PYO at Stanhill Farm

July 2016

Now that it is summer, our weekends are just packed with these outdoor adventures. Going to PYO farms is our favourite thing to do when we are in the right season/month, it is a opportunity to show the kids the true source of their food, instead of them telling me that the strawberries are from Asda or Waitrose. For our past two years, we have been visiting Hewitts Farm(Post 1, Post 2) for strawberry picking and The Hop Shop for apples plucking(Post 1). This year, we decided to try another farm. After some quick search on Facebook, I found that Stanhill Farm is one of the more popular farms among families. It is located in Kent, which is an hour-ish journey for us. Not too bad after all.

Stanhill Farm did live up to its reputation as a visitor-friendly farm. In fact, I can imagine seeing ourselves returning to it. I like how it was a short walk from the car park to the rows and rows of strawberry plants. On a totally irrelevant note, I thought that Stanhill Farm looked abit nicer for photographic purposes. Memorably, Baby Megan had her first bite of strawberry while we we there.

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I love these photos of Baby Megan being lifted up in the air by E.

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Me and my baby boy. I cannot believe that he is 5 this year. Where did all the time go?

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Gillian, my vivacious warrior princess.

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Oh, sweet, sweet, Megan.

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Family photo!

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Cleaning Ryan’s hands with Mustela PhysiObébé after all the strawberry plucking. It is an ideal solution for clean up when we are on the go.

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We brought our PYO to be weighed at the till and it came up to £15. That was quite a good lot of strawberries and Ryan certainly enjoyed bringing these sweet snacks to school.

More shopping was to be done at Stanhill farm shop! I just love, love, love local produce! The freshness is unbeatable! We also bought sausages from a van outside the farm they were one of the best we tasted!

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After all these back-breaking labour, we treated the kids to 5 Guys at Bluewaters. It was a treat for them but the highlight that day was definitely eating our pick with vanilla ice cream. 🙂

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