Now open for 2019 season. Call our 24-hour hotline for latest updates 01793 790137.

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Pick your own

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STRAWBERRIES • RASPBERRIES • BLACKCURRANTS • GOOSEBERRIES • POTATOES • COURGETTES • RUNNER BEANS • SWEETCORN • SPINACH • ASPARAGUS • BEETROOT


 

Succulent strawberries

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Strawberries have always been our specialty – beautiful, succulent and available from when we open in May/June to when we close in October. Punnets are provided and you simply pick them fresh from our waist height table tops – there’s no bending which makes it is so much easier for everyone - although our very first strawberries of the season are lower down for frost protection.

How it works

A redeemable prepayment is required to enter the picking area. After you’ve picked your fruit, you then return to the shop where we weigh your punnets and work out the price, deducting your pre-payment.  
If however you pick less than the pre-payment then unfortunately it cannot be refunded – but we’ve tried our best to make sure it’s very rare that this happens.

 Just make sure you hang on to your prepayment receipt!

Raspberries and other soft fruits

As well as strawberries, we also grow delicious raspberries, gooseberries and sweet blackcurrants. Come late August and you can also help yourself to wild blackberries from our hedgerows FREE OF CHARGE!

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Tips for picking strawberries

  • Have a gentle rummage through the plant - sometimes the best berries are hidden.

  • Select firm, fully red berries. A little white is perfectly OK as the flavour tends to be a bit sharper and will last longer in the fridge.

  • Grasp the stem just above the berry and use your thumbnail to help you cut through the stem. Pull with a slight twisting motion.

  • Strawberries will keep refrigerated for about 3-4 days.

  • Strawberries are excellent to freeze – wash, cut off the stems and green tops, quarter and freeze. They should keep for about 2-3 months although they may lose their shape once defrosted.

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Tips for picking raspberries

  • Gently grasp the berry with your finger and thumb, and tug gently.

  • If it is ripe, it will easily come off in your hand, leaving the centre part attached to the stem.

  • Be careful to avoid pulling off the fruit with the stems which can easily destroy the plant! Please keep an eye on your little ones!

  • Raspberries freeze well and keep both flavour and shape.

Seasonal vegetables

We have a great variety of pick your own seasonal spring, summer and autumn vegetables. These include potatoes, courgettes, runner beans, dwarf French beans, green beans, sweetcorn, spinach and beetroot. Asparagus (until late June) and rhubarb are supplied ready picked and you will find them at the Farm Store.

 
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