Forster's Farm Shop
Words and Photographs supplied by Forster's Farm Shop
We are a fifth-generation, family-run, organic farm. Although within our Farm Shop we specialise in our own organic beef and lamb, we have many other delicious foods to offer.
We pride ourselves on the organic beef and lamb produced here. Our animals graze our organic pastures and you will often see them in the fields as you drive in.
In 2000, we made a decision to ‘go organic’. Initially it was a business decision, but we have come to realise how beneficial this way of farming is to both the land and our animals and, therefore, the quality of our produce. We are determined to showcase not only our organic beef and lamb but other products we make ourselves including sausages, burgers and dry cured bacon.
Our policy is ORGANIC whenever possible, then free range and, just as important, local. As a result, we sell from other producers, for example, quality free-range chicken and pork, delicious artisan jams, relishes, chutneys, cheeses, biscuits, puddings.... the list goes on.
Job satisfaction is a marvellous thing and to us that is why customer experience is very important. For someone to come to the farm and enjoy our produce means the world to us and makes the team here very proud.
St. Helens is often thought of as an industrial town, but it has much more to offer. You will be surprised and delighted by this gem of a place!
Our aim is to make your visit to Shoots Delph Farm memorable - by taking away something to enjoy at home - delicious foods with great provenance.
For 2022, we plan to extend our range of products and to concentrate on suppliers who are artisan producers and who have an eco-mindset ie. their products are environmentally sustainable with recyclable packaging.
First and foremost, we are farmers but we are proud of the food we produce and our shop is the perfect place to show what we do.
We look forward to welcoming you to Forster's Farm Shop.
"From our family to your family- food you can trust."
Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9- 3
Saturday 9- 3
Sunday to Wednesday CLOSED
Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop
This curiously-named farm shop comes with a wonderful story of evolution, as well as a fabulous selection of delicious local produce.
The Dobson family have been farming in Carlton since 1815 and in the early years the farm had livestock as well as crops. The farm served the local community with vegetables for over five generations and, as the farm grew in size, it supplied the local markets, the national markets and then the supermarkets.
The buildings, which now form the farm shop, were used to house the cows.
The animals were housed on the ground floor and the straw and hay stored above. John Edward Dobson forced some of the first ever Yorkshire rhubarb in the hay loft above the cows, using the rising heat from the cows to force the rhubarb and bring it to market early.
Fast-forward a couple of hundred years and the buildings were no longer fit for agricultural use so Simon Dobson and his management team felt it was quite fitting that they should be refurbished and used to sell meats and dairy products and, as they played such a major part in the history of Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, they decided to call it The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop.
They take pride in offering great Yorkshire produce. Their suppliers are carefully selected so that they only stock goods they can recommend. Their deli is filled with fresh, locally produced goodies keeping food miles to a real minimum and helping to fulfil their mission statement…
‘Our aim is your satifaction’
They stock free-range eggs from their own hens, fresh breads from Boulby’s of Horbury, cheeses from The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Company, flapjacks and tiffin from Lottie Shaw’s of Halifax, frozen seafood from Chapman’s at Grimsby, Stickey’s local honey produced from bees on their own land and, of course, a huge choice of meat.
Their onsite butchery features fantastic cuts as well as their increasingly popular homemade kebabs, sausages and burgers. Beef is from their own farm and also from Hartshead Moor, and is hung and matured for a minimum of 21 days. Their lamb is from the rolling hills of Yorkshire too. Pork and chicken is also local.
So it certainly isn’t just about the rhubarb….
The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop
Green End Farm
0113 288 7034
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Saturday 8.30am – 5pm.
Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 4pm.
Thornes Farm Shop & Cafe
Thornes Farm Shop is situated in the heart of Devon just outside the town of Crediton. Well known for their P.Y.O soft fruits of strawberries & raspberries and also their monthly family events.
Being a traditional working farm, Thornes supply the south west with homegrown veg of cauliflowers, different varieties of cabbages, beetroot, kale, potatoes, squashes and pumpkins. Working with the seasons so you can always be guaranteed fresh quality veg in the shop.
