Pick Your Own Berkshire Strawberry Farm You Must Visit This Summer
With summer upon us, calendars are quickly filling up with trips to the beach and building sand castles, but there’s something else that should have a prominent place in your social itinerary. With juicy berries in bloom, why not get yourself a basket with a day of fruit picking at a local farm?
With Grays Farm offering several tasty fruits and vegetables ranging from strawberries to rhubarb and cabbage, collecting your seasonal produce could be the perfect family activity that also allows you to buy food locally and at the source. Winner of National Pick Your Own in 2013, Grays is a great place to spend a summer day.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained during the holidays. Strawberries, rhubarb, beans and currants are already ripe and ready to be picked. The best part is that there is no entry fee, it’s free and you only pay what you choose.
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At Grays, it’s not just fruit picking. With a playground and picnic area, you can make a full day of it. Located on Heathlands Road in Wokingham, the farm is easily accessible by car. On the farm you can also learn about the food you eat, with four different varieties of strawberries and seven different varieties of raspberries you can choose your favorites and see the difference between them.
If there’s anything you’ve missed on your foraging adventures, Grays also has a farm shop where you can pick up local treats. Grays Farm is run by two generations of the Gray family. Donald and Marjorie started the business in 1973 and their son Peter and his wife Elizabeth, along with their son Paul, continue it.
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