Here at The Cat & Fiddle Farm on the edge of The New Forest, we grow nearly 20 different fruit and vegetables. Some are grown for Pick Your Own, and some for selling ready picked through our farm shop and at Farmers Markets across the South of England.
We pride ourselves in producing good quality produce to people across Hampshire and Dorset, which is “as fresh as it gets”! And as we select varieties for their flavour and not shelf life, they really do taste good.
So come on down to the Farm and Pick Your Own tasty fruit and vegetables. You can find us at Hinton on the A35 Lyndhurst Road, 2 miles from Christchurch. It really is a great day out and both fun and educational for the children. We do not charge an entrance fee, you just pay for what you pick and we do accept card payments.
You can now enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake whilst you are visiting us at The Cat & Fiddle. We have been busy converting a storage container into a very smart looking café for our customers to enjoy with a brilliant view across the pick your own fields.
The following are available for pick your own when in season:
Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Tayberries, Loganberries, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, Pumpkins, Sunflowers and Gladioli.
Not feeling up for picking your own? Not to worry, we offer all of our Pick Your Own fruits and vegetables as Ready Picked for your convenience. The following are also available when in season:
Asparagus, Rhubarb, Courgettes, Marrows, Potatoes, Garlic, Sweetcorn and some varieties of Squash.
We have ample parking, toilets and a picnic area.
Please call ahead to book coach parties.
No dogs allowed on the field.
All produce picked must be paid for.
We are very happy for people to photograph themselves in our sunflower patches but do ask that as our business is as a pick your own and not as a free recreation site, we'd be very grateful if you would spend some money with us! For those photographers wanting to use the sunflowers for client photoshoots, we charge £100 +vat and do not close the patches off to the public but do not limit you to time on the day. Please email us to let us know when you intend to come.
You will also find in our Farm Shop fresh free range eggs and local Dorset Honey along with seasonal salad and vegetable produce of which we don’t grow ourselves, but are still grown locally. These include carrots, beetroot, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers and several varieties of lettuce.
For those who cannot make it to the farm, we frequently visit the following Farmers Markets:
Petersfield, Romsey, Alton, Winchester,
Poundbury, Shaftesbury, Dorchester and Farnham.
We also travel to London to attend markets during the summer months and also have a stall at special Food Festivals such as the Christchurch Food & Wine Festival and The New Forest Show.
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Cat & Fiddle Farm
Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset