Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southern East Anglia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southern East Anglia, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  . The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites; they just copied my website a few years ago, and do not update their information as I do, so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates weekly (and whenever I hear from a farm or visitor with new info). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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What's in season in June 2024, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2024: Spring crops are underway; don't miss the berry season, strawberries are first, followed by the brambles! Damsons and other plums, figs, and summer veg are next! See this page for a harvest calendar to know when each crop is typically available.

Strawberry festivals, fetes and fayres are coming, most in June and July - see this page to find a strawberry festival near you! We also have home preserving, bottling, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Southern East Anglia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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  • Edible Ornamentals - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, broccoli, corn (sweet), courgettes, peppers, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    Cherwood Nursery Blue Bells, Chawston, Bedfordshire MK44 3BL. Phone: 01480 405663. Email: Open: May to October. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Chillies from May to October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Chillies. (ADDED: July 07, 2010)
  • Grove Farm PYO - over 30 different fruits and vegetables during the season.
    Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Phone: 01296 668175, email: Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; last entry 5 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm, last entry 12 pm. We are now within a 30mph zone which runs back into Ivinghoe. Payment: Cash and Debit/Credit Cards only. For prices go to What's in Season. There is a wide range of produce on offer to pick, with over 30 different fruits and vegetables during the season. Our Pick Your Own enables you to select your product fresh from the field and at a very low cost. We provide baskets and bags free of charge and wheelbarrows and forks to assist you in your picking. There is ample parking and we are open every day for you to come and pick. There are signs directing you to all the different areas and if you have any questions about the Pick Your Own, any member of the family or staff will be happy to answer them. There is ample parking and we are open every day for you to come and pick. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 19, 2018, JBS)
  • Pell's Farm Shop - Pick Your Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries and red and black currants (when in season) Christmas Trees
    Renhold Road, Wilden, Bedfordshire MK44 2PT. Phone: 01234 771834. Email: Credit cards accepted. Open 7 days a week all year round.. - Geese and a few chickens for you to look at. Range includes traditional and Nordmann's. Also cakes, breads, home produced veg, flowers, plants, trees etc. (UPDATED: July 30, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 19, 2011)
    A visitor writes: "Very low prices. Fantastic farm shop and nursery. Definitely worth a visit."
  • The Secret Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, asparagus, carrots, Christmas trees, corn (sweet), flowers, lavender, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, WiFi is available, Cell service cell phones work here, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food, Inflatables or Bounce house, barrel train, pedal kart track
    Blunham Road, Moggerhanger , MK44 3RA. Email: Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website or Facebook page for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, All credit cards, AndroidPay, ApplePay.
    Click here for our Facebook page.
    (UPDATED: June 29, 2023) (ADDED: June 13, 2022)
  • Woodside Animal Farm Ltd - Animal farm
    Mancroft Road, Aley Green, Luton, Bedfordshire LU14DG. Phone: 01582 841044. (This is an animal farm and leisure/amusement park, but apparently they have pyo eggs. You can get up close and personal with our animals at Woodside Animal Farm. Feed them, pet them and even cuddle them during our 'Cuddly Encounters' hands on sessions. As well as our wide range of farm, zoo and exotic animals there are tractor and trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf and lots of outdoor play fun. For rainy days and when the kids just want to run wild there’s the heated indoor soft play centre and cafe serving hot meals and snacks, a selection of rich and warming coffees and a tempting range of delicious cakes and treats. Our well stocked gift shop has a good range of gifts, toys and pocket money treats. Our award winning poultry centre stocks a vast range of livestock, feed and accessories, and our friendly helpful staff are on hand to give you all the advice you need! (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)


  • Carpenter's Farm Shop (and PYO) - asparagus and soft fruit
    St Mary's Road, Aingers Green, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex CO7 8NJ. Phone: 01206 251741. Email: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. Here's what's really odd: there's a new website for the same location here, Carpenter's Farm Shop that says "The Barn Cafe, Farm Shop and Craft Studios Luxury Accommodation with onsite café, fishing lakes and artisan crafts" but nothing about fruit or anything related to an actual farm. I guess they've converted to a self-catering rental accommodation now. They used to also have a reservoir for fishing and quarterly wine-tasting evenings. Strawberries - pick your own in mid June and July; Raspberries - ready picked and PYO in July- August; Gooseberries - ready picked and PYO in mid June-early July. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (ADDED: August 2, 2008)
  • Cramps Farm - I haven't yet found out what they have; write to me, if you know!
