My very favorite place in Essex for pick your own in Lathcoats Farm. We headed there during the summer months for strawberry season, enjoying teaching the girls how to pick the perfect fruit, so it only felt right to take them back now plum season is upon us for some Autumn Fruit Picking.
This Sunday afternoon pre-roast walk was an industrious one.
Wellies on and eyes peeled for ripe juicy plums…..and at only 75p for all the plums needed to our bubbling crumble it was a reasonably priced afternoons entertainment.
The other bonus of doing pick your own in Essex at Lathcoats Farm is their wonderful Bee Shed tea room and farm shop for the grown-ups, and small animal area and ride on toys for the children. We spend many an afternoon here in that tricky hour post school-pick up/pre dinner time (or the witching hour as I prefer to call it).
Soon enough we were heading home for a sumptuous roast dinner, delicious crumble and the joy of watching Man U lose the derby game on live TV…….it doesn’t get much better than that.
Where do you go for pick your own in Essex for Autumn Fruit Picking? Are you fans of Lathcotes Farm, or do you have another gem for us to try out?