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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Pick Your Own: Strawberries at Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Last weekend we just managed to fit in some strawberry picking at Brooksgrove Farm before the end of their strawberry season.  



Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

The last time we visited here we were picking our pumpkins for halloween, so the kids were excited to run ahead and explore a different field.   

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Which way to the strawberries, girls? 

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Nearly there!  We spy strawberry plants! 

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

We collected our punnets from the farmer and began to pick one punnet for Granny, one for Nanny and one to keep for ourselves.  


A few people commented that Danny was sensible for wearing gloves there as there were a few prickly plants growing nearby.  It was actually just a coincidence that he happened to put gloves on (during a hot summer's day?!) and we just happened to go strawberry picking.

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

We all got stuck straight in, trying to fill our punnets.  The kids were really good at checking each strawberry.  I kept having a case of "the grass is always greener", which ever row I was in, the next row over looked to be more plentiful of strawberries!

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

I love Izzy's face as she shows me another strawberry that didn't make the grade!

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm


The kids were delighted to see toads and crickets on the farm too.  

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Rebecca with a full to the brim punnet of strawberries.


Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm


Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

As soon as a good strawberry was spotted, it was picked so I found it quite hard to take photos of them still on the forb.


Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Playing with toads. 

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Once our punnets were full, it was  time for the all important weigh in!  Each punnet was approximately £3.50, so it was money well spent for a lovely afternoon and also the treat of fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

We all left, happy with our full punnets, and went to deliver them to Granny and Nanny.

Strawberry Picking Brooksgrove Farm

We all love strawberries on their own of course, but that aftenoon we enjoyed them with cream too.  That evening the farm announced that there were no more strawberries left, so I'm relieved that we didn't wait until Sunday to pick them.

Hopefully we can go back in August to pick some raspberries.

Have you been growing or picking strawberries yet this summer?


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5 comments

  1. I've been trying to do this for the past Month but Sunday is our only free day and it has bucketed down every one for the past month and forecast to do the same tomorrow! I am hoping there are still some left to pick towards the end of next week when the kids break up but we may be too late. Yours look gorgeous and only makes me more determined to find a chance to do the same. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  2. Picking your own fruit is great fun isn't it. We also keep trying to do it this year and everyday we decide to go, the weather conspires giants us as well. Fresh fruit is lovely and it looks like you all had a great time.

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  3. That is such a good idea for a family day out, it looks as though you had lots of fun!

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  4. YUM!! LOVE all these fresh strawberry pics... Though the whole post is making me VERY hungry!
    that little toad was fantastic too.
    It all has to be there doesn't it... Nature FOR REAL. Not just strawberries grown in a regulated greenhouse somewhere and sold during the middle of the winter!

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  5. This is something that we really wanted to do but there no farm near us sadly.

    Love your photos as they are so clear and the strawberries looks so yummy! And everyone looks like they had fun! #countrykids

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