    Little Wakering Road, Great Wakering, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS3 0LG. Phone: 01702 219314.
  • Craner Produce Soft Fruit Farm - Blackberries, strawberries, tayberries, loganberries, Black currants, Red currants, Gooseberries, runner beans
    Merryleas, Common Road, Broadley Common, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 2DF. Phone: 01992 892862. Email: email: Open: They sometimes open late in the season (June). In June, they have Strawberries, Raspberries and Broad beans, plus more in the shop. They grow PYO strawberries, raspberries, black currants, red currants, blackberries, plums,damsons,apples and gooseberries, but only in season. Today all our strawberries are grown on the “table top system” but this year we have reduced the amount we will produce, as the time has come for us to take life somewhat more easily. Our gooseberries are superb and all are grown on a multi-cordon system so they can be picked from a comfortable standing position - we do not know of another farm where this is on offer, but no doubt someone will tell us! Each year we produce more than we can get picked , so please come and help us, you may be surprised not to get too scratched in the process. Please remember they may start the last weekend in May. We try to make the fruit-picking experience a happy and enjoyable one with easy access to all our different fruits and plenty of green space all around. Regular visitors will notice that there is more green space this summer. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: July 9, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2009)
    A visitor writes: "Extremely friendly owners, very tidy picking areas, suitable for children, tea room available in afternoon, best to phone to see what is selling, information updated daily."
  • Daymens Hill Orchard - Apples, pears, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop)
    Brick House Road, Tolleshunt Major, Maldon, CM9 8JZ. Phone: 01621 815327. Open: Starts Saturday 11th September 2010 Every Day for 4 weeks 10am to 4pm. Directions: Take Grove Farm Road (off B1022 towards Tiptree) Turn Right at Mini junction, Daymens Hill Orchard is ahead. Payment: Cash, only. All of our Apples and Pears and Quinces (plus our potatoes and other seasonal produce)are available from our Farm Shop in Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4QS Open every day 9am to 6pm Sunday 10am to 2pm. Coxes Orange Pippin, Bramley, Ida Red, Conference, Comice plus many more. (ADDED: September 08, 2010)
  • Graces Fruit Farm - PYO: Apples, plums, blackberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, loganberries, Tayberries, asparagus, broad beans, runner beans
    Causeway End, Thaxted Road, Wimbish, Saffron, Walden. Tel.01371 830387. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: On B184 Saffron Walden/Thaxted rd 4 miles S of Saffron Walden on R. Clearly signposted. PYO large range soft fruits, apples plums plus summer vegetables. Farm shop with range of produce. Tea room, childrens play area, picnic area. Facilities: Ample parking, children's play area, nearby pub, picnic area, tea room, plants and shrubs, easy access for disabled, toilets, caravan club. PYO Asparagus in April/May (call to check when ready). (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)
  • Hilltop Farm - They have some PYO - but I haven't heard just what!
    Hilltop Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1PH. Phone: Phone: 01268 752734.
