Entry Fee: By following the practice of many other pyo’s we are asking for a small prepayment of £2 per head. Children under 5yrs old will be charged £1, babies go free.
Sadly over the years our pick and pay has been abused. Too many large groups of people have entered the picking field with the sole intention of eating as much fruit as possible and not paying. The admission tackles this and is levied in such a way that genuine fruit pickers are not penalised.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
The entry fee is a down payment on the produce you pick. It can ONLY be reimbursed as produce you pick in our pick your own.
Any additional produce over and above the entry fee is then charged at the prices listed.
Containers – are provided but not free of charge. The container weight is included when the fruit is weighed at the till.
If you do not wish to pay for our container please bring your own container but make sure that the container has been pre-weighed and marked with a weight in grams (our scales are metric) so that the container can be deducted from the final charge.
We provide 2 sorts of container:
A clear recyclable plastic punnet that will hold approximately 1kg of fruit. The container will cost approximately 6p.
A green handled basket that will hold approximately 2.5kg of fruit. The container will cost approximately 60p.
Quantities – Have a rough idea of the quantity of fruit you want to buy. Select the appropriate containers and supervise children to prevent over picking. We do expect you to pay for fruit that you have picked.
Footwear – Wear sensible shoes the ground in the field is uneven. If we have had a lot of rain please bring waterproof footwear.
Customer etiquette –
The entry fee is not a licence to eat. A small amount of sampling is allowed, but abuse of this is theft. Our pick your own is ran on the principle you pick, you pay and then you eat.
No picnicking in the picking area.
No dogs in the picking area.
Supervise children fully. No Footballs or other playthings
Do not run in the picking area.
When stepping over strawberry beds please do not step in the middle of the row. Your feet damage the crop.
Please note last entry to the pick your own is 40 minutes before the shop closes. Please leave yourselves plenty of time to pick enough fruit and veg to cover the cost of the admission prepayment.