Welcome to Rectory Farm
Richard and Carla Stanley have been farming at Rectory Farm since 1980. Their Pick Your Own opened the same year, with just 1 1/2 acres of strawberries and 1/2 acre of raspberries.
Since then the PYO has grown to covering some 45 acres at our main PYO and shop site, and a further 30 acres of asparagus.
The Stanleys also grow about 110 acres of potatoes (nearly 2000 tonnes a year) and 750 acres of wheat and oilseed rape. Nearly all Rectory Farm wheat (approx 1800 tonnes a year) is sold to Warburtons to make bread.
Richard and Carla rent Rectory Farm from New College, Oxford and the adjacent land at Manor Farm in Forest Hill from Lincoln College, Oxford. Rectory Farm has been owned by New College since 1539 and has provided food for the inhabitants of Oxford throughout the ages.
Our Pick Your Own has been supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Oxfordshire LEADER funding and the European Union have provided us with funding for our "Fertigation Equipment Project." This new equipment is an upgrade of our existing system that drip feeds all our soft fruit and vegetables installed in April 2020. This new fertigation unit increases productivity of each plant, creates an easier management system, can be controlled remotely and produces a great tasting Strawberry and Raspberry. We can now grow more, better tasting strawberries for even longer - thank you for your support.