A tractor at work with a plant in the foreground

35 years of family farming

The land The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café sits on has been farmed by the Machin family for over 35 years. Although the Farm is now moving forward with Farmer Will, father and son Balloon Tree founders Digby and Matthew still have regular input in growing methods and help plan the seasons ahead.

Strawberries growing and hanging from table tops

Famous home-grown strawberries & asparagus...

Our site’s light and sandy soil has aided in creating a notorious reputation for The Balloon Tree when it came to the growing of strawberries and asparagus. This gives the fruit and veg a unique and rich flavour which can only be produced in the growing conditions we are fortunate to have.

Although we are adopting new methods for our strawberries, we are managing to replicate and even improve on both the yield and quality of the fruit we produce, and under the watchful eye of Farmer Will, there are even greater things to come.