  • Jarman's East Mersea Nursery - blackberries, broad beans, currants (red and black), flowers, green beans, raspberries (red), strawberries, other vegetables,
    East Road East Mersea, Colchester, CO58TQ. Phone: 01206 386387. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2018-2021- Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, (note, the other copycat websites and mommy bloggers, just copy from us; if they are reporting Jarmen's is open, they're outdated); their last reported hours were Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, November 1st to February 28th Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm March 1st to October 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Coming on to Mersea Island take the left hand fork and continue until the sign for Jarman's Nursery and PYO on the left hand side, the entrance to the nursery and car park are the next on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. We have table-top Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, Sweetcorn and Flowers are available either to pick yourself or freshly picked, also tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers. Our Farm Shop is open throughout the year and is stocked with our freshly picked seasonal produce. We also grow a wide range of bedding plants, perennials and grasses on site and fill hanging baskets and containers. Formerly known as East Mersea Nursery and Pick Your Own. (UPDATED: January 07, 2011)
  • Lathcoats Farm - blackberries, boysenberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, plums, raspberries (red), strawberries,
    Lathcoats Farm EssexBeehive Lane Galleywood, Chelmsford, CM2 8LX. Phone: 01245 353021. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday & Saturday 9 to 5, Friday 9 to 6, Sunday 10 to 4 BUT please make sure you are at the shop well before closing time. Directions: A12 Galleywood exit. Take B1007 towards Galleywood for one mile, at traffic lights straight over. After 200 meters, Turn right just past Helix Garage, into Beehive La, B1009. Farm is less than 1 mile on L. Click here for their page with a link to a map and directions. The season usually starts about mid June and goes on until the end of July. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Farm shop open throughout the year with top quality food from local and regional producers. The Farm Shop is open all year round. Our specialty is English apples - we grow 40 varieties in our orchards. The apple season begins in August. Other pyo crops:
    June - Strawberries, Gooseberries & Raspberries;
    July - Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Currants, Blackberries & Gooseberries
    August - Blackberries & Plums
    September - Plums.
    A Saturday in October is our annual Apple Day and Farmers' Market when you will be able to sample 30 varieties of apple grown at Lathcoates and enjoy many other attractions. They have 45 hectares of apples, 40 varieties grown, also 3 hectares strawberries and other soft fruit, plus cherries, plums, asparagus. You can rent a range of different apple varieties and get to keep all the apples at harvest time. . (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: June 27, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 04, 2009)
  • Little Baddow Hall Fruit Farms Ltd - plums and Christmas trees.
    Church Road, Little Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4BE. Phone: 01245 222827. There's not much online about them. They have a campsite, and that appears to be their primary business. One person reports they only have Plums for picking on site nowadays in August. Best to call ahead and ask. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)
  • McLauchlans of Boxted Pick Your Own Berry Farm - berries, broad beans and sweet corn
    53, Straight Road, Boxted, Colchester, Essex CO4 5RB. Phone: 01206 272275. Open: 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 4pm on Sundays.; NOTE: in 2020, 9 am to 10am daily is reserved for over 60 year olds (no reservation required); You need to BOOK A TICKET to pick strawberries as we’re limiting the number of people on the strawberry field; No reservation needed to pick raspberries, gooseberries, or other crops. The Farm shop has freshly picked fruit is available in high season, for those who are short of time. Arrive early to ensure you don’t miss out! Alternatively, contact the farm shop to check availability and place an order. The farm shop stocks local produce including local potatoes, cream and ice cream. Freshly frozen fruit is also available throughout the year. Payment: We prefer payment by debit and credit cards. They have all type of berries, broad beans and sweet corn. Directions: The farm is half way down Boxted Straight Road, near Colchester in Essex. They are only ten minutes drive from Colchester North Station, Highwoods and the A12. Click here to send them an email. Click here to view a map of Boxted and Colchester. The fruit season will start in late May, or early June:
    Strawberries Late May - July
    Gooseberries Late May
    Jam strawberries June - July
    Broad beans June - July
    Redcurrants July - August
    Raspberries July - August
    Dessert gooseberries July - August
    Blackcurrants July - August
    Sweetcorn late August. (UPDATED: July 12, 2020, JBS)
  • Mill Farm Strawberries - UPDATE for 2018 - Permanently closed - As some of you are aware this has been our last proper season growing and selling strawberries after 40 years in the business. We would sincerely like to thank those of you who have supported us over this time, especially our regular local customers. Many families have said it is indeed the end of an era.
