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Our 2021 PYO season has now ended.
Thank you so much for your support and custom this summer and we'll look forward to seeing you again in 2022 or at our Christmas Barn.

We re-open for our Christmas Barn on November 22nd. Follow the Christmas link on the top bar to go to our Christmas website.

COVID-19 statement for 2021 PYO Season
We will be operating West Green Fruits very much as you would recognise while looking after our staff, ourselves and of course 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 without explicit prior agreement..

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 respect other people's space while 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 there is a free till for you
    Collect any produce from the veg/fruit display on your way
    In this way we can give everyone a comfortable space within the shop
  • 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 choose from (very old fashioned!) - just ask for what you would like to buy
  • Pic-nics can only be had near the shop, and not anywhere else on site.
    If you need to sit and rest please come back and do so near the shop so that we don't have to come and ask

 

TOILETS

Please be aware - there are NO toilets on site

ORDERS

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.

PYO ETIQUETTE - 'Pick, Pay, Eat'

The rules of Pick Your Own are very simple.

We apologise to those customers and visitors who do not need any explanation,

BUT to avoid any misunderstanding:

  • All visitors and customers must understand that West Green Fruits is a business
  •  'Pick Your Own' means 'Pick and Pay for all you pick before Eating'.
  • Our business still operates on honesty meaning that everything you and your group pick (whatever your ages) must be paid for before any is eaten.
  • Please only pick what you are prepared to pay for. Prices are clearly stated and staff will advise you on likely costs before you pick, if asked.
  • It is not acceptable to change your mind if you pick too much.
  • Please supervise children and teach them not to jump or trample over or through crops - it causes damage.
  • Eating fruit whilst picking or before paying is theft and unacceptable.
  • We reserve the right to restrict entry or ask visitors to leave


HOW PYO WORKS at WEST GREEN FRUITS:

  • Empty punnets are available at the entrance for you to pick into.
  • If you bring your own containers please have them weighed on arrival before you pick.
  • Most fruit and vegetables are sold by weight.
  • Please read the above PYO Etiquette points to be observed whilst picking.
  • When you have finished picking bring everything you have picked to our shop where there is a selection of summer vegetables, jams, honey, eggs etc
  • Your fruit and vegetables will be weighed and charged accordingly along with any other produce you chose.
  • Please keep your till receipt whilst you are on site for any checks we are making.


PRODUCT  / CROP AVAILABILITY

Product availability is listed below which is updated as the season progresses, even during the day as we pick sometimes.
If you are travelling specially for something particular do check before you set out incase thiings have changed since thee last update.
Crop availability can change during the day.
Do call our mobile number 07954 730143 during open hours ONLY for any specific information / availability.
 

CONTAINERS

We 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 and so please only take what you need.
There may be a charge for the large baskets.

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. 

DOGS

Dogs are not allowed on site other than in a vehicle, where they must stay.

The 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 PRODUCE

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 2021 season, we will do everything we can to help those who have limitations caused by health or mobility 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. 
We also stock their vegan salted caramel and vanilla flavours.
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 Seville Orange Marmalade.

Jam Sugar & Jars

Jam sugar (with added pectin) and jam jars with lids are available.

 

Chutneys 

Made locally by Pig 'n Pickles in many 'flavours'.

Channel Island Cream

We now stock delicious Jersey Cream from Ivy House Farm. Nearly as thick as clotted cream and, in our opinion, even nicer!

 

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 remains in its infancy here. Our bees are more like well  looked after pets than productive members of our little ecosystem!!

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. When they are unable to supply their own they work in conjunction with another producer of their own ilk and so you can be sure that the eggs we sell are good in every sense.
Try some and you'll be converted by their freshness and flavour.
When these are unavailable we hvae eggs from an equally ethical free range egg farm at Wokingham.

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 any vegetables on site, but they come from market daily and wherever possible our produce is British.

Current PYO Seasonal Availability once open:

DO CALL 07954 730143 for any specific information you want to check before travelling or to place ORDERS
A Picking Chart is shown on the 'PICK YOUR OWN' tab - this is for guidance only

SEASON FINISHED - 

  • BLACKBERRIES - season finished
  • RASPBERRIES - season finished
    NEW POTATOES -
  • SUMMER VEGETABLES
  • HOMEMADE WEST GREEN FRUITS JAMS & MARMALADES - available again in the Christmas Barn
  • LOCAL FREE RANGE EGGS -
  • LOCAL HAMPSHIRE HONEY -
  • JUDE'S ICE-CREAM -
  • ORGANIC JESRSEY DOUBLE CREAM - DELICIOUS!!!! -
  • JAM SUGAR & JAM JARS -

NO LONGER IN SEASON - 

  • STRAWBERRIES - season finished. We start in mid June with classic summer strawberries again
  • TAYBERRIES, TUMMELBERRIES - season finished
  • BOYSENBERRIES & LOGANBERRIES - season finished
  • BLACK CURRANTS - season finished
  • REDCURRANTS - season finished
  • BLUEBERRIES -  from opening (Ready picked only)
  • RHUBARB - season finished
  • GOOSEBERRIES - Season finished
  • CHERRIES - not available


CHARITY DONATIONS


Every year our customers have generously supported our chosen charity.
Last year, 2020, £750 was given to Claire Danson who is now paralysed from the waist down following a catastrophic cycling accident.
She was European Triathalon Champsion at the time of her injury and is now building up as a successful para-athlete. Our donation has enabled her to buy specialist equipment to help with her training. THANK YOU everyone.

However, the drop in cash useage has led to all charities feeling the pinch as card sales have increased. 
Thus, we now ask 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 will be passing your donations to THE MATTHEW ELVIDGE TRUST once again which works to destigmatise depression amongst the young and help those in need via carefully chosen organisations within and outside of the world of education.

Full details for our charitable donations for 2021 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.

 

2021 Christmas Barn

We will have beautiful fresh cut locally grown Christmas Trees and home-produced Wreaths and Garlands again 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

 2021 CHRISTMAS BARN

The Christmas Barn opens:

22nd November 2021
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 can deliver locally


Just call 07954730143

We reserve the right to close without notice if necessary

The Christmas website can be reached from the 'Chroistmas' tab on the top bar of this site.

2021 FRUIT SEASON

we are now closed for PYO 2021.
We re-open in June 2022

e mails can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(We reserve the right to close without prior notice and to limit entry as necessary)

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