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PYO Pumpkins at Beluncle Farm, Hoo in Medway, Kent

Closed for 2017. We will be back in 2018

PYO Pumpkins | About Us


Riverside Farmers is a family farming business at Beluncle Farm, Hoo located between the River Thames and the River Medway in Kent. We specialise in growing pumpkins, squashes and globe artichokes.

PYO Pumpkins was established in 2010 by Mark and Verity Batchelor.  Our aim is to deliver a finished product, exceeding the required specifications, and bursting with colour, taste and freshness.

In October we open our farm to the public, and hold our annual Pick Your Own Pumpkin event. A fun event for all the family!

We grow an extensive range of pumpkins and squashes in many colours and sizes. The squashes are sourced for their different flavours and fantastic colours which when combined with the pumpkins makes for a delicious and colourful Halloween.

A donation is made to our chosen charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK & Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association. In 2016 we donated over £4000 through direct donations & a donation by Riverside Farmers, a big thank you for all your support.

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Closed for 2017, but we will be back in 2018.

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Tasty Pumpkin Recipies

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Andy from Austen's of Rochester has just picked up some delicious squash for his shop. If you have eaten all your supplies from October then please visit Rochester High Street to get more. ...

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If you need more squash visit Austen's of Rochester ...

Free winter warmer using Kentish apples for all our customers this Saturday at Austen’s. Come and enjoy a complimentary cup of our warmed spiced apple juice while you shop with us today. Also available to buy, a perfect and warming non-alcoholic alternative for bonfire night. Plus we’re currently in squash heaven. Squash is bang in season right now and all ours are locally grown with just 6 food miles from the farm. Versatile, surprisingly easy to prepare and cook and our little munchkins last for months and make great decorations indoors. Plus all the seriously good locally produced foods you’ve come to expect; * Local, seasonal and popular fruit and vegetables * Local free-range meats from Kent’s butcher of the year and the ethically reared Kentish Ranger chicken; whole and portioned * Handmade authentic locally baked sourdough bread, using unbleached stoneground organic flours * Award winning juices from Kent’s finest orchards plus our new range of local handmade fruit cordials * Local non-homogenised milk, dairy, free-range eggs and award winning Kentish cheeses * Award winning cookies and crackers, xmas cookies now available * Wide choice of popular and unusual preserves, chutneys, mustards and tracklements including our own brand * Range of quality whole foods, dried and fresh herbs and pasta ingredients Open Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm, 137B Rochester High Street (30 metres from Eastgate House). YOUR local farm shop on the high street. EAT LOCAL. LIVE BETTER.

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