    Brightlingsea Road Thorrington, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8JJ. (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Park Fruit Farm - apples, blackberries, plums, damsons, pears, raspberries
    Pork Lane, Great Holland, Nr Frinton-on-sea, Essex. CO13 0ES. Phone: 01255 674621. Open: All Year; From August to Christmas we are open 7 days a week, 9.00am-5.00pm Mon to Sat, 10.00am-4.00pm Sunday; From New Year to July we are open 6 days a week, Mon to Sat, 9.00am-5.00pm; We are closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day; Bank Holidays 10.00am-4.00pm (9.00am-5.00pm on August Bank Holiday). We grow 39 varieties of apples, 10 varieties of plums and damsons, 4 varieties of pears, 3 varieties of raspberries and 1 variety of blackberry. We are a small family run farm which is now into the third generation. We are very well known locally since we have a busy farm shop, where we sell the majority of all the fruit grown on the farm and many other farm products. We press our own apple juice which is available straight from the press, it is pure and untreated, unlike any other apple juice you will find in the shops. When you visit the farm, you may try the different apple juices that has recently been pressed. You are also welcome to see the pressing. The Plum Orchards are generally open from mid/late July through to October, for Pick Your Own and the cane fruit orchard is open from mid June through to November. It is always best to phone before coming to check on the availability of the crops and when picking always go to the far end of the rows first as usually the fruit is more plentiful and of better quality. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (ADDED: June 27, 2014, JBS)
  • Spencers Farm Shop, Cox's, Wickham Fruit Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red & Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Loganberries, Cherries, Plums, 18 Varieties of Apples Asparagus, Runner Beans, Courgettes, Pumpkins.
    Wickham St Pauls, Halstead, CO9 2PX. Phone: 01787 269476. Fax: 01787 269476. Email: Open: See their website for hours. Directions:Directions and map. Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red & Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Loganberries, Tayberries, Cherries, Plums, 18 Varieties of Apples Asparagus, Runner Beans, Courgettes, Pumpkins.Since first growing "Pick Your Own" fruit in 1973, our range of PYO fruit and vegetables has grown considerably. We are particularly proud of our "Table Top Strawberries" grown at waist height for ease of picking! If you would like to pick your own, simply call in at the shop (opening times here), but feel free to phone us on (UK) 01787 269 476, or email us if you have any queries. . Click here for a link to our Facebook page
    Availability  Jan / Feb/Mar  April May June July August Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
    Runner Beans                    
    (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS)
  • Wash Farm - asparagus, blackberries, boysenberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, tayberries,
    Queen Street Sible Hedingham, Halstead, CO9 3RH. Phone: (01787) 461208. Email: Open: Weekdays 9am until 6pm. Saturdays 9am until 5pm. Sundays 10am until 4pm; June until August. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. Apart from ourselves there are plenty of local attractions such as: Hedingham Castle and the Colne Valley Railways (always a hit with the younger children). The picturesque and historic villages of Castle Hedingham, Finchingfield, Bardfield, Thaxted and Saffron Walden are just a stone’s throw away from the farm. If you stop off at Wash farm first you’ll still have enough money in your pocket for the rest of the day! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS TO PICK INTO. HELP SAVE PLANET EARTH AND YOURSELF SOME MONEY!! Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: July 04, 2012)
  • West Hyde - raspberries (red), strawberries,
    West Hyde St Lawrence Road, Tillingham, CM0 7SB. Phone: 01621 779507. Email: Open: Every day during the season 9am to 5pm. Directions: We are located near to Street Lawrence Bay follow signs from Steeple Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 23, 2012)
  • The Christmas Tree Farm at Hawkwell - Christmas trees
    Rectory Road, Hawkwell, Hockley. Christmas trees throughout December


  • Bullscroft Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, gooseberries, worcesterberries, redcurrants, backcurrants
