It’s been a long time not joining the fruit picking fun. During our summer vacation in England, we went to Spilmans Farm (Church Farm, Thirsk YO7 3NB, United Kingdom) to pick some strawberries and raspberries. They had potatoes too but we didn’t pick them. Not to forget sunflowers are available as well. All these are only available in the summer. In Autumn, you get to pick pumpkins.
Farm Shop & Cafe
Spilmans Farm is a family run farm since 1941. There’s a farm shop and cafe there selling many products made from the harvest from the farm and souvenirs. Just look at how colourful and the varieties of alcohol and spirits selections that they have. What you see here are just a portion of them.
There are also Moonshine Ice Creams (contains alcohol) and Yorvale Ice Cream (from Fossfield Farm in Yorkshire). We did buy the ice cream, the non-alcohol one of course hahaha! Very rich and creamy ice cream. If you are hungry, there are wood-oven pizzas and other snack available too. You’ll just have to see what they are serving while you’re there and order accordingly. You can see what we had and the summary of what we did there in the video below.
Aside from that, you can find jams, honey, cheese, cookies, and more in their farm shop too. I spent quite some time looking at the products they’re selling. It’s quite interesting to see. I love to browse through this kind of products in shops.
After fruit picking and lunch, we decided to walked to the sunflower field just to have a look. You will have to pay to pick the sunflowers. We did not need them, so we didn’t pick any of them. You have to be careful when you’re in there as there are some thorny plants on the ground.
It’s my first time seeing so many sunflowers. You’ll see many insects flying around too. Just don’t go and disturb them and they won’t sting or bite you.
We had a great time taking photos of the sunflowers. It’s fun to take photo of the flowers when there are bees and other insects on the flowers. It gives the photos more life. Look at how pretty the flowers are.
Lastly, we had a great time there. Not a bad place to visit for the young and old. Do check out Spilmans Farm official website for fruit picking schedule.