Pick your own, fresh from the fields

The Pumpkin Patch will be open again this year.

Last year it was great fun hosting you and seeing all ages enter into the spirit of proper family fun.

( Despite a bit of mud at times.)

 Some things may be a bit different this year due to CV-19, but if  everyone is sensible, we can still enjoy ourselves.

As the rules stand today, maximum party size of 6 people.

We are still working out if and how we can host the carving tent, and what games can be played, but we will give you all the fun we can.

 We can soon take bookings for the Pumpkin Harvest.

Go to the  “Pumpkin patch” page to read all about it.

Join our mailing list below to receive occasional email updates about when pumpkin picking tickets are on sale and when we open again for PYO fruits.

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.
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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