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CLOSED END OF SEASON 2019

WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON HAS NOW FINISHED. WE HAVE HAD A VERY GOOD SEASON DESPITE THE ERRATIC ODD DAYS OF WEATHER THAT OCCURRED. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AGAIN IN 2020.

LAST DAY OF 2019 PYO SEASON

TODAY SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST IS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE SHALL BE OPEN 9 AM – 6PM WITH LAST ADMISSION AT 5.30P.M.

WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PICKING TODAY STRAWBERRIES RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM.

OPENING HOURS FOR WEEK COMMENCING TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST.

THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK OF THE PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST, OPEN WEDNESDAY, CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND OPEN FOR OUR LAST WEEKEND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10TH AND 11TH AUGUST.

WE WILL HAVE LIMITED AMOUNTS OF STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES.

HOPEFULLY THE ANSWER MACHINE WILL BE REPAIRED BY TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST.

CLOSED SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST.

WE ARE NOW COMING TO THE END OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WEHAVE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEK AND HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF RIPE FRUIT. WE SHALL BE OPEN SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST, BUT CLOSED SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST.

WE SHALL UPDATE THIS WEB PAGE AGAIN ON MONDAY NIGHT TO CONFIRM WHICH DAYS WE SHALL BE OPEN THIS COMING WEEK. OUR FINAL WEEKEND IS NEXT WEEKEND.

WE APOLOGISE AGAIN FOR OUR ANSWER PHONE BEING OUT OF ORDER AND HOPE TO RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM WHEN THE ENGINEERS COME NEXT TUESDAY.

NO ANSWER MACHINE

WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE A FAULT ON OUR ANSWER MACHINE LINE. B T HAVE BEEN INFORMED AND WE HOPE TO HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

IF FOR ANY REASON THE FRUIT FARM HAS TO BE CLOSED WE WILL PUT A MESSAGE UP ON THE WEB PAGE.

THANK YOU.

UPDATE ON FRUIT AVAILABILITY AS OF 31ST JULY.

WE ARE SLOWLY COMING TO THE END OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE STILL HAVE GOOD CROPS OF STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES WHICH WE HOPE TO HAVE FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO. AT THIS PRESENT TIME WE ANTICIPATE CLOSING ON SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST FOR THE FINAL TIME BUT WILL CONFIRM THIS IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

AS ALWAYS PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK THAT WE ARE OPEN AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE FRUIT. THANK YOU.

CLOSED TUESDAY 23RD JULY

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 23RD JULY. THIS IS TO ALLOW THE NEXT CROP OF FRUITS TIME TO RIPEN. WE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEKEND AND MOST OF THE RIPE FRUIT WAS PICKED.

PLEASE TELEPHONE BEOFE COMING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY OF THE FRUIT. THANK YOU

SUNDAY 21ST JULY

WE HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY DAY AND THE RIPE STRAWBERRIES HAVE NOW NEARLY ALL BEEN PICKED.

WE HOPE WITH THE WARM WEATHER FORECAST THERE WILL BE PLENTY MORE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY. THANK YOU

CLOSED SUNDAY 14TH JULY

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE SHALL NOT OPEN ON SUNDAY 14TH JULY. WE HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY DAY AND NEARLY ALL THE RIPE FRUIT HAS BEEN PICKED. WE HOPE TO OPEN AGAIN ON TUESDAY 16TH JULY.

THANK YOU

NO MORE STRAWBERRIES UNTIL TUES16TH OR WEDS 17TH JULY.

AS PREDICTED WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY STRAWBERRIES AVAILABLE FOR PICKING THIS WEEKEND. WE HOPE TO HAVE MORE AVAILABLE NEXT TUEDAY OR WEDNESDAY.

WE STILL HAVE GOOD CROPS OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.

IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COMING TOMORROW, SUNDAY 14TH JULY PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING BECAUSE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE MAY NOT BE OPEN. (01727 831224)

THANK YOU

UPDATE ON FRUIT AVAILABILITY FOR WEEKEND OF 13TH/14TH JULY

WE SHALL HAVE A GOOD CROP OF STRAWBERRIES ON SATURDAY MORNING BUT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY WE COULD RUN OUT DURING THE DAY DEPENDING ON HOW BUSY WE ARE. OUR OTHER MAIN STRAWBERRY CROPS WILL BE READY IN A FEW DAYS TIME.

WE ALSO HAVE EXCELLENT CROPS OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.

PLEASE TELEPHONE OUR ANSWER PHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. 01727 831224

THANK YOU

CLOSED TUESDAY 9TH JULY

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE SHALL HAVE TO REMAIN CLOSED THIS TUESDAY TO ALLOW THE FRUIT TO RIPEN MORE.

