Iconic strawberry picking destination Beerenberg Farm is adding to their already comprehensive offerings, opening a café, a function space, and more this spring.
The family-owned farm’s completely redeveloped site is set to open in November with a revamped shop, a brand-new café, a function area, new food offerings, and an emphasis on cooking demonstrations. The Hahndorf hub’s shop––known for its much-loved dressings, jams, condiments, and gifts––is still operational and will remain so ahead of the site’s redevelopment.
The café will have coffee, scones, and hot meals to keep you fueled through your strawberry picking. Each food item will incorporate Beerenberg’s produce or condiments, and the farm will start making and serving gelati made on-site, crafted fresh from their own strawberries.
The function space will be a room you can hire out with audiovisual equipment and farm-style furnishings. Beerenberg Farm co-owner Sally Paech says the space is perfect for an off-site planning session or staff bonding event.
Beerenberg also hopes to become a destination for cooking demonstrations, hosting a different, free tutorial every day. According to Paech, the winter demos will feature winter warmer recipes with their products, and the summer will see elaborately designed chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry desserts, and more.
The co-owner says the Hahndorf icon’s upgrade was a long time coming.
“[The changes] are fulfilling a need: When people come to pick strawberries, they expect a café or somewhere to get a coffee, but we just didn’t have room,” she says.
“The development will enhance the visitor experience so people can spend more time here.”
In addition to upping the standards during strawberry season, Paech hopes the new cooking demonstrations, café, and function space will improve Beerenberg year-round.
“Strawberry picking is eight months––not twelve, so this allows us to be more of a year-round destination,” she says.