strawberries, raspberries, broad beans, courgettes, redcurrants, blackcurrants, artichokes & pink carnations ready to pick now

OUR PICK YOUR OWN FIELDS ARE OPEN APRIL – OCTOBER, GROWING FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS. EXPLORE OUR FARM AND HAND-PICK DELICIOUS PRODUCE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO ENJOY AT HOME.

Farm Shop OPENING HOURS | MONDAYS: CLOSED | TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 9.30AM - 5.30PM | SUNDAYS: 9.30AM - 4PM | Last entry to pyo is one hour before shop closes

come picking!

check when our fruit, vegetables and flowers are in season for picking

We grow over thirty different types of fruit, vegetables and flowers at Rectory Farm for you to pick – all with their own specific season. Check what’s ready to pick before you visit and and check out our individual crop pages where we share our favourite recipes, details on the varieties we grow and how we grow each crop, plus tips on how to pick.

We are also growing pumpkins again for autumn 2022 after the success of our first pumpkin patch in 2021 – plus lots of new PYO flower varieties.

All our crops are weather-dependent and occasionally we close the PYO fields early, so please keep an eye on our social media channels for regular updates.

There is no need to book.

Pick YOur own STEPS
  • Please try wherever possible to bring your own containers and carrier bags when you visit our Farm Shop and PYO. 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 now offer a discount for all PYO fruit & vegetables when you pick into your own containers – save money and do good! Don’t worry if you forget, we have some you can use on the day and save for your next trip!
  • Weigh your containers at the outdoor station in our punnet hut – we can then deduct these from the weight of your fruit when you come to pay at the end.
  • Follow farm signage directing you to the crops you’d like to pick.
  • Be careful not to overfill your containers as squashed and bruised fruit won’t last as long at home.
  • Follow signs to the pay stations once you have finished picking. The amount you pay for most of our crops is based on weight, so feel free to bring lots of small containers for your fruit – it won’t cost any more!
  • Anyone who does not pay for their produce or who is found eating (rather than tasting one or two berries) in the fields will be asked to leave.
  • All of our crops are subject to the weather and occasionally we have to close the fields at short notice, we update our social media when this happens and put signs on the road.
  • Last entry to our Pick Your Own fields is one hour before closing time.  
Artichokes

Artichokes

Available: Ready to pick and in shop

Pick your own globe artichokes from our fields now, perfect steamed with melted butter. Read more

Asparagus

Asparagus

Available: Now finished for 2022

Our PYO season has finished, we have a little left in the shop until Sunday 2nd July - see you in 2023! Read more

Blackberries

Blackberries

Available: July - 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

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Available: Ready to pick

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

Broad Beans

Broad Beans

Available: Ready to pick

Pick our early summer broad beans from 9th July, eat them raw, cooked or even freeze to eat them all year round. Read more

Courgettes

Courgettes

Available: Ready to pick and in shop

Ambassador courgettes, a dark green small variety will be available to pick from the fields from early- July. Read more

Gladioli

Gladioli

Available: Late June - August

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

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Available: Finished for 2022

Pick your own Invicta gooseberries from 11th June. Delicious and sharp, and perfect for jams. Our fields are now closed, back in 2023. Read more

Gourds

Gourds

Available: Back in 2022

Pick your own gourds this autumn, use our small pumpkins to decorate your house and then cook with them. Read more

Potatoes

Potatoes

Available: In the shop

Our 2022 harvested Maris Bard new potatoes are now in the shop, loose, 1kg or 5kg bags; plus our delicious Venezia salad potatoes. Read more

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Available: September - October

Our pumpkin patch has now closed for the 2021 season, back in October 2022. Read more

Raspberries

Raspberries

Available: Ready to pick

Pick your own raspberries from June, perfect for eating on the day or freezing to eat all year round. Read more

Redcurrants

Redcurrants

Available: Ready to pick

Redcurrants are now in season and ready to be picked, enjoy on your breakfast, in a tasty summer pudding or as a jam. Read more

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Available: Back in 2023

Come and pick your own Ruby Red Rhubarb now, plus ready-picked stalks available in the Farm Shop. Read more

Strawberries

Strawberries

Available: Ready to pick

We grow several varieties of English strawberries. Our Pick Your Own strawberries are now open and ready to pick. Read more

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Available: PYO Open - September

Rectory Farm's first ever sunflower patch is now open for pick your own. Read more

Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn

Available: August- September

Pick your own sweetcorn this summer at Rectory Farm. Sweetcorn tastes the best when picked and eaten on the same day. Read more

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.

Use our "bring your own weigh station" to weigh your containers before picking – we can then deduct these from the weight of your fruit when you come to pay at the end.

Remember to bring your own 1 litre bottle for milk or buy a Rectory Farm glass bottle in the shop.

Homegrown

We have been growing strawberries at Rectory Farm since 1981, we started with just one acre and a three week season. Now you can pick your own strawberries from May-September across 20 acres. We grow over 20 different crops from PYO fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Quantity discount

Picking more saves you money! Our quantity discounts start at eight full punnets of fruit, this can be a mixture of any of our produce or just one. It’s a really affordable way to pick a lot for making homemade jam. Mix and match with our vegetables as well, one full bag of vegetables plus four punnets of fruit qualifies or just two full bags of vegetables if you are really into your broad beans – remember a fresh crop can be picked and frozen to be eaten all year round.

More this Year

We are always looking for new crops to grow, we are planting the standard orange pumpkins plus a variety of smaller ones – all of which are great for eating and decoration. We are planting over five times the size of last year so should have plenty of pumpkins for everyone.

We are also growing more courgettes, beans, sweetcorn and vegetables for pick your own alongside out many fields of strawberries.

Growing Principles

Just like in our shop we want to grow the very best fruit and vegetable possible. We adopt modern techniques, such as growing strawberries on table-tops and in tunnels. This reduces the need for pesticides, shields them from the harshest of the weather and produces a really consistent higher quality crop for you to pick. We choose the very best varieties for pick your own based on flavour, you won’t see this in the supermarket. We irrigate all our crops using a fertigation system, this precise technique minimises water waste, pollution and use of additional fertilisers.

Flowers

Starting this year we will be offering PYO flowers, these will be supervised picking slots that you can book in advance. We have planted Nigella, Cosmos, Strawflowers, Zinnias, Pinks, Gladioli and Sunflowers. More information on this to come.

Outdoor Escape

With over 45 acres on our site to explore you can spend hours picking with no interruption from the outside world. There is no greater satisfaction than picking your own produce then cooking and eating it that same day.

More at Rectory Farm

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PYO Open

Our pick your own is in full swing with a whole range of crops to pick everyday. Strawberries and Raspberries are available to pick until September. Our short season of redcurrants and blackcurrants has just started, pop over soon to pick your currants for jam making. We finish the colourful PYO year with our October pumpkins.

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 in 2021, so we have planted five times as many for the 2022 season. We are growing a whole variety from standard orange lanterns to tiny white caspirita and giant polar bears. Sign up for our newsletter to find out the details on when our patch opens for picking.