The fruit season for 2022 has now started. Opening times will depend on what fruit is ready to pick, details will be posted in the table below. You do not need to book a place, just check for opening below.
We grow a range of soft fruit including Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants and Redcurrants. Strawberries often start around Wimbledon week and last approximately six weeks. 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, Yummy Yorkshire ice cream, Stickeys honey and Villa Farm fresh eggs.
Fruit Picking Times Updated 6.30pm 05/08/2022
Due to a number of difficult and costly years we feel it is no longer viable to grow Gooseberries.
Strawberry season has finished for 2022.
Raspberries season has finished for 2022.
Blackcurrant season has finished for 2022.
Redcurrant season has finished for 2022.
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.