About Rectory Farm PYO
Rectory Farm grow a wide range of soft fruits, vegetables and potatoes. Pick Your Own is what they are renowned for but ready picked produce directly from the farm is increasing in popularity and you will find this available whenever it is in season.
Produce direct from the farm comes fresh as you'll get it with quality second to none. Visiting Rectory Farm in Stanton St John is an enjoyable experience, particularly for families. Not only do you get to feel as though you have got back to the land while you pick strawberries or asparagus, but there is a bouncy castle, sand pit and play area for the children not to mention tractor rides, and for that relaxing cup of coffee or perhaps a spot of lunch at The Tractor Shack.
Richard and Carla Stanley have been farming at Rectory Farm since 1980. Their Pick Your Own opened the same year, with just 1 1/2 acres of strawberries and 1/2 acre of raspberries. Since then the PYO has grown to cover some 45 acres at their main PYO and shop site, and a further 30 acres of asparagus.
The Stanleys also grow about 110 acres of potatoes (nearly 2000 tonnes a year) and 750 acres of wheat and oilseed rape. Nearly all Rectory Farm wheat (approx 1800 tonnes a year) is sold to Warburtons to make bread.
Richard and Carla rent Rectory Farm from New College, Oxford and the adjacent land at Manor Farm in Forest Hill from Lincoln College, Oxford. Rectory Farm has been owned by New College since 1539 and has provided food for the inhabitants of Oxford throughout the ages.
Good to know
Rectory Farm PYO and farm shop is open Tuesday to Sunday.
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