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Covid-19

 The Farm is open for essential PYO food retail only and a number of lockdown restrictions are in place. Entry is limited to members of the same household.

For information on which crops are currently available, please click here

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness and there is no evidence it is transmitted via food or food packaging. We believe visiting our open air fields is a safer way to buy fruit and vegetables than visiting a crowded supermarket.

Small groups only

We are controlling visitor numbers to maintain social distancing on busy days and ensure as many people as possible can come to pick fruit. Customers should be from the same household and groups larger than 4 people will not be allowed entry. We will be operating a one in, one out policy when we reach our safe limit.

Maintain distancing from other customers not from your household. Sorry we are not open for excursions, walking around or child minder visits - essential food purchasing only!

Children under 10 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Younger children not understand the need for social distancing risk spreading Covid-19 amongst other visitors. In order to ensure adequate supervision we require each child under 10 to be accompanied by an adult. Please remember, we are open only for essential food retail not outdoor excursions or social visits with friends.

Keep 2 metres distance from other pickers

Our fields are very large, there is plenty of space to pick whilst respecting social and physical distancing. Please be patient, respect staff and other pickers, keep a 2 metre distance at all times

 Minimum Charge - £4.00

To discourage tourists and those visiting simply to enjoy a walk around the farm, we have implemented a £4 minimum charge in the PYO to ensure only fruit picking customers are visiting.

How it works

1. We take a small charge of £4 per person (over 16's only) at the entry Kiosk.

2. Visit our fields and pick as much fruit and veg as you wish

3. Pay at the exit - the £4 is deducted at the tills..

Help us prevent peak time queues

Our busiest times are weekends and when the sun comes out, please consider visiting the farm during quieter times;

·         Weekdays (fruit picking is educational for those home-schooling)

·         Before 12pm - The PYO is always quieter in the mornings!

·         Cloudy days; the temperature may be a little cooler but less people visit the farm when the sun isn’t shining (you could have the place to yourself and the fruit is still great!).

Tea Shack & Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice Cream Parlour is open at weekends serving ice cream to take away. 

Due to the current Lockdown restrictions, customers are not permitted to remain on site to consume food purchased on the premesis. Our seating area is closed for the moment and picnics are strictly not permitted anywhere on the farm. We are monitoring government advice and will open The Tea Shack as soon as we are able.

Go with the flow

Certain crops will have a one way system in place, please follow our directional signage and be patient if those picking ahead are moving at a slower pace.

DO NOT visit if you’re unwell.

Please stay at home if you’re unwell. We will not admit entry to anyone presenting symptoms of Coronavirus; coughing, shortness of breath or fever.

Pets

Please do not visit the farm to exercise your dogs. Those walking along the public footpath must keep their dogs on leads at all times.

Payment

To help prevent the spread, we are not accepting cash payments at present. We can accept contactless card payments up to £45.

Lavatories

For health and safety reasons there are currently no toilet facilities on site. Please bear this in mind when planning your visit.