We’ve been so excited, waiting for our favourite fruits and veggies to be ready to pick. It seems ages ago since our last visit to our local Pick Your Own farm in Iver, just down the road from Ruislip. You can now book a slot to visit, so we booked an early morning slot and set off to pick some delicious fresh fruit.
Visiting the Pick Your Own Farm with kids
A huge sign greeted us, letting us know what was available to pick. We showed our tickets and were let through to the fields. We picked up some buckets along the way, ready to fill them with strawberries and cherries!
It was really easy to socially distance at the Pick Your Own farm which made it the perfect place for us to take the kids. We haven’t been out much but this was a nice easy place to go. Our first stop was the PYO strawberries.
They were so ripe and juicy and we picked quite a lot.
Next stop was the broad beans. I’m not sure any of us even liked broad beans but we picked a few handfuls, I think it was the novelty of seeing the fresh produce! Then on to the cherry trees.
The cherries were quite expensive but we paid £4 per person and this was redeemable against any of the fruit or vegetables you picked. We picked a lot of cherries! In fact we picked a lot of things!
We added some gooseberries as well. The gooseberries were really big and juicy and we picked enough to make a crumble. As we were heading to the farm shop to pay you could see it was getting busier. I was glad we went early and would definitely go early in the morning again.
In the Farm Shop we were able to add a few more things to our shopping basket. We picked up some carrots, beetroot and Apple Juice. It took up about a week to get through all of the fresh fruit and veg we picked. The gooseberry crumble was delicious and the kids were super happy to have fresh strawberries for a couple of days. I think a trip to a PYO is an essential educational trip for kids, and a lot of fun too!