Thornes are big supporters of stocking local produce & products which range from cider, wine, honey, ice-creams, charcoal and much more.
You'll find every type of sausage imaginable in the farm shop, all locally sourced.
There's an amazing selection of gifts available, all made and produced by local artists and artisans within the mid Devon area.
You are always greeted with a warm welcome at Thornes and nothing is ever too much trouble.
Farm Shop Opening Hours:
Fordingbridge Farm Shop
The simple but classy logo for this sparkling new farm shop hints at the ethos behind the business – locally sourced quality meat (butchery was at the heart of their desire to set up the shop) and fresh vegetables, breads, cheeses and preserves all from carefully selected specialist producers.
Located between Cranborne Chase and the New Forest, Fordingbridge Farm Shop is the vision of father and son, Gerry and Laurie. Having always had a passion for good, simple food and sustainable local farming, they decided to give up the rat race and build something new in Hampshire. Working side by side, they created a space to showcase the abundance of wonderful produce available right on their doorstep in the New Forest and surrounding areas.
They specialise in locally sourced meat from small-scale farmers, traditionally butchered in-house and they whole-heartedly believe that it’s important for people to understand where their food comes from and what goes into producing the wonderful things that they sell at the shop. To this end, their social media shows videos of the butchers in action so customers know everything they put in their basket is fresh as fresh can be.
From native breed beef to New Forest pannage pork, local lamb to free range chicken, they have everything you need for a Sunday roast, a summer BBQ or just a quick meal on a weekday evening.
Apart from an impressive meat counter, the shop stocks a wide range of pies, pastries and ready-to-eat meals all made by hand in the farm shop kitchen. A salad bar offers an ever-changing feast of delicious and healthy meals and the home-made Scotch eggs are reportedly a customer favourite.
There is a milk refill station, fresh fruit and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, Hampshire charcuterie and local eggs, confectionary, wines, beers, ciders and spirits, including many sourced from local producers. The list is extensive and impressive and, if filling your basket has left you thirsty, there's even an onsite bar with its own courtyard.
Bell's Farm Shop
Here’s a farm shop that has evolved from the land that stocks it. Originally a Pick Your Own farm founded by the Bell family over 50 years ago, the shop was added so that customers could choose whether they “pick their own” or pop into the shop and buy produce already harvested.
The 40 acre farm produces a fabulous array of different fruit and vegetables and you can still get your hands dirty and PYO. Their seasonal offerings look mouth-wateringly delicious from corn on the cob and cauliflowers to pears, apples and plums.
The shop itself, thriving under the Colwill family who acquired the farm in 1987, is also home to Little Black Pig butchery with a meat counter filled to bursting with succulent fillets and chops.
They are proud to champion local producers and stock wine, beer, cider, spirits, cheese, cream, milk, bread, jams, chutneys, cakes, biscuits and ice cream. Phew! That’s a good list.
Continuing its evolution, a pop up café has recently sprung up in a large marquee next to the farm shop where you can take the weight off your feet after your picking or shopping adventures and enjoy a warm coffee and a slice of something tempting.
Open 9am-5pm 7 days a week
Radmore Farm Shop
Who doesn’t like a good boy meets girl story?
And here, the happy ending is Radmore Farm Shop…
When Ben (a self-confessed city boy) met Vicky (a Northamptonshire farm girl) they shared a vision – to bring the best of the farm into the city and this vision is now their reality with a bricks and mortar farm shop in the heart of Cambridge. Alongside all the hard work, they have three small children and a shop filled with smiles.
Their mission is to source the best possible food from neighbouring farms and small companies who share their passion for quality and sustainability and to offer convenient, friendly service with an “old-fashioned” feel whether that be to the customers popping into the shop or to those having their produce delivered to their home.
Also passionate about zero-waste, they have introduced a booming refill service where customers can bring in their own containers and fill up with an impressive list of household essentials:
Breakfast cereals, chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, herbs and spices, rice and grains, household cleaning products and toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and soap).
