Nothing says summer more than the deliciously sweet smell of strawberries, with picking your own fruit a fun activity for all ages.
SoGlos has selected some of the best places you can go fruit picking in and around Gloucestershire, with the chance to embrace the great outdoors, soak up the sunshine and show your support for local farmers and producers.
Cheltenham’s Primrose Vale Farm Shop offers some 15 types of crops for picking, with its PYO fields usually open from late May until September.
Strawberries, which are grown on raised platforms, are the most popular crop, but you can also find raspberries and blackberries, along with occasional vegetables. This summer 2022, customers can wander around the picking field to find the juiciest strawberries to take home with them, as well as taking the chance to explore the farm shop.
Head to Gloucester’s Over Farm Market during the summer months to pick super sweet strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
During fruit picking at Over Farm, visitors are encouraged to keep an eye out for the famous ‘golden strawberry’, with lucky participants winning a special prize for finding it! Please note, entrance slots for fruit picking at Over Farm must be booked online in advance.
During June and July each year, Hayles Fruit Farm, near Winchcombe, opens its PYO fields where you can pick your own strawberries and other soft fruits.
Hayles Fruit Farm is due to announce its summer 2022 opening dates very soon.
Just across the border on the edge of Swindon, take a trip to Lotmead Farm to pick your own strawberries this summer 2022.
Alongside picking summer berries, there’s plenty to do at Lotmead, with a play area, small animals to meet and a nature walk making a great addition to the PYO experience that’s sure to keep little ones occupied.
During the summer months, Gloucester’s Elmore Fruit Farm welcomes visitors to the grounds to pick their very own responsibly grown and fairly-priced berries.
Elmore Fruit Farm is yet to announce its highly anticipated official opening dates for the 2022 season, but it is expected to very soon.
By Zoe Gater
Thursday 26 May 2022
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