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Where to go strawberry picking in Xiamen

Updated: 15 Jan 2014
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Strawberries are a great fruit and it can be a lot of fun for the whole family to go to the strawberry patch and spend some quality time together picking fresh strawberries to take home and eat.

January, February and March are the best seasons to pick fresh strawberries in strawberry patches. During the period, strawberry fans can grab a basket and pick to their heart's content. Many of the strawberry farms in Xiamen allow visitors to share in both the bounty harvest and the experience by letting them pick their own fruits.

If you enjoy the outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, there are some farms in Xiamen to indulge in picking and eating these delicious strawberries.

1. Taiwan Folk Culture Village on Huandao Road (台湾民俗村)
The 4 strawberry farms are situated near the Taiwan Folk Culture Village stop. When you get off the bus, you will find some fruit farmers holding signs at the stop. They will lead you to the strawberry farms.

Price: 50 yuan/kg (Tourists can bargain in the farms.)
How to get there: Take bus No. 29, 47, 112, 857, 751, 316 and get off at the Taiwan Folk Culture Village stop.

2. Yefengzhai (椰风寨)
The 5 strawberry farms sit near the Xiamen Royal Victoria Hotel. You can take a bus and get off at the Yefengzhai stop. There will be shuttle cars near the stop which will take you to the farms.

Price: 50 yuan/kg
How to get there: Take bus No. 29, 115, 751, 18, 316 and get off at the Yefengzhai stop.

3. Houxi Village in Jimei District (集美区后溪镇后溪村)
There are 5 strawberry farms in Houxi Village. Take a bus and get off at the Houxi stop, you will find a guide sign opposite the Houxi Comprehensive Market.

Price: 30 yuan/kg
How to get there: Take bus No. 954, 909, 980, 929, 936, 900 and get off at the Houxi Village stop.

4. Qingjiao Village in Haicang District (海沧青礁村)
The 3 strawberry farms are located opposite of Haicang’s Qingjiao Ciji Palace.
 
Price: 50 yuan/kg
How to get there: Take bus No. 853, 801 and get off at the Gulou Farm stop (古楼农场站)

5. Yaoshi Village in Tong’an District (同安区莲花镇窑市村)
The strawberry farm here offers fresh, juicy strawberries for any visitor. Visitors can also indulge in picking other vegetables including tomatoes and potherbs.

How to get there: Take bus No. 600, 607, 606 and get off at the Yaoshi lukou stop (瑶市路口站)
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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