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 6.30am 01/07/2022

Gooseberries

Due to a number of difficult and costly years we feel it is no longer viable to grow Gooseberries.

Strawberries
£5/kg
£2.28/lb

Strawberries are next open on Sunday 3rd from 10am to 12noon. We expect to be very busy and all the ripe fruit will be picked during this time.

Opening is decided on a daily basis depending on availability of ripe fruit.

Raspberries
£7/kg
£3.18/lb

Raspberries are next open on Sunday 3rd from 10am. We expect to be very busy and all the ripe fruit to get picked quickly.

Opening is decided on a daily basis depending on availability of ripe fruit.

Blackcurrant
£7/kg
£3.18/lb

Blackcurrants are now available to pick whenever the other fruits are open. They are still a bit sharp and picking is quite selective. Sweetness will improve over the next couple of weeks.

Redcurrant

Redcurrant season starts mid to late July.
Information on opening 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.

Picking Tips

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.