The vibrant juicy strawberry 🍓
Natalie and Jamie Dalton are lovers of good whole food. Jamie says "good food makes you feel good. It may cost more, but it's worth it. I appreciate a good chef, if I'm paying more and the chef is being remunerated, then he feels good and puts happiness into food. That's what I do and you can taste it."
Having a history of food intolerances means Natalie and Jamie prefer to spend time cooking from scratch. The desire to perfect the quintessential Aussie iceblock led them to one of Australia’s great strawberry farms, Taste ‘N See.
Farming for 45 years
Merv and Marilyn are great farmers for many reasons, in the early days farming was about helping out your neighbours and the community and that hasn't changed. These are our top reasons we love Taste ‘N See strawberries;
🍓 Quality is number one, they only sell quality first grade fruit
🍓 Strong connection to family, staff and their community
🍓 Staff are their backbone, with 60% of workers living locally and returning each season
🍓 They are pioneering new raised strawberry bed technology to continually improve their fruit and environmental practices
Taste ‘N See strawberries are situated on 50 acres south of the Sunshine Coast producing quality strawberries for 45 years. Now run predominately by three sisters Tracey, Sam and Laura who joke about being made in a strawberry patch said you learn a lot in 45 years "if you want quality you have to pay for it".
Farm to table
In strawberry season Jamie and Natalie drive to Taste ‘N See farms each week to pick up 50 trays of strawberries. Hulling the strawberries is a mammoth task for the Frozen Sunshine team but with music up loud they're all into the groove.
Ugly fruit… amazing flavour! Strawberries with imperfections and odd shapes don't make the grade as premium fruit in supermarkets, so instead of throwing these strawberries Taste 'N See give them to Frozen Sunshine. In return Taste 'N See don't ask for payment but ask that Natalie and Jamie donate money they would have otherwise sent to charity.
Try our Strawberry and Strawberry lemonade iceblocks today and let us know what you think. Can you taste the happiness?