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The PYO is now open for 2022.

Please scroll down to see which crops are available to pick today.

During the Summer season we grow many different crops of fruit and vegetables. Our picking season starts in late Spring with rhubarb and asparagus with fruit becoming available from June. Check below to see what is available to pick today.

Outside of the Summer picking season, we also grow Pumpkins and Christmas Trees which are available to purchase at our Pumpkin Market in October and Christmas Tree Cabin from late November.

Bookings are now open for weekend visits. Bookings are not necessary to visit on weekdays during the start of the season.

PYO Bookings and Minimum Charge.

We operate a minimum spend in our PYO. Visitors are required to make an advance booking for a small amount, which is deducted the value from the total cost of your produce at the exit till.

No change can be given in the event you choose to pick less than the value of your minimum spend.

Adults £4 (15 years +)

Children £2 (1-14 years)

Availability

Bookings are only released 7 days in advance, this is to allow us to monitor crop development and ensure we have sufficient crop levels for everyone visiting. We grow a wide variety of crops and cannot guarantee any single crop will be available every day of the season. Please call in advance if you wish to check the availability of a particular crop, particularly if travelling a long distance.

Please only book for yourself.

We cannot split payments at the exit till, please only book. Each booking can only be redeemed against a single transaction.

We are a working farm with various hazards on site. Children must be superivsed at all times, we require at least one adult per two children. Group sizes are limited to 6 people.

PYO ettiquette

Crockford Bridge Farm is a working farm and business. We respectfully ask all visitors read the following rules which are a condition of entry. We reserve the right to remove or refuse entry to anyone failing to follow our rules.

  • Do not eat our produce before paying at the exit tills. PYO farms rely on trust, eating fruit in the fields before paying for it is theft and compromises our ability to keep the farm open. We rely on the sale of our crops for our livelihood.
  • Produce must be paid for when leaving the picking fields. Please do not climb over fences or visit any other area of the farm before paying for crops. Doing so is generally viewed as an attempt to avoid payment.
  • Receipts must be kept as proof of payment at all times. Due to theft, security checks are in place.
  • Only pick crops in the designated, signposted location. Picking locations change from week to week and when fields are closed, this is for very real Health and Safety reasons even if the crops look ready to pick. There may be plants growing across the farm and in hedgerows that are not fit for human consumption. Be aware that high pressure irrigation systems, shooting, pest control and moving farm machinery are often in operation in closed areas.
  • Please only pick ripe fruit! Fruit will not continue to ripen once picked! Picking unripe crops is a waste of both our crop and your money. Flowering crops may not be picked!
  • Please pick only what you are prepared to pay for. Prices are clearly displayed at the entrance and our staff are happy to help you work out likely costs etc before you start picking. You will be charged for everything you pick.
  • Please treat our fields with respect. Rows of crops are exciting for children to jump over but doing so can damage our crop and affect our livelihood.

Visiting the farm

  • Please supervise your children, Crockford Bridge Farm is a working farm with various hazards from moving farm vehicles, high pressure irrigation systems and uneven ground.
  • Crockford Bridge Farm is private property. Access to the public is permitted only during opening hours. Picking outside of opening hours is not permitted and will be viewed as theft.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our FAQ page

Crop availability

Farming isn't an exact science and crop availability is heavily dependent on weather and customer footfall. Our crop calendar provides a general guide to when crops as usually available, but please remember this is only a guide! Picking dates vary from year to year, you can check what is available to pick today below.

During the picking season, crops can become unavailable due to changing weather conditions or simply because the farm has been unexpectedly busy. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise customers to phone ahead and check availability on the day, especially if you wish to pick a particular crop or are making a long journey.

Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Growing Methods

Our farm is one of the few large open spaces left in our surrounding neighbourhood. Despite the ever encroaching urban sprawl, our land actually forms part of the Surrey Green Belt.

Every year we work hard to grow the best quality fruit we can whilst minimising our impact on the environment. We employ highly skilled agronomists who work with us to achieve these aims.

We use an integrated crop management policy which employs natural predators to help with pest control.

Over recent years we have planted extensive new hedgerows to provide natural windbreaks and help encourage local fauna.