CROP UPDATES & TIMINGS

PYO FIELDS ARE OPEN EVERYDAY

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THERE ARE SOME CROPS TO PICK, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL THE CROPS LISTED BELOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

BLUEBERRIES (plenty), REDCURRANTS (some), COURGETTES (some) RASPBERRIES (few), LAVENDER (still pickable) and CUT FLOWERS (few).

PLEASE READ ON FOR MORE INSIGHT ON THE CROP SITUATION, THANK YOU
OUR CROPS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE PAST FEW MONTHS OF ADVERSE WEATHER, PLEASE BEAR THIS IN MIND TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

MOST CROPS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE RECENT MONTHS OF ADVERSE WEATHER. THE FIELD WORKERS TRY THEIR HARDEST TO MAINTAIN BUT MOTHER NATURE CAN BE VERY CHALLENGING! PLEASE BEAR THIS IN MIND, TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, THANK YOU.

We will post regular updates on our Facebook page which you can view here.

We will be open 9am to 5pm all week, except Sundays which are now 10am to 3pm!! The Tea barn are now in sync with our opening hours. The PYO fields close 30 minutes before the closing times of the Farm Shop.

*The farm shop is operational with a limit to the number of people in the shop at any one time, every care is being taken to ensure cleanliness and customer safety. With regards to the picking fields, please follow the latest government guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene.

COVID-19

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE:

With the new government rules in place from the 19th July 2021, face coverings, social distancing is not required whilst visiting the farm shop. We do have a limit of 8 parties in the shop at one time to avoid crowding.

With the current lockdown in force we intend to open the Farm Shop normal hours to support the local community, with our dedicated team efforts to accommodate our customers the best we can. As Covid-19 continues as a very serious issue we kindly ask all our customers shopping inside the farm shop to wear face coverings and keep social distancing in compliance with the government rules.

We can assure our customers for your peace of mind that we continue to maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness in the Farm Shop. Regular hygiene protocols are managed throughout the day, with staff regularly washing their hands, wearing face coverings and gloves whilst handling goods as much as they can. We sterilise commonly touched areas regularly; baskets, freezer and door handles. But we do advise for your own protection to wear gloves and request a maximum of 6 adult shoppers at any one time. There is a protection screen on our main counter top whilst at the fruit picking counter (when in season) we only open one of the windows to aid some screen protection and picker’s are to collect their punnets from a member of our staff through this window and on their return weigh them themselves before paying. We now have an additional wireless card machine to speed the process of payment and turnaround to avoid long queues.

With regards to outside in the picking fields, please observe social distancing guidance, we advise wearing gloves and obviously keep your hands clean and please take your rubbish with you, there is a waste bin by the payment window.

Thank you!

FARM SHOP NEWS

Exciting news!

Starting from this Saturday 6th March 2021, we welcome Solent Seafood to Durleighmarsh Farm.

Their stall is renowned for fresh and frozen locally sourced seafood. Link to their website if you need more information at www.solentclams.co.uk

EVERY SATURDAY 10am to 1pm

Plus!

Every Wednesday and Saturday we have warm home made pasties, sausage rolls and vegetarian options from Cloisters in Petersfield – Truly delicious!

EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

ON THE BBC

Paul, Jackie and their son Arthur have appeared on the BBC’s The Farmers’ Country Showdown

“Busy beekeepers Debbie and Chris traverse the southern counties collecting honey from their 220 hives, while vegetable and fruit farmers Paul and Jackie, with a little help from their two-year-old son Arthur, gather their bumper crop of plums, damsons and the unusual cucamelons, all for the Winchester Farmers’ Market in Hampshire”

Paul, Jackie and their son Arthur have appeared on the BBC's The Farmers' Country Showdown