Amazingly, Vicky still finds time to bake the cakes, pies and quiches that you will find in the bakery section of the shop and to write a blog where she shares tried and tested recipes from her own family kitchen. If only she could bottle her energy and put it in the refill section - I’d be there with a big drum to fill!
Monday to Friday : 9.00am – 6.45pm
Saturday : 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday : 11.00am – 4.00pm
Flint and Oak
Located at the gateway to the “garden of England”, it might not be surprising to learn that the farm shop known as Flint & Oak has access to a plethora of locally sourced fruit and vegetables which they select from the market each morning. However, not everyone would know that they personally taste all of their products and, if they don’t taste great, they simply don’t stock them!
They want their customers to know that they can personally vouch for what’s on their shelves and the knowledge, expertise and passion of all who work there probably contributed greatly to Flint & Oak being awarded “Kent Local Food Retailer of the Year 2020”.
feedback from a very happy customer
Respecting the seasons is high on their list of priorities so there is always a changing array of produce in the shop and because it is locally sourced, you won’t see plastic wrapping swaddling the vegetables.
It all started with bunches of asparagus sold from a small market stall at the edge of the current site but, as local demand grew, Flint & Oak evolved into the shop and deli that it is today, housed in the old milking parlour on the Squerryes Estate.
There is even a small café with its own garden overlooking the vineyard which - an idyllic place to sit on a sunny day.
The list of goodies to tempt you in the farm shop is long and luscious.
Freshly baked bread and pastries, including a note-worthy marmite sausage roll which is handcrafted using free-range pork and puff pastry.
The cheese counter is stuffed to bursting with over 50 English cheeses made from ewe, goat or cow’s milk, some of them oozing deliciously across the platter, and as members of the “Academy of Cheese” the knowledgeable staff know what they’re talking about.
Add to that the Kent craft beers (made right next door to the shop, continuing Westerham’s 400-year-old brewing heritage), dessert wines and port, an array of pickles and chutneys, jams and marmalades, oils and preserves and you will find it hard not to be impressed.
There’s even been a late addition of a coffee machine, in the shop itself, if the bean is your Holy Grail!
Open 7 Days a Week.
10am - 5pm: Monday to Saturday
10am - 4pm: Sunday
Café open Friday to Sunday 8.30 - 4pm
30 minutes from Bath, between Radstock and Shepton Mallet, lies the picturesque village of Holcombe. Beside the River Mells, you’ll find The old Duke of Cumberland pub which has recently metamorphosed into a fabulous little farm shop and kitchen.
The farm shop itself is small but beautifully formed and the shelves and fridges are jam-packed with fresh, local produce and everyday essentials - fresh bread, local milk (bring your own bottle!) fruit and veg, a delicious selection of cheese and chutneys not to mention the fully stocked butcher’s counter or the counter full of homemade cakes and pastries and, if there’s room in your basket, why not add a bottle of wine or local cider. Here you’ll find all the ingredients for a blow out breakfast or the perfect Sunday roast.
If filling your basket has taken it out of you then you can always put your feet up next to the river on the adjoining terrace where the Farm Shop Kitchen has seating. Freshly cooked food is served here all day or just coffee and cake if you have other plans for dinner! Free wifi too ….
Local is celebrated at this “gem of a place” (a recent customer’s words). Beautiful flowers come from 3rd generation farmer @stuarttheflowerman, meat from local farmers, pies from Dickies (made 2 minutes away by 35 year experienced curry chef, Iain Dickie) and milk from under 2 miles away.
Baskets are by the door… happy shopping!
Monday - Wednesday 9am til 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 9am til 9pm
Sunday 9am til 6pm
Set amongst 800 acres of arable land, permanent grass and woodland lies Wykham Park.
It all began in the 1980s with an honesty box at the farm gate and excess potatoes, courgettes, sweetcorn and onions being sold to the public. In 2000, a bricks and mortar farm shop replaced the honesty box and more recently the farm’s production has evolved with the introduction of asparagus, pedigree Longhorn cattle, a flock of Suffolk ewes and even a market garden, producing seasonal fruit and vegetables.