    Chenies Road, Chorleywood. Phone: 07719 252000. Open: June-Sept, Mon-Sunday 09.30 to 18.00. Directions: From M25, Junction 18, take A404 dir Amersham. Straight ahead at traffic lights, farm entrance one mile from M25 opposite St Clement Dane’s School.  Family run farm, offering PYO since 1988. Located in Chilterns AONB. PYO and as ready picked. Strawberries - May and June, Tayberries - From July. Gooseberries - June. Worcesterberries - July. Redcurrants - July. Blackcurrants - July. and more! (UPDATED: June 21, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 29, 2009)
  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm - Strawberries , Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Sweetcorn, Blueberries, Broadbeans, French Beans
    Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, NA, CM22 7JT. Phone: 01279 718 777. Email: Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Only portaloos in the car park and no other facilities. Strawberries: June to October. Raspberries: July to October. Gooseberries: June to July. Blackberries: July. Blackcurrants: July. Sweetcorn: End of August. Blueberries: July to August. Broadbeans: June. French Beans: July. They also have fruit/veg that is already picked and ready to go. Pick your own Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, sweetcorn & onions. Our own sunflowers and cherries are available ready picked. They have a Tea Barn for Breakfasts, paninis, salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cream teas, ice creams, delicious homemade cakes and a great selection of hot and cold drinks. There is also a Farm Shop with a wide range of local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses, meringues, our jam and honey, eggs, chutneys, pickles and much more. For further updates and to find out about our summer opening schedule please keep checking back here or follow us  Click here for our Facebook page  or Twitter. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: July 31, 2015)
  • Church Farm, Ardeley - .apples, damsons, carrots, potatoes, beetroot, onions, more, Farm experience, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, pumpkin patch (pick in the field where they grow), pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn), pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, group tours
    Ardeley, Stevenage, Stevenage , SG2 7AH. Phone: 01438 861 447. Email: Open: PYO every weekend in September 2020 from 10am-4pm; farm is open 364 days a year. 9am - 5pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Commencing 12th September and running for every weekend of the month farm visitors who have purchased a Farm Day Pass can help us harvest. Help with the harvest, only pay for what you take away. Enjoy meeting and feeding the animals too! Pick apples & damsons in Vicars Orchards; collect windfalls to feed to our pigs whilst walking to Great Field to harvest field veg. Pull carrots, dig potatoes, lift onions, beetroot and more. Dig your own potatoes, harvest beetroot & pick apples from our orchard…ready to take from our fields to your table! Ecologically grown delicious fruit & veg with no SPRAYS! Children love getting hands on harvesting, plenty of fresh air and social distancing. Pick apples and damsons in Vicars Orchards; collect windfalls to feed to our pigs whilst walking to Great Field to harvest field veggies. Pull carrots, dig potatoes, lift onions, beetroot and more. Only pay for what you want to take away. A great activity for all ages. Church Farm Ardeley is a community interest, not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by its founders in order to innovate and create, replicable and sustainable small farm enterprises Throughout the year we offer a variety of activities and events to the public and there are also a range of meeting and events spaces, camping and glamping areas, that can be hired for parties and corporate events too. As not-for-profit community interest company, we invest any surplus back into improving the farm and Rural Care to ensure its sustainability for future generations to enjoy. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 15, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on September 15, 2020: "An all round splendid day out in the farm, feeding the animals and then picking fruit and veggies in the fields. Had an amazing lunch in the Farm Cafe, amazing cakes and the best ham, egg and chips I have ever had. "
  • Graveley Fruit Farms - PYO strawberries, raspberries, currants, and broad beans.
