Hill Farm

Visitor information


Are you open?The shop is now open for the 2023 season for 'ready picked' fruit, veg, jam etc . For PYO crops, please see ' What can we Pick?' question below .

What are your opening times?
Opening hours Sun 29th 10-4pm -'PYO' and 'Ready picked'
Tues 31st Oct 10-4pm (Ready picked produce only)
We then close for the winter and will re-open in June 2024

Do we have to book?
(Booking was required for a few weekends during some of July, in order to manage supply and demand, however booking is no longer necessary)

What can we pick? This varies throughout the season. The best way to get up-to-date information is to call the farm on 01733 233270 and listen carefully to the recorded message which lists the crops in season and available for picking . This message is re-recorded regularly. Also visit the crop calendar here.

Can we bring our own punnets/containers to pick fruit into? No. You will not be able to bring your own pot/containers (i.e.non Hill Farm ones) due to their unknown capacities. However, if you have retained containers bought here from previous years or visits, you are of course welcome to bring those. We will be offering different sized empty punnets at set prices, which will need to be purchased at the kiosk, in advance of entering the fruit fields.

Can we bring dogs? NO. Though you will see our farm dogs on site, I am afraid you can not bring your own dogs.

What does it cost? There is no entry fee to the farm. Cost depends on the crops you pick. Some crops are priced on weight, some on number picked and some on size.
PYO Rosehips £3/kg, PYO squashes are £2 /kg.
Pumpkins are priced on size, ranging from 75p to £11
Sunflowers are 80p per stem or 5 for £3.75

Do you have a café? No, however, we have a small refreshment kiosk , selling drinks, cake crisps and ice-creams. Though there are picnic benches, there are no under cover facilities.

Do you have toilets? Yes.

Do you take card payment? Yes.

What should we wear? Sensible footwear as the ground is uneven in places. Sun cream may also be appropriate on certain days as the crops are grown where there is no shade.

Can professional photographers use the site? Professional photographers must contact the farm to discuss terms before visiting.

Can we just walk round the farm? No. If not actually picking fruit/veg you will not be allowed in the crops or other fields.

Is it suitable for push chairs? Though you can bring pushchairs, the ground is uneven in places and is presently very wet and muddy.

Is your home grown produce organic? No.
We use the bare minimum of chemicals to guarantee a crop.
We very rarely use insecticides- We prefer natural predators to control the insects, however occasionally insecticides are necessary to produce a pickable crop.
We only use fungicides to protect the flowers from rain damage (which leads to mould on strawberries)
We use herbicides during winter to control weeds. All other weeding is done by hand.
Our produce is not classified as organic.

Is your honey pure? We sell our own 'Hill Farm Honey' which is pure honey. The bee hives are on the farm and the bees work hard pollinating our fruit. We also sell other local bee keepers honey.

Who makes the jam? The jam is made with our own fruits by Nature's Fayre from Thrapston. (With the exception of blueberry jam which is a crop we do not grow here)


There is no entry fee to the farm.

We do not publish prices for our 'bought-in' produce on this website, as they can change many times throughout the season depending on availability and general market prices.

Cost depends on the crops you pick. Some crops are priced on weight, some on number picked and some on size.
PYO Squashes £2 /kg.
Pumpkins are priced on size, ranging from 75p to approx. £9
Gourds are 90p each or 5 for £4

We offer a completely different experience here at Hill Farm to purchasing in a supermarket - Here, you will be picking your own fruit, vegetables or flowers in the fresh air, on a pretty farm overlooking Peterborough. You can see how the crops grow, speak to the farmers (Paddy and Susannah), and feel good that the crop has had no 'travel miles'. Memories will be made and crops will be tasty too.....

Please call us on 01733 233270 if you need further information or wish to place an order. If there is no reply we are most likely in the fields attending the crops. If so, please leave a clear message including your telephone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.


No jobs are available at present.

Please note

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Hill Farm is a busy place. Several businesses operate from Hill Farm, and their vehicles, as well as the farm vehicles and machines will be in operation in and around both the fields and yard area.

Please drive slowly along the farm road and in the car park.

Refreshments sold from a small kiosk

  • Tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • Canned drinks
  • Cake selection
  • Crisps
  • Biscuits
  • Squash
  • Bottled water
  • Ice creams

Please note that though we have no under cover café facilities, picnic tables are available.


Open fronted Farm Shop
Light refreshment kiosk
Picnic area
Toilets (Including disabled and baby change facilities)
Free and ample car parking
Debit/credit cards accepted