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selvpluk fruit picking

Fruit Picking in the Sonderborg area

One of the benefits of living in an area surrounded by countryside is that fresh produce is on your very doorstep. And what could be fresher than picking the produce yourself? In Danish this is called ‘selvpluk’ and looking at the inevitable stream of newspapers coming through your letterbox you will most definitely find a couple of adverts of such fruit picking facilities.

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Below you can find a map of the ‘selvpluk’ locations we have found in the Sonderborg area. If you are aware of more that we have missed, do drop us an email or let us know in the comments.

We tried our hands at strawberry picking the past weekend at one of the places: at 10DKK for 500g of strawberries it is a decent price. The vast abundance of strawberries on the plants also meant that we had more than enough options to choose the strawberries that caught our eye without too much hard work. A great way to enjoy the outdoors for a few moments when there is good weather. And if you are not that keen on the manual labour? No worries! Most of the places also have a shop from where you can buy the fruit already picked.

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Mushroom Hunting in Sønderskoven

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When I was living in Prague one of my Czech friends invited us on a trip to find mushrooms. I’ve never eaten mushrooms other than the ones from the supermarket so a bit reluctant I joined in on the expedition. It turns out that it’s a bit of a “National Pastime” in the Czech Republic to go mushrooms picking in autumn and most people would know which ones you can eat and which ones to leave. We found some great mushrooms and went home to eat and cook them afterwards. Nomnom!

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Cafe International in Sonderborg (DFH) is organising a mushroom picking trip in the forest south east of the town (Sønderskoven) this Sunday with a start by the lake in the centre. To find the start time sign up to the Facebook event also so Tanja and the others know you are coming.