PREMIUM BOTANICAL LIQUEURS
INSPIRED BY NATURE'S LARDER
What a wonderful way to say hello to spring with these beautiful, premium, botanical
liqueurs with fresh flavours, offered by The Whimsical Forager.
The Whimsical Forager use nature in its purest form to allow its unique flavour to be
enjoyed through drinks, cocktails and even in recipes and deserts whilst the inviting and
elegant branding show the pure craftsmanship that's happening in Cornwall.
Distilled in Cornwall and free from artificial sweeteners, colouring & flavouring.
Whimsical Forager take their inspiration from the Cornish countryside. You can see the
vision and inspiration of their surroundings shine through within their range of artisan,
botanical liqueurs, all created using high quality fresh fruit and
Cornish Spring water.
The team were lucky enough to sample all 3 of The Whimsical Forager's range!
From when we opened Whimsical's Lemon and Basil liqueur, we were met with a beautiful strong citrus scent and upon tasting, the fresh tangy lemon flavour comes right on through.
Two and a half lemons are used when creating this sophisticated tipple and with its
wonderfully refreshing zing it's simply delicious served either on its own, over ice, as a
spritz or the perfect refreshing liqueur between meals.
Upon taking a sip of the Orange and Tarragon liqueur we were instantly met with the herby fresh tarragon quickly followed by the fresh sweetness of orange.
This really is a beautifully balanced, hand-crafted liqueur which would work really well in a
Truly delicious was our overall thought. This delectable tipple went down well... too well,
even on a school night!
Before our lips even tasted the simple, pure flavours of the three ingredients within the
Nettle, Honey and Ginger liqueur, we savoured the deliciously sweet aroma of honey and
ginger. This soft, warming, earthy and incredibly versatile liqueur has the most
delightful ginger finish.
There's a place in everyone's drinks cabinet for this botanical beauty or perhaps with a
generous splash, you could give your cooking the edge that is needed!
If you don't fancy taking the plunge and simply want to sample or experiment, all of
Whimsical Forager's botanical liqueurs are available in not just 70cl bottles but 20cl too!
Indulge in Whimsical Forager's Gift Pack
Before we end our review, it would be mad of us not to mention the gift box!
Now, this is a gift your recipient won't forget in a hurry.
Arriving in a smart branded box, our 3 handsome bottles were nestled in a well thought out inner case and nicely padded with natural straw.
A lot of thought has gone into this design and we absolutely love it!
Everything about Whimsical Forager says, NATURAL and QUALITY.
Whimsical Forager's goal is to create surprising & progressive liqueurs that capture the
essence of good taste.
Fabulous Farm Shops feel they have already accomplished this and have hit the nail on the head with their completely natural and quite exceptional, handcrafted liqueurs.
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Based on the outskirts of Bridport, Washingpool Farm Shop is a family-run business,
celebrating the current Farm Shop's 21st birthday and 50 years at the farm in 2021.
Three generations of the Holland family live and work on the farm, which produces greengrocery and meat for the award-winning Farm Shop and Restaurant.
Washingpool is renowned for its range of fresh greengrocery as the family formally ran two greengrocery shops in Bridport High Street.
A huge range of other food is supplied by local producers which the friendly shop staff are happy to give advice on.
Monday - Saturday 8-5
Owned by the Deeley family since 1974 and run by Farmer Patrick, the award-winning
Flower Farm is situated at the base of the picturesque North Downs in the heart of the
Surrey countryside on the A25, just east of Godstone.
Flower Farm is a 150-acre traditional family run mixed farm with cattle, turkeys, chickens,
pigs, fruit and vegetables.
We grow a wide range of pick your own crops including asparagus, strawberries,
raspberries, blackberries, cherries, plums and pumpkins.
Our award-winning farm shop has a butchery with much of our produce reared on the
farm, a deli where most of our offerings are hand made in house, and we sell an
unparalleled selection of locally sourced produce including artisan breads from our baker
David and Flower Farm free range eggs.
Our aim is to reconnect people with where their food comes from, providing quality local
produce, that places the kitchen at the heart of the home, and our online shop offers
delivery and collection within 48 hours, delivering locally and nationwide.
Every weekend, our fishmonger Stefan sets up his stall outside the shop selling fresh fish
caught on his boat La Belhara in Eastbourne Harbour.
We also sell beautiful hand-made bouquets of fresh flowers.
At Christmas you can order our farm reared Supreme Wirral turkeys which are reared
right here at Flower Farm.
All year round we have a tearoom with indoor and outdoor seating that sells coffee, tea,
homemade cakes and light lunches, and we have a taproom–where we brew and sell our
own beer on site.
In the summer we are home to the Strawberry Fields Pub Garden, the largest pub garden
outside of London, with mini golf, a Maize Maze and other games to entertain the children.
As a performance and events venue, we are
home to Godstoneberry music festival,
Oktoberryfest–the biggest Oktoberfest event
outside London, Jingleberry Christmas party
nights and many smaller live music events
that run throughout the year.
In 2020 Flower Farm was named Large Diversification Innovator of the year Silver Winner at the British Farming Awards.
We were also awarded the 'East Surrey Community Champion' Award by Claire Coutinho
MP, named Best Local Produce Supplier in the Southern Enterprise Awards, and Farmer Patrick himself was named BBC 'Make A Difference Heroes' Winner, in the Key Worker category and was also awarded 'Pride of Surrey' by the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards!