The farm shop is open every day and the produce is as fresh as can be with vegetables literally going straight from the field to the plate. The season starts with spinach, peas, broad beans, spring greens and runner beans from the market garden topped up with a selection of wonderful giant tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and peppers from the polytunnel. As the leaves start to fall, the shelves are filled with autumn cabbages, leeks, beetroot and carrots and of course, pumpkins and squashes.
Other root vegetables which aren’t grown on the farm come from a couple of growers near Oxford.
This long-standing family of growers see environmental responsibility and sustainability as being at the heart of what they do and this goes hand in hand with producing great tasting food. They describe themselves as “food producers and stewards of the countryside”.
This ethos extends to the animals they raise. In the winter months, they graze the lambs on stubble turnips adding extra sweetness to the meat. Every stage of the process bringing food to the farm shop has been carefully thought through so when filling your basket you can be assured of the highest quality.
There is also a selection of prepared dishes thanks to the onsite kitchen, built in 2012 where home grown meat, fruit and vegetables are used to produce a selection of pies, ready meals, soups, sausage rolls and puddings to name but a few. Especially popular are the Longhorn steak and kidney pies, chicken and leek pies, Longhorn cottage pies and Longhorn beef lasagne.
These ready meals are perfect for those who are short on time but still want to serve a healthy, delicious meal with the best quality ingredients.
Add to this the larder products which come from small producers, many of them local, and you have a smorgasbord of goodies. There is honey from bees kept on the farm as well as locally made cakes, biscuits, traybakes and confectionery.
It feels like they have thought of everything and it has prompted a recent customer to write “This has got to be one of the best of its kind”. Well done Wykham Park!
Mon – Sat 8.30am 'til 5.30pm
Sun 10am 'til 4pm
Editorial & images supplied by Keeley Lally, Marketing Manager at Roves Farm
Located on a family run 400 acre working farm & visitor attraction, Roves Farm Shop, Butchery & Café opened in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength.
Stocking over 500 products, many of which are made from home-reared & locally sourced produce, on our shelves you will find a wide range of top-quality meats, free-range eggs, milk, cheeses, fresh fruit & vegetables, homemade pies, lasagnes, quiches, cakes & artisan breads. We have an extensive range of store cupboard staple sauces, chutneys, pickled onions & jams. We also stock a variety of local craft beers, cider, ales, wines & spirits plus high-quality chocolate & sweet treats.
Many products are also available to buy in our online shop for collection in-store.
We are passionate about producing good quality meat from the best animals, reared to high animal welfare standards. You can be confident knowing the ‘field to fork’ journey of all Roves-reared meat. Our lamb, pork and beef is all born & reared here on our farm. Slow grown & well hung to produce meats that are tender & full of flavour and butchered here by our experienced butchers.
Our 40 strong herd of breeding Sussex cows are a traditional breed that thrive on our rich grassland and are renowned for producing quality meat, that is well marbled, fine in texture with a traditional flavour.
Our home-produced prime lambs are born and reared on the farm to the highest welfare and environmental standards. We have two flocks, Poll Dorset ewes and Suffolk cross ewes. The early lambing, Poll Dorsets, supply us with new season lamb from late January. The main flock of Suffolk cross ewes provide us with a lamb supply for the rest of the year. Our lamb is always well hung for a minimum of seven days to develop flavour and produce tender, succulent cuts.
Roves Farm pork comes from our own Gloucester Old Spot pigs, a traditional rare breed pig, producing the finest cuts of pork. Our pigs are reared outdoors under our willows and in the fields where they are free to root and forage. The slower growth of our pigs and their stress-free environment helps produce more succulent, flavoursome meat & delicious crackling!
In the skilled hands of our experienced butchers, Gavin & Dave, our Roves-reared meats are transformed into top quality sausages, burgers, prime cuts, mince and excellent joints.
Our Woolly Sheep Café is open every day serving freshly prepared food, from brilliant breakfasts to light lunches & delicious homemade cake. We have a variety of fresh, homemade dishes to choose from with many gluten, soya & dairy free options.
Our fantastic team also handmake all the prepared meals, quiches, pies and cakes that can be found in the Farm Shop.
