Fruit picking season!

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Today I managed to tick something off my 101 in 1001 list – and something I’ve been wanting to do forever – fruit picking! September is the perfect time for picking blackberries, and there were also a good amount of raspberries out there too! I’m sad we missed the strawberries earlier in the summer, but next year we’ll get them!

We went to Kenyon Hall Farm, a working family farm that has a shop, cafe and pick your own fruit fields. I’ve only been a couple of times, but it’s always busy and full of families! I think they also do a lot of kid related activities throughout the year so if you’re close . Open everyday, it’s ideal for a sunny Sunday day out!

We had a look online to see what was available there, and they have this page which basically tells you which fruit/veg is in season and what’s coming. Picking wise, they only had blackberries and raspberries available, but we saw pumpkin and other squashes growing in the fields!

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Blackberries are such a pretty colour when they’re growing! There were tons of blackberries in all stages of ripening, and it was difficult to keep them in the punnet and away from our mouths! Fruit just tastes so much better when you know it’s fresh!

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It was great to get out and have a little walk, picking out fresh berries and enjoying the sunshine. The best part is that these two punnets cost us £4.86 altogether. I’m not sure how much they weighed, but that’s definitely cheaper than buying them from a shop! If you’re in the North West, I’d definitely recommend visiting this place! If you’re not, find your nearest farm and fruit picking site and get out there!

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  • Omg this looks DELICIOUS and so much fun! I’ve never done fruit picking like this, but I know there are places around where I live that do it. I’m pretty sure there’s a nut farm somewhere around here and you can go and actually pick and crack macadamias and walnuts and stuff. YUM.

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      Nuts! Oh I never seen a nut farm! :3 It really is good fun! Thanks (:

  • I love fruit picking, this looks so much fun though. I’ve never done one on a farm before, I just go along all the local bushes and I do tend to eat them along the way. We are inundated with blackberries (or brambles, as we call them) over here, but not as big as these ones! I find wild ones taste a lovely mixture of bitter and sweet. We also have raspberries in our garden, but again, eat as you go…

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      Oh we’ve tried to grow our own raspberries/blackberries and failed miserably each time… Next year we’ll do it! We have a small strawberry plant that’s done good this summer though!

  • I love fruit picking and this is definitely something I would love to do!! My mouth is drooling looking at those berries!

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      Oh it’s so fun! Definitely worth a trip :3