GOOSEBERRIES will be back in 2022.
When to pick: Our gooseberry season is short so you’ll need to be quick if you want a piece of the action! The Rectory Farm pick your own gooseberry patch opens in June until mid-July, our fields are now closed and will reopen in 2022.
How to pick: We supply punnets for picking, however we encourage you to bring your own plastic containers to reduce plastic use. 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. We supply trays to carry all your picking containers on-site. Gently pull each individual gooseberry from the plant and place in your container. They are quite firm fruit so shouldn’t burst open. Gooseberry bushes have long spikes so mind out for thorns while you pick!
Ready picked: If picking is not for you then we have a skilled team of professionals in the fields who pick our best every single day. You can find our ready-picked fruit in the Farm Shop fridges. If you would like to order a large volume of fruit or vegetables for an event, we’ll be more than happy to help. Please drop us a message via our contact form or call the shop on 01865 358 309.
What we grow: We grow Invicta gooseberries – a hardy variety that enjoy the sun. These are a cooking variety: sharp and delicious but best for baking, jam or gooseberry fools.