Frozen raspberries

Farm shop open all year

The fruit will be ready in late May. Until then, the farm shop is open all year round, with a selection of staples: freshly frozen fruit, homemade jam, seasoned firewood, ...

Baked blackcurrant cheesecake

Blackcurrant cheesecake

This blackcurrant cheesecake is different from the traditional baked cheesecake because it’s so light-set. The blackcurrants give it the right balance of sweet and tart, the bold blackcurrants livening up the creamy dessert. Thanks to the ...

Strawberry frozen yoghurt recipe

One-minute strawberry ice cream

Homemade strawberry ice cream is delectable but labour intensive if you don’t have an ice cream maker. This ingenious Jamie Oliver recipe lets you create the most delicious strawberry frozen ...

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.

2021 fruit season: you will need to book a time slot again this year to pick strawberries. This will ensure everyone’s safety during what we hope is the tail end of the pandemic.

We predict the first fruit will be ready in late May. Sign up to our email and we’ll let you know when we release tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you again!

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.