Pick Your Own Fruit FAQ

Come along and enjoy the countryside and the freshest fruits
How much does it cost?

There is no charge to enter the PYO,  you pay by weight at the hut before leaving.  The different fruits are different prices, so do not mix them.

Can we use our own containers?

Yes, we have always welcomed you bringing your own punnetts (ice cream tub, yoghurt pot etc.) just ask the staff to weigh them before you start picking.

We will deduct the weight of the container, so you don’t pay for its weight. 

Do you supply containers?

Yes, we can supply containers.

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

We accept both debit and credit cards.

How can I find out what produce is available to pick?

For a full list of what is currently available for picking, please see here. We also send updates to our mailing list here

Where can I find the various crops for picking?

Our staff at the PYO will point you in the right direction for the particular crop you are picking.

Usually, the further you go, the better they get.

Can I eat the fruit while I pick?

We’re happy for you to sample one or two pieces of fruit but then everything else must be weighed and paid for before eating. Many PYO farms have gone out of business due to people not respecting the honesty system of not eating the fruit before paying.

How much can I pick?

You can pick as much or as little as you like, but you will need to pay for everything you pick. Please do not pick fruit and then abandon it before paying, it causes unnecessary waste and is unfair on other customers who may not be able to pick their own fruit as a result. If you are worried about over picking, please ask staff beforehand for a cost estimate of what your container will hold.

Is fruit suitable for freezing?

Raspberries, blackcurrants and blackberries are all suitable for freezing. Strawberries can be frozen but they will lose all their texture once thawed. However, they can still be used to make sauces, jams and smoothies etc.

Can I get a pram/wheelchair in the fields?

Pram or wheelchair access is possible, however, please be aware that adverse weather conditions may affect accessibility.

Can I bring a picnic?

We are happy for you to bring a picnic to the farm but ask that you eat it in the picnic area provided by the hut.

Do you have a café onsite?

We serve local ice cream and a variety of drinks from the hut.

Do you have toilets?


Can I bring my dog?

We welcome dogs in the car park and near the picnic area when on a lead, but not in the fruit fields.

Please note:

Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
All rubbish must be removed from the farm.
We reserve the right to refuse entry and to remove people from the farm.

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