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY STRAWBERRIES UNTIL THE END OF THE WEEK, BUT RASPBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS, BLACKBERRIES AND GREEN GOOSEBERRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

THE 20% PENSIONERS DISCOUNT WILL APPLY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

ALL FRUITS AVAILABLE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. WE ARE NOW OPEN AGAIN AND HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PICKING STRAWBERRIES, ( WITH ANOTHER FULL CROP TO COME THIS WEEKEND ), RED AND BLACK CURRANTS, BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND GREEN GOOSEBERRIES.

THANK YOU.

CLOSED TUESDAY 2ND JULY

WE ARE SORRY BUT WE SHALL NOT OPEN THIS COMING TUESDAY 2ND JULY BUT WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY 3RD AT 10.00 A.M. WE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEKEND AND ALL THE GOOD STRAWBERRIES HAVE BEEN PICKED BUT THE NEXT CROP ARE RIPENING QUICKLY.

AS SAID IN PREVIOUS MESSAGES WE SUGGEST THAT YOU ALWAYS CALL BEFORE COMING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. THANK YOU. (01727 831224)

latest update on fruit

We had a very successful and busy day yesterday and because of that we are likely to run out of ripe strawberries by lunch time. We have plenty more to come. May we suggest you telephone before coming to check availability.

We also have green gooseberries, red currants and the first few ripe raspberries available to pick today.

PYO FRUIT SEASON OPENING SAT 29TH JUNE, 2019

We are glad to say that at long last we are able to begin our pick your own fruit season. We shall be opening our gates at 9.00 a.m. this coming Saturday 29th June.

We have a good crop of strawberries, red currants and the first ripe green gooseberries.

If you are thinking of coming on Sunday afternoon, please may we suggest that you telephone first because there is a high probability that we will run out of strawberries. There will of course be plenty more to come. Thank you.

Tel no. 01727 831224

DELAYED OPENING FOR 2019 PYO SEASON

We are sorry but due to the inclement weather we have been experiencing over the last few weeks, we have had to delay the opening of the fruit farm for a further week. We hope to begin our PYO season on Saturday 29th June at 9.00 a.m.

Please also check the answer phone message on 01727 831224

Thank you

NEW PYO SEASON 2019

Spring is with us, summer is fast approaching and the soft fruit season is once again nearly with us.

The strawberries are now in full flower. Asssuming a traditional May/June of sunshine and showers we hope to open our gates on Saturday 22nd June.

This year we have replaced many of our raspberries to extend our picking season with a new variety Glen Dee which should pick well into August. Anyone who has fond memories of forest blackberry picking in late summer will be amazed to find the new varieties of cultivars have doubled in size and fruit from early July onwards. We grow two varieties of gooseberries, and the green ones are rather prickly and gloves are advised.

We look forward to welcoming you here this season. Please note we are a small farm and fruit can run out very quickly so please either call on 01727 831123 or check the website (especially sunday afternoons) we update the answer phone daily and also if there is any change to availability.

CLOSED END OF SEASON

WE ARE SORRY BUT OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON HAS NOW COME TO AN END. WE HAVE HAD A VERY SHORT BUT BUSY SEASON AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR COMING AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

END OF SEASON OPENING HOURS. CLOSED UNTIL SAT 4TH AUGUST.

The fruit farm is now closed until next Saturday, 4th August, when we will open for the final time from 9.00 a.m. until 6.00p.m. (depending on availability of fruit)

There should be a reasonable crop of strawberries (especially for the early pickers) the last few raspberries and blackberries, and also red and blackcurrants.

Thank you..

Change to opening hours

We are now coming to the end of our short but very busy pick your own season. We still have strawberries, raspberries, red and black currants and blackberries available to pick but they are coming to the end.

We shall be open Thursday, 26th July, CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY 27TH JULY, open Saturday 28th July and CLOSED ALL DAY SUNDAY 29TH JULY. After that we shall probably open twice more, firstly Tuesday 31st July and FINALLY on Saturday 4th August.

Please check either the answer phone or website if coming next week in case things change. Thank you.

CLOSED SUNDAY 22ND JULY

We are very sorry but we shall be closed Sunday, 22nd July. All the available ripe fruit was picked on Saturday, 21st July. We shall reopen on Tuesday24th July at 10.00 a.m.

Sorry for the inconvenience but we are only a small family run business and the fruit can run out quickly.

We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you.

EARLY CLOSING SUNDAY 15TH JULY

WE SHALL BE CLOSING AT 2.00P.M. THIS SUNDAY, 15TH JULY.

At present we have good crops of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red and black currants. The gooseberries have now come to the end of their season.

FRUIT UPDATE TUESDAY 10TH JULY

We have a limited crop of strawberries but with more to come and another full crop ready in about 7 to 10 days. We have plenty of raspberries, red and blackcurrants and blackberries available for picking now. The gooseberries have now come to the end of their season.

PLEASE MAY WE ASK PEOPLE NOT TO SMOKE WHILE WALKING AROUND AND PICKING FRUIT. THE GROUND IS EXTREMELY DRY AND COULD CATCH ALIGHT VERY QUICKLY. MANY THANKS.

Availability of fruit for Saturday 7th July.

We will have a limited amount of strawberries and raspberries tomorrow (but with plenty still to come) and there is a possibility that we may have to close early if the fruit runs out. We still have good crops of red and black currants, gooseberries and blackberries.

Please check the answer phone if you are thinking of coming later on in the day. The answer phone will be updated if anything changes.

Thank you.

CLOSED SUNDAY 1ST JULY 2018

We have had an extremely busy day today and all of the available ripe fruit has been picked.

There is a large quantity of fruit yet to ripen which we hope will start to be available from Tuesday 3rd July onwards.

We are sorry if you had planned to visit us tomorrow but we do not want you to have a wasted journey. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Update on the PYO season

We have had a good start to the season and all fruits are ripening up well. We do sometimes run out of strawberries, especially at the end of the day and at the end of busy weekends. If this is the case we will put a message up on the answer phone, so please always call if coming later in the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to our small family run fruit farm.

CLOSED SUNDAY 24TH JUNE

We are very sorry but we will have to be closed on Sunday 24th June. There is no ripe fruit available but hopefully we will have plenty to pick by Tuesday when we should have a good crop of strawberries, raspberries and red currants.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

OPENING SATURDAY 23RD JUNE

We are delighted to say that we shall be opening tomorrow Saturday, 23rd June at 9.00 a.m.  We have available for picking a reasonable crop of strawberries and our first few raspberries.  The redcurrants are also ready.

If you are thinking of coming on Sunday,  please may I suggest that you telephone before coming in case the first crop of strawberries have been picked.

Strawberries - 22 June 2018
First batch of this season’s Hawkswick Strawberries – 22 June 2018

 

Raspberries 22Jun18
First batch of this season’s Raspberries

 

Hawkswick Redcurrants – 22 June 2018
Hawkswick Redcurrants – 22 June 2018

 

We look forward to seeing you all during this PYO season, and hope that this wonderful weather continues.

Forthcoming PYO season 2018

Due to the cold and very wet and dull early spring, this season is likely to start a little later. We are hoping to open on Saturday, 23rd June.  We will keep the website and telephone answer machine updated (01727 831224).

Recent pictures of the strawberries show a fine fruit set but no lovely red berries yet, but we hope they will be really good as the long growing season should enhance the flavour.

Strawberries Forming

There has been a large investment over the winter with new raspberries (glen ample and cascade delight) which are coming on well.  Raspberries freeze extremely well, (they are best placed on trays to freeze) and defrost still holding their shape.

Raspberries Forming

Blackberries are also a large part of our harvest offering and they are nothing like those found in the hedgerows. They are large and sweet and also freeze extremely well. They are perhaps the greatest addition to the PYO experience.

We have two varieties of gooseberries – Invicta the green gooseberry which is very popular but very prickly (gloves are a good idea) and Pax the red dessert gooseberry which is slightly later but very sweet and thornless.

Prices are always competitive and we hope you will enjoy your visit to our small family farm again in 2018.

We also provide ice creams and soft drinks which are always popular.

We hope to remain open until mid to late August but this is always dependent on the availability of the fruit.

Please remember we are only a small farm and if the weekends are hot and sunny we often run out of strawberries before the end of Sunday.

As we are a food premises unfortunately we do not allow dogs (except guide dogs).

END OF SEASON 2017

WE ARE NOW COMING TO THE END OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON.  OUR OPENING HOURS FOR THIS FORTHCOMING WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

CLOSED MONDAY 7TH AUGUST, TUESDAY 8TH AUGUST, AND WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST.

OPEN THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. (  THE PENSIONERS DISCOUNT THAT IS USUALLY AVAILABLE ON THE TUESDAY WILL APPLY ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.)

CLOSED FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST

OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THE 12TH AND 13TH AUGUST FROM 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

WE WILL THEN CLOSE OUR DOORS FOR THE FINAL TIME THIS SEASON.

THANK YOU.

CLOSED UNTIL THURSDAY, 10TH AUGUST

We are now coming to the end of our pick your own season and the fruits are limited. We are closed now until  Thursday, 10th August when we will open at 10.00 a.m.  The  pensioners discount will apply on that day after 1 p.m.

We will then open on Saturday, 12th August and hopefully Sunday 13th (depending on availability of fruit) . This will be the last weekend of the season.

OPEN SUNDAY 30TH JULY

This is just to confirm that we will be open Sunday 30th July from 9.00 a.m. and will have a limited amount of strawberries and raspberries for picking. There will also be blackberries and the last few redcurrants and blackcurrants,

Thank you