Gooseberry crumble cake recipe

Gooseberry crumble cake

Why choose between cake and crumble when you can have both?! The fruit in this gooseberry crumble cake really offsets the sweetness. We won’t judge if you serve it with ...

Pick your own at 2m distance

Visiting the farm during the pandemic

The farm operates a bit differently this year to ensure we keep our staff and customers safe during this pandemic, as well as enjoying some lovely fruit! Note that the ...

Summer pudding

Summer pudding

This easy-to-make traditional summer fruit dessert is a delicious combination of sweet and sharp. At the right time of the season, you can pick all the fruits needed for this ...

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: this year, there will be special arrangements in place to ensure customers can keep a safe distance whilst picking.

You need to BOOK A TICKET to pick strawberries as we’re limiting the number of people on the strawberry field.

No reservation needed to pick raspberries, gooseberries, or other crops.

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.

We prefer payment by debit and credit cards.

Opening hours

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

NOTE: this year, 9 – 10am Mon – Sun is reserved for over 60 year olds (no reservation required).

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.


  • 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.