This is a great day out, especially if it’s sunny. Our kids absolutely love our family outings to pick our own fruit.
Things are a bit different this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some farms require pre-booking, no picnics allowed, one way systems and other restrictions, so make sure you check with the farms before you go. Under current regulations the farms are open for essential food retail, not a leisure activity or social visit with friends
Pick your own isn’t just about strawberries though… you can buy a wide selection of fruit and veg from larger PYO farms such as raspberries, peas, beans, sweetcorn, plums and local produce from their onsite farm shops.
Here’s the low down of local places where you can PYO:
PETERLEY MANOR FARM, PRESTWOOD
The Pick Your Own will unfortunately not be opening this summer.
However the farm shop and plant nursery are open with social distancing in place. New for summer 2020, the Strawberry Shack is open serving drinks and cakes to go, plus Peterley Picnics – afternoon teas and lunch hampers can be ordered online.
Opening times: See farm website for up to date information
Address: Peterley Manor Farm, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0HH
Telephone: 01494 863566
BULLSCROFT FARM, CHORLEYWOOD
The farm will be initially open for sales of pre-picked fruit and vegetables including strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, kale, spring onions, lettuce, cabbage and more. See website for up to date information on the amount of fruit left and times of opening.
Opening time: See website for up to date information
Address: Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 5LY
Telephone: 07525 741476
COPAS FARM, IVER & COOKHAM
Pick your own fruit & veg – strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and red currants currently available now!
Entry to the Iver farm requires a pre-paid voucher which is booked via their website, Cookham farm does not require a voucher. Other safety measures in place are explained on their website.
There are also plenty of produce and other goodies in the Farm Shops. This includes ready-picked and frozen fruits and vegetables, jams and chutney, local honey, eggs and our own Copas Farms Apple Juice.
Opening time: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Address: Iver – Calves Lane Farm, Billet Lane, Iver, SL0 0LU and Cookham – Lower Mount Farm, Long Lane, Cookham, SL6 9RF
Telephone: 01753 652727 (Iver) and 01628 529511 (Cookham)
HOME COTTAGE FARM SHOP & PYO, IVER
A soft fruit and apple farm situated in Iver. Currently hoping to open at the end of July for blackberry and raspberry picking.
Opening times: PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE OPENING TIMES
Address: Home Cottage Farm, Bangors Road South, Iver Heath, SL0 0BB
Telephone: 01753 653064
GROVE FARM, IVINGHOE
Grove Farm is open for the season with COVID-19 measures in place, see website for details.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, last entry 5pm; Sunday 9am until 1pm last entry 12pm
Address: Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DZ