Introducing Zero Waste Refill Hub
Zero Waste Refill Hub is a one stop solution for plastic free shopping
Working to eradicate single use plastics from the food supply chain, Zero Waste Refill Hub
recognises the urgent climate impacts of waste and has been designed to assist retailers of
all sizes to dramatically reduce food waste and help eliminate single use packaging.
At Zero Waste Refill Hub, founded by Gary Kemp, a business owner and retailer consultant with over 40 years experience, we provide you with everything you need to establish a package free bulk food department.
If space is limited, we can design a unit from just a metre in width.
Our goal is to encourage people to avoid waste and recycle. In turn this will raise
awareness of environmental waste issues and lead to essential behavioural changes.
This system can also benefit your customers as it saves them money by buying products in greater quantities.
This will in turn be a great business opportunity and deliver improved margins.
What do we Offer?
Our services take you from start to finish,
planning, installation, product sourcing and aftercare.
We can help you with:
To date, we have collaborated with many major retailers including Heart of England Co-op,
Budgens and Filco.
Receiving positive comments from both the retailers and their customers.
Could you benefit from this exciting initiative to deliver sustainable shopping in
your business and for your community?
Please contact us for a friendly chat to discuss your requirements of how we may be able to
More information is available through our website and you can also follow us via our social
media pages (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) to receive updates on what we do.
McLaren's Kitchen is a company with family at the heart.
With the encouragement of her farmer husband and budding entrepreneurs (2 young
daughters) founder, Tory McLarens' dream of launching her own business has recently
become a reality.
With the focus on delicious treats and foods that have a healthier twist and with their ethos
being all about cooking from scratch, using good quality ingredients, McLaren's Kitchen
McLaren's Kitchen has certainly worked tirelessly on creating ways for us to enjoy our food
whilst encouraging good gut health. This is achieved by McLaren's creative ways of
implementing alternative flours. Today, McLaren's grow their own Spelt Wheat which is
processed locally and gives a wonderfully natural and nutty taste to their range of cakes.
The team received McLaren's NEW bake at home, Chocolate Brownie mix in a rather
smart, glass Kilner jar and immediately thought, what a great way to store your homemade
cookies, once made - if they make it that far!
Eggs and butter are all you need to add as everything else you require to bake gorgeous
gooey chocolate brownies are already measured, weighed and packed neatly in this jar and
that includes Wheat Spelt Flour and a generous amount of Dark Belgian Chocolate chunks!
If you're unaware, Spelt Flour is a fabulous and healthy alternative. Ground from an easily
digestible ancient grain, it's high in fibre and gives you a lighter texture in baked goods.
And that makes these healthy chocolate brownies... right?
With just having Mother’s Day, the team thought that this easy-peasy bake at home kit,
would make a lovely baking project for mothers to do with their children. The little people
can follow the simple and straight forward instructions without much measuring (as long
as they don’t eat all the mix before you bake it) and there's very little mess to have to
deal with afterwards. Big bonus!
It’s safe to say after baking McLaren's Gorgeous Gooey Chocolate Brownie mix, the team
were MORE than keen to sample our creation.
The mouth-watering chocolate smell filled our kitchen and it was clearly very difficult for
some of our team members to restrain themselves.
Suffice to say, upon our first bite, WOW!!
These incredibly delicious brownies offer quite a delectable and moreish mix of a firm
crisp texture paired with the gorgeous gooey chocolate chunks within. So good, that the
cute Kilner jar will not be required for storage.
What a brilliant gift for any chocolate lover to enjoy and if by chance they can refrain from
devouring them all at once, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This is a company with a heart and with family at its core. The team are excited to see
what McLaren's continue to create!
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Inspired by their surroundings of the North Cornish coast, its sunnier climes and its lush
green grass pastures ensures Davidstow's high-quality Cheddar cheese is naturally rich in
With a loyal team of expert cheesemakers, Davidstow Cheddar have been meticulously
crafting their cheddar for over 70 years, never rushing the process as 'Taste Takes Time'.
Davidstow allow their cheese to slowly mature and develop into the rich & flavoursome,
award-winning cheddar they're rightly famous for.
This company not only cares about their customers taste experience but also their local
rural & farming communities, through its partnership with the Prince's Countryside Fund.
We received Davidstow's new range of six exciting cheeses to review, specifically for farm shops, with maturities ranging from 12 to 60 months...
We started with Davidstow's 12 Month Classic with it delighting our senses with a full
flavoured, creamy cheddar. This we felt would be our 'go to' cheddar, perfect for your
everyday bubbling cheese on toast topper or in a simple sandwich.
The team were genuinely surprised at how, even by moving onto Davidstow's 24 Month
Crackler, the noticeable difference in this mature Cheddar.
This firm textured cheese is strong and tangy in taste and will definitely add some va va
voom to your Ploughman's.
By this time, we were all pretty keen to sample Davidstow's 36 Month Reserve Cheddar!
Now THIS packs a punch and really gets our taste buds going.
This is a mighty strong, robust cheese and with its punchy, full flavour and deliciously
crunchy texture, you really don't need to be a genius to figure out why this has won multi
Moving onto Davidstow's good looking and high-end, wax-enrobed ingot range.
We began with Davidstow's 20 Month Crackler.
Made with exacting care, using 100% Cornish milk, this extra mature ingot, delivers a
smooth flavour with a fabulous texture. We found this a perfect all-rounder and with its
slight crunch, this cheese would perform well at any cheese night!
