Potatoes

Availability: From the farm yard

Buy potatoes from the farm yard

Buy your potatoes from the farm yard weekdays 8am-4pm, cash or card accepted. Mind the tractors and vehicles when you come in, there is a number on the door to call if no one is around.

When to pick: Our potatoes are grown all over the farm and whilst we don’t offer PYO, we do sell them from the farm yard in various bag sizes, 25kg, 10kg, 5kg or loose. We recommend storing in a cool garage to keep your potatoes fresh, and we sell them in paper bags to help keep the light out.

What we grow: We grow lots of different potatoes varieties, each for a different market. Our white potatoes – Jelly and Saxon are all – rounders, delicious for roasting, mashing, boiling and baking. Plus our reds Mozart.

  • Jelly potatoes have a yellowy flesh that holds its colour when cooking. They are a mix between waxy and floury. Top tip: par-boil a pot and give them a little bash around the colander and they will fluff up perfectly for roasties. Being on the waxy side, they hold their shape for bakers and potato salads. These are the farmhouse favourites.
  • Saxon potatoes have a whiter flesh. They are waxy and hold their shape which makes them a great choice for baking and boiling. If making mash with Saxon potatoes always make sure you drain away the water so they don’t end up with mushy mash!
  • Mozart potatoes, our famous reds. Beautiful for chipping and baking, leave the red skin on for added colour to your plate. These usually sell out by Christmas so we recommend you stock up.

How we grow: We grow all our potatoes on site at Rectory Farm: 2,000 tonnes in total per year. We grow in three row beds, planting in late spring and harvesting late summer through to the autumn. We irrigate all our potatoes – with dry summers becoming more common this is essential for us to produce the tastiest potato. We store our potatoes on site in a cold store, bringing a few tonnes out at a time that we hand grade and put into our own Rectory Farm bags.

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Potatoes

Potatoes

Available: From the farm yard

Our white potatoes, Jelly and Saxon are harvested in late-August with availability until the following Spring. Read more

Farm shop

We sell all our own homegrown produce when in season - including several varieties of our own potatoes - picked and on the shelves within a few hours. We work hard to source the best quality local products from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and The Cotswolds. In our fridges you’ll find local meat, pies and sausage rolls from Eadles Farm in neighbouring Beckley village, award winning organic cheeses from Nettlebed Creamery, and traditional farmhouse Cotswold Butter – plus all manner of condiments and cooking sauces, baking supplies, biscuits, pantry essentials, free range eggs and milk. Our bread arrives each morning from Long Crendon Manor Bakery and Degustibus artisan bakers in Abingdon.

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 discount on all our PYO fruit and vegetables when you bring your own container - 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.

Pick Your Own

Come and pick your own fruit, vegetables and flowers from our 45 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire fields. Our specialities are asparagus (April – June) and strawberries (May – October).

Picking your own asparagus in the fields and eating it for lunch a few hours later is one of life’s simplest pleasures. As is making your own jams and jellies from the fruit picked with friends or family on a sunny afternoon - and freezing the fruit leftover for a sweet taste of summer after the seasons change.

More at Rectory Farm

cheese hamper

Christmas

From Friday 26th November till Friday 24th December the Farm Shop will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with the best quality fruit and vegetables including our very own potatoes, plus more.
For corporate hamper enquiries please email orders@rectoryfarmpyo.co.uk.

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.

Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Our first ever Pumpkin Patch was a huge success, we have sold out so now closed the patch and farm. We will open again for Christmas on the 26th November and for the summer season in April 2022.