Pumpkin Picking Essex Foxes Farm

Our Story

Established in 2007 by Guy and Emily French, Foxes Farm Produce is one of the leading pumpkin wholesale growers delivering throughout the UK to wholesale outlets, retail outlets, and fellow pumpkin patches.

They opened the first Pick your Own Pumpkin Patch in Essex in 2015 and each year attract thousands of visitors to their farms in Basildon and Colchester to pick their own pumpkins, squash and gourds. They have a host of celebrity visitors and love to see families enjoying themselves with lots of fantastic photo opportunities.

They set up a Farm Mud Run at their farms in Colchester and Basildon in 2018 where visitors enjoy a 1.5km fun run going through obstacles, bogs, straw bales and lots of mud! Ideal family fun! 

In 2022, they opened a Pick your Own Sunflower Patch in Colchester which has proved popular for instagrammers for the blooming gorgeous photo opportunities and families for the perfect summer day out! 
Famous people visiting the pumpkin patch
Picture of owners with giant pumpkins
East of England Co-op sourced locally award
Awards being awarded to Guy & Emily


In 2017 we were awarded the East of England Co-Op "Best Newcomer Award" under their Sourced Locally division. 

In 2019 we were awarded the prestigious “Presidents Award” from the Essex Agricultural Society. 

Growing pumpkins on our pumpkin farms in Essex

We thought you might like to find out more about how our pumpkins grow in our pumpkin farms in Essex.

How We Plant Pumpkins

We plant our pumpkins in May each year and then harvest from September.

How our pumpkins grow in the fields

Our pumpkins grow over the summer in our fields.
Pumpkins Growing
Pumpkins being harvested

How we harvest pumpkins

Our pumpkins are harvested by tractor or trailer.

How we store and distribute pumpkins all over the UK

Once harvested, our pumpkins are stored and then graded for distribution. 
Pumpkins in an octabin

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Octabins filled with pumpkins

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one of the leading wholesale patches in the UK

Employees harvesting pumpkins

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Fun on the farm

from late September

Kid posing with vegetables

From October

Pumpkin Patch Nights
Christmas trees

Coming back in 2024

Girls in summer dresses in the sunflowers

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People jumping into mud