The latest additions to our Farm Shop offering include a zero-waste pantry and fresh milk dispenser.
Roves Refills will enable our customers to shop more sustainably. Just re-use your own clean plastic containers, paper or cloth bags & jars, and fill with a range of pasta, beans, pulses, nuts, oil, fruit, grains, seeds, chocolate & even sweets.
Reducing the use of unnecessary packaging, this way of shopping is sustainable, economical & easy. By reusing your own containers, plastic use is reduced & you are buying just what you need & so reducing food waste.
We also sell glass jars just in case you forget to bring your own!
And don’t miss the Moo Station, which dispenses fresh milk, locally sourced from Berkeley Farm, which is just six miles away. Just buy a re-usable glass bottle from the Farm Shop, dispense your milk and you’re all set. Add a flavoured shot & you have a tasty milkshake to go! Alternatively, you can bring your own container to re-use. Another way we are helping our customers to reduce & re-use plastic and cut waste.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
9am - 5pm
Roves Farm Shop
Butchery & Café
On the edge of Cannock Chase Country Park, you’ll find Bleakhouse Farm, home to this 4th generation family business, Bradshaw Brothers Farm Shop and Café.
At the heart of the farm shop is the onsite traditional butchers who work daily to produce locally sourced, quality cuts of meat perfect for the Sunday roast or flavoured sausages which might inspire you to try something a little bit different. What about pork and tomato or chilli and cheese? I can feel my mouth watering.
There is also a massive selection of bread which is produced in-house using traditional methods. The extensive list of artisan loaves covers all tastes from multiseed, granary and rye through to tiger bread, cheese & onion baps , baguettes and the wonderfully local and evocative Staffordshire knot.
Wander past the meat counter and bakery shelves and you will discover local cider, a deli counter complete with homemade Bradshaw’s pies (“the meat is tender, the pastry’s wonderful” commented one reviewer on social media), fresh produce, gifts, hampers and various seasonal items (including the current season’s hot chocolate shots which I definitely have my eye on)… and if you cannot make it in person then all of these goodies are available to order online.
Free delivery is available to local Burntwood residents within a 3 mile radius of the shop but they will also deliver further afield to local areas Cannock, Hednesford, Heath Hayes, Norton Canes and Lichfield for a £5 charge (orders £40 or over).
If you have small people and want to make a day of it, then the farm also hosts alpaca and other animal experiences. My favourite suggestion is the “pick your own egg and take it home for tea”. My children would have loved that when they were small!
Mon-Sat 8 til 4.30
Sun 8 til 3pm
Local deliveries & contactless collections available
Three-time winner of the Muddy Stiletto Award for the Best Farm Shop / Deli in Somerset & Dorset – the Trading Post Farm Shop, just off the A303 near South Petherton in Somerset, has upped its game for Christmas this year.
Not letting anything get them down after the eventful past few months, The Trading Post are going full out on their festivities!
In previous years, Kate and Andy, the owners of the Trading Post since 2017, have sat down with a pile of Christmas catalogues and a glass of whisky, carefully scrutinising every page to make those hard decisions - which flavour of panettone should be stocked and which one simply won’t fit on the shelves, which boxes of chocolates, chutneys, biscuits and snacks from each range will be purchased and which ones will be left on hold for the following year. The catalogues were full of ticks, crosses and copious notes.
The marquee has been an instant hit with everyone – there are even some chocolate ‘Bah Humbug’ lollies for those customers who aren’t quite in the festive spirit yet.
the new christmas shop marquee
This year the Trading Post Farm Shop will be your go-to grotto – Kate, Andy and the Trading Post Team cannot wait to greet you!
Mon-Sat 8.30am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
Local delivery & contactless collections available
Trading Post Farm Shop
Feature supplied by Kate at The Trading Post Farm Shop
Albion Farm Shop & Café
Albion Farm Shop & Cafe is located in the stunning area of Saddleworth and their range of products includes everything from your weekly staples to a fantastic selection of locally sourced produce & tasty treats.
