Best Pick Your Own Farms in Cheshire

There is nothing better than picking your own fruit and vegetables and it’s a great way to get children involved to encourage them to try new foods. Fresh food tastes really good too and the whole experience is rewarding, good fun and one where the whole family can take part.  Find more great summer 2024 activities for kids in Cheshire

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Find the best PYO Farms. Are you looking to go strawberry picking in Cheshire or perhaps it’s all about the raspberries!

Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm is half way between Manchester and Liverpool near Warrington. Not only can you pick your own fruit but there is also a farm shop full of local produce, a plant centre, a Maize maze and sunflower trail opening August 2024 and take away café. Kenyon Hall Farm review

Advanced online bookings are essential.  Keep an eye on their website for these early strawberry picking at Kenyon Farm tickets.  The strawberry season usually starts slowly, with limited tickets available during the first few days, but later into June the strawberries will be plentiful and more tickets are released every day or so.

Woore Fruit Farm

Woore Farm near Crewe has some good  reviews for being a family friendly place to visit with children. The farm opens seasonally from end of May to end of Septembe. They grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables and you can buy fresh eggs too. Always check on their facebook page for up to date information about what fruits are available for picking on the day as this can change depending on demand and they can get picked out.  No need to book! 

Poynton Fruit Farm

Poynton Fruit Farm is small fruit farm near Stockport with a short 5 week season.  Latest updates shared on their Facebook page. Punnets and baskets are provided for you to pick into, prices are based on volume not weight, please feel free to bring your own containers to take fruit home in but you can take the punnets and baskets given to you.  Ice creams available too.

Claremont Farm

Claremont Farm in the Wirral has homegrown strawberries to buy at the farm shop with PYO strawberries too.  Updates on their facebook page.

Bearstone Fruit Farm

Bearstone Farm is a little further afield on the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire borders but offers pickers a wide range of seasonal fruit and veg. There are road works scheduled for almost the entire duration of our season that will result in road closure signs from every direction. The farm will remain accessible, ignore any signs telling you the roads are closed. 

Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre

At Bellis Brothers Farm shop near Wrexham has more than just strawberry picking. There is also a garden centre, farm shop, Strawberry Restaurant, and children’s playground so something for everyone.  They have a summer PYO and then pumpkins later in the year.

Grow Your Own Fruit & Vegetables at Home

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a rewarding and sustainable way to provide fresh, nutritious produce for yourself and your family. fIf you would rather create your own at home, find out how to feed fruit trees to begin your journey.

Here are some basic steps to help you get started:

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  1. Plan Your Garden:
    • Choose a sunny location with good soil drainage.
    • Select easy-to-grow plants suitable for your climate and space.
  2. Soil Preparation:
    • Test and amend the soil with compost or manure.
  3. Planting:
    • Start from seeds or seedlings, following recommended spacing.
  4. Watering:
    • Provide consistent, adequate water and mulch to retain moisture.
  5. Fertilizing:
    • Use suitable fertilizers or organic options like compost.
  6. Pest and Disease Control:
    • Monitor for pests and diseases; employ natural or organic control methods.
  7. Support and Staking:
    • Stake or cage plants that need support.
  8. Harvesting:
    • Harvest ripe produce regularly for optimal flavor and nutrition.
  9. Crop Rotation:
    • Rotate crops yearly to prevent soil issues.
  10. Continuous Learning:
    • Stay curious, learn from experiences, and join gardening communities.

Enjoy the process and the satisfaction of harvesting your own homegrown fruits and vegetables!

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