The 40 Month Reserve waxed ingot is simply divine and hit us with its distinctively rich
flavour, intense creaminess and superb crunchy texture.
Unsurprisingly, yet another multi award-winner!
Which then lead us on to Davidstow's 60 Month Special Vintage Reserve.
Where are the awards for this one we asked ourselves?
The gritty texture of this special, SPECIAL cheese is nothing but excellent and its intense
flavour offered us a long-lasting after-taste and left us wanting more... much more.
Yes, we nibbled through this entire block in one sitting!
Every one of Davidstow's cheeses are beautifully matured and well presented and our
review was not only a wonderful experience AND an education but a privilege too and we whole heartily recommend Davidstow's scrumptious range of Cheddars for any cheese
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The idea of Gattertop's beautiful craft vodka products came from growing up in and
around nature, where childhood days were spent fruit picking from their historic,
Herefordshire family farm.
Gemma Standeven the founder of these inviting drinks has experimented for many years,
with various spirits until she finally found her award-winning recipes.
Gattertop isn’t just about making wonderful drinks, the importance of sustainability is
clear to see.
Being environmentally responsible, Gattertop hold a Soil Association certified organic
license and implement organic methods within their organic orchard. Even Gattertop's
labels and marketing material are thoughtfully created using recycled paper.
The team began their review with Gattertop's Botanic No7 and we were all really impressed
with its simple, yet elegant design.
Gattertop have clearly worked hard to get this drink just right.
This 100% British made grain spirit is balanced perfectly; infused with seasonal damson
blossom, apple blossom, elderflower, basil, lemon, rosemary all foraged throughout the
year from Gattertop's ancient orchards, hedgerows, fields, woodlands and gardens.
Traditionally distilled in small batches in copper pot stills, this earthy & crisp, yet
completely natural vodka was a real treat for the team when paired with soda water.
From Branch to Bottle
The team were intrigued by the dark colouring of Gattertop's Damson No12 craft Vodka.
We served simply over ice and this didn't disappoint!
Home-grown damsons are steeped in quality British Vodka for an entire year to develop its
incredibly deep and nutty, yet fruity character... a perfect after-dinner drink.
With its delicious fragrant aroma and sweet smooth taste, it comes as no surprise to the
team that Damson No 12 has won multiple awards AND is an award winning Great Taste
Well, who doesn’t love to receive a gift box?
Gattertop not only produce amazing tasting vodka's but create fantastic gift boxes too!
Arriving in a handsome box and beautifully packaged, there's no doubt that Gattertop's gift
boxes would make a brilliant present...
Gattertop's 'Entertaining at Home' with Botanic No7 Vodka gift box includes a 70cl botanic
No7 Vodka, French rosemary almonds, natural light tonic water, soda water, lemon and
thyme olives as well as a timeline classic game.
The team were delighted with the innovative gift selection. Gattertop have certainly
thought this through and we feel this gift box is a 'fun night in' winner!
As the team continue to enjoy the flavours and delights in this gift box, all that is left to say
is cheers, bottoms up, we hope you enjoy Gattertop's award-winning drinks as much as
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Whenever the team get to receive an award-winning food they are instantly excited.
Bottlebrush Ferments produce live, raw and naturally fermented Kimchi's and
Sauerkraut's which are not only great tasting but help improve people's gut health in a
quick, easy and convenient way.
Fermented the traditional way using ‘wild’ lacto-fermentation to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria, that when eaten regularly, Bottlebrush's ferments can boost gut health, as well as all-round health and well-being.
Bottlebrush Ferments co-founders Ben Payne & Hesh Daud have 30 years of experience in
their fields of personal trainer/health coach & chef and their passion is clear - HEALTHY
LIVING - which they feel, starts with the live products they create.
The name of the brand Bottlebrush is taken from is a flower which was grown in both their back gardens when growing up in Australia and even when miles apart, this flower was able to show its adaptability and resilience just like this amazingly talented pair!
Fabulous Farm Shops received 4 generous sized jars to review
Starting with the teams favourite!
When opening this jar of Kimchi, we were hit with the most wonderful aromas of garlic
When they say 'bursting with flavour' then this is IT!
Bottlebrush's jar of Kimchi is packed with super fresh Chinese cabbage, spring onions,
garlic, a pop of chilli and a zing of ginger. It's delicious, different, crunchy & definitely
moreish so it wasn't too long before this jar was devoured.
The Yellow One's aroma was beautifully sweet with a scent of ginger and turmeric.
This live, raw and unpasteurised Sauerkraut is zesty and fruity, reminiscent of a summers day and would be a pretty perfect and, let's not forget, HEALTHY topping to your burger this BBQ season.
The White One is Bottlebrush's 'plain and simple' Sauerkraut.
We don't feel that way though!
The distinct flavours of the Horseradish and dill within this healthy jar of goodness brings it to life and will add a zing and a crunch to any dish you wish.
The Purple One's aroma is dark, rich and earthy and we feel this versatile vegan Sauerkraut would be a good (daily) all-rounder by livening up your chicken or fish dish or even your predictable ploughman's.
Worth remembering... there's nothing nasty added to any of Bottlebrushes ferments, just all natural goodness.
There's a reason why Bottlebrush have bagged so many Great Taste awards.
Their 100% natural Sauerkraut and Kimchi range tastes amazing & will love you from the inside out, helping us all to eat well & look after our gut!
