You can’t get fresher fruit and vegetables than those you’ve picked yourself! There are a few fruit farms near Newquay where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. All produce is, of course, seasonal, but you get to pick and choose how much produce to buy and enjoy!
The Pick Your Own season runs from ~May to ~September, starting with new potatoes and rhubarb and ending with raspberries. The dates when pick your own is actually available is, of course, variable as these are fresh growing crops, so subject to the whims of nature for when they’ll be ripe and ready for picking.
With pick your own farms, every week/month/year is different, so you should just check before you turn up as they might have changed what they planted, or they might’ve had a bad crop, or they might’ve had a bumper crop. You also need to just check what’s available when you want to go picking. So just take 10 minutes out to see if they’re still open the hours you want them to be – and if they’re currently letting you pick the fruit and vegetables you’re keen to pick.
Mitchell Fruit Farm, Newquay – nearest PYO fruit to Newquay
Mitchell fruit farm is the nearest PYO fruit picking farm to Newquay. Strawberries are usually available from May to October, but Pick Your Own is available from June to September, opening once the fruit’s ready. At Mitchell you can pick strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, courgettes and rhubarb during their respective seasons.
Operating for over 30 years, there are an increasing number of fruits which are grown in polytunnels, so it is possible that the fruit you want to pick will be indoors!
Address: Mitchell, Newquay, TR8 5BZ
Miles from Newquay: 8 miles
Times/dates: Opens by late June through to September for Pick Your Own fruit from 10am.
Opening Times: Monday-Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Chyreen Fruit Farm, Truro
This pick your own fruit farm also has a farm shop on site, selling local produce, free range eggs, clotted cream and more. The PYO section starts in time for the Wimbledon season.
At Chyreen Fruit Farm, you can pick your own gooseberries, red currants and blackcurrants. Open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, you can usually enjoy the fruits of your labour from 10.30am onwards. Some evening picking is also available, contact the farm for times/days of these special sessions.
Address: Quenchwell Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6LN
Miles from Newquay: 16 miles
Trevaskis Farm, Hayle
At Trevaskis Farm, you can pick from 8am to 7pm seven days a week. You can pick mange tout, runner beans, shelling peas, sugar snap peas, sweetcorn, broad beans, red currants, white currants, black currants, cooking apples, blackberries, red gooseberries, gooseberries, plums, tayberries, tummelberries, loganberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
Trevaskis Farm has 28 acres of planted fields and is set up as a visitor experience, rather than just simple picking fields. All weather picking is provided by the all weather polytunnels, so you can pick fruit indoors when it rains. No booking is required. The Farm is free entry, you only pay for what you pick and there are information signs and trails around the farm too. Open 8am to 7pm.
Operating for over 30 years and expanded 10 years ago, Trevaskis is also a leading educational experience working with local schools. There is a restaurant and farm shop on site too. The website is updated with which fruits and vegetables are currently ready to be picked.
Address: Trevaskis Farm, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5JQ
Miles from Newquay: 22 miles
Trevanthan Farm, Port Isaac
Trevanthan Farm covers 40 acres and operates as holiday accommodation and visitor attraction as well as a pick your own farm, Trevanthan has outdoor play areas, a farm shop and an on-site restaurant, as well as offering pick your own during the summer season. The games room offers a pool table, table tennis and table football all free of charge. There is even an on-site tennis court and a fishing lake stocked with rainbow trout.
The farm has been run by the same family for over 165 years and offers pick your own fruit and vegetables.
Address: St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TT
Miles from Newquay: 22 miles
If you want to pick your own fruit from farms close to Newquay, then contact Mitchell Farm. If you want a full half day activity and visitor experience, with some educational benefit, followed by lunch, with a wheelchair accessible car park and restaurant, then head for Trevaskis Farm! If you want to book holiday accommodation with a pick your own farm on-site, then Trevanthan Farm at Port Isaac might be the place for you!
♥ PYO But …..
Do you love the idea of pick your own, but it’s not practical, then why not check out the local companies who sell local Cornish produce and even deliver it to your door: Fruit & Veg Boxes.