Pick your own, fresh from the fields

We are pleased to announce, after careful consideration and planning, our Pick Your Own is now open.

However, this will be a season like none we have ever seen before and we ask that you read the information below carefully before visiting.

Thurloxton Farm is open for  PYO food sales only, not a leisure activity

To meet with government guidelines we have the following changes in place. We request that you please follow the new rules to help keep our family and staff and you, the customers safe

Do not visit if you are unwell 

While there is no evidence CV19 is transmitted via food or food packaging, please do not visit if you are showing any symptoms

Limited capacity 

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone at anytime if we feel the safety of staff or customers is at risk.

We will close the gate when we reach our safe capacity

Small groups only

We are controlling visitor numbers to maintain social distancing and ensure as many people as possible can come to pick fruit. Customers should be from the same household and groups larger than 4 people will not be allowed entry 

Children under 10 must be accompanied by at least one adult 

Younger children may not understand the need for social distancing and risk spreading Covid-19 amongst other visitors

Keep 2 meters distance from other pickers 

Maintain distancing from other customers not from your household

Please remember, we are open only for food sales not outdoor excursions or social visits with friends

Payment 

To help prevent the spread, we are not accepting cash payments at present. We can accept contactless and card payments

Toilets

For health and safety reasons there are currently no toilet facilities on site. Please bear this in mind when planning your visit

Picking

Please bring your own containers to pick into, these will be weighed at entry

Customers must sanitise their hands prior to entering the PYO

WHO standard sanitizer will be provided

Please do not eat the fruit as you pick. We advise that no fruit is consumed until you have washed it at home

There should be no eating on site

Please be careful to only touch and pick ripe fruit

If you touch it, you must pick & pay for it

Help us prevent peak time queues

Our busiest times are weekends and when the sun comes out, please consider visiting the farm during quieter times

Weekdays (fruit picking is educational for those home-schooling)

Cloudy days; the temperature may be a little cooler but less people visit the farm when the sun isn’t shining

Please be patient, respect our family, staff and other pickers

 

 We are open daily, 10am – 6pm

We are getting near the end of our PYO season, strawberries are pretty much over for the year.

This morning we have: 

Raspberries

Blackcurrants

Rhubarb

A few Loganberries & Broadbeans

 

Join our mailing list below to receive occasional email updates about when other fruits are ripe, and when pumpkin picking tickets are on sale.

Pick your own is as easy as it sounds!

Come along and enjoy the countryside and the freshest fruits

Fun for all ages to harvest the soft fruits of summer, in a beautiful, peaceful field.
You are welcome to bring your own containers to pick into, just ask us to weigh them before picking

Thurloxton Updates

When is the best time to pick?

 
Every year is different, so we send out a few emails during the season letting you know when the fruits are starting, at their best or finishing.
If you would like email updates during the season, subscribe now.

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Our Farm 

As well as fruit, we grow wheat and oilseeds on the farm and run two flocks of sheep.
The wheat and oilseed rape( the fields of yellow flowers) are planted in the autumn using zero tillage (conservation agriculture) in our quest to improve the naturally shallow and hungry soils that rise into the Quantock hills above the fruit farm.
In the spring we plant the peas and linseed ( the pretty blue flower seen in June )
The crops are harvested in the summer using the combine harvester, the seeds stored for use in the winter as cattle feed, vegetable oils and linseed oil.
 
We also have an orchard of 1200 holly trees, which we harvest every Christmas for the berried foliage.
 
The sheep graze the steep valleys of grass. We have North country mules from Cumbria and a small flock of Ouessants, a French breed of sheep, the smallest sheep in the world, that graze the grass under the tabletop strawberries.

Pumpkins at Thurloxton

This year we are growing pumpkins for Halloween.
Come and join us in October for a spooky walk, games, PYO pumpkins and a carving tent.

Our Team

The Quick family have farmed in Thurloxton, on the foothills of the Quantocks, for most of the last century, growing wheat, barley and oilseeds, and running a flock of sheep. In 1973 the Pick Your Own was started with one acre of strawberries.    Since then it has grown to meet increasing demand and we now produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables on 25 acres of rich, red, soil.
We have always strived to give our customers the best, that is why the fruit is grown solely for pick your own, giving you first choice and guaranteeing top quality produce in the fields.

Family Run Business Since 1937

 

Our Customers Say…

Amazing place! Very friendly place and great prices! My friends and I had a great time and we can’t wait to go again! 😁👍

Stephen Lamprill

This little gem of a place it located just off the A38 in Thurloxton. A great family run business offering a huge range of pick your own fruits and vegetables at really good prices. Ice creams, clotted cream and drinks available

Claire Taylor

Fab visit today huge punnets of black currants strawberries and raspberries and some broad beans picked, delicious ice cream eaten and watching the combine was a treat!!!

Ann Barbeary

Lovely time picking strawberries, raspberries & gooseberries. My parents used to take my children when they were small & they loved it. Now I’m taking my own grandaughter! Keeping up a family tradition. Friendly, helpful staff and afterwards it was lovely to enjoy one of the ice-cream they sell sitting in the sunshine. Definately will be back & thoroughly recommend.

Anna Tozer