Pick-your-own just got easier at strawberry farm near Bridgnorth
A strawberry farm is using new technology, to ensure everyone can enjoy this year’s summer crop.
Grange Farm, near Bridgnorth, has been trialling a brand new new tabletop growing system this year, with the aim to improve accessibility for visitors who wish to pick their own strawberries throughout the summer months.
Richard Willis, the owner of Grange Farm said: “The strawberries are very easy to pick for all our customers, both young and old. The plants are fully under cover in eight foot polytunnels which means people can stay dry while picking the crops. It can be hard work picking them up off the ground, because customers have to get down low, especially for the elderly.
“This is a totally new technique to us, and a new modern way of growing strawberries. Customers in wheelchairs will also be able to access the plants, as the strawberries come to about head height.
Picking British strawberries straight from their source, definitely beats buying the fruit from the supermarket said Richard. The fruit can be collected in punnets, which can be collected from the farm shop.
The family business has been growing fruit for the past four decades, Richard’s wife Pam and their son Ian all work closely to keep the local business going strong.
Richard added: “It’s all about the lovely experience, that’s what people come for. We’ve been growing strawberries for around 40 years now, and we are always busy with customers throughout the summer months.”
Richard also grows gooseberries and blackcurrants, which will be available to pick later in the season.
The family is getting set to welcome many visitors throughout the summer months.
Hilton Farm also has a farm shop selling locally sourced produce, as well as several friendly alpacas who like to greet new visitors.
For more information visit grangefarmhilton.co.uk