Although we no longer need to pick our own fruit and veg, thanks to the convenience of supermarkets, it can still be an enjoyable way to spend a few hours in the sun.
If you are looking to do just that this summer when staying at one of our holiday parks in Norfolk, here are five of the best places to do so:
Groveland Farm Shop – Roughton
A family run farm in Felbrigg, Groveland Farm produces its own fruit, vegetables and fresh apple juice. From May through to September, they also run a pick your own site located next to their Farm Shop in Roughton.
Open from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 3.30pm on Sunday, you can pick from a variety of soft fruits, including blueberries and blackcurrants. This year, they have also added a different dimension by incorporating tomatoes into their range.
White House Farm – Rackheath
On the outskirts of Norwich, you can find this 300-acre farm where you can pick your own fruit. For a minimum cost of £2, you can load up your basket with the produce on offer, which currently includes strawberries and raspberries.
It isn’t just the summer months that they are open, and throughout the year you can pick apples, blackberries, cherries, currants and much more, when they are in season.
Drove Orchards – Hunstanton
Located between Holme and Thornham, you will find the 40 acres of Drove Orchards, which is home to 150 varieties of apples and pears. You will also find a range of other soft fruit, depending on the weather and season. If you call 01485 525625 before you make the journey, they can inform you of which fruits they have available for picking.
Blofield Pick Your Own – Norwich
Located next to the Norwich Camping and Leisure is open Tuesday to Sunday between June and September, offering a range of fruit for picking including raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and tayberries.
They also make fresh fruit smoothies for visitors from the berries that have been picked, and even offer sweet peas which can be picked in bunches.
Wiveton Hall Farm – Wiveton
You may recognise Wiveton Hall Farm from the recent BBC Two documentary ‘Normal For Norfolk’, with the farm having a designated are where visitors can pick their own strawberries and raspberries. The area is open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 4pm over the weekend.
The farm also grows a range of fruit and vegetables for use in their own café, as well as for their roadside stall which is open between May and August.