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Pick-Your-Own pumpkins open

PYO Pumpkins in Kent

PYO Pumpkins Kent

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we have put special measures in place for PYO this year to ensure everyone can social distance and feel as safe as possible.

    • Entry to the pumpkin patch will be by pre-booked tickets only. Tickets are £2 per person (children aged 3 and under go free) which allows us to control the number of people on site at any one time. There is a maximum of 6 tickets per booking.
    • Dogs are only allowed in the pumpkin patch if they are on a lead.
    • There will be an entry route and exit route to the pumpkin patch without going through the shop but you can, of course, pop into the shop after picking.
    • We will have extra staff on hand to help you with any questions and to ensure everyone is maintaining social distancing.
    • We will be sanitising the handles of every wheelbarrow as it is returned and supply blue roll and sanitiser for anyone that wants to give their wheelbarrow an extra clean.
    • We have set up contactless payment stations outside and ask that this is used as much as possible over cash.
    • We will be following government guidelines and keeping up with changes as and when (if) they happen.

Admission Prices & Booking

Standard Ticket

£2.00

Child under 3

FREE

*There is a maximum of 6 tickets per booking

What's available & when

Fresh Asparagus

Asparagus

Season: Late April to 21 June

Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries

Season: Mid May to Late August

Fresh Raspberries

Raspberries

Season: June to Late August

Fresh Runner Beans

Runner Beans

Season: June to July

Fresh Blackberries

Blackberries

Season: Mid July to Late August

P-Y-O Pumpkins, Kent

Pumpkins

Season: October

*Season dates are approximate and will vary depending on the year. Prices were correct at the time of publication, but do change frequently, please ask on the day of picking for the current price & availability.

freshly picked asparagus

How to pick Asparagus


Step One

Pick up a bag from the Farm shop and head to the field.

When in the field, please be careful not to break any spears unnecessarily, this can happen when stepping across the rows.

Step Two

Select your spear, no need for a knife Asparagus this fresh simply snaps at ground level.

Step Three

Once you have all you need, take your bag to the shop for weighing.

child picking strawberries

How to pick the perfect Strawberry


Step One

Grab a punnet from the shop or if you have brought your own we will weigh it for you, to record how much to deduct off of the final weight.

Then head to the field.

Step Two

When you see a Strawberry you like the look of, check that it is ripened all over before picking. A ripe looking strawberry can sometimes be green on the otherside.

Step Three

For the perfect unblemished strawberry don't touch the fruit itself, simply grab the stalk between your thumb and forefinger, then twist and pinch.

This avoids any bruising on the fruit. It also guarantees that you keep the 'plug' (calix) which ensures the fruit will stay fresh for as long as possible.

If you simply pull on the fruit, it will bruise the fruit and cause damage to the plant.

Step Four

Once you have all you need take your punnet to the shop for weighing.


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