Every year, many farms around the capital and in rural areas join the so-called Szedd magad campaign. The essence of this is that the farmers allow people to enter their land, in return they do not have to pay for picking and transporting the vegetables and fruits. For customers, this type of shopping is cheaper than traditional shopping, and the goods are as fresh as possible. The season starts with strawberries in the fields, we show you where you can pick them yourself!
That’s how much strawberries cost on the market now
According to the data of the Market Price Information System, the producer price of domestic strawberries (real name strawberries) at the Budapest Wholesale Market at the end of May it was HUF 1,800/kg. This means that its price has decreased somewhat, since a few weeks ago it was still available at a producer price of HUF 3,800/kilogram. The price of strawberries imported from Greece was HUF 1,600/kg in the 20th week. If you want to buy strawberries cheaper than this, you can visit one of the Szedd magad lands, of which there are a few in almost every county.
There are pick-your-own strawberry fields in these counties
You can pick free-range strawberries for about a month in the Szédd magad action gardens. There were places where the May frost took away the harvest, in other places the cold, rainy weather set back the ripening, but in most places an abundant harvest is expected, Agroinform reports in its overview. Those looking for fresh strawberries are waiting for you in these counties, however, before anyone sets out, find out about the opening hours of the strawberry field, the necessary equipment, the minimum quantity that can be picked, the possible entrance fee and whether it is possible to pay by card, as well as from what age the strawberry field can be visited.
- Bács-Kiskun county: 3 strawberry fields
- Békés county: 1 strawberry field
- Fejér county: 4 strawberry fields
- Győr-Moson-Sopron county: 11 strawberry fields
- Hajdú-Bihar county: 1 strawberry field
- Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county: 1 strawberry field
- Komárom-Esztergom county: 2 strawberry fields
- Pest county: 5 strawberry fields
- Somogy county: 1 strawberry field
- Vas county: 1 strawberry field
- Zala county: 1 strawberry field
Here is the full list of strawberry sites
Before leaving, it is worth browsing gyumolcsvadasz.hu, szeddlemagad.hu and eperfold.hu. To help you, we have collected what you should know about the strawberry fields in Pest County:
|Áporka, Béke Street||May 15- June 25.||Logging in on the producer’s social page is mandatory.|
|Szentendre, Kalászi út||May 28-June 28.||You don’t need to log in, you can only pay in cash.|
|Solymár, opposite Kövesbérci út||May 28-June 28.||You don’t need to log in, you can only pay in cash.|
|Budakalász, Lupa Island||May 28-June 28.||You don’t need to log in, you can only pay in cash.|
|Pilisvörösvár, Görbe Street||May 23-June 28.||You don’t need to log in, you can only pay in cash.|
According to KSH data, 4.7–5.4 thousand tons of strawberries were harvested annually in Hungary in recent years. According to experts, the domestic strawberry season started later than usual due to the cooler spring weather, but with good harvest prospects.