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Situated between Bulwick and Laxton villages in the heart of Northamptonshire
countryside, New Lodge Farm has focussed on cattle and sheep production using
traditional organic methods of farming for over 100 years.
Owned by the Singlehurst family it has, over the past 20 years, developed an award
winning farm shop, butchery and eatery as well as a five star adults only site for touring
caravans, motorhomes, campers and glamping enthusiasts.
The New Lodge Farm shop was specifically created to act as a window for our homegrown
produce as well as for other local suppliers who shared our philosophy around sustainable
The shop operates a click and collect service for all your food and drink
The shelves contain a plethora of locally sourced foods, beverages, which are enhanced at weekends by an extended range of fresh fruit and vegetables sold by our local grocer.
The handicrafts and household items we provide present style and functionality to any
room in the house and our range of gifts and health & beauty products offer luxury to
tempt and indulge.
The Lockdown and Picnic park café’s provide family friendly, safe and scenic areas to eat
and drink enabling our customers to socialise in a homely and relaxed environment. A
selection from our menu is also offered in takeaway form.
Our chef and staff are committed to providing the best possible eating experience, serving
hearty meals, snacks and drinks that contain locally sourced ingredients.
Alongside our shop and café facilities we have also developed a five star, adults only,
touring caravan, motorhome, camping and glamping site. Open from March to the end of
October, the site offers a tranquil and peaceful haven for its guests.
Shop and Café opening hours
Winter: Wednesday to Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Spring / Summer / Autumn: 7 days a week, 09:00am to 05:00pm
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TASTE TAKES TIME
Most of the farmers who work with us are family-owned businesses, all operating to our
exacting Davidstow Farm Standards (which we apply in addition to the Red Tractor
Assurance Scheme). Our recipes are unique thanks to the bespoke cultures and processes
we’ve developed and refined over the years.
The multi-award winning cheese is made by a team of expert cheese makers and graders,
many of whom have been with us for most of their working lives, amassing a wealth of skill
& knowledge over the years.
We offer a range of cheddar maturities, from 12 to 60 months, each following our unique
We have developed a new range of six products, specifically for Farm Shops. Differentiated in size, format and age profile to that offered in the supermarkets, they offer Farm Shops a recognisable premium brand in a bespoke offering.
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I think the only thing the team can say when receiving this package was WOW!
What a lovely range of products to review with high quality & well thought out items.
Lochs & Fens brings you the best of both worlds when it comes to country homeware.
Lochs and Fens inspiration came from not only the beauty of the flora and fauna of Argyll
and Lincolnshire but by mother and daughter wanting to spend more time together.
Their incredible talent is clear to see as their original artwork features across Lochs and
Fens high quality range of tea towels, aprons, toiletries, range-top pads and stationery.
The company isn’t just about a lovely family story but also their commitment and care for the world by ensuring all they can do to be eco-friendly.
Even Lochs and Fens packaging is environmentally friendly, and their special boxes result in 30% saved in co2 emissions. Upon opening our package, we were met with a selection
of beautifully presented products all wrapped in sumptuous, royal blue, acid free tissue
Starting with Lochs oven gloves... we were all surprised with just how thick they were!
The coarse texture on one side to help grip hot dishes gave us a level of comfort knowing
our hands were, quite literally, in safe hands and with the simple and yet quite beautiful
pheasant design makes this a good looking oven glove, perfect for any kitchen.
One of the team (not mentioning who!) has a clumsy nature and was delighted to see
that when worn, this glove not only covered her hands but past her wrists too,
giving her that extra level of (much needed) protection.
All the team loved the style of the beautifully drawn stag on Lochs and Fens tea towel
So lovely in fact, that we felt this would be used as our ‘best tea towel’, reserved for special
Being soft and yet firm to the touch, this high quality tea towel would stand up well in any
busy kitchen and like the oven glove, Lochs tea towels are made from 100% unbleached
Lochs and Fens greetings cards are incredibly thick, which certainly gives you the sense of
Of course, you could send a little note to a friend using this fully recyclable card but
we felt, looking at the fabulous designs and original artwork, this would look even better
framed and hung on our walls... such is the quality!
Now soap in recent times has much more of a meaning than just cleaning your hands and
what with the amount of hand washing happening, it'd be rather nice to give your hands a
bit of a treat!
Lochs and Fens triple-mill their soap for a luxurious smooth lather. With its bluebell aroma scent, this soap is not only moisturising, it lathers in your hands (even using a tiny amount) leaving your hands feeling soft and wonderfully fresh, without that dry, after-feeling.
There's nothing better than the thought of a relaxing evening and a bubble bath to soak
away your day.
All of the team are rather partial to good quality candles, knowing that scent, design and
longevity are key, so you'll be pleased to hear that Lochs and Fens candles hit all these areas
with flying colours, with the added environmental bonus that Lochs candles are made in
recycled glass jars and created with 100% soy!
With the simple yet elegant design(s) on the jar and the long lasting aromatic lavender, this will help you along your way to feeling relaxed and well centred.
Here at Fabulous Farm Shops, we're excited to see this company grow and expand their
gorgeous designs as they continue to gain inspiration from Argyll and Lincolnshire.
Considering the freezing weather these past few weeks and the fact we're stuck indoors during lockdown, receiving some bags of Hotmax's natural wood dust fuel logs to review couldn't have been better timed.
Who is Hotmax?
