PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT & VEG
This is a great day out with the kids, especially if it’s sunny ☺. Ours absolutely loved our family outing to pick our own fruit. Plus if you’ve got a fussy eater who doesn’t like fruit & veggies, this may encourage them to try something new when they’ve picked it themselves ☺
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 so there really is something for everyone.
We’ve done a bit of research (thanks to everyone that sent us suggestions – your help is appreciated) on places locally – Here’s the low down on where to go:
PETERLEY MANOR FARM, PRESTWOOD
The Pick Your Own starts in mid June with strawberries and gooseberries and runs right through to the end of October with autumn raspberries and various vegetables.
Fruit & veg on offer include: strawberries, raspberries, broad beans, gooseberries, currants, plums, apples, runner beans, peas, beetroot, carrots, blueberries and cobnuts.
See the seasonal calendar on the website for information about specific crop availability.
Opening times: Mondays closed, 8.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday –Friday, 8.30am – 5pm Saturday, 9am-1pm Sunday
Address: Peterley Manor Farm, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0HH
Telephone: 01494 863566
BULLSCROFT FARM, CHORLEYWOOD
Strawberry picking and also ready picked, fresh fruit for sale at the kiosk. See website for up to date information on the amount of fruit left and times of opening.
Opening time: 2 – 5pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm.
Address: Chenies Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 5LY
COPAS FARM, IVER
Pick your own fruit & veg – strawberries, asparagus, gooseberries, spinach, broad beans, apples, sweetcorn, cherries and more!
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: Monday closed, 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10am -4pm on Sunday
Address: Calves Lane Farm, Billet Lane, Iver, SL0 0LU
Telephone: 01753 652727
HOME COTTAGE FARM SHOP & PYO, IVER
A soft fruit and apple farm situated in Iver, Come and pick your own tasty raspberries, plums, damsons and blackberries.
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 has a wide range of produce on offer to pick, with over 30 different fruits and vegetables during the season.
On the Grove Farm website there is a guide for approximate availability and timings of fruit and vegetables coming up in the season.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, last entry 5.15pm; Sunday 9am until 1pm last entry 12.15pm
Address: Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DZ