For 2017 we have changed the way we charge for our soft fruit and strawberries. We are now following the practice of many other Pick Your Owns and asking for a small redeemable prepayment of £2 per head.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS
Say a family of four come to Lotmead to pick strawberries. When they pick up their punnets, they will pay an £8 deposit – that’s £2 per person – before entering the picking area. When they’ve finished picking, they will return to the shop to pay. If they’ve picked £10 worth of fruit (which would be about two kilos of strawberries), they just pay the £2 difference.
If however they pick less than the deposit then unfortunately the deposit cannot be refunded – but £2 works out at about the same amount as a small punnet you’d buy in a supermarket.
Just make sure you hang on to your prepayment receipts!
As well as strawberries, we also grow delicious raspberries, gooseberries and sweet blackcurrants. Come late August and you can also help yourself to blackberries from our hedgerows FREE OF CHARGE!
Remember, because you pick your own strawberries, fruit and vegetables, not only are they guaranteed to be much fresher and tastier than you’ll find at any supermarket, they’re also a lot cheaper – and the more you pick, the bigger the discount!
We have a great variety of ‘pick your own’ seasonal spring, summer and autumn vegetables. These include potatoes, courgettes, runner beans, sweetcorn, spinach and beetroot. Asparagus and rhubarb are supplied ready picked and you will find them at the Farm Store.