Hotmax is a 100% natural, high energy fuel log, made by Bedmax Limited, a multi-award
winning (Royal Warrant holder company who actually create horse bedding) and the dust
extracted from these shavings are compressed into high-density, fuel logs.
Hotmax fuel logs are fully traceable and sustainable
Now, I don't know about you, but my buying decisions are far more considered than ever
before and I believe (or rather hope & pray) we're all becoming far more environmentally
Now, more than ever, it's crucial that us consumers make the right choice, so it's important
to point out just how eco-friendly Hotmax are.
The 'clean to handle' plastic free and recyclable packaging has been thoughtfully branded using water-based, non-toxic ink making it suitable for organic composting and once burnt the ash residue makes an excellent organic compost to scatter in the garden!
Is there anything these guys haven't thought through?
We began our fire with 4 fuel logs. These are all of a convenient size, clean too and these dense, chunky logs were not only very easy to light but they gave off a high heat incredibly quickly.
Hotmax fuel logs are odourless, virtually smokeless and super efficient with none of those 'tea spilling' surprising sparks!
We were all very impressed that our simple fire was still steadily burning away and giving off some excellent heat (without any prodding and poking) over an hour later.
100% natural AND 100% British
It's good to know that Hotmax are Woodsure accredited, meaning their fuel logs contain
very little moisture and immediately ready to burn and by being completely natural, makes
them a cost effective, clean fuel for not only your wood burner or firepit but an ideal
cooking fuel for your summer BBQ too!
Hotmax offer stockists a range of promotional support & farm shops interested in stocking
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Located in Huddersfield and boasting numerous awards, the long established and family-
run Hinchliffe's Farm Shop is clearly a winner and a popular destination.
This fabulous farm shop offers you all your store cupboard essentials (and a whole lot
more) with the added benefit of Hinchcliffe's own home reared beef, award winning pies,
renowned flavoured sausages and multi award-winning bacon.
Hinchliffe's has so much to offer!
Within Hinchliffe's you'll find locally produced meats, a deli offering a scrumptious
selection of cheeses, an incredible range of wines, fresh fish & seafood, ready meals, plants
& flowers as well as an excellent selection of fresh, locally sourced fruit, vegetables,
Hinchliffe’s own range of jams, pickles & chutneys and even 'Hinchliffe's very own freshly
laid free range eggs!
Hinchliffe's in-house bakery create a superb selection of delicious
breads, tasty treats & cakes... daily.
Hinchliffe boast the most incredible fine wine selection!
Hinchliffe's 'wine wall' must be the envy of the county and you'll find not only the classics
& modern gems here, but some are so exclusive that they can’t be found anywhere else in
Perfect for that special celebration.
The deli counter is packed full with Yorkshire, British & continental cheeses, olives, pasties freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, chutneys and cooked meats.
Hinchliffe's famous award-winning pork pies are baked throughout the day.
Hinchliffe's sausages, bacon and black Pudding are all Great Taste Award winners and luckily for us, they feature in Hinchliffe's popular, freshly cooked, Full English Breakfast!
Take a look at Hinchliffe's takeaway menu HERE
When not in lockdown, Hinchliffe's restaurant 'The Rusty Bull' is open
Monday-Saturday 9am to 5.30pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Friday & Saturday 6.30pm to 9.30pm
FARM SHOP OPENING HOURS:
To locate Hinchliffe's Farm Shop & all other West Yorkshire farm shops, click HERE
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Hning times: Mon-Sat 9:00am - 5:30pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:00pmop opening times: Mon-Sat 9:00am - 5:30pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
What a delightful package to open especially given the lockdown; our team were so excited
to try the vibrant, colourful and elegant designed alcoholic canned drinks from Sipful!
It is nice to see, with the whole world changing its view to become more sustainable and
environmentally friendly, that Sipful Drinks have taken this on board.
The company's founders Darius and Emily have really touched upon how people love to
socialise and these drinks make the perfect company for any such occasion with a touch of
sophistication. By using organic wine and 100% natural fruits, shows us the sense of care
& thought gone into creating these products.
Cocktails in a Can
Not only being vegan, gluten and dairy free, Sipful's range come in recyclable cans. In fact, each can you pop in the recycling bin can be back on the shelf within 60 days!
It's worth mentioning the wonderful design on the cans too, which we feel tells you
all we need to know about the exciting flavours that await!
We sampled Sipful's current range which consists of Organic Bubbles, Peach Bellini and
both the Orange and Blood Orange Mimosa’s.
100% natural fruit and flavours
The sweet and 100% REAL Peach Bellini was temptingly intense & before it even hit our
lips our mouths were watering, and our senses filled with summery peach delight.
A bubbly & refreshing tipple with a superb tangy aftertaste which clearly has been expertly
mixed using selected organic bubbly.
The Blood Orange Mimosa came out on top with the team...
The exceptional flavours and the deep fruity taste made us think of those summer evenings kicking back and having a get together with friends & watching the sun go down
(remember those evenings?)
This quite delicious, totally natural, yet alcoholic cocktail, is delivered in a recyclable can,
and we're impressed!
Let the Party Begin!
After lockdown, we believe Sipful's premium range of cocktails will be spotted on
numerous picnic tables, at BBQ's & festivals across the land.
Sipful's drinks have a real honest favour and certainly a product our team would be happy
to review again... and again!
Located on the Isle of Wight, between Shanklin and Newport, family-owned
Brownrigg's Farm Shop produce their own top quality meats.
