Four of the best Pick Your Own Farms local to Greenwich

With Wimbledon not far off, I woke this morning with a full-on craving for lush sticky strawberries and cream.

Pick Your Own

Not the little ones that you can just pop on a cupcake, but the ones that are super large and take about three mouthfuls to eat. It got me thinking about our local Pick Your Own Farms where they are and what you should take on your very own fruit adventure.

So here’s and a handy list of 4 of the best local fruit farms.

Before you set out.

Call your chosen farm for particular directions or special instructions. You can also find out what’s in season and double check if kids are welcome, as not all farms allow children. You should also ask about opening and closing hours as these vary from location to location too.

What to bring.

Pack for a long day with wet wipes, plenty of water and a t-shirt change for everyone and wear old shoes. Also, add a mini first aid kit with suncream and sting cream.

Consider taking wide brim hats if it’s very sunny. Don’t forget your containers for carrying and bringing home; some farms charge a fee for these. Others will supply them.

On the day.

Make sure you make note of all the farm rules these are signposted around the farms by owners and will be different at each location. Some farms will also have a check in and check out areas.

Before you start to pick make sure you are aware of how you will be charged. Will this be in the count, volume, or weight? It’s also worth asking if you need to meet a minimum requirement. Always walk in the rows and never step across the plants.

We hope you enjoy our little guide and don’t forget, send us some photos as we’d love to see your “Pick Your Own” hauls!

Stanhill Farm – Dartford
Stanhill Farm’s 150 acres are managed by brothers Toby and Max Williams and are ideally located just 17 miles from the centre of London, making it one of the capitals most local farms.

Hewitts Farm – Orpington
Hewitts Farm is a family run business set in 78 acres, just outside of Orpington Kent. They grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for ‘Pick Your Own.’

Garsons Farm – Esher
Garson’s of Esher is famous across the UK for their award-winning pick-your-own farm. 150 acres of fruit, vegetable and flower crops, it’s the UK’s largest pick-your-own farm and a fantastic day out for the family.

Stonepitts – Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks in Kent is the location of Stonepitts Farm where it sits at the foot of the North Downs with magnificent views over the beautiful Vale of Holmsdale.

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