Fruit picking season 2024

Freshly frozen summer fruit

The summer fruit season will start in late May or early June this year; the fields will open when the fruit is ready to pick. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this summer!

The farm shop remains open all year round stocked with freshly frozen fruit, homemade jam, local eggs and potatoes, and seasoned firewood from One Man and His Log.

Make sure you stay tuned to our fruit news email; we’ll start sending updates again soon to let you know when the fruit will be ready.

Previous updates – 2023 season

The summer fruit season has finished for this year, the fields are closed until next summer. Thanks to everyone who came to pick this year, we enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones!

The fruit picking season is nearly over: last day for picking is Thursday, 10 August. Check the pickometer to see what’s available to pick – currently raspberries, red gooseberries, redcurrants and a few blackcurrants.

You don’t need to book and there is no entry or parking fee. You pay for the fruit that you pick, by weight.

Picking changes daily due to weather, crops and other factors, so check the pickometer on the day you plan to visit. How to read the pickometer:

  • 1 out of 5: picking is pretty tough
  • 5 out of 5: there’s fruit everywhere!
  • Fruit not shown? It’s either not ready yet, or has finished. Check the crop calendar for more info.

Fruit picking

The strawberries season is early June – early August. Check the crop calendar to see when you can pick gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, and broad beans.

As last year, you won’t need a ticket to come pick. When planning your visit, note that you’ll have the pick of the crop if you come early in the day and during the week (weekend afternoons are busiest).

Sign up to the fruit email and for weekly updates on how the fruit season is progressing, including when later crops like raspberries will be ready.

First strawberries of the season

Previous updates

Strawberry blossom in May means a later start to the season

May 2023: This is a later start than usual due to the chilly spring weather. The fruit will be ready whenever it chooses to be – traditional family farming here! No polytunnels to force the fruit ahead of season. Sign up to the fruit email and we’ll keep you updated on the start date. And keep your fingers crossed for a lovely warm month to come!

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