Visit The Farm

The fields are open to pick your own strawberries and other summer fruit from early June until mid August. You don't need to book, just put on some sensible shoes and sunscreen (fingers crossed) and come on down!

Before you visit the farm: 
– read the information below – it’s packed with top tips, and the answers to the most common questions about visiting the farm
– check the fruit calendar to see what’s picking

How do I pick my own fruit?

When you arrive on the farm, the staff will show you where the best crops are that day.

You then take your containers up to the fields (either bring your own or use ours) and pick your fruit.

When you’ve finished picking, take your fruit to the farm shop where the team will charge you for the amount of fruit that you’ve picked, by weight.

Don’t forget to pick up some of our yummy homemade jam and other local delights in the farm shop, and pop by food truck on the way out for delectable treats all made with fruit from the farm.

more info about your visit

The farm is open 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday, and 9am – 4pm on Sundays.

Last entry to the fields is 30 minutes before closing time.

The fields (and carpark) are busiest mid-morning on both Saturday and Sunday. We recommend you either arrive early or at lunchtime, or ideally, visit on a weekday for the most peaceful picking.

The farm is at 53 Straight Road, Boxted, near Colchester, Essex in the UK. The postcode is CO4 5RB.

The farm is about 10 mins drive from Colchester and Highwoods, and 5 mins drive from A12 junction 28.

The farm is well signposted on Boxted Straight Road, next door to Fillpots Garden Centre.

You pay for the fruit that you pick, by weight. The price of the fruit varies each year, and sometimes throughout the season. Please check the price blackboard at the entrance for the prices that day, and any offers.

There is no entry fee to the farm, and you do not need to book.

 

We accept payment by card and cash.

There are two large, grass car parks next to the farm shop which are free for visitors. 

Please note: the car parks can get busy mid-morning on Saturdays and Sundays. We advise coming early to avoid the rush.

The farm has a toilet for customers to use. Unfortunately, it’s not wheelchair accessible.

The farm is flat with grass paths between the crops which wheelchair users usually find easy to access. Note however that the ground can be uneven in the crops. Also, note that our toilet is not wheelchair accessible.

Due to food safety regulations, dogs are not permitted on the fields. Exception is made for guidedogs. You are welcome to wait with your dog in the car park whilst others in your group pick fruit.

We want our visitors to pick their favourite variety of fruit, so you may sample a couple of the different varieties to see which you like best.

However, we ask you to respect that this is a small, family business so please don’t sample more than two berries.

Anyone who is eating much more than a sample, or who are not respecting the crops (for example, running around and throwing fruit) will be asked to leave.

Experience more on your visit

FaRM SHOP

Try our homemade jam, freshly frozen fruit, and other yummy local delights. Pop by in the summer for picked fruit from the fields.

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