Sweetcorn

Availability: August- September

Sweetcorn AVAILABLE August- September

When to pick: Our sweetcorn season starts in August and continues until the autumn, we plant three sowings so the season is long.

How to pick: Sweetcorn is ripe when the tufts at the top are all brown and look like they are slightly dead – this means the corn is set and will be at it’s sweetest. Avoid the green/yellow tops. Grab the whole corn and snap away from the plant and it will come of in your hand. Pick as many as you want and pay for your produce in the shop when you’re all finished.

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 vegetables in the Farm Shop fridges. If you would like to order a large volume of fruit or vegetables for an event, we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us using our contact form or call the shop on 01865 358 309.

What we grow: We grow a variety called earlibird – like it’s name suggest this comes early in the season and is beautifully yellow. We follow this goldcrest which continues our season until September, this is slightly golden in colour. Both taste very similar and we recommend picking and eating on the same day!

Plan your visit to Rectory Farm pick your own.

Pick of the month

STRAWBERRIES

Pick your own strawberries for the freshest-tasting berries. The British strawberry season runs from May - September  - and picking your own makes the best of this time. Come visit us again and again during this period, bring your own punnets to fill and choose exactly what you like from our fields. Picking is quick and easy – and supremely satisfying!

We grow six different types of strawberry, ready at different times of the summer so you always have the best that we can offer. We grow almost all our strawberries on table-tops, this is easy picking and under polytunnels which means you can even pick when it rains. Our on the ground strawberries are usually ready in July.

If you’re pushed for time or don't want to pick your own, we sell freshly picked punnet of strawberries in our Farm Shop for a quick grab and go.

 

 

Also available today

Blackberries

Blackberries

Available: Now - August

Enjoy the first taste of in season blackberries in mid-July picking our Silvan blackberries, perfect fresh or frozen for a later date. Read more

Gladioli

Gladioli

Available: In Shop now - August

Just a few gladioli make a statement bunch of flowers in the house or as we gift, available from July. Read more

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Available: PYO Open - August

Our blackcurrants are best picked in mid-July, eat fresh or turn into beautiful jam for toast or porridge. 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 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.

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

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.

Pick Your Own

Our pick your own is now full of your favourite fruits to pick, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants. Come and pick Broad Beans from our vegetable patch and pick up some freshly cut flowers from the shop. our pick your own fields are open from 9.30 Tuesday - Sunday. We look forward to seeing you!