Most of the time, I (only) crave foods if prepared by me because there’s certainty that they’re prepared well. Let me put it this way: Sometimes, I refuse to eat foods I didn’t prepare. (An obsessive-compulsive trait of some sort, if you may.)
The experience of visiting this farm called “Strawberry Lake” in Al Kharj last 14 May 2021, after the weekly badminton queuing, for this year’s Eid holidays was quite interesting and fun. The idea of having this kind of farm right in the desert alone is for starters.
I’ve been to a few agricultural farms but not into greenhouse, where you get to pick the very produce you ought to buy.
Thank goodness for this greenhouse and (insert another expression of relief here) we got to it earlier than expected. We roamed around like we own the place and, yeah, snapped a lot of candid shots like the one in the photos😅
See, the atmosphere is conducive to leisure walks because of the cool temperature inside.
On the one hand, you can’t really think strawberry plants greening in intense heat, but on the other, you can picture them and people like us grinning inside this greenhouse.
Kudos to the science behind this kind of horticulture. Visitors from the tropics, particularly the Philippines, get to feel Baguio or La Trinidad’s clime and, to a degree, vibe, even just for a while.
On a side note, Strawberry Lake also has other amenities such as a big lawn for picnics, children’s playground, adults’ chilling out area; an artificial pond with water birds; a birdhouse; a fish farm; and traditional tents.
There’s nothing like the fragrance of fresh strawberries wafting through the air. Picking those strawberries from that garden added extra appeal to them and to overall craving for super fruits particularly berries, then the taste of those sweet juicy berries! I still relish the privilege of picking the best ones during that moment.
Visiting this Strawberry Farm made me nostalgic about the home country but, for the most part, it reinforced the belief that there’s always something out of the mundane. That is, finding contentment in life out of the simple things. It’s essential…Also, fresh strawberries are, without a doubt, palatable but there’s something EXTRA special about picking them yourself.
The SAR 10 entrance fee as well as the SAR 20 charge for picking strawberries, equivalent to a pack, is worth it!
Strawberry Lake is open from 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM daily. Click here for the map.
For more information, contact WhatsApp number 056-021-8894 or check the IG account “strawberry_lake”.
PS, wearing shorts to this place is acceptable. Hurray!
10 things to do in Riyadh over the Eid Al-Fitr holiday (whatsonsaudiarabia.com)
The Pink Tarha – Strawberry “fields” in Riyadh??? WHY… (thepinktarha.com’s Facebook)
Strawberry Farm Riyadh | Hanging Strawberry Gardens (Mark Delos Santos Vlogs)