The leaves have started to fall and the nights will soon be drawing in – Autumn is certainly well on its way! 

But far from winding down, September and October are busy and exciting months on Craigies Farm. Our Pick Your Own activities continue right up until Halloween, and October means one thing… pumpkins! 

Keep reading to find out more about what’s on at Craigies this Autumn… 

Autumnal Pick Your Own  

Our PYO has had an autumnal makeover!  

One of our most popular Pick Your Own activities is our pumpkin picking, where you can come down to the fields and choose your perfect pumpkin for carving – from cute tiny gourds to mammoth pumpkins! 

Book in for pumpkin picking here. 

We will also soon have apples ripening in our orchards, which Is another lovely autumnal activity to enjoy with family and friends. Plus, we can juice your apples for you – simply bring them along to the Farm Shop and enquire inside. 

Alongside pumpkins and apples, we will still have strawberries until October, plus French Beans, Peas, Runner Beans and Blackberries throughout September. As always, check our availability report to see what’s growing at the moment. 

Pick & Play 

PYO pumpkins at Craigies

Plus, brand new for this year is our ‘Pick and Play’ combo ticket – this includes tea/coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for little ones, plus everyone will enjoy a pumpkin shaped shortbread biscuit!    

Enjoy 1.5hrs of family fun playing together on our new timber equipment, before heading for the fields for the last 30 mins to pick the perfect pumpkin. 

Don’t panic if you can’t get tickets right away as we will be reviewing pumpkin levels and releasing more slots when we are confident there is a good supply for our picky pickers! 

Book in for Pick & Play here

What’s in the Farm Shop 

As usual, our Farm Shop is bursting with seasonal goodies. All of our Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables can be purchased fresh from the fields If you don’t fancy picking It yourself, plus we have a great range of locally-sourced produce alongside those we grow ourselves.  

We even have seasonal veggie boxes for sale via our online shop so you get your regular box of nutritious produce to your door when you need it! 

Perfectly in season veg for September and October includes French Beans, Runner Beans, Peas, Broccoli, Spinach, Winter Squashes and much more! 

Our artisan Butcher always has delicious, high-quality products, many direct from local suppliers we know personally, in stock too. Alongside premium cuts there are also fantastic ready-to-cook options, like this Salt & Pepper Chicken Stir Fry or our award-winning Steak Pie. 

If you are looking for some super easy meal options, we recommend our range of homemade ready-meals, including starters, mains and desserts. Some of our favourites are Tomato & Basil SoupOven-Ready Pulled Pork & Mash and classic Sticky Toffee Pudding.  

We’ll be updating our shelves and menus with great new Autumnal items and adding more healthy and veggie options editions in coming weeks – watch this space! 

I look forward to seeing you down at the farm soon! 

Best wishes 

John Sinclair 

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