Making sure you get enough fruit and veg in your diet can be dull, but not when you can get out in the sun and Pick Your Own at a nearby farm.

Vibe’s Charlotte Veryard picked out five of the best places locally.

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Stanhill Farm

Birchwood Road, Wilmington, Dartford. Call 01322 669711

Stanhill farm is spread across 150 acres of land near Dartford.  The farm has a range of fruit and vegetables for customers to pick from throughout the year; however crop availability can vary so call ahead. The farm also specialises in veg box delivery service and the Stanhill Farm shop, which sells fresh produce.

Hewitts Farm

Court Road, Orpington, Kent. Call 01959 534666

From strawberries and courgettes to Swiss chard and Kohl rabi, Hewitts farm has one of the widest ranges on offer. The farm is open every day throughout summer and has a large picnic and BBQ area where you can sample your pickings.

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Foxendown Fruit Farm

Ifield Road, Meopham Kent. Call  01474 815080

Foxendown specialises in soft fruit ‘pick you own’. Although the farm has lost a lot of its summer fruit due to the wet winter this year, they still have a range of apples and plums for people to pick from. If picking your own sounds like too much effort, you can also pick up their goods from Meopham, Dartford and Gravesend Farmers’ Markets.

Stonepitts Farm

Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent. Call 01732 762983

Situated at the foot of the North Downs, Stonepitts specialises in raspberries and strawberries and is one of the oldest established Pick Your Own Strawberry farms in Kent, with over 50 years under its belt. When the fruit season is over, Stonepitts Farm gets ready for its sale of Christmas trees.

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Valley Arch

Station Road, Southfleet, Kent. Call 07720 389295

The farm next to Millbrook Garden Centre is open all year-round for the public to pick their produce. They grow a range of fruits and vegetables from strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries to cabbages, pears and marrows.