5 of the best pick-your-own farms in Sussex
PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 August 2017
Produce you’ve picked yourself is hard to beat. Here are some of the best places to gather fruit and veg
Located between East Preston and Ferring is one of the biggest selections of pick-your-own crops in the south of England. Fruits ranging from raspberries to rhubarb and vegetables including beetroot, onions and courgettes are all available to pick throughout their respective seasons. There is also a car boot sale held every Sunday.
Littlehampton Road (A259), Ferring, BN12 6PW
This family farm – founded by David and Mary in 1952 – has been passed down the generations and aims to produce the best fruits for the general public as well as local shops and businesses. Expect to find apples, apricots, cobnuts, damsons, plums and many more.
Ticehurst TN5 7HQ
From April to October, Sharnfold Farm’s pick-your-own opens to the public and you can expect blackberries, runner beans, sweetcorn, and onions. You’ll also find apples, plums and pumpkins for sale in the farm shop itself.
Hailsham Road, Stone Cross, Eastbourne, BN24 5BU
Right on the Kent/Sussex border overlooking the Sussex Weald is Cherry Gardens Organic Farm Shop. As well as the usual raspberries, blackcurrants, plums and runner beans, you’re also able to pick your own flowers. Homegrown produce is also available in the farm shop.
Groombridge TN3 9NY
Producing fruit exclusively for the on-site shop, the majority of Oast Farm is also available for pick-your-own.
Expect a wide variety of apples, redcurrants, strawberries and raspberries. There are also some more unusual fruits available in the shop including quince, damsons and jostaberries.
Lephams Bridge, Uckfield TN22 4AU
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