The PYO fields are open! We would recommend that before coming to pick with us that you read the information below carefully.
It has been a very busy PYO season this year! The weather has produced and is producing some great tasting berries.
Customers will be asked to queue outside of the shop with the correct social distance space between them.
A member of the team will then hand you a punnet and will direct you exactly to which row you may pick from. Alternatively, please bring your own picking containers and we will weigh it for you before you go picking.
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.
We ask that customers and pickers respect the current social distancing guidelines between themselves, staff and other customers whilst waiting outside of the shop and in the picking field.
We have been very mindful of the numbers of pickers in the PYO field at one time, but so far the picking lines have lent themselves very well to safe social distancing. Please be mindful when choosing the time that you come picking. The busiest time of the day is between 10 and 2 and the busiest days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It may be wise if you come later in the day or from Sunday to Wednesday.
At the beginning of the season we aired on the side of extreme safety and were only asking 1 or 2 pickers per household to come picking at one time. As mentioned previously the field is working well with social distancing so our current policy is we are asking groups or bubbles to please stick together and pick together.
Please head back to the Farm Shop and wait patiently by the benches outside of the shop. 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:
The shop toilets are currently closed, but we do have a portaloo in the car park.
As always dogs are not allowed on the Farm, except assistance dogs.
If paying by card please note we only accept Debit card.