We hope to open pick your own later this year. The table below shows the estimated start to the season. This table will be updated nearer the time and is updated each day during the season.
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
The first Gooseberries will start sometime next week.
Details will be posted here as soon as we know.
Open Saturday 19th June at 10am. This is the first opening for this year so we expect the ripe fruit to get picked off quite quickly. We will then close for more to ripen and open some time next week. Details posted here.
Raspberry season begins late June to early July, each year will be different depending on the weather.
Blackcurrants season begins mid to late July, each year will be different depending on the weather.
Redcurrants season begins mid to late July, each year will be different depending on the weather.
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. 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.