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Order and Collect Shopping Service

The Balloon Tree is now operating solely as an Order & Collect service, with deliveries for those over 70 years old and vulnerable groups. This decision has been made to reduce the amount of contact that we all have with one another, and hopefully re ... read more

Balloon Tree update - 25.03.2020

In an effort to support our customers at this time we are offering an order and collection shopping service. With daily deliveries of meat, fresh fruit and veg also a good supply of bread and don't forget our homemade cakes where the bakery is w ... read more

Farm News March 2020

Down on the farm early spring 2020 After a wet, windy yet mild winter we’re coming out of it unscathed on the farm and providing we have no late hard frosts we’ll have had a trouble free winter. We can consider ourselves fortunate compared to ... read more

Awards for The Balloon Tree

We recently heard that we had won the Little Vikings award for "Best Family Friendly Breakfast" and "Best Family Friendly Sunday Lunch". Great work from the kitchen staff. We have also been shortlisted for a "Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awa ... read more

2020 update

First of all we would like to wish all our customers a very happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all again. If you have now taken your Christmas tree down please bring it to the Balloon Tree and we will recycle it. You can place the t ... read more

Christmas Trees

We now have a large amount of Christmas Trees to choose from. These can be found at the front of the shop and in the cafe garden. The trees are from Thornton-le-Dale (just outside Pickering) The trees are bred to be minimum needle drop, they w ... read more

Christmas News

Great news our ever popular homemade Christmas cakes are now available to purchase in the shop. This year we are offering two choices: our three month matured cake with brandy or the Christmas cake with marzipan and icing on top. The cakes co ... read more

Farmshop News

We have now had new tills installed in the shop, which will eventually make life easier for both staff and customers. Whilst the staff are getting used to these we hope your wait will not be too long. The tills are being set up by EPOS Bureau ... read more

Balloon Tree Christmas Lunch

We are very pleased to let you all know that our homemade CHRISTMAS LUNCH with all the trimmings - will be served in the cafe every day 12 - 4pm during the period 24th November - 20th December 2019. ... read more

Balloon Tree pumpkins

For those of you who have not yet found the perfect pumpkin we still have plenty to choose from. Pay a visit to our Pumpkin Patch and you will surely find the one that is just right for you. Remember wellies are probably the best bet. ... read more

Sunday 20th October, 2019

This coming Sunday the York Marathon takes place. We will therefore be closed for the whole day as the roads around the Balloon Tree are also closed. We will be open again Monday morning at 9 a.m. ... read more

Pumpkins galore

If you are waiting until the last moment to buy your pumpkin for Halloween never fear we still have plenty for you to choose from outside the shop or PYO in the Pumpkin Patch (wheelbarrows are available) If you are coming to pick a pumpkin before ... read more

September update

Halloween is on its way and we have pumpkins of every size for you to choose from. Once bought please keep them in a cool dark space until you need to carve them. We have wheelbarrows to aid you in transporting the pumpkin from the field to the sho ... read more

News update

Our new crop of Autumn Treasure raspberries are due within the next 10 days Our first delivery of squashes from The Pumpkin Patch Produce are due next week. PYO Pumpkins start the weekend of the 14th of September. If picked now and left in a ... read more

PYO Update 10th - 11th August, 2019

The strawberry and raspberry PYO season is coming to an end shortly. However, you may still be able to pick a punnet or two. We also have blackberries and blueberries for PYO. Our peas and beans have finished as have the gooseberries. You a ... read more

PYO for the weekend 27th - 28th July

We have strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, red and black currants, peas and broad beans available to pick. Gooseberries have come to an end but you are welcome to see if any have been missed. Blueberries are coming along well. Again you ... read more

PYO update for coming weekend - 20th July

This weekend we will have the following available for PYO:- Strawberries, raspberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries (end of season), blackberries (start of season). Our blueberries are not yet ready. Punnets are available outsi ... read more

PYO update - 05.07.2019

Great news for those of you who are coming to PYO. This weekend we have - Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Peas and Beans! No charge to come and pick just pay for what you pick. Last pickers to be back in the shop by 5.30 ... read more

Gooseberries - 12.06.2019

Gooseberry PYO season is due to start here at The Balloon Tree this weekend. A sou'wester and wellies are probably going to be the required dress code!! ... read more

PYO Strawberry Update 25.05.2019

The strawberries are coming along nicely and we hope to start his year's PYO around the 10th June. Please see our website, Facebook or twitter for up to date information ... read more

PYO Strawberry Update

Our strawberries are coming along nicely under their new tunnels. We will have enough to sell in the shop this weekend but PYO will NOT be available until the end of the month beginning of the next. Please watch this space, Facebook or twitter ... read more

Homegrown asparagus

Our own asparagus is now being harvested daily for you to enjoy. Don't forget the Hollandaise! Also don't forget it's a short season for this vegetable. Recipes to enjoy can be found in the marquee, please take a picture of any you would like ... read more

Fruit and veg update

Strawberries: Our table top strawberries are being covered. The strawberries in the permanent tunnels are now flowering and in another 20 - 25 days they should be ready to be picked for sale in the shop. Asparagus: We are starting to pick the a ... read more

Home grown Balloon Tree rhubarb

Great news - our homegrown rhubarb is now available to buy in the shop or PYO. Look out for recipes on the website or in the marquee ... read more

Easter Trail 2019

Our Annual Easter Trail will soon be opening its gates once more. Take a guided tour around our Farm following the Easter Bunny's clues and answering the questions. Once all clues are answered return to the shop to receive your prize. Here yo ... read more

Cyclist news

Exciting changes for cyclists After listening to our customers we realised we are getting many cyclists either travelling along the Route 66 or Way of the Roses cycle routes. Many local cyclists are also making use of the tracks which lead to Th ... read more

More raspberries for 2019

This year we have planted nearly 1000 plants. Overall on site we have roughly 6,300 raspberry plants in pots and three rows of ground ones. The varieties we have this year are Tulameen and Glen Ample which should be ready mid season (end of Jun ... read more

Home grown Balloon Tree rhubarb

Great news for rhubarb lovers our own rhubarb has started to come through and hopefully, depending on the weather, we will have it in the shop within the month. The PYO plot has also started to come through and again, hoping that the weather wil ... read more

New Year Update

What’s happening on the farm January/February January and February are generally the months when we carry out our maintenance. During this month we have been busy building new tunnels and disposing of the old ones. At the present time the Bri ... read more

Pumpkins galore

The Balloon Tree Farmshop is the place to be if you are looking for a PUMPKIN for your Halloween celebrations. Come and have a look and choose your own. We have all sizes from small to giant. There are even wheelbarrows to help you move it from the ... read more

PYO - 4th/5th August, 2018

Good news for all who are coming to The Balloon Tree this weekend. We have an abundance of STRAWBERRIES for you to pick. We also have raspberries, blueberries, red and white currants. We have a few blackberries but are waiting for the new cr ... read more

PYO - 28th/29th July 2018

These are the fruits available for PYO this coming weekend: Raspberries, blueberries, red and black currants and blackberries. There is no charge to come and pick the fruits you just have to pay for what you pick and this is done by weighing ... read more

What's happening down on the farm July/August 2018

July is a month where us farmers are watching our hard work come to fruition, we have cared and nurtured our crops over the last 10 months and have had some learning's this year but then we have had great successes as well. We are finding it very sa ... read more

March update

Spring is nearly here (even though with the recent weather you wouldn't think it!) We are busy as ever on the farm. Raspberries - Petar is currently planting 2400 plants with the idea of them being ready Mid/Late June. Asparagus - we're looking ... read more


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