Summer fruit season 2018 FINISHED

Freshly picked sweetcornThe 2018 summer fruit season has come to an end. Massive thanks to all of you who braved the heat to pick at the farm this summer.

It’s always great to see familiar faces, and we enjoyed meeting quite a few new ones! We hope you enjoyed your visits to the farm, and of course your fruit.

There will be a few ready picked sweetcorn in the farm shop this week, but please note that the fields are closed.

The farm shop remains open all year selling freshly frozen fruit, fresh local eggs, and potatoes when available. We continue to open daily 9am – 6pm, but it’s cash only during off-season.

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Previous updates

Late season raspberries

August 2018: The late crop of raspberries loved the cool, wet weekend: the Octavia has a lovely flavour now, and are easy to pick.

There’ll be plenty of raspberries this weekend (until 5 August), but note that we are likely to close the fields some time next week.

We picked the first sweetcorn for the farm shop today. We pick them fresh every day; call us on 01206-272275 if you need a larger quantity, so we can make sure to pick enough.

Sunflowers are also available in the farm shop now.

Both the redcurrants and blackcurrants are both very easy to pick.

The strawberriesgooseberries, broad beans are all finished now.

The next crop of broad beans will be ready in mid July.

Keep an eye on the fruit season timings as they can change, based on the weather.

Sunflowers growing in phacelia

July 2018: We’re now picking the late strawberry variety, Malwina. The strawberries have struggled with the heat this season, so be aware that this last crop may not last long.

Raspberries ripening in the sunshine

June 2018: Our fabulous visitors have been picking the fields clean of strawberries this season! We recommend visiting early in the day, and calling us before you visit to check the crop status if you want to pick a large quantity.

May 2018: This beautiful weather has done wonders around the farm, and blossoms are blooming. We expect the 2018 summer fruit season to start in early June.

Gooseberry blossoms in spring


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