Cammas Hall Farm, which is located on the Hertfordshire and Essex border in Hatfield Broad Oak, recently opened its doors for the 2017 season where guests can enjoy the tea barn, farm shop, children’s play area, nature trail and soon fruits ready for picking.
“We are popular with cycling and walking groups who use us as a place to stop and refuel with a slice cake or sausage roll.”
She continued: “We have had lots of positive feedback about the changes we have made in 2017 which include widening the range of local produce available in our farm shop, adding a giant sandpit to our play area and improving our car park.”
While the farm has already seen its first handful of red strawberries, pick your own will be available from around Monday, May 29 through to October.
Helen continued: “As the season progresses they will be joined by raspberries, gooseberries, cherries, blueberries, blackcurrants, sunflowers, onions, sweetcorn and finally pumpkins in October.
“The level of fruit available for pick your own can be affected by the weather and our visitor numbers so it’s always a good idea to check before visiting to see what’s available on the day.”
Cammas Hall Fruit Farm is a family business run by the Lukies family and has been for the last 128 years. It was one of the pioneering pick your own farms in the mid-1960s.
“As a family owned and run business we aim to offer a friendly and comfortable atmosphere here at the farm and we know many of our customers by name which is lovely,” added Helen.
“We go to great efforts to source the best local produce around and support smaller producers so if you want cheese from Hitchin, gin from Braintree or sausages from Hatfield Broad Oak you know where to come.”
Visitors can also find seasonal themed activities including a maize maze, a Halloween pumpkin patch in October and for the first time ever will offer trees, gifts and other festive treats this Christmas.