    Graveley Hall Farm, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7LY. Phone: 01438 727709. Email : Directions: Located on the B197 north of Stevenage. All our fruit is available as Pick Your Own or you can buy it ready picked in our cafe. The cafe serves teas, coffees and light snacks and ice cream. We have a large children’s adventure play area including a zip wire and a haystack, and the play area is overlooked from the cafe. So Mum and Dad can relax with a cup of tea while the kids let off steam. Tractor and trailer rides are available most weekends and include a trip over the 'off road' bumps at the back of the farm. Loads of fun in an adventure filled ride. There are also some pet pigs to look at and feed, pig food is available to feed them. (UPDATED: May 14, 2019, JBS)
  • Hawkswick Fruit Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries
    Harpenden Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6JG. Phone: 01727 831224. Email: Open: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00; Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00; Monday: Closed all day. Directions: From north Exit M1 junc 9. Left at roundabout onto A5183. At next roundabout take 1st exit left up hill on Redbourn lane (B487). At next roundabout take 3rd exit onto A1081. Follow along for approx 2 miles. Fruit farm signposted on right. From south exit M1 at junc 6. go underneath motorway onto north orbital road. Go over the M 25 and at next island take 1st exit left onto the B4630 Watford road. Continue along passing 1 mini roundabout and at next roundabout turn left onto King Harry lane. At end of that road turn right at mini island onto Hemel Hempstead road A4147. Straight over island into Batchwood drive. At main set of traffic lights at Ancient Briton pup turn left onto A1081. Go past Texaco garage on right then second turning on left. M25 take exit 21A then follow M1 south directions. 20% Pensioner discount on Tuesday afternoons. MINIMUM CHARGE, ADULT: £2.00 PER PERSON, CHILD (5+): £0.50 PER CHILD. Free Parking. Strawberries: End of June, July and Early August; Raspberries: July and August; Gooseberries: July; Red and black currants in July and August.(UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: 20, July 2008)
  • Pearce's Farm Shop - PYO: Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkinsPearce's Hamel's Park raised bed strawberry PYO
    Hamels Park Farm, Buntingford. Phone: 01920 821246. Email: Open: starting in May or June. We have been growing strawberries since 1978 and with the raspberries also have an excellent pick your own that makes a fun family activity. Asparagus, is another of our specialities and when in season during May and June it is much sought after by our customers for the excellent flavour. We also grow a great range of pumpkins and squash available from October, in time for Halloween and also ornamental gourds that make interesting autumnal decoration. Looking to offer something different we have planted the Hippophae rhamnoides berry, or sea buckthorn, which is one of the superfoods that is full of vitamins and not that common in the UK, as well blueberries, another very healthy fruit.The farm shop has strawberries, raspberries, runner beans, pumpkins, gourds, squash. Veg, fruit, bread, cakes, frozen foods, chutneys, jams, dairy, smoked salmon, dried goods, animal foods, plants, flowers. Strawberry & Raspberry PYO open - ring for up-to-date availability. We have a large area of soft fruit at Pearce’s, available for visitors either to pick themselves, a popular activity with families, or to buy in the shop. Our café also uses them to make delicious puddings, tarts and crumbles. (UPDATED: May 14, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: July 11, 2015, JBS)


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  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties
    Needham Green Hatfield Broad Oak, Nr Bishop's Stortford, CM22 7JT. Phone: 01279 718570. Email: Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 5:30 pm Open June to September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The farm has an informative Nature Trail where you can opt for a short stroll or a longer trek. We also have a Tea Barn, well stocked Farm Shop and children's play area. (UPDATED: July 31, 2015)

Resources For Farmers


  • A Tree is For Life Limited - wholesale Christmas trees, National delivery, sale,
    Luton, Lu5 6EF. Phone: 0845 045 0129. Fax: 015250631695. Email: Open: We are open for sales Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 1700 Last order date to be receied no later than 18th December for guranteed delivery. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are open for sales Monday to Friday 9.00 to 1700 Last order date to be received no later than 18th December for guranteed delivery. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: November 02, 2012)