Strawberry Picking in Norfolk

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Looking to embark on a juicy strawberry picking adventure in Norfolk? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got the inside scoop on the best places to pick those luscious red berries straight from the plant.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves, put on your sun hat, and head to one (or more) of these spots where you can pick your own strawberries in Norfolk.

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Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Norfolk

If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of sinking your teeth into a plump, sun-ripened strawberry brings an instant smile to your face. We are lucky that Norfolk still has a few pick-your-own strawberry fields.

Let me share the best places for PYO strawberries in Norfolk. Just be sure to double check the opening hours and availability of strawberries before you go.

If you want to try to grow your own at home, check out this beginner-friendly kit for growing strawberries indoors.

If you need some inspiration of what to do with all the strawberries you picked, check out this recipe book.

Sharrington Strawberries

Postcode: NR24 2PH

If you’re on the hunt for strawberries in Norfolk, you can find plenty at Sharrington Strawberries located just a few miles from Holt. This family business, founded by the green-thumbed Simon Turner back in 1982, has blossomed into a haven for top-quality produce. With Simon’s dedication and hard work, Sharrington Strawberries has expanded its offerings to include not only strawberries but also a medley of raspberries, blackberries, tayberries, gooseberries, red and black currants, and even asparagus.

To get your hands on their produce, head to Sharrington Strawberries’ own farm shop. There, you’ll find an array of soft fruits and asparagus, lovingly grown and handpicked by Simon and his team along with other local products such as eggs, cream, vegetables, honey, jam, juice, and more. You will also find Sharrington products at various local delicatessens, greengrocers, farm shops, tearooms, restaurants, hotels, and small supermarkets.

Now, if you’re itching to experience the joy of picking your own strawberries, Sharrington Strawberries welcomes you with open arms. All you need to do is bring along your own container, and they’ll weigh the bountiful fruits of your labour.

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Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop

Postcode: NR14 6PA

With an impressive selection of plants, ranging from delicate bedding plants to majestic shrubs and trees, Hillfield Nursery is a haven for those seeking to transform their outdoor spaces into breathtaking gardens. They also have an incredible range of Pick-Your-Own fruits.

From May to October, you can enjoy the beauty of the fields and orchards while indulging in the delights of hand-picking fruits. And oh, the fruits you’ll find here – not only the familiar favourites but also rare and unusual species that may pique your curiosity. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your fruit horizon and try something new!

If you want to PYO strawberries, head to Hillfield Nursery during the summer months, typically from June to July, to secure your share of these juicy delights. Later in the year, it is a good spot to pick your own apples.

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The Tacons

Postcode: NR29 5AJ

The Tacons is a farm with a rich history spanning three generations at The Grange. Nestled in the picturesque Broadland area, this idyllic farm is surrounded by the serene Trinity Broads, creating a haven for diverse wildlife to flourish.

At The Tacons, the land yields an abundant harvest that includes crops like wheat, barley, and sugar beet, alongside an impressive array of fruits and vegetables. Over 30 years ago, the farm embarked on an exciting journey when asparagus was introduced, inspired by a serendipitous mention on Radio 4. What began as a humble acre of asparagus plants nurtured in the kitchen sink has now blossomed into approximately 20 acres of meticulously hand-picked and bundled asparagus.

In 1980, The Tacons expanded their offerings to include Pick Your Own Strawberries. Today, visitors can indulge in the joy of picking not only strawberries but also gooseberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It’s a fruity paradise that beckons both young and old to immerse themselves in the vibrant colours and flavours of nature’s bounty.

As a family business, The Tacons has steadily grown over the years. Their produce can be found not only at the farm gate but also in local farm shops, various retailers, and wholesalers. With a focus on full traceability, every product is meticulously picked, graded, packed, and delivered by the dedicated family teams, ensuring the highest quality from farm to table.

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A.G Meale & Sons

Postcode: NR12 9LJ

Step into the rich history of AG Meale & Sons, a farming legacy that began in 1934 when Allen G Meale acquired a single acre of land and established Newland Nurseries in Stalham, Norfolk. With only basic gardening tools and a small number of livestock, he worked tirelessly to provide fresh produce to the local community.

In the early 1970s, the business relocated to a new site in Wayford, Stalham, where it became known as Wayford Nurseries, although it is affectionately referred to as “Meales” by locals. Today, Meales encompasses 260 acres of land, cultivating a diverse range of crops, including potatoes, asparagus, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, pumpkins, and more.

In 2015, Meales expanded its offerings with the opening of Vera’s Coffee Shop, named after Allen G Meale’s wife. This delightful café, serving breakfast, light bites, lunch, afternoon tea, cakes, and savories, proudly incorporates the farm’s own-grown and locally sourced produce. You can also find their delectable baked goods in the Farm Shop, allowing you to enjoy their tasty treats at home.

But let’s not forget the exciting opportunity to indulge in some Pick Your Own fun! Meales offers the chance to gather your own strawberries, raspberries, plums, and runner beans. Later in the summer they also do PYO sunflowers.

No booking is necessary, but please do check the opening times to ensure they are available, as there may be occasional last-minute changes. The strawberry-picking adventure extends into polytunnels and outdoor fields, ensuring a fruitful experience for all.

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Cromer PYO and Football Golf

Postcode: NR27 9JG

You can embark on a delightful strawberry-picking adventure just a short walk away from Cromer beach! Not only can you relish the joy of hand-picking juicy strawberries, but you can also indulge in a friendly competition at the nine-hole football golf course. Double the fun, right? This PYO conveniently shares the same carpark as Amazona Zoo.

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Jones of Antingham PYO Farm

Postcode: NR28 0NW

Get ready to be impressed because this farm may be small, but it packs a mighty fruity punch when it comes to Pick Your Own (PYO) experience. With a delightful selection of nine field-fresh strawberry varieties available throughout the season, your taste buds are in for a treat!

This farm also offers the opportunity to indulge in PYO gooseberries, raspberries, and even broad beans. And if that’s not enough, you can grab some freshly dug potatoes from their stall as well.

Get more information here.

Other PYO Opportunities in Norfolk

If you enjoy picking your own strawberries, you should also think about going to one of the pumpkin patches in Norfolk in autumn. While you don’t actually pick the pumpkins off the vine, it’s still a fun experience to search for that perfect pumpkin in the field.

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