An Autumn Fruit Picking Adventure

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.

This Sunday afternoon pre-roast walk was an industrious one.

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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.

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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? Are you fans of Lathcotes Farm, or do you have another gem for us to try out?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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17 thoughts on “An Autumn Fruit Picking Adventure

  1. SAHMlovingit

    Oh my! Those plums look gorgeous…and 75p? Bargain! We have a fruit picking farm just down the road from us…we should make more use of it x

  2. Chelsea Williams

    LOVE plums. My mum has them in her garden and makes us stone hundreds to freeze each year! I always end up eating far too many. Great post, looks like you all had a lovely time :)

  3. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    Ooh plum crumble – delicious and at such a reasonable cost! What a fun activity for the whole family, pick, cook and eat – perfect. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. Jenny @ The Brick Castle

    I miss plums. I always had a plum tree as child and when you eat them straightaway they’re so sweet and delicious. Looks like a place you are very lucky to be able to visit so often :)

  5. lucy at dear beautiful

    It’s never crossed my mind to go to pick your own for plums. I always think of it as a strawberry and raspberry thing. I’m definitely going to add plum picking to our to do list. x

  6. Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    I love to pick fruit but I have never been in Autumn before, must look into that because those plums look delicious. A good excuse for a crumble too!


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