Winners of the 2020 Rural Awards, Wight Marque Food Business of the Year, Brownrigg's
offer an extensive range of local produce and strongly support local artisan producers.
Along with their famous poultry & free range eggs, Brownriggs also rear traditional ruby
red cattle and even their own free range pork.
Brownrigg's free range hens produce over 3000 eggs a day!
Within the farm shop you'll not only find an in-house butchery showcasing Brownrigg's
fabulous range of quality sausages, pork joints and dry cured bacon, but a truly impressive
range of fresh local produce, everyday staples, artisan foods organic and gluten free
products, making this farm shop quite the perfect place for your weekly shop.
Championing Local Producers
Brownrigg's boast a wonderful range of fresh I.O.W goodies. From Briddlesford's Farm
milk, local dairy butter and cream, a wonderful array of freshly baked breads, pastries and
pies, local spirits, home grown Strawberries and of course... Isle of Wight tomatoes!
Brownrigg's now stock a wide range of eco-friendly plastic free and biodegradable
products, many available to refill at their new refill station. From plastic free shampoo &
conditioner, soap and toothpaste to household cleaning products & laundry liquids.
Brownrigg's have recently launched their new online shop offering both click and collect
& local delivery.
The Honey Tree is an independent social enterprise which began trading in Newcastle in
1999 with a vision... to put local, organic foods on the map!
Today, The Honey Tree continue their dedicated work to offer sustainable, healthy and
organic foods to their community and the store is brimming with great tasting, fresh &
locally sourced, healthy foods, with even Rick Stein naming The Honey Tree as a 'Local
How's that for a claim to fame?
The Honey Tree offer everything you might need for your weekly shop (and more) from
store cupboard essentials, to ready-meals... but with a difference! Every product The Honey Tree stock is either locally sourced or ethically produced.
For example, the vibrant array of organic fruit and vegetables come direct from local farms
and trusted suppliers (much is picked to order!)
You'll find a good range of local and organically reared meats along with dairy produce,
condiments, scrumptious local honeycomb and wholefoods.
Vegans are sure to be impressed by the spectacular range of plant based foods on offer,
and with a delicious selection of freshly baked breads available and even a takeaway
menu... really, why go anywhere else?
Fabulous Regional Cheeses
Locally sourced, raw and organic, mature organic goat’s & sheep’s cheese as well as a
full range of whole raw cheeses can be found on the deli counter!
Refill Reuse Recycle
The Honey Tree's refill service is second to none and you can fill up on a huge range of
loose commodities such as porridge oats, lentils, muesli, almonds and sultanas.
But that's not all.
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washing up liquid, hand soap, laundry liquid and even fabric conditioner are all available at the refill station.
There's really no excuse not to get involved with the zero waste movement and help
reduce packaging and unnecessary waste.
The Honey Tree now offer a veg box delivery & collection service. This great value box of
goodness is packed with freshly picked, locally supplied, healthy organic produce.
The team at Woodview Farm are passionate about fresh local produce & quality meats.
Located in Gamlingay in Bedfordshire, this independent, family-run, working farm offers a
wonderful and well stocked farm shop and a butchery along with a specialist deli counter
and their popular café serves simple and deliciously fresh meals.
Woodview Farm's shop specialise in a wide range of fresh & local fruit and vegetables
which are all handpicked for quality & taste.
By being dedicated to providing only the highest-quality, either from their own farm or
from sourcing from the best local suppliers, the farm shop is filled with an array of
fabulous farm shop produce.
From handmade cakes, fresh breads, condiments and sauces and jams to ready meals,
local Bedfordshire honey, juices and fine wines, including locally distilled spirits and
an impressive range of local ciders & beers.
The superb specialist delicatessen offers cold cuts, pies, pasties, home made Scotch Eggs,
faggots, quiches and Woodview's secret recipe sausages (which are all created on site!) You'll certainly be impressed with the incredible range of cheeses on offer.
Woodview's team of master butchers have years of knowledge and experience in
preparing the finest cuts and serve their own hand-reared pork, lamb and poultry whilst
the 21-day aged beef is sourced from trusted, local suppliers to ensure full traceability.
Woodview Farm's welcoming café serves a delicious, seasonal menu.
From traditional and freshly cooked weekend breakfasts' to a popular Sunday carvery.
It's good to know that every homecooked meal is created using fresh local produce so it
comes as no surprise that Woodview's customers return time and time again!
IN SUPPORT OF RABI
Fabulous Farm Shops, the one stop farm shop directory lists every farm shop in England
and on entering lockdown, the team at Fabulous Farm Shops were acutely aware of the
impact and the damage Coronavirus would have on, not only the small independent farm
shops, but the farming community and their families.
Wanting to do their bit the team actively encouraged farm shops to add live links to their
listing on their directory. This upgrade allowed farm shop owners to add extra information
about their farm shop for a year and 100% of this upgrade was donated to RABI.
RABI – The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is farming’s oldest and largest charity
and have served the farming community since 1860, offering financial support, practical
care and guidance to farmers, farmworkers and their dependants.
Claire Mortimer, a partner of Fabulous Farm Shops, said: ‘We had to move quickly, of
course we wanted to help farm shops, but we really needed to give something back and to
support our farmers, Covid hit R.A.B.I hard and they needed our support more than ever’
RABI Communications Manager Rob Harris quotes:
"We greatly appreciate the efforts of Fabulous Farm Shops and the farm shops who
supported us. Over many months they’ve taken the time and trouble to raise awareness of
our work, as well as donating a significant sum of money. We’re extremely grateful to Claire
and her team for all they’ve done on our behalf.”
