Fresh Farm Produce

AS AT 21 May 2019

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VERY important information: Our yummy, freshly-picked first -of the-season STRAWBERRIES will be on sale at the Farm Self- Serve from tomorrow and as available. Pick- Your- Own will be possible when we have enough ripe fruit. This page will be kept updated so keep an eye out here..

Please note that we have made the very difficult decision to discontinue the Asparagus part of our Farming operation with effect from this season. So often there is the Work/Life balance to be struck and, 20 very successful and enjoyable years on, we have decided to put the Asparagus to bed (excusing the pun!!...). A BIG "Thank You" for all the years of wonderful support..

 

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.