Pick Your Own
Rectory Farm specialises in 'Pick Your Own' as a great day out for all the family near Oxford.
It's the best value for your money when buying local fresh fruit and vegetables. We start with Asparagus in late April and continue on with Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries and other fruits and vegetables until the end of October.
The Tractor Shack is open Tuesday-Sunday serving hot and cold drinks, as well as freshly baked cake and takeaway lunches.
See below what's next in season
Enjoy 45 acres of farm
We have 45 acres of fields to walk around so there is plenty to choose from. The fields are marked with each crop - some may be picking now, some finished picking, and some not yet ready for picking. The main fruit crops to pick your own are strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries. Vegetable crops comprise, asparagus, broad beans and carrots. Asparagus is grown in a separate field near the Oxford Crematorium and has a much earlier season than our other crops.
We grow many other crops including potatoes, gladioli, artichokes, sweetcorn, green beans and pinks that our pickers pick and so not available for pick your own. (Unless you like a long walk to get to them!).
Many parents find introducing their children to a Pick Your Own is an exciting adventure. They can really understand where their food comes from by touching and seeing not from a textbook. There is plenty of room for the children to get plenty of exercise while doing it and they really can't get into too much difficulty - though occasionally some get lost (temporarily!) in the maze of fields.
Strawberries: PYO Open
We have Strawberries from now until the end of September, PYO price £4.50kg, quantity discount £4.00/kg if you pick more than eight punnets. Our Sonata and Centenary varities all on table-tops and Symphony on the ground has just come in. Ready picked Strawberries in the shop now at £7.50/kg.
Potatoes: In the shop
Our main crop Saxon potatoes are in the shop, loose in 25kg, 10kg or 5kg bags. Our Jelly and Mozart are expected in September.
Raspberries: PYO Open
PYO is £6.60/kg with lots to pick and plenty in the shop. Please call to reserve Jam Raspberries. We start with Glen Fyne, then Tulameen, Octavia, Himbo Top, Polka, with a couple of new varieties as well. Raspberries freeze well - Just pick into our shallow 300gm punnets, snap on the lids and pop straight into the freezer. We will have raspberries into the middle of September.
Redcurrants: PYO open
PYO Redcurrants open mid June until the end of August. Pick your own price £4.30/kg, pick your discount price £3.80/kg. We have a few ready picked redcurrant punnets in the shop £8.00/kg, call the shop 01865 358 309 to check we have ready picked on the shelf and reserve your punnets.
Gladiolis: Few in the shop
Gladioli flowers arrive in the shop from the middle of July until the end of August, we have a few left in the shop this week. Colours include green, white, yellow, red, orange, pink, dark red and many more...you don't need many for these to create a stunning display in a large vase. £3.50 or a bunch of 5 or £6.25 for two bunches!
Blackberries: PYO open
Our PYO Blackberries are open from the beginning of July until the middle of August, we have a few left to pick but they will be closing after the bank holiday.
Pinks: In the shop
We have a bunches of pinks in the shop with lots more to come, usually sell out on the day they are picked so best to arrive early. On site we grow various different colour pinks, we pick them for you and sell them in the shop at just £2.50 a bunch or 2 bunches for £4! Great for brightening up your kitchen table. These will be finishing at the end of August.
Blackcurrants: PYO Closed
Our PYO season for Blackcurrants runs from middle of the June to end of July, the crop has now finished for 2019. PYO price, £4.50/kg or quantity discount £4/kg. We have a ready picked punnets in the farm shop at £9.80/kg, please call 01865 358 309 to check we have some on the shelf before your trip .
Broad Beans: PYO Closed
Broad Beans are a very popular vegetable for Pick Your Own Usually open at the beginning of July until the middle of August. PYO Price £1.50/kg, Quantity Discount £1. We offer a special price for when you pick two carrier bag full.
Rhubarb: Back in 2020
We grow Raspberry Red a sweet rich red coloured variety that holds its lovely colour after cooking - ready picked available in the farm shop for £3.50/kg. Last few boxes in the shop.
Gooseberries: PYO Closed
Our cooking gooseberry crop was stung by the frost in March and have produced a poor yield so we have closed this crop early. We apologise for the inconvenience. Gooseberries are an increasingly popular fruit for Pick Your Own and not available in UK supermarkets. Our season starts with Invicta which is a cooking variety, slightly tart and is ideal for Gooseberry Fool - usually the start of June.
Asparagus: Back in 2020
Our PYO Asparagus is now closed for the 2019 season, back in 2020.