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Welcome to West Green Fruits
Pick Your Own fruit in Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8LP

2020 WEST GREEN FRUITS CHRISTMAS BARN -  
There is a link to our Christmas website on the top bar of this site.

Our COVID Statement for the Christmas Barn is on the Homepage of this website and also on our Christmas Barn website - follow the CHRISTMAS BARN link at the top of the website pages

We open on Sunday November 22nd - for click & collect etc you can e mail, call 07954 730143 or use our new online service once it is operational via www.christmasbarnhartleywintney.co.uk - or follow the link at the top of the webpage

Please check this site, follow us on Facebook or call 01252 845772 for up to date information. 

COVID-19 statement for 2020 PYO Season
We will be operating West Green Fruits very much as you would recognise.
However, we are obviously taking the risks associated with coronovirus very seriously for our staff, ourselves and of course for all of our customers and visitors.

With this in mind we will operate with measures to help keep customers and staff safe. There is no need to pre-book to visit, but we cannot take coaches or mini-bus parties.

We ask that our customers help us with this, and we know that you will:

  • Please stay in your group when you visit: as you move about and when you pick
  • Please maintain social distancing all the time you are with us
  • Please pay by contactless payment if at all possible (we are still unable to accept American Express)
  • Please only enter our shop when a till is free to go to
    Collect any produce from the veg/fruit display as you move to your till
    In this way we can maintain social distancing within the shop
  • Please stand within the marked area at the till, including anyone with you
  • Our jams, honey, free range eggs, ice-cream and cream will be served from behind the tills where there is a clear display for you to see and shoose from (very old fashioned!) - just ask!
  • On busy days we will have extra tills to help you
  • Understand that we are unable to allow any pic-nics etc on site this year or any other form of resting on site

To place orders for collection please call 07954730143 during open times.
Where possible please place orders 24hrs in advance, especially for busy times such as weekends, but still always ask.
A dedicated collection point will be used for orders, and for those with vulnerabilities we can bring your order to the car by pre-arrangement.

Please be aware that there will be no lavatories available to the public during the 2020 season.
This decision has been reluctantly made in the light of advice regarding coronovirus and the risk of spread via washroom surfaces.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause but in the interests of customer safety we feel sure that you will understand and ensure that you visit us prepared.
Thank you for your understanding.

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY

Product availability is listed below and changes as the season progresses, even during the day as we pick sometimes.
Do call our mobile number 07954 730143 during open hours ONLY for any specific information / availability.
 

CONTAINERS

We do supply recycleable baskets but ask that you avoid wasting them and just take what you need for the quantity you wish to pick,
We use recyclable and re-useable containers.
We cannot re-use dirty baskets that are discarded.

You are very welcome to bring your own containers if you prefer, just get them weighed at the meet and greet point before you go picking so that we can deduct their weight when you return to pay. 

PYO ETIQUETTE - 'Pick, Pay, Eat'

It saddens us to have to make this statement and we really wish we did not have to state the obvious, but to prevent any misunderstanding or offence when visiting West Green Fruits it must be understood that we are a business.

In writing this section of our website we apologise to all of our customers and visitors who understand this and do not need this explaining. 

However, it is important that all visitors and customers understand that West Green Fruits is a business and that 'Pick Your Own' means 'Pick and Pay before Eating' 
i.e. everything that you and your group pick must be paid for before it is eaten.

Normal shopping rules apply at West Green Fruits and so please do not take offence if spoken to by a member of our staff regarding unpaid for fruit.

Unlike many PYO businesses we have chosen not to charge any entry payment as we prefer to rely upon honesty and in respecting our visitors we feel sure that this will be reciprocated.
                                                              Thank from us all at West Green Fruits 

DOGS

We are not able to let you bring your dogs on site other than in a vehicle.

Our only exception is for assistance dogs such as a guide dog or hearing dog. This is an insurance and Environmental Health Department requirement.

We are dog lovers ourselves and have 4, but they are not walked in the the fruit fields all summer, even outside of working hours.

ORDERS & READY PICKED

We offer ready picked produce at our shop and are happy to take orders and give advice if needed. Just ask!
We can also take orders for fruit outside our own season - just ask and if we can help, we will.

If you need more than a kilo or two PLEASE pre-order if at all possible to avoid disappointment.
We pick fresh every day and on a busy day we may not be able to supply a large quantity from the shelf.

During the 2020 season, we will do everything we can to help those who are health shielding and so do please call 07954730143 to discuss any requirements and speak to Carolyn

Other Summer Produce:

 Jude's Ice-cream

Since 2018 we have stocked Jude's Ice-Cream and their Mango Sorbet for those who have dairy and gluten free needs in single portion sized pots. 
If you're having a party we can obtain a wide selection of flavours in larger, or even 4litre, sizes.

Jams and Marmalades

These are made especially for us by the lovely Janet and Amy and bear our own 'West Green Fruits' labels.

