Plan your visit

GRAB A COFFEE, HIT THE PYO FIELDS, BREAK FOR A TASTY CAFÉ LUNCH AND PICK UP SOME FARM SHOP GOODIES BEFORE YOU GO

Plan your visit

Make the most of your day on the farm

We want you to get the very best out of your day at Rectory Farm, and so we recommend that you fully explore our website and this page to acquaint yourself with how to find us, our opening hours, which of our PYO crops are available when you visit, our café menu, what to bring with you, and some extra information below for a successful visit. For regular updates on all things Rectory Farm, sign up to our newsletter here.

We have on-site toilets, ample free parking, and dogs are welcomed on leads in the PYO fields. Our outdoor seating area boasts a large sandpit and straw castle for little ones to play on with supervision.

After your visit, keep an eye on our PYO pages and social channels for regular updates on new crops and seasonal recipes to try out at home – and please do tag us in your pictures of your visit, your PYO goodies and what you’ve cooked at home with our produce!

We will also update our social media channels if and when we have to close the PYO fields at short notice due to poor weather, so always check our latest social media post before you set off.

  • There is no need to book for PYO, occasionally we may have to close the fields at short notice due to heave picking or very high winds. We always post about this on our social channels.
  • Please no picnics on-site. We welcome you to enjoy the food and drink you have purchased from the PYO, café or farm shop at our outdoor tables.
  • Do bring your own plastic containers and carrier bags to help reduce plastic waste. We offer a discount on all picked fruit & vegetables when you bring your own.
  • Our entire 45-acre PYO site is accessible and open to visitors. Grassy tracks are navigable by off-road wheelchair and pushchairs.
  • Please pay for your PYO produce at the outdoor kiosks (or inside the farm shop if kiosks closed) before you leave.
  • Keep an eye out for tractors moving through the farm and always keep children within sight.
  • PYO closes 45 minutes before the Farm Shop closes.
  • Sign up to our newsletter to hear all our news and find out when crops come into season, we send out about once a fortnight.

Getting here

Put postcode OX33 1HF in your Sat Nav then follow the road signs as you get closer.

Our farm shop, pick your own and cafe entrance is opposite to our main farm yard so you might even spot a tractor.

Asparagus Fields
Very close to the Oxford Crematorium, just off the Headington roundabout. You will see the big signs as you approach. The closest postcode to the asparagus field is OX3 9RZ.

Address and travel details

Rectory Farm
Stanton St. John
Oxford
Ox33 1HF

Plenty of free parking and disabled spaces near the top of the car park by the shop. When we are busy please use our overflow car park in the grassy fields. 

Opening Times

Our Farm Shop Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 9.30am – 4pm

Our Cafe Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday 9.30 – 3.45pm

Last entry to the Pick Your Own fields is one hour before closing time. 

Asparagus PYO is now closed, we do have plenty of ready picked in the farm shop. 

Farm map

Explore our site before you arrive with our map, download a copy for your phone before you come so you know where everything is.

Please follow signs on arrival to show you where to pick rhubarb, gooseberries & strawberries. Our asparagus fields are at another location.

Our map gives a little indication of how are site is laid out and what we grow over the year. Not all fields or crops will be ready for picking when you arrive so please do follow the signs when you arrive. To find out what is in season explore when you plan to visit explore our Pick Your Own page.

We plant our strawberries, raspberries, vegetables and flowers in succession so not all of the fields will be in season when you come, please follow the signs.

Get in touch

Contact form, email or phone us.

We would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about Rectory Farm Shop, Pick Your Own, Tractor Shack Café or any of our other services please get in touch using the form or give the shop a call on 01865 358309.

Would you like to stock Rectory Farm produce? We also sell wholesale. Send us an email or give Paul a call on 07966 246388.

If you love the outdoors are hardworking and are free to work full time and long hours picking fruit and vegetables please email us with any previous experience, over 18’s only. All other job vacancies have now been filled.

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Please help us to reduce waste

Please try wherever possible to bring your own containers and carrier bags when you visit our Farm Shop and PYO. We offer a disocunt on all our PYO fruit and vegetables when you bring your own containter - do good and save money!

Lots of small containers for PYO are better than one large one, as soft fruit will easily bruise and squash at the bottom of a deep container.

Pop into the shop before you start picking so we can weigh your containers for you – we can then deduct these from the weight of your fruit when you come to pay at the end.

More at Rectory Farm

Cafe

At The Tractor Shack Café we sell freshly baked pastries, homemade cakes, Yarde Farm ice-cream, hot and cold drinks and delicious, farm-to-fork lunches. Our lunch menu is local and seasonal, placing our fabulous farm produce centre-stage. Come and try our famous homemade wonky strawberry milkshakes.

Plan your visit

Enjoy a family day out at Rectory Farm picking all your favourite fruit and vegetables to take home and enjoy. Remember to bring your own punnets and carrier bags to help us reduce plastic use. Visit the shop anytime to stock up on local  kitchen essentials and all our ready-picked fruit and vegetables if you’re short on time.

Hampers

If you’re not local to us you needn’t miss out. Order a Rectory Farm Hamper online to send anywhere in the UK – the perfect thank you gift or care package. Our asparagus hamper includes a bundle of our freshly-picked asparagus and a jar Hollandaise Sauce. Treat a loved one or order one for yourself to celebrate English asparagus!