Fresh Farm Produce

AS AT FRIDAY 06 MARCH 2020 

 

IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT WE ARE ADVISING THE CLOSURE OF OUR FRUIT BUSINESS WITH EFFECT FROM THIS 2020 SEASON.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lengthy consideration and much agonising, we have made the decision to discontinue our Fruit growing and picking operation here at Wash Farm. The rest of the Business will continue as normal.

Thirty-plus years after Peter placed his first Strawberry plant in the ground here at the Farm, we have decided to take time-out (a wee bit, anyway!), for ourselves to "smell the roses" whilst we still are able to do so.

As indeed we hope you will, we take with us memories and special moments which you, our Customers, have created with us. There have been many. We will miss those images of the Little Ones squeezing oversized, plump red Strawberries into undersized little mouths and streams of red juice down their little tops... We are sad that we will not be creating these simple pleasures for the next generation..

Yet again, we thank you for your support over the years, helping make Wash Farm the success which it has been.

Fondest regards.

Peter and Shirley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Wash Farm

Here at Wash farm we offer a back-to-nature experience for young and old.
Whilst we have ready-picked fruit for convenience, our Mission is to encourage more customers to pick-their-own. A cheap, healthy activity all rolled up in one Holistic package, great FUN thrown in for good measure. Further encouraging Customers to bring their own containers to pick into helps reduce the impact of single-use plastics on the environment. 
Gone are the good old days of ‘hands and knees foraging’ …. Our waist height ‘tabletop’ system in neatly grassed alleys has added a new dimension to Pick-Your-Own, allowing for easy, no-bend Strawberry picking. So no more excuses for bad backs or creaky knees.  The farm is not a large, intensive operation supplying the supermarkets, but a small family farm selling direct to the public and offering good, old-fashioned personal service.  So plan a trip out to our part of North Essex. Apart from ourselves there are plenty of local attractions:  Always a hit with the younger children, Colne Valley Railways (2.5 Miles) and Boydells Dairy Farm (6.5 Miles).   The picturesque and historic villages of Castle Hedingham (including Hedingham Castle), Finchingfield, Bardfield, Thaxted and Saffron Walden are just a stone’s throw away from the farm. For the Intrepid Explorers, there is Marks Hall (8 Miles).  A bit further afield is Constable Country with Flatford Mill (27 Miles) as a major point of interest. We are happy to recommend The Square and Compasses (17 Miles), genuine supporters of good quality local produce and value for money.  (If you stop off at Wash Farm first you’ll still have enough money in your pocket for the rest of the day!)

Fresh Quality Produce

At Wash Farm we have a very basic approach: No Frills. Freshness. Quality. Good Value for Money. If we aren’t happy with it on our table we won’t sell it. Situated on the A1017, 1 mile from Halstead, Essex, on the outskirts of Sible Hedingham village, Wash Farm stretches down to the banks of the River Colne. Our fertile loamy soils are well suited to the growing of quality Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants and Blueberries.  We sell all our  produce from the seasonal Farm Shop and Pick-Your-Own site from mid/late April through to mid August.