The farm shop itself is full of freshly made delights, from hearty homemade pies, condiments, milk, free range eggs, dressings, freshly baked breads, oils, cream, chutneys, pastries, ready made meals, snacks, seasonal fruit & veg and a fab range of artisan products.
The welcoming cafe serves homemade cakes, award winning breakfasts, milkshakes, afternoon teas, desserts & the most AMAZING ice cream made using local, full cream milk & thick double cream. Check out some of the fantastic flavours on offer, salted caramel, lemon meringue or raspberry pavlova to name a few! You can purchase a tub of your favourite in the freezer section to take home too...
The deli counter offers an INCREDIBLE choice of homemade pies, pasties, cheeses, sausage rolls, pates, olives, antipasti and freshly made sandwiches all made by themselves or sourced from local suppliers.
You'll find award winning homemade sausages (black treacle with spring onion is their best seller) on the butchers counter, along with locally sourced free range chicken, pork, lamb and cured bacon. Much of the beef, lamb and mutton are born and reared here on the farm.
From one fridge, one freezer and a table, Piercebridge Organics have gradually grown their shop into a destination for all things organic now stocking over 2,000 different products.
It's often thought that Organic food comes with a hefty price tag but as Piercebridge Organic Farm Shop produce all their meat themselves and buy vegetables direct from local farms, they are often cheaper than the supermarket for like-for-like products.
Located on the 300 acre farm in Piercebridge, Darlington, the shop's meat counter is filled with home-reared Aberdeen angus beef, pork from a Landrace Duroc pig, famous for its tasty tender pork and lamb from their flock of mixed sheep including Scottish Black Face, Cheviots and home bred Mules. Their on-site butcher creates fresh burgers, sausages, ham, bacon and cooked meats as well as your classic joints and cuts of meat.
If it's fresh eggs that you are after then you have come to the right place as the shop is supplied by Harry's hens and these are truly happy hens - they are 100% organic, 100% free range, in smaller colonies, and they actually go outside! Harry introduced organic chickens to the farm when he was just six years old.
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Bank Holidays: CLOSED
Just inside the M25, on the edge of London, lies the historic Forty Hall Estate - home to a certified organic farm, London’s only organic commercial vineyard, a market garden and a Farm Shop.
The Forty Hall Farm Shop is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 4pm selling vegetables, salad, eggs, flowers and free-range meat.
You can expect to find all sorts of other treats at the Farm Shop which have come from local producers including honey, chutneys and pickles and some tasty ales and ciders.
If wine is more your tipple, then the shop has a plentiful supply straight from the Estate vineyard - ten acres of vines planted on the Farm which celebrated its first harvest in the autumn of 2013.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11am - 4pm
You'll find "old fashioned service with a smile" at Padstow Farm Shop!
Situated at Trethillick, Cornwall, this award-winning and family-run farm shop is
obviously passionate about great food & drink as they source everything as locally as possible.
Padstow Farm Shop try hard to keep their carbon footprint to the minimum & even boast a wind turbine which supplies the farm shop with all it's electricity!
This popular farm shop stocks a wonderful range of fresh, seasonal produce
(many of the vegetables are grown on the farm) along with locally sourced provisions and store cupboard essentials. Cornish produce is in abundance...with an extensive range of wonderful local cheeses, fresh breads, tempting pastries and a most excellent range of alcohol!
Padstow Farm Shop boast an in-house butcher with an impressive selection of their own traditionally reared pork, beef & lamb, so impressive, they've won awards!
These beauties are hot n' fresh out of the oven!
(vegan pasties are available too)
You can take a seat & treat yourself to a tasty range of freshly made light bites, sweet treats & cakes and superb coffee at Padstow Farm Shop's welcoming coffee bar.
FARM SHOP & BUTCHERY DEPT
TUES - SAT 10am-4pm
Smallford Farm Shop
Located on the site of a family-owned fresh produce nursery, Smallford Farm Shop has stemmed from traditional market style methods of selling produce to local customers from pallets. The foundations of Smallford Farm Shop and café have been built from the history of the site, offering fresh produce to the public but in a modern way, alongside a diverse range of products.
