The Wandering Blossom coffee truck

NEW: coffee, cakes and lollies

My sister has just launched The Wandering Blossom, serving proper coffee, seasonal bakes, and homemade fresh fruit lollies, from a lovely converted horsebox based on the farm during the season. The ...

Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Visitors to the farm shop will surely have been tempted by one of the locally-made small-batch chocolate brownies in stock in the summer. Essex Bakery make the best chocolate brownies ...

COVID safety on the farm

Strawberry picking this year

UPDATED JULY 2021: You no longer need a reservation to pick any day of the week. We’re confident there’s enough space on the field for everyone to stay safe.We do ...

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 no longer need a reservation to pick fruit on any day of the week. We’re confident there’s plenty of space on the field to keep you safe.

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.