Top 5 places to PYO –  Fruit picking Norfolk

 

Picking your own fruit and veg is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, who doesn’t love fruit picking in Norfolk. As well as giving you the chance to enjoy some of Norfolk’s best produce, it’s a great opportunity to teach your kids a little more about where their food comes from. To help you plan your fun day out, with the help of friends I’ve picked the top five favourite Fruit picking Norfolk spots for you to explore this summer.

 

  1. Blofield

 

At Blofield, you can pick your own strawberries and sweet pea flowers in early June and gorge on raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, tayberries, currants and sweet peas later in the summer. Located just to the southeast of Norwich, the farm is open for PYO Tuesday to Sunday throughout the picking season.

 

  1. Whitehouse Farm

 

My backdrop for family shoots this year ,  Whitehouse Farm has been owned by the same family for generations. The tools that decorate the walls were once used to work the land, and although machines have long since replaced manpower, they still add a nice decorative touch to the farm’s café. The cake is epic , and they have lovely shops to browse as well as fruit pick!

 

The strawberry season is due to start in mid-June. You can also pick up fresh cut meat in the award winning butchers and stop for a tasty cake in the onsite café.

 

  1. Hillfield Nursery and Farm shop

 

Hillfield Nursery offers a huge range of PYO fruit. As a result, the fruit picking season at the farm is long, with PYO available from May until September. Among the delicious delights on offer you’ll find rhubarb, gooseberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, raspberries, blackberries and over 200 types of apple among much more. There’s also a farm shop where you can pick up other local specialities.

 

  1. Fairgreen Farms

 

When asking around I found out about Fairgreen Farms & that they specialise in blueberries, so if this is your favourite summer fruit, you know where to go. The Fruit picking season begins in mid-July and should run until September. During this time the farm is open six days a week for PYO.

 

  1. The Tacons Farm Shop

 

The Tacons farm shop offers a fantastic choice of PYO fruit and veg. As well as classics like strawberries, you can also pick a range of other seasonal produce including onions and pumpkins. The farm is open daily for PYO throughout the season, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out and get active with the family. While you’re at the Tacons, visit the farm shop where you’ll find an excellent selection of other freshly picked fruit and veg from the surrounding fields as well as a choice of high quality local produce.

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For more ideas on things to do in Norfolk, take a look around my blogs.

 

Jess