fresh from our fields

We have over 30 polytunnels brimming with fruit throughout the season… so you can literally take your pick. Check our P.Y.O calendar below for full details or call for availability.

p.y.o today

Pick Your Own has now finished for the year.

Please visit our P.Y.O page for details of what we will have available for 2019.

Call our information line during shop opening hours on 01394 273361

fresh from our fields

We have over 30 polytunnels brimming with fruit throughout the season… so you can literally take your pick. Check our P.Y.O calendar below for full details or call for availability.

p.y.o today

Pick Your Own has now finished for the year.

Please visit our P.Y.O page for details of what we will have available for 2019.

Call our information line during shop opening hours on 01394 273361

pick your own

Gosling’s Farm is one of the largest P.Y.O farms in Suffolk. With over thirty polytunnels filled with five seasonal varieties of strawberries as well as summer and autumn fruiting raspberries, you can pick whatever you want, whatever the weather. That’s not all! Outside we have blackberries, gooseberries, red and black currants and blueberries and more, all at various times of the year. Take a look at our guide below to see what to pick, when to pick and how to pick it.

strawberries

Our delicious strawberries are grown on tables so picking is easy.
The varieties we grow are:
  • Honeoye – mid June
  • Vibrant – early June onwards
  • Elsanta – mid June onwards
  • Sonata – late June onwards
  • Elegance – late June onwards
  • Fenella – late June onwards
  • Florence – mid June to August
  • Flamenco – July to first frost
  • Finesse – July / peak September

    raspberries

    Raspberries are ready from mid-summer until mid-autumn. They freeze well and are fantastic for jams, sauces and cooked desserts.

    The varieties we grow are:

    • Tulameen – mid June onwards
    • Joan J –  August to mid October
    • Autumm Bliss – August to mid October
    • All Gold (Yellow) – August to mid October

    gooseberries

    This soft fruit is ready for picking from as early as May. The green, underripe fruit is ideal for making pies, crumbles, tarts, sauces or preserves. The ripened berries should be picked more carefully to avoid bursting. Ideal for bagging and freezing.
    The varieties we grow are:

    redcurrants

    Redcurrants are at their firmest and juiciest in summer. You can cut off a whole truss which can be stored in the fridge for a few days. Alternatively, bag them and freeze them for later use.

    The variety we grow is:

    • Rovada – July to August

    blueberries

    Blueberries are classed as a ‘super food’ as they are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Available to pick from mid-summer onwards when they have turned from green to blue. Great eaten fresh but they can also be frozen or dried.

    blackberries

    Blackberries ripen from mid-summer into Autumn. They are best eaten fresh, but can also be frozen or cooked into jams, jellies, crumbles and pies.

    blackcurrants

    Blackcurrants are renowned for their tart flavour but are a fantastic source of Vitamin C. Great for pies, jams, smoothies and cordials. Best picked individually rather than by the bunch. Enjoy them fresh or freeze them for use out of season.

    The variety we grow is:

    • Ebony – early July

    rhubarb

    We eat the pink/red leaf stalks of rhubarb which has varying degrees of sweetness depending on its age. To pick, hold the stalk at the base and ease it out of the ground. Avoid snapping it off. 

    The varieties we grow are:

    • Victoria – April to early June
    • Timperley Early – March

    broad beans

    Broad beans are high in protein and rich in Vitamin C and can be picked from May. Finger thick can be eaten whole or you can wait until the pod bursts open to reveal the fully ripe beans inside. Great for storing so you can enjoy them out of season.

    pears

    Pears should part easily from the tree when lifted and gently twisted. They benefit from a period of ripening before consumption varying from weeks to months.

    The varieties we grow are:

    • Williams – October
    • Conference – late October

    apples

    We grow dessert apples and cookers. To pick an apple, cup it in your hand, lift gently and give a slight twist. It should come off easily with the stalk intact. 

    The varieties we grow are:

    • Bramley Seedling – October
    • Cox’s Orange Pippin – October
    • Discovery – late August
    • Granny Smith – November
    • Katy – mid September

    cherries

    Cherries are excellent in pies, puddings, liqueurs and make a delicious jam. Be sure to pick them by the stalk and not the body of the fruit which will easily bruise.

    The varieties we grow are:

    • Regina – July to August
    • Stella – July

    runner beans

    Available from July. Once harvested, runner beans are easily frozen so you can enjoy your tasty runner beans out of season!

    pumpkin

    Available to pick straight from the farm fields from October onwards – just in time to carve out ready for Halloween.

    squash

    Come and pick your own straight from the farm fields from October. Great for curries, soups, pies or just for decoration.

    opening hours

    Picking is seasonal and only available when the shop is open. 

    Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm

    Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm

    We’re easy to find with plenty of free parking. Located just off the A14 at Trimley St Martin.

    Goslings Farm

    Come Say Hello

    High Road

    Trimley St Martin

    Felixstowe

    Suffolk

    IP11 0SG

    Opening Hours

    Farm Shop & Garden Centre 

    Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Garden Café

    Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Sun: 10:00am - 3:30pm

    Fishing Lakes

    Day tickets only available during shop opening hours.

    Contact Us

    The best way to reach us during opening hours is by telephone.

    Shop: 01394 273361

    Café: 01394 273500

    Did You Know

    We have a sister Farm Shop called Friday Street Farm Shop with a cafe restaurant and butchery.

    www.fridaystfarm.co.uk

    Open 7 days a week.

    And whilst you're visiting why not enjoy a Suffolk getaway at Ore Valley Holiday Cottages nearby in Little Glemham.