We grow a range of soft fruit including Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Redcurrants and Gooseberries. Strawberries often start around Wimbledon week and last approximately six weeks. Gooseberries start a little earlier and raspberries and currants a little later but each year is different, depending on the weather. Please check the list below (during the season) for the latest updates.
During peak season we sell Longley Farm cream, locally produced ice cream and honey, and our regular supply of fresh eggs.
Fruit Picking Times
Gooseberries season starts around mid June and lasts about one month. Each year can be different. Details will be posted here during the season.
Strawberries season starts mid to late June and finishes late July. Each year can be different. Details will be posted here during the season.
Raspberry season starts early July and finishes late July to mid August. Each year will be different. Details are posted here during the season.
Blackcurrants season mid to late July and finishes mid August. Each year can be different. Details will be posted here during the season..
Redcurrants season starts mid to late July and finishes mid to late August. Each year can be different. Details will be posted here during the season.
TOP TIP: For the best tasting fruit, pick it ripe.
Most fruit you buy pre-picked is harvested just before it’s ready so it will last longer in the shop. Picking your own means you are in control of quality and can pick fruit which has fully ripened on the plant. This allows the natural sugars to develop, which improves the flavour.
The availability of different fruits will vary so please check the list above to see if your chosen fruit can be picked today. The information provided is updated regularly throughout the picking season.
Containers are provided with a bag to take away but you can bring your own tub if you prefer. Look round before starting to pick as the best fruit is often further away and many pickers start at the nearest point.
The availability of fruit is not guaranteed, this can vary according to the time of season, time of day, weather and number of customers. Please check we are open before you travel.