Pick Your Own
PLEASE SEE PYO RULES DURING COVID-19 BELOW.
RASPBERRY PYO MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE HERE.
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 and takeaway snacks.
See below what's next in season
Pick Your Own Rules during Covid-19
Please observe these rules carefully and try wherever possible to tie your visit in with a click and collect or a visit to the farm shop, so as to reduce unnecessary travel. Sadly but understandably, PYO cannot be treated as a social event or a ‘day out’ right now - though we hope that this will change over time. We urge all our customers to be sensible, be safe, and stick to these rules.⠀
1. Our staff will manage the PYO queue and direct all customers to a designated area.
2. You will be allowed to pick with people from your household up to a maximum of six. You must stay together at all times whilst picking.
3. Only pick from the area you are directed to by a member of staff, do not wander anywhere else in the pick your own. This is to protect both customers and staff.
4. Social distancing from other customers must be maintained at all times, the rows of strawberries will provide a physical barrier.
5. A maximum number of people will be allowed in each field at time, depending on strawberry availability and field size.
6. No picnics are allowed on site, the bouncy castle and sandpit are also closed at this time due to Covid-19.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK A SLOT FOR STRAWBERRIES BUT YOU DO FOR RASPBERRIES.
Enjoy 45 acres of farm - COVID - 19 UPDATE please just go to fields that you are directed to and are available for picking.
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.
We do not allow picnics on site, the bouncy castles and sandpit are currently closed due to Covid-19. Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Strawberries: PYO Open
Our Strawberry polytunnels are open and we know have our Symphony on the ground Strawberries. £4.75/kg and £4.25/kg for quantity discount (over eight punnets). Our ready picked strawberries are in the shop at £7.50/kg.
Potatoes: In shop
Our own Maris Bard New Potatoes are in the shop £1.70/kg loose or £7 for a 6kg bag. Our main crop is still growing and being irrigated, we expect our first few due in around middle of August.
Raspberries: PYO Open
Our raspberry PYO will be online booking for 2020 only. Slots will be 1 hour long and cost £1 for an individual or £2.50 for a group of up to 6, this is non-refundable and will enable us to have a member of staff in the field providing a safe and educated picking experience. Booking slots will go live 48 hours in advance. Customers will be limited to one slot a week and 8 shallow punnets at a time. Book online here .
Pinks: In shop
We have bunches of pinks in the farm shop, 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 £2.75. Great for brightening up your kitchen table. These will be finishing at the end of August.
Broad Beans: PYO limited
Broad Beans are a very popular vegetable for Pick Your Own and our first crop is just ready although second field should be ready at the end of July. PYO Price £2/kg, Quantity Discount £1.30/kg. We offer a special price for when you pick two carrier bag full.
Gladiolis: Plenty in the shop
Gladioli flowers arrive in the shop from the end of June until the end of August. 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!
Redcurrants: PYO Plenty
PYO Redcurrants open mid June until the end of August. Pick your own price £4.60/kg, pick your discount price £4.10/kg. We have a few ready picked redcurrant punnets in the shop £8.50/kg, call to check we have ready picked on the shelf and reserve your punnets.
Blackberries: Back in 2021
Our PYO Blackberries have now finished and will be back in 2021. PYO £5.50/kg, PYO discount is £5.20/kg.
Rhubarb: Back in 2021
We grow Ruby Red Rhubarb, 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 Rhubarb in this week, finish approx 3 July.
Blackcurrants: Back in 2021
Our PYO season for Blackcurrants runs from middle of the June to end of July, the crop has now finished for 2020. PYO price, £4.90/kg or quantity discount £4.50/kg. We have a ready picked punnets in the farm shop at £10.50/kg, please call to check we have some on the shelf before your trip .
Gooseberries: Back in 2021
If you would like to order in a large quantity of our own gooseberries please call the shop 01865358309 or order online. 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 2021
Our Asparagus is in the shop £10.00/kg in the farm shop, 500g bunches for £5.00 and a 3kg tray at £27. Our final pick of our Asparagus is the 20th June. Our PYO Asparagus is now closed.