Young sweetcorn cobs growing on the field

Farm shop open all year

The fields are closed but the farm shop is open all year round, with a selection of staples: local potatoes, free range eggs, and freshly frozen fruit. The sweetcorn will be ready ...

Strawberry picking during COVID pandemic

What a season!

The fields are now closed for the year after a season quite unlike any since the family moved here 80 years ago. You’ve been brilliant at showing up, keeping to ...

Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Beautifully buttery and crisp shortbread biscuits filled and sandwiched together with softly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. These shortbread sandwiches are a quintessential British summertime treat.

Your visit

Whether it’s your first time picking your own fruit or you come every year, we hope to make your visit to the farm easy and enjoyable.

PLEASE NOTE: the fields are now closed for the year. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to pick!

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Farm shop

Freshly picked fruit is available in high season, for those who are short of time. Arrive early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Alternatively, contact the farm shop to check availability and place an order.

The farm shop stocks local produce including local potatoes, cream and ice cream. Freshly frozen fruit is also available throughout the year.

During the season, we prefer payment by debit and credit cards. Cash out of season.

Opening hours

The farm is open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday, and 9am – 4pm on Sundays.

Getting to the farm

The farm is at 53 Straight Road, Boxted, near Colchester, Essex in the UK. The postcode is CO4 5RB.

The farm is about 10 mins drive from Colchester and Highwoods, and 5 mins drive from A12 junction 28. The farm is well signposted on Boxted Straight Road, next door to Fillpots Garden Centre.

Facilities

  • Parking: There are two large grass car parks next to the farm shop.
  • Toilets: There is a toilet at the rear of the farm shop (not wheel-chair accessible).
  • Hand washing: we’ve installed an extra hand washing station on the farm this year, beside the farm shop.
  • Wheelchair access: The farm is flat with grass paths between the crops but the ground is often uneven.
  • Safety: Please do not smoke beyond the car park. We provide buckets of sand for disposing of lit cigarettes.
  • Dogs: due to food safety regulations, dogs are not permitted on the farm.