Pick Your Own Fruit
Is there anything better than freshly picked soft fruit and asparagus because that's what you'll find at Dovecote Farm Shop from late April to September and we are only a few minutes out of Kettering.
Strawberries and Soft Fruit.
From late April we have a vast array of soft fruit available for you to "pick your own". The whole family can get involved and it's great fun for the children. A large amount of our strawberry crop is now grown in special "table top" containers, so you don't have to bend your back!
When you arrive to pick your own, just select the container size and then our friendly staff will direct you to the best picking area. Your full containers will then be weighed and priced at the farm shop. After picking, why not take the opportunity to enjoy some refreshments in The Buttery restaurant and tea shop.
Our soft fruit is suitable for any culinary purpose including:
Jam and preserve making.
Red currant jelly making.
Making fruit purees for home freezing.
Simply for enjoying fresh (don't forget the double cream!)
Dovecote Farm soft fruit picking season
Late April to June
Pick your own Strawberries
Late May to Late September
Pick your own Gooseberries
June to July
Pick your own Raspberries
Late June to Late October
Pick your own Redcurrants
Mid June to Mid July
Pick your own Blackcurrants
July to Late August
Pick your own Blackberries
August to September
Just click to visit our pick your own website for full details or call on (Kettering) 01536 742 227.
We use several different varieties of fruit plant, we can a long picking season for the main type of soft fruit. Some of our strawberry crop is grown under polythene to extend the picking season and to help off-set the effect of any wet weather conditions that our British summer can often produce!
The English asparagus season is very short in comparison with other vegetable crops. The asparagus crop is well suited to the light, sandy soil at Dovecote Farm.
Normally, the asparagus season starts on 24th April and ends on 21st June, but due to the British climate, don't hold us to those dates! Our asparagus beds will usually produce saleable spears for 6-8 weeks.
Cutting asparagus requires a little bit of care and skill - and a special knife. So we do the back-breaking work for you!
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We have always recieved a warm welcome and welcoming reception, followed by excellent food and drinks at very competitive prices. The staff are very professional.
We have been visiting now for a number of years and always look forward to it as the food is so good. If money was no object we would come bt every week. We always tell our friends to visit as we know...
Beautiful location, menu choice homemade and desserts delicious. Service ain't so bad either. Been back many times, be back again.
Always good food, fresh and very tasty, I enjoy it every time.
Service is good, food is excellent. The Buttery is an ideal place for lunch with a large selection of snacks and meals in an attractive establishmant. Delicious.