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Pick Your Own arrangements for 2020
Visitors to the farm shop recently will have seen the ready picked strawberries from our greenhouse on the shelves, and it shouldn't be too long before we have ripe fruit out in the fields for you to pick your own. We expect to start around mid June but will confirm the date, as soon as we know, by posting again here and on the usual media outlets.
As you might expect with Covid-19 we are having to organise things rather differently this year to enable social distancing within the field. There will be separate gates for entry to and exit from the fields, and we shall operate a one-way system, up some rows and down others, with lots of signs to help you navigate your way safely around. We are also putting in hand washing stations, and will ask you to wash your hands before picking - though you could use your own gel to avoid any queue.
The biggest change will be the requirement for you to buy a voucher to pick for a specific time slot and day. We haven't finalised the details yet but it may be that the vouchers will enable you to pick for a 30 minute period. This will enable us to control the numbers of pickers in the field. The vouchers will only be available to purchase on-line.
You will only be able to use the containers we provide to pick into this year. This will avoid the potential contamination when pre-weighing assorted containers. A basket will be provided within the cost of the voucher and you will be able to re-use it on subsequent visits. If you have saved one of our containers from previous years you can use it.
You will be able to reclaim a proportion of the cost of your voucher as a deduction from the cost of the fruit you pick, with a minimum pick of £3 required.
As soon as we have finalised the details we will email them to you together with instructions on how to purchase your voucher.