To date, the total amount raised is £665.00
Having received a beautiful package from Bumble Wrap we were all rather excited to try
these environmentally friendly, plastic-free, food wraps.
Located in York, this incredibly enthusiastic and passionate company have created a
vibrant and versatile range of handmade, 100% cotton and beeswax food wraps that will
not only keep your food fresh but are non-toxic & 100% biodegradable too!
But, before we even try these eco-friendly wraps, it's pretty amazing to know that Bumble Wrap are helping towards a sustainable world by creating this natural alternative to cling film that you can wash and reuse time and time again.
Bumble Wraps are mouldable, so even odd-shaped foods can be wrapped meaning you can use them in a number of different ways, there's even have a 'how to' section on Bumble Wraps website where you'll find simple instructions on how to make the most effective sandwich wrap or even a gift box!
One of our team has recently had a baby and felt Bumble Wrap's snack pouch would come in very handy in the future when she's out and about with her baby, not only because it's
completely natural, but pliable too and so easy to clean and reuse.
The teams final say is... we're converted!
After trialling Bumble Wraps, we agree that there's absolutely no need for single use plastic
food coverings, so we're ditching the cling film and making the change!
You should too.
Thank you Bumble Wrap!
The Blackwell family has been farming in the Coggeshall area for four generations.
The ethos of our award-winning Farm Shop, Butchery and Deli is to support local
producers and farmers and over 90% of the produce we market is sourced from within a
We source our meat from our own farm or local farmers known and trusted by ourselves
for their good husbandry skills.
Our free-range chickens from Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo focus on high welfare; the birds live
in small groups with shelter from the elements, in mobile houses that have no artificial
lighting and are naturally ventilated.
The chickens roam freely over 40 acres of Suffolk meadows, where they are free to peck,
graze and engage in their natural behaviours. They believe that a slower grown chicken,
matured for up to 12 weeks, naturally develops quality, fuller flavour, and succulence.
Our friendly, knowledgeable butchers are always on hand to help with cuts of meat and we
are always happy to help source the more unusual meats.
Our deli is brimming with cheese from across Europe as well as some great English
favourites. We also offer traditional hams, cooked meats, and Dingley Dell’s Artisan
selection of air-dried meats.
We have a large supply of traditionally grown seasonal veg’ and source a variety of fruits
from Sible Hedingham.
Our talented chefs within our on-site kitchen produce a selection of seasonal ready to bake
pies along with soups, sausage rolls, pasties, and dishes such as beef lasagne, cottage pie,
Moroccan lamb stew, lasagne, and many more.
Other local products we stock include, Farmer Browns Rapeseed Oil from Bures, Fairfield
Crisps from Wormingford, smoked fish from Maldon, potatoes from Manningtree, Eggs
from Stanway, and honey produced by the bees on our farm.
For those with a sweet tooth, our on-site bakers create delicious cakes, pastries, and
desserts. Each week we have different sweet treats available.
In 2015, we introduced Blackwells Catering, also based on-site. Mark, our Head Chef is on
hand to create the perfect menu for events and functions. Mark and his team are
committed to working alongside customers when planning a menu, whether it be a formal
wedding breakfast, summer picnic, hog roast, dinner party or corporate event.
Our creative bakers are also part of this service offering personalised cakes, bakes and
cupcakes for special occasions.
Blackwells offer personalised cakes, bakes & cupcakes for special occasions.
At Blackwells we pride ourselves in keeping it local and are constantly looking to add more
locally produced products to our already extensive list.
So why not come in and see how we are doing…
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Wave goodbye to clingfilm!
Yorkshire based Bumble Wrap have created the most beautiful, plastic-free food covering
by using 100% cotton, beeswax, tree resin and a drop of jojoba oil.
These completely natural, washable, re-useable AND compostable wax wraps eliminate
the need for single use cling film and tin foil and will keep your food fresher for longer
meaning less FOOD WASTE!
Ditch the plastic
Being 100% biodegradable and with zero contaminants or toxins, eco-friendly Bumble
Wraps are the natural alternative to single-use plastic and by swapping your plastic wrap
for Bumble Wraps is one small (but amazing) step towards living a more sustainable
Wrap. Wash. Reuse.
The jojoba oil gives Bumble Wrap greater flexibility and even has antifungal properties,
whilst the rosin adds the ‘stick’ we are familiar with from cling film.
But the biggest buzz about Bumble Wrap beeswax food wraps is they're reusable, simply
wash in cool soapy water and air dry ready for next time.
Bumble wrap Beeswax food wraps can be used to wrap or cover most foods, so a few
simple folds and a pinch at the corners will keep your sandwiches fresh. Use the warmth of your hands to seal as you fold over leftovers from last nights dinner...
From pretty ditsy florals and bold stripes to traditional Christmas themes.
Bumble Wraps are available in a fabulous range of patterns and sizes.
At the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds you'll find The Mile Farm Shop, Feed Barn & Campsite and this friendly family run business offers a good old fashioned 'carry to the car' service!
The Mile Farm Shop pride themselves on supplying quality local produce and specialise in
artisan food and drink, from fresh fruit & vegetables to luxury hampers, locally brewed
beers and some fabulous local cheeses.
