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Our Visit to Grove Farm PYO


At Grove farm PYO there is no need to book in advance you can just turn up and stay as long as you wish (please note that weekends may be busier). It is also free parking and free to enter - you just pay for what you pick! 


You're encouraged to take your own container with you and when you do, Grove farm donate up to 20p to two of their chosen charities - Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Epilepsy Society. If you do forget your own packaging don't worry they have baskets for sale for £1 each, punnets and bags for 10p each. 

When we went they had strawberries, red potatoes, spinach and blackcurrants ready to pick however more fruit and vegetables will be available as and when they are in season. I'd advise you to check their website or social media before you go if your looking to pick a specific fruit/vegetable to avoid disappointment. The estimated times for fruit and vegetables to be available can be found on the listing here however please do note these are just estimated times and can vary.

We specifically went for the strawberries as it is one of our favourite fruits 🍓

Also please note that you are not permitted to eat any of the fruit before you pay.

On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at the front kiosk who took our basket to check the weight. This was so the weight of your packaging is taken off when you go to pay so you really just pay for what you pick. We used a small role play shopping basket but you can use anything such as empty punnets from the supermarket or a reusable sandwich box etc.

There are wheelbarrows at the entrance to borrow while you are at the farm too so don't worry about struggling to carry everything! If you want to pick your own potatoes you will need to bring tools with you such as a spade to do so and your welcome to take your own gardening gloves etc.

The cost of all fruit/vegetables are worked out per kg. The prices of each fruit/vegetable that is available to pick on the day can be found on display at the entrance.


The ground can be uneven in places, so I'd recommend that you wear appropriate footwear such as trainers or boots. It was dry when we went however in wet weather as it is a working farm, it can get muddy. I'd recommend wearing wellington boots if it has been raining. Grove farm recommends that it is best to wear long sleeved tops and full length trousers for protection as there is insects and plants on the farm that may sting you. As it was sunny we were wearing shorts and t-shirt and I can confirm that in some places there were plants that were very prickly so next time we go I will make sure to wear long trousers.

There are portable toilets on site, one of which is slightly wider for accessibility and has hand rails for support. There is currently no designated nappy changing facility on site.

At the kiosk you can purchase ice-creams, ice lollies and cold drinks. There was also farm goods such as fresh eggs to purchase too. You can pay with both cash or card for these and for the fruit/veg you pick all in one place before you leave.

You can't bring your own food onto the farm and there is no designated picnic area however there are some local areas to go for a picnic before/after your pick your own. No dogs are allowed on the farm other than registered guide dogs.

We were there for approximately 1.5 hours and loved every minute in the open space. We will be returning when more fruit and vegetables are in season as it was such a relaxed environment. Grove Farm is suitable for the whole family and I would highly recommend taking a visit if you’ve never been.


Monday to Saturday 10 – 5 (close at 6)

Sunday 9 – 12 (close at 1)


Grove Farm PYO

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Leighton Buzzard


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