A FARM shop has asked customers to stop stripping its sunflower crop to take nude photos.
Scores of women go topless and use the large flowers to maintain their modesty.
The flowers are a symbol of the true story of the Calendar Girls – adapted into a 2003 film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
But tributes from social media users have prompted Stoke Fruit Farm on Hayling Island, Hants, to remind sunflower pickers that nudity is banned.
The company wrote on Facebook, “We are seeing increasing reports of nude photography and please do not allow this to happen during our public meetings.”
Visitor Sarah-Jane Cruddas said her young son encountered a woman last Thursday wearing nothing but a skimpy thong.
She wrote: “Our son got a real eye – he should have seen his face!”
And an abandoned black bra was advertised as a find for store staff to pick up.
The Sunflower Fields previously hosted an official charity photoshoot inspired by the film and stage musical, with women tastefully posing nude to raise funds for cancer.
Sam Wilson, manager of the farm shop, said: “It’s a shame that the fun of some risqué photos is spoiled by this apparent nudity on our family field.”
He added: “We ask anyone wishing to visit our fields to check the website and hold their clothes on!”