We work with a unique selection of brands and products made by passionate producers. We believe in celebrating good quality, small artisan producers, which is why our product offering has been carefully selected.
From fresh home-grown produce, a cheese counter serving a range of British cheese, deli counter with a selection of artisan cured meats, fresh cakes and bread, smoked fish, confectionery to craft beers and wine you are sure to find something that tickles your taste buds.
The cafe offers a delicious selection of coffee and teas, a seasonal menu with freshly prepared dishes and an array of cakes.
Smallford Farm Shop brings together home-grown produce and great quality products by passionate producers to create a unique offering in Hertfordshire. Local where possible but always best in class.
Fresh home-grown produce, daily basics, store cupboard essentials and special occasion luxuries. Fresh fruit and vegetables, condiments, oils, cheese and deli counters fresh bread, milk, confectionery, wine and spirits, gifts, dog treats and much more inside a modern rustic glasshouse.
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4.30 pm
Hutchinson Hobbs Farm Shop is the place to be if you love quality food. This is a family run business who pride themselves on working with local farmers to bring the best to the plate.
They're all about sourcing, preparing and retailing the finest products, hanging their meats the traditional way, preparing it fresh each morning, keeping packaging to a minimum and providing a welcoming & friendly service.
Hutchinson Hobbs have a fantastic range of fresh fruit & vegetables, artisan bread, cakes & traybakes and much more. There's also a great variety of local beers, wines and spirits including a vast range of gins as well as a good selection of tonics to accompany them.
Bank Holiday Mondays: Closed
Lacey's farm shop & butchers
Having been the ONLY dairy in the U.K to be awarded 'Gold Stars' in the National Great Taste Awards for their whole milk and double cream, you know that Lacey's Guernsey cows produce milk of the HIGHEST quality. Also on offer are a range of dairy products under the Lacey's Family Farm brand, who supply directly throughout Bucks & Berks.
Primarily a dairy farm, Lacey's recently launched their new farm shop & butchers to offer a full range of meats (mostly cut to order) and deli products to include home made pies, cold meats, fresh seasonal vegetables, samosas and sausages! Together with their wonderfully creamy Guernsey milk, cream, ice cream and eggs plus a range of local produce, this farm shop & butchers is well worth a visit.
Lacey's Family Farm is set in the beautiful countryside (AONB) in South Bucks & currently enrolled on the Environmental Stewardship Programme supported by Natural England, ensuring that they look after the land and wildlife not just for today but for future generations.
Great stuff Lacey's!
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4pm
Sunday: 9am - 2pm
Photos and editorial by Kerry Davies, owner and managing director of Spotty Dog Farm
Spotty Dog Farm Shop
After 18 months of intensive planning and a brand-new barn conversion,
Spotty Dog Farm Shop opened on Saturday 21st March....
and closed again 3 days later as the Country went into Lockdown
Our lovely Farm Shop is based at Lower Farm, Rowde, already home to the Rowdey Cow Café and Ice Cream Parlour.
We knew we could serve our community by offering home delivery of essential food items, but we also needed to keep our staff safe, so we decided to keep our doors shut to the public. We shifted the shop around so we could fit in additional food, chilled food storage, and everything we would need to be able to change from being a traditional shop to a busy food distribution centre.
We also set up a Safe Zone outside the shop for customers who wanted to shop as part of their daily exercise and collect their orders from us. We risk assessed our potential new operation, rewrote all our policies and procedures in conjunction with our staff, so they were happy they would be safe coming in to work every day. Everything happened so quickly – it amazes me now when I look back at what we managed to achieve. Within the first couple of weeks we built an online ordering system so people could choose what they wanted to have delivered and we added in some treats including our legendary doughnuts and cakes.
Our customers were amazing, and given it was so difficult to get slots with the big supermarkets, we were able to offer same day delivery to our local customers in Calne and Devizes and got such lovely, supportive messages too.
We had people contacting us from all over the country (and even one from Texas) looking for help to provide food deliveries to elderly parents living in our area because they couldn’t get delivery slots with any of the big supermarkets.
We didn’t turn anybody away – we were able to deliver to anyone that needed a delivery on the day they wanted it.
