Hill Farm

Visitor information

FAQs

Are you open? NO. We will open from SATURDAY 28th May 2022 for 'READY PICKED' produce, playground, tea/cake.
The fields are not yet open for PYO. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS THE CROP AND ALTER THE WEBSITE ACCORDINLY ONCE ENOUGH CROP HAS RIPENED.

Covid queries:
Do not visit Hill Farm if you are feeling unwell or showing Covid symptoms.
Card payments are preferred, but we will accept cash.
Face Masks are no longer required by law.
The refreshment kiosk and shop will be open to serve teas, coffees, drinks, ice creams and light snacks. Outdoor tables will be available at a social distance from each other for customers use.
The play area is open.

What are your opening times? We are presently closed, but will open from SAT 28TH May 2022.
Tues-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat and Sun 9am-5pm
Closed Mondays except bank holidays.

Do we have to book? NO.

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 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.

What does it cost? There is no entry fee to the farm. Cost depends on the crops you pick. Some crops are priced per container, some on weight, some on number picked and some on size.


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 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 can be wet and muddy. Push chairs are not allowed down the strawberry or sweetcorn rows so as to not damage the crop.

Is your home grown produce organic? No.
We use the bare minimum of chemicals to guarantee a crop.
We do not use insecticides- Natural predators control the insects.
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)

Prices

There is no entry fee to the farm.

We do not publish prices for either our bought-in produce or for our PYO crops on this website, as they can change many times throughout the season depending on availability and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

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.

Jobs

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 business 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.

Facilities

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