PYO Strawberries at Briarlands Farm
Updated: 12th January 2022
CURRENTLY, STRAWBERRY PICKING IS CLOSED.
When available, there is no need to book to go strawberry picking, you can just come along between 11.00am and 4.30pm on days when we are open.
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!
2021 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 using strawberries.
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 open at the moment daily, 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.
Pick Your Own Strawberries at Briarlands Farm – now open for 2021