Marmalades are made with fruit from foreign parts but the jams are predominently from our own fruit, picked by us. 
The marmalades are quite a speciality and our range includes more than just Orange Marmalade.

Chutneys 

Made locally by Pig 'n Pickles

Local Honey

English Honey is ever rarer but our supplier's honey is certainly English Honey at its very best. 

Our honey is from local producers and one day we may even have our own home produced honey made with nectar from the PYO fruit flowers in due course.
Bee keeping is still in its infancy here!

Free Range Eggs

The truly delicious eggs we sell are from happy hens that live in Mattingley, a couple of miles away, on a farm that has been producing wonderful Free Range Eggs since long before ethical egg production was considered the right way to do things. 
Try some and you'll be converted by their freshness and flavour.

Summer Vegtables 

A selection of ready picked summer vegtables are always available, including ever popular new potatoes.
if there is anything specific you would like us to obtain for you please ask.
We no longer grow and vegetableson site, but wherever possible our produce is British.

Current PYO Seasonal Availability once open:

DO CALL 07954 730143 for up to date information before travelling and to place ORDERS

  • RHUBARB - season finished
  • STRAWBERRIES - PYO strawberries are now finished.
                                    We have ready picked strawberries available in the shop
  • GOOSEBERRIES - picking finished
  • RASPBERRIES - Good quality, easy picking
  • TAYBERRIES, TUMMELBERRIES - finished
  • BOYSENBERRIES & LOGANBERRIES - finished
  • BLACK CURRANTS - Finished
  • REDCURRANTS - Picking now -  picking is coming to an end but good berries still there
  • BLUEBERRIES -  ready picked only. There are no bluberries for picking on site
  • BLACKBERRIES - Good quality, but picking limited
  • CHERRIES - finsished
  • NEW POTATOES - in the shop only
  • SUMMER VEGETABLES - in the shop only
  • ASPARAGUS - British season finished, so N/A
  • RUNNER BEANS - as available in the shop only
  • HOMEMADE WEST GREEN FRUITS JAMS & MARMALADES - Huge variety of jams and 5 of marmalade, as available and a new flavour of jam - Queens' Jam ( a mix of blueberry & raspberry - delicious)
  • LOCAL FREE RANGE EGGS - in the shop
  • LOCAL HAMPSHIRE HONEY - as available and locally produced
  • JUDE'S ICE-CREAM - a selection of flavours available, including sorbet for those who are dairy intolerant
  • ORGANIC JESRSEY DOUBLE CREAM - DELICIOUS!!!! - as available in two sizes

With cash rarely being used this year we anticipate a fall in donations to our chosen cause.
This drop has been seen generally as card sales have increased. All charities have felt this loss because of us all using less and less cash.
Thus, we are going to start asking customers if they would like to make donations added to their card payments. Any donations will be accounted for on the till and then passed to our chosen cause.

This year, we have decided that any donations we are fortunate to receive will be passed to Claire Danson. Claire worked in the shop for a number of years, was hugely popular with our customers and continues to visit us still.
You may have seen her story on the local news over the last months. Following a cycling accident Claire is now permanently confined to a wheelchair having last year become a European Triathalon Champion before her accident.
Her goal is to continue her sporting career as a para-athlete. She has extraordinary grit and determination and I just know she will succeed but in achieving her goal she needs funds for training and equipment.
Thus, our choice of Claire for this year's donations. What a girl, and she remains so positive and cheerful - the facets that made her so popular here.

Full details for our charitable donations for 2020 can be found on our Family Fun page and we thank you inadvance for any generosity that you feel able to give in this difficult year that is affecting so very many people.

2020 Christmas Barn

We have beautiful fresh cut locally grown Christmas Trees and home-produced Wreaths and Garlands for you to decorate uniquely yourself or buy ready decorated by us or decorated to order. 
We also sell unusual baubles, candles and our normal selection of Jams, Marmalades, Chutneys and Honey for those 'little gifts'.

Our Christmas Barn opens in late November.
We are open SEVEN days a week once open until either 22nd December or until we sell out of trees.

We can take orders for any size of tree and deliver for you (for which there may be a small fee).
Follow the link on this site to our Christmas BArn website.

Opening Hours

2020 CHRISTMAS BARN

The Christmas Barn opens:
Sunday 22nd November
9am to 5pm DAILY
until December 22nd or until we sell out!

Please refer to the homepage Covid information as we are operating within Government guidelines
We offer a pre-order & collection service and


Just call 07954730143

We reserve the right to close without notice if necessary

Visit Christmas Barn Website

Hartley Wintney Christmas Barn Online Shop Open

2020 FRUIT SEASON
September 5th - we are now CLOSED for 2020

(We reserve the right to close without prior notice)

Planting strawberries

Getting ready for the new season, planting out the strawberries.

bowl-of-strawberries

The crop of delicious strawberries.

Kate-visit-2011

The girls in their uniform.

Job well done

Job well done!