PYO Strawberries at Briarlands Farm
Strawberry Picking is now closed for the season!
Please call to check availability before making a special journey to pick strawberries as sometimes we may need to close if demand outweighs supply.
Sometimes we need to allow nature to do its thing and therefore we may need to close to allow the fruit to ripen.
Introducing Strawberry Picking Quiet Hour: When open, from 11am – 12pm we ask that you keep noise in the tunnels to a minimum to create a calm and more enjoyable environment for any person who may need it.
With all growing products it is difficult to give an exact date to when the fruit will be ready. We normally have ready picked strawberries available from around the middle of May, however, it is always best to give us a call on 01786 841309 to make sure we have some before making a special journey. PYO will be available from around the beginning of June but again please call first.
Briarlands Strawberries are special. Grown in polytunnels on wires which are waist height, they are easy to pick. The advantages of this method are – no aching backs, no slugs or dirty berries and no need for spraying for mould (botrytis). Our strawberries can also be picked whatever the weather – a great advantage here in Scotland!
2023 Prices: £6.95 per Kilogram (£5.95 per kilo for 5Kg or more). You just pay for all you pick!
Planting is carried out over a six week period and this ensures that there is a continual supply of large, juicy, sweet berries throughout the summer months. Strawberries are not only delicious freshly picked but can be used in many ways. Everyone likes strawberry jam but there are many more recipes to be found online!
Can’t wait until Summer?
Well, we will have our “Grade A” strawberries ready picked and available in the tearoom/shop at Briarlands from the end of May.
We also have a supply of frozen berries available all year round for purchase.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium.
They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations.
Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea.
Fresh Picked Strawberries from Briarlands Farm
Picked daily and fresh as fruit can be!
We pick fresh everyday for the shop and there are two sizes of punnets available. 300g/£2.95 or 400g/£3.95– PYO is usually open daily when in season, however, it is best to give us a call to check we are open before travelling especially to pick fruit.
If you are planning a special event, need a large quantity or simply don’t have the time to PYO then contact us to order your strawberries.
- By phone – Call the main reception on 01786 841309 between 9.00AM – 5.30PM..
- Come and see us! Drop by and see us up at the strawberry tunnels from 11am – 4.00pm.
Commercial Orders – Contact us on 01786 841309 to discuss your requirements.