Mary, Edwin & Jim Quick haymaking in the car park. (1952?)
How We Started
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 the help of neighbouring farmer John Case, 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.
A grumpy old man, usually found muttering in the farmyard. responsible for paying the bills and mending things.
Grew up and farmed in Thurloxton his whole life, building from a 70 acre mixed farm to the diversified 500 acres today. Edwin started growing fruit for Pick Your Own in 1972
Came to Thurloxton when she married Edwin in 1961, and has not missed a season in the farm shop, enjoying seeing old friends return each year.
Now home and part of the team. When not in Antarctica or building self driving tractors, runs the arable operations.
Lucy has been a part of the team for many years, and we are glad to have her back every Wednesday to show us her smile.
After growing up in Thurloxton and a career in banking, now gardens with Krystyna and helps the family during the busy times. (and prunes all the raspberries!)