Sunday, October 28, 2018

Berry picking in Wexford & Spraoi Festival at Waterford

Last summer, J and I went to Wexford for berry picking!

The Berry Farm
The Ballagh, Clonroche, Co. Wexford, Ireland. 

We had to call the farm owner to confirm the location as we have no idea where it is & a little help from Google map, we reached Wexford safely. Wexford took us 2.5 hours. J rented a car for this trip :)

It was drizzling a bit so the soil was wet and muddy, which affected the overall experience. Nevertheless, I was extremely excited to pluck all the strawberries.

We went at early August. We were told that the best time for berries picking is May-mid July.  Besides strawberries, the farms also plant gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and red currants. However, in August time, most of them were not available anymore. 

I think we paid €12 for the big container of strawberries? Entrance fee is free. I forgot the prices but there's a smaller container available for €6. J was really obedient and just plucked till the container was full. We did not eat any berries in the farm, but I think we could actually do so since it's a pick-all-you-can?? 

 After Wexford, we drove to Waterford since it's just nearby. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach. Coincidentally, the Spraoi festival in Waterford was happening. Lots of food stalls, but they were rather similar to the options available in Cork. 

Massive hotdog bun with crispy onions

Pistachio & Ferrero Rocher at Gino's

Spraoi parade & firework

Tried baking a strawberry shortcake using the strawberries we've picked
They're really sweet & juicy!! Our cake failed overall though. The sponge cake was not soft enough :( 

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