Strawberries Galore for Summer Holidays and the Christmas Season
With the run-up to Christmas now upon us, Ricardoes’ Blackmans Point farm is boasting more strawberries – both fresh and preserved in its gold medal-awarded jams – than ever in its history.
If you’re wondering what to do in Port Macquarie for the holidays, or looking for the best place to stop between Sydney and Brisbane, then call in to Ricardoes and pick your own strawberries! The farm’s unique strawberry avenues are hosting bumper summer crops ripening just in time to offer an abundant “pick your own” experience both for locals and for visiting holidaymakers and Christmas tourists.
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The delicious flavour and fresh-harvested nutrition of Ricardoes strawberries has been captured in a record 30,000 jars of delicious jam ready for the home breakfast or tea table, desserts and cakes as well as for always-welcome personal and corporate gift-giving.
Ricardoes Strawberry Jam is now on offer at special prices – $2.50 off the regular price per jar in bulk buys: $8.50 for a single large jar reduces to $16 for two, $21 for three, and $30 for five (and pro rata at a big saving of just $6 each for supplies of five and more). Just add a festive ribbon and you’re set for Christmas gifts for friends, family and clients too.
A ribbon is also the way to dress up Ricardoes Trios: pre-packs of three mini tasters of a variety of sweet and savoury preserves. Choose any three individuals from Strawberry Jam, Tomato & Passionfruit Jam, Blackberry Jam, Marmalade, Tomato Chilli Chutney and Tomato Relish. The smaller sizes are ideal for entertaining on grazing plates, and perfect for picnics – perhaps along with a generous large jar of Ricardoes unequalled Olive Tapenade. Unscrew the lid and it’s ready to serve. Ricardoes Gift Vouchers are available from the farm shop.
For best prices take a trip to Blackmans Point for summer salad stocks of Ricardoes tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and more, and lunch or scones at Café Red. For far-flung friends and rellies, Ricardoes offers packing and posting via its online mail order service at www.ricardoes.com And for your visitors, a day out at Ricardoes offers a true taste of Port’s best, and supports local jobs and enterprise.
Covid Restrictions at Ricardoes
As a food retailer, Ricardoes is open to everyone. To pick strawberries or make a purchase from the store, you just need to check in as you enter. If you want to sit down to dine or enjoy a coffee in the cafe, you’ll need to show your vaccination status. Cafe Red offers safe, sanitised table service. Take away is available for those who prefer that option.