Strawberry Picking at Brooksgrove Farm

By Kathryn Slade Strawberries

Everyone loves strawberries and with Wimbledon just around the corner it’s the perfect time to enjoy them! Juicy strawberries are best eaten fresh and there is no better way to do this then going out and picking your own. We are really lucky at Bluestone to have a Pick your Own farm close by in Haverfordwest. We went to visit them yesterday to see what was growing.

Strawberry Field
Brooksgrove Farm is based around 12 miles from Bluestone. The family run farm has become a popular destination for those looking for something fun and different to do! Gary the farmer grows daffodils in the spring, in the summer the fields are filled with strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries, and in autumn there are plenty of pumpkins!

Strawberry
Strawberries are in season from late May through to September, but the strawberry picking season varies from farm to farm and depends on the weather. The fields at Brooksgrove are open from 10am to around 6pm most days, but it is worth checking their Facebook page for updates on the fruit and the weather too! You can find them by searching Brooksgrove Farm.

Strawberry Picking
It’s an easy drive through the town to get there and there are plenty of signs with strawberries on them to direct you when you get close. Once you arrive there is plenty of parking and then you can wonder up the path to the picking area. There were rows and rows of strawberries together and lots of families already picking when I arrived. To start your picking experience just head to the gazebo where you can pick up your punnets and then you are free to go and pick at your pleasure! There were two fields open yesterday with lots of fresh strawberries ready to pick. In the next few weeks there will be crops of raspberries too but the gooseberry crop has already sold out, so you do have to be quick!

Strawberry Punnets
You could spend ages picking and searching for the biggest strawberry but after about an hour I decided that my two overflowing punnets were probably enough! I headed back to the gazebo where the fruit was weighed I had managed to pick nearly 2 kilograms. Over the weekend I will be making some strawberry jam (if there are any left!).  Be sure to check back for the recipe and to see how I get on!

 

Point of interest  Finding Brooksgrove Farm



  Compass Miles from Bluestone: 11
  Car Time to drive from Bluestone: 23 minutes
  Point of interest Nearest postcode: SA61 1XR
  Car Parking available:Yes

http://brooksgrove.co.uk/pyo-brooksgrove-farm/

Categories:Food and Drink, Pembrokeshire

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