PYO Season 2022
The PYO picking season is now in full swing!
We are now picking:
Loganberries – in the wilderness!
The PYO fields are open! It is always wise to give us a ring before you head out to check crop availability. We would recommend that before coming to pick with us that you read the information below:
The weather since the Spring has been very variable, but thankfully with the alternating heat and rain it has produced the most amazing fruit this season! The sun ripened strawberries are absolutely delicious this year! The raspberry crop is the best we have ever seen in our 24 years of growing fruit!
We are really trying to encourage fruit pickers to bring their own picking pots this year to try and reduce our use of packaging.
Please pop into the Farm Shop to get your punnets or pots weighed before you go picking and then a member of the team will point you in the right direction to pick the best fruit that day!
Please only touch the fruit you intend to pick. All fruit picked must be paid for. We are having quite a few problems this year with pickers picking strawberries and other berries and then discarding them in the middle of the rows. We would be exceptionally grateful if this didn’t happen as a) please only touch the fruit you would like to pick, b) it is a waste of fruit and c) if they go off they will make all the unpicked fruit go mouldy and will also encourage the wasps.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A STRICT NO EATING OF FRUIT POLICY IN THE PYO FIELDS. We do not allow any fruit to be eaten before it is paid for. If this rule is ignored we will automatically add a picking charge of a minimum of £5 per person.
Please head back to the Farm Shop and a member of the team will then weigh your punnets for you.
We strongly advise washing the fruit at home before you eat it.
Other useful information:
As always given the production of fruit and veg on the farm dogs are not allowed on the Farm, except assistance dogs.
If paying by card please note we prefer Debit card.
Taste the Freshness. We grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables which are available for picking fresh from the field or selecting fresh from the Farm Shop.
You can not beat the taste or goodness of a freshly picked fruit or vegetable. Be it warm juicy strawberries or raspberries or tasty carrots, freshly cut asparagus and the delicious flavour of freshly dug new potatoes.
Here’s a selection of what we grow and roughly when it’s ready! Picking start and end dates are entirely dependent on the seasons!! We are adding new lines all the time, so give us a call and check what’s in season!
All of our strawberries are grown on elevated beds – most at “standing up to pick” height! This not only makes picking much easier but also produces a much better quality fruit. Picking without bending!!
We are continuously listening to customer requests and comments! We have grown as a business because of it! Customers say “Do you grow such and such?” and the next year we give it a go! Hence the pink and white currants now in the PYO field and the yellow raspberries!