We opened our ‘Pick Your Own’ weekends this September with a picnic attended by local MP David Warburton and his family.
The Pick Your Own days take place every weekend in September, with visitors invited to pick and purchase their own apples and pears. West Bradley is one of the only orchards in the West of England to offer this unique opportunity to visit a working apple farm and select your own produce.
David Warburton MP, Member of Parliament for Somerton and Frome, said at the opening “It was terrific to visit West Bradley Orchards to launch this year's Pick Your Own season. I’m always amazed by the extraordinary work that goes on at the Orchards – their scientific approach to getting fruit absolutely perfect, combined with such astonishing energy and enthusiasm. The result this year, as ever, are apples that are second to none! I couldn’t recommend it more for a fantastic family visit.”
We’re delighted with this year’s crop, although it is a surprisingly late season, and are looking forward to introducing visitors to the many varieties we have on offer. The apple press proved incredibly popular last weekend and many of our visitors left with bags of apples and pears as well as bottles of freshly pressed juice. We look forward to welcoming more visitors in the coming weekends as the apples finish ripening on the trees.
Find out more about the Pick Your Own here.