Featured Farm Shop – Somerset
Newton Farm Shop and Café

​Newton Farm Shop and Café is a family-owned business nestled away on the Duchy of
Cornwall Estate in the picturesque village of Newton St Loe, just a 10 minute drive from the
centre of Bath.


​This little jewel in the crown incorporates a working farm, award-winning farm shop,
traditional butchery, and spacious licenced café with an outside courtyard and children’s
play area.

The Gay family produce their own home-reared meats and homegrown fruit and vegetables for use in the café and farm shop, alongside locally sourced produce, handpicked from local suppliers. They take pride in stocking a wide range of local products thus reducing their carbon footprint, supporting local business and investing in the community.


Newton Farm’s own lamb, beef and pork is sold in the on-site butchery, and fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables in the farm shop. Their own meats and vegetables are also used in the café menu which includes a delightful selection of freshly prepared dishes, all cooked on site, from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon tea.

4th generation farmer, Josh, is passionate about regenerative farming and works with the
land to improve the ecosystem, soil health and crops, thus preserving the land for future


Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm 
​Sun 9am – 4pm

​Local delivery & contactless collections available

Newton Farm Shop
Newton St Loe
01225 873707


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Featured Farm Shop – Dorset
Jurassic Coast Farm Shop


​Participating in a Higher-Level Stewardship agricultural-environmental management scheme, we are proud to say that we are working hard to conserve the local wildlife, protect our natural resources, protect the historical landscape and promote public access and understanding of the countryside. 


​One of our primary focuses is protecting and feeding the wild birds such as lapwing, corn bunting and grey partridge. We also plant pollen and nectar-rich flowers to create a habitable environment for the local bees, butterflies and hoverflies. To date, we have planted 1.2 hectares of trees across the farm with the belief that we are cutting down our carbon footprint and giving back to the countryside.


​We’re excited to announce that we’ve also recently expanded our beloved farm shop. We’ve incorporated a new counter and fridge to better display our meat and local products. Our mission to support local producers remains as strong as ever, and we’ve expanded our offerings to include even more Dorset produced products. You can also grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee from our new bean to cup machine as you peruse our selection.

​We are extremely proud to support other local Dorset farmers and growers and are passionate about sustaining the environment. Whether it be your weekly shop, an indulgent treat or for a dinner party, we provide a one stop shop for everything you need!

Fossil Farm

​01305 853937


Featured Farm Shop – Warwickshire
The Farm Shop Bidford


At Bidford Farm Shop, we take immense pride in being a true farm-to-table destination. Our produce is sourced directly from our own family-owned farm and a network of trusted local farmers and artisans. This ensures that every item you find in our shop is not only fