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Wish We Were...Picking Our Own Fruit

Pick your own really is suitable for adults and children of every age, which makes it a perfect family day out.

August is a great month for picking your own as there is still lots in season. Obviously, the raspberries and blackcurrants are most interesting to the kids, but you can also go home with broad beans and broccoli as well as mud-encrusted new potatoes.

There are hundreds of pick-your-own places around the country, so you’re unlikely ever to have to travel far. Websites like and will help you find the ones nearest to you.

Why not? Picking your own is educational; it supports British farmers; it’s an environmentally sound way of getting food to your plate; and it’s great fun, particularly if accompanied by young children. And of course you get to go home with lots of delicious produce…

Make sure you contact the farm before going to check opening hours etc. The way most pick your own works is you pay something to get your basket when you first arrive and then pay again afterwards depending on the weight of your crop and the smile on your children’s faces!