibre to feed Australia three times over.
They’ve had a really tough year and locally, I know farmers like Laura and Pieter from Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm have had to go through a lot with the drought and now coronavirus drying up their workforce.
This is an opportunity for us to back them and their small farming business so I encourage everyone to come out and buy some farm fresh strawberries and try the delicious strawberry ice cream.
There will be long queues as we all start to get out and about again, so it’s important to be patience and keep up that social distancing.
We can all do our bit to support local businesses and farmers like Laura and Pieter by buying and eating local.
The farm will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 4:30pm.