We don’t think we’re alone when we say that 2020 was not the year that we expected it to be. Due to COVID-19 we had to think of a new way to get our products to people who wanted to support what we do. Mandy’s innovative approach allowed for an opportunity to create Farm Gate – a weekly farm stall not only selling LuvaBerry but celebrating lots of produce from around the area. This blog post is a small reflection and thank you to those that supported us.
The LuvaBerry War on Waste has grown every year thanks to Car Park Parties – where Mandy and her helpers deliver, fresh, frozen and freeze-dry products around QLD. As it was no longer appropriate to deliver products this way due to government restrictions etc. we came up with a brilliant solution to invite prebooked groups to the farm. This allowed us to keep an eye on numbers and create an intimate experience for those wanting to browse local produce or pick their own.
Collaborative by nature – Mandy used Farm Gate to promote her ‘farm and business friends’ local produce too. From fresh passionfruit and avocados, to rosella jam and yummy chutney. A true champion of Queensland Mandy welcomed families for pick your own but also encouraged everyone to enjoy other activities in the area such as the newly built Rail Trail.
We loved having everyone to the farm, especially seeing the little ones picking their own for the first time. We’re proud to be The Family Berry and we know what it’s like to have young kids. That’s why we introduced ‘Peckish Picking’ where you can eat as much as you want in the field – sometimes strawberries are just too good to resist!
We see Farm Gate as a huge success and although the strawberry season in QLD is coming to an end soon, we look forward to creating new experiences that you and the family can enjoy at LuvaBerry. So thank you to everyone who came along or offered support. If you’re interested in any of the Farm Gate Partners, you can read about them here. Our freeze-dry range is available to buy online and the finger lime season is just beginning – read about that here.