It wasn’t easy – food supply chains nationally were struggling. Fresh produce prices became volatile and expensive, and the quality was often hit and miss as other countries struggled to continue to get their products out and into the UK. But, being a Farm Shop, we already had many local suppliers so we were able to keep much of our range in stock for the most part.
Spring is often a difficult time for local fruit & vegetables anyway and as we transitioned from last year’s stored stock to the new, freshly dug seasonal produce and after a soggy winter and then a very dry Spring, meant last year’s local produce was slow to grow and later arriving.
In May 2020, the Government gave the go-ahead for Garden Centres to open and we decided, as a team, that we were ready to open our doors again to the public. So, after another shift around in the shop and some additional measures put in place to keep our customers and our team safe, we did just that.
Although we were able to re-open, we still also deliver to many customers who continue
to shield and many of those have become friends!
Fast forward to July 2021
Although restrictions have officially been lifted and our Farm Shop and our neighbours at the Rowdey Cow Café are fully open again, there can be no doubt, Covid and it’s effects are going to be with us for a long time to come. But now we know we can operate our business under complete lockdown or under special measures – we know that we can serve our customers safely whatever situation we find ourselves in. Lockdown was really hard work for us, but we learned so much and our team is closer and more determined than ever to see our business succeed.
Spotty Dog Farm Shop is open daily 9am - 5pm
The Mile Farm Shop
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 - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Photo's and editorial by Tarryn Draper, Proprietor.
The Butts farm shop specialises in rare breed, traceable meat.
We pride ourselves in low food miles as well as happy, local, free range and
grass fed animals.
As the new proprietor of the farm shop, I have added a small section of South African products to compliment the butchery, including making our own Boerewors.
In addition to an amazing selection of rare breed and game meat, we also sell fresh local fruit and vegetables, and farm fresh milk and butter.
There is always a selection of cakes and gluten free sweet treats available.
Both the farm shop & coffee shop are open Tuesday - Saturday 9 -4 and Sundays 10 -4
Free local delivery
Online shopping available
Windy Arbour Farm Shop is a family-run farm shop boasting over 40 years experience in sourcing the finest local, national AND exotic fresh produce.
YES! They're passionate about fine produce!
This well-stocked farm shop not only offers fabulously fresh produce from local Lancashire farms, you'll find an array of other produce such as meats, breads, jams and preserves, pasta and essential cooking ingredients.
You'll find specialist award-winning veg from Lancashire along with a wide variety of potatoes, free range eggs, fresh meats supplied from a renowned, local family butcher & plenty of packet goods to complement your fresh supplies.
In fact, there's everything you need for your weekly food shop!
Be sure to check out the wonderful cakes n' bakes, from Victoria Sponge's and Egg Custard's to Frangipane slices
Being licensed, Windy Arbour stock a carefully selected and ever-evolving range of alcoholic beverages from small producers.
From beers, ales and ciders to flavoured vodkas and gins, Windy Arbour strive to stock something a little bit different, something you wont find in the supermarket.
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
Situated in the beautiful countryside near Knutsford, Waugh Brow Farm is the ultimate family run, working farm & have been providing fresh, locally sourced produce for over 25 years.
You'll find a traditional butchers & a deli counter in the farm shop itself, supplying seasonal fresh vegetables, home-cooked meals, home grown meat and an exceptional selection of products from local and artisan suppliers including local ales, fine wines, olives, chutneys & chocolates!
The deli counter is brimming with fine cheeses, meats and pates.
You can enjoy bacon butties, homemade burgers, cakes, coffee and farm fresh yummies at The Snack Shack, then sit back and relax and watch the kids play in the farm yard fun area.
At Waugh Brow 'Fit Farm' you can get fit every Tuesday and Thursday!
Their resident fitness guru Dan (ex-pro footballer and fitness coach) will help you reach your goals. Sessions focus on cardio, boxing, weights and sculpting your abs...
There's no booking needed either, just turn up, sign in and away you go!
Farm Shop Opening Times:
Tues - Wed 9am - 12pm
Thurs - Sat 9am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm
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