You'll find an impressive range of ready meals, fresh meats, dairy products, fresh fish and
an excellent variety of breads and cakes in addition to all your store cupboard essentials.
During lockdown and government guidelines, The Mile very quickly withdrew their
indoor children's fun play area and replaced with a super spacious café (with further
seating outside under a veranda) which currently serves a takeaway menu (AO 10/11/20)
Popular with cyclists and dog walkers alike, the Mile or rather, the Smile Café serves a good
range of drinks, breakfasts and light bites such as paninis and sandwiches, all of which
are available to takeaway... at present, local delivery is also available.
The Mile's gift section has expanded and there's an exciting selection of locally crafted
homewares and unusual gifts, many with a countryside theme, to browse and purchase.
The Mile Farm Shop have recently launched a very impressive online shop!
All of their wonderful products are available to order, not only for click & collection or
local delivery BUT national delivery too!
So from local gins to horse feed, you can get everything you need from The Mile Farm
Shop delivered straight to your door, no matter where you are in the country!
The Feed Barn stocks a wide range of dog, cat, bird, rabbit, horse and poultry supplies.
You'll find hay, straw, horse, guinea pig, dog and rabbit food & a wide range of wild bird
food and feeders.
The Mile Caravan Park has views across the Yorkshire Wolds and is open all year!
It's a superb location for families, couples or individuals to explore York, the Yorkshire
Wolds and the Yorkshire Coastline.
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
To locate The Mile Farm Shop along with all other East Riding of Yorkshire farm shops, click HERE
If you would like to see YOUR farm shop featured email The Team
Located in Somerset, family run Ebdon Firewood Ltd supply kiln dried and seasoned hard
wood logs, kindling, eco logs & firelighters and the ethos of this fabulous company is to be
as environmentally conscious as possible.
The team at Fabulous Farm Shops had a right old burn up this week after we received
Ebdon's NEW 'handy' bags of firewood along with Ebdon's kindling and natural
Firstly and importantly, Ebdon's firewood is Woodsure accredited (the UK's ONLY
woodfuel quality assurance scheme) which means you can be super confident that all the
firewood supplied by Ebdon is top-notch, high-quality wood and nothing else!
Have you always struggled to light a good fire?
I have and appreciate there's a knack to it but never questioned it could be the quality of
the wood that I was using. So, I've spent many disappointing hours poking and blowing but never have I managed to copy the iconic roaring fire I'd always hoped for.
So when I was asked to try Ebdon's wood, kindling and firelighters, I thought, hmmm...I'll
give it a good go but I'm not holding my breath! It's just wood, right?
I began like I always do by using a handful of kindling and then added a couple of Ebdon's
dried logs, lit a firelighter, popped it between the kindling and wandered off. So used to
the disappointing and time wasting fires I usually create, it didn't occur to me that this
would be any different!
Within minutes, I was being congratulated by the family for the wonderful roaring fire I
had taken time to make and how warm and cosy the living room felt!
Of course, I couldn't accept the compliment's...clearly this was all down to Ebdon's quality
wood. So impressed I am, that I've ferreted away enough for Christmas Day.
We all love the fact that Ebdon avoid single use plastics and instead use jute sacks.
These jute sacks are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and reusable and with 50p off their
next Ebdon purchase, will certainly encourage customers to return to your farm shop.
We believe that Ebdon's smaller 'handy' sized jute sacks of firewood are pretty darn perfect if you're short on suitably dry, storage space.
If you're interested in stocking excellent quality firewood, you can email Ebdon
If you have a farm shop product & fancy a review, get in touch with The Team!
I'm familiar with Purbeck Ice Cream as I've stumbled across this brand on numerous
occasions, be it at the local theatre or offered at my regular seaside haunts. However, I was
unaware that this Dorset based company is actually a husband and wife team and they've
built this incredible business on their farm, creating their luxury ice cream in a range of
some seriously fancy flavours!
If you've had the pleasure of trying any one of Purbecks real dairy ice creams, you'll know
that this gourmet ice cream is far from regular tasting premium ice cream and by using
fresh and locally sourced milk and all natural ingredients, Purbeck Ice Cream is suitable for
Beautiful Flavours to Temp & Tantalise
There's over 40 flavours including limited editions and sorbets available... from the classics
such as Vanilla Bean, Rum & Raisin and Clotted Cream to Stem Ginger, Salted Caramel,
Chrimbo Pud and the novel Jurrasic range. Yep, there's something to suit any taste.
As we have a vegan among us, the team decided to review one of Purbeck's new range of
REAL FRUIT Sorbets and we concurred, Purbeck's Mango sorbet is quite simply, out of this
Made with fresh Dorset water and natural fruit juices, this vegan sorbet is exceptional.
Scoopable straight from the freezer, this is not only thirst quenching, it's wonderfully
refreshing, quickly melting in the mouth and clearing the palate with it's perfectly crisp and
clear taste of fresh Mango. By tweaking their recipe, Purbeck have reduced the sugar in
their high quality Sorbets and in turn this brings the juicy flavour of the fruit to the
Once we began scooping, I can assure you that our 500ml tub lasted all of 3 minutes!
Purbecks multi award-winning range of ice cream & sorbet's are in fully recyclable
packaging and not only offer their fab range in retail, individual tubs, but catering
and scooping tubs too!
If you have a farm shop product and fancy a review, get in touch!
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