Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

Kaplan Farm in the Sharon area offers self-picking of various kinds of raspberries and mulberry and activities for kids.

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Map

Kaplan Farm is located in Kfar Haim, not far from Netanya. And the easiest way to reach them is by entering “Kaplan Farm Kfar Haim” into Waze.

Map of the area:

After exiting road #4 and driving on road #5700, you will see signs pointing to the farm.

Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

Entrance Fee

35 NIS per person. And children who are less than three years old enter for free.

This place works in a similar format as other self-picking farms in Israel. The entry ticket allows you to pick and eat as much as you desire. And if you want to take some fruits home, you can buy an empty basket (about 300 grams) and fill it up for an additional 25 NIS per basket.

Entrance to Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Entrance to Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

Opening Hours

Friday and Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00

Opening hours in the middle of the week may change.

Since they ask people to register before arrival, I suggest visiting their Facebook page and checking the updated opening hours, prices, and registration.

Entrance to Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Entrance to Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

When is the best time to pick Raspberries?

As I mentioned in Agronen Self-picking in Gedera, most raspberries become ripe from the middle of May till the end of June. But, the exact dates depend on the weather. We visited during the Shavuot vacation (beginning of June), and there were plenty of fruits.

Kaplan Farm has two complexes. One area offers the self-picking of raspberries, and the second is the self-picking of mulberry.

Self-picking of Mulberry

The first complex, near the cash register, is the mulberry area.

Self-picking of Mulberry
Self-picking of Mulberry

We walked between the trees and picked mulberry. But since mulberry grows on trees, it was harder for kids to pick it. Thus I did most of the work.

Mulberry
Mulberry
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

We picked two types of mulberries. There were shorter and longer fruits. The longer mulberry was tastier to me.

Mulberry
Mulberry

Self-picking of Raspberries

Then we went to pick raspberries. To reach the raspberries area, you walk along the dirt road for about twenty meters.

Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim

There were 39 rows of raspberries, and later the owner told us there are three different types of raspberries.

Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Picking Instructions
Picking Instructions
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Raspberries
Raspberries

The owner told us how to pick raspberries and a little about different types. Check out row 22 (22 left) if you are visiting there. From my point of view, it had the tastiest fruits (and the most similar to the taster that I remember).

Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim
Raspberries
Raspberries

And this is the box of collected raspberries:

Box of Raspberries
Box of Raspberries

Inside this complex, there was a wet area. Every round hour, they opened water sprinklers. There are also bouncy animals, and kids can play. My youngest daughter enjoyed this activity.

The Wet Complex
The Wet Complex

Then we returned to the mulberry area to participate in additional activities for children. As you can see, there is a sandbox, and my daughters are preparing a flower head wreath.

Activities for Kids during Shavuot
Activities for Kids during Shavuot

I also wanted to mention that there are chemical restrooms near the cash register, sinks to wash hands in each complex, and a small kiosk with drinks and ice cream near the cash register.

Kiosk
Kiosk

Agrotourism Attractions

You can find similar attractions in the Agrotourism category. And here are a selected few:

Summary

We spent more than two hours (including children’s activities) at Kaplan Farm. It was a lovely experience, and the whole family enjoyed it. Before visiting, I suggest checking their Facebook page to see what fruits and extra activities are available.

And there is the distance issue. Usually, when we wanted to pick raspberries, we drove to Agronen Self-picking in Gedera. But now, there is a closer alternative.

Have you visited self-picking raspberries at Kaplan Farm in Kfar Haim? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

For similar attractions, check out Agrotourism.

   

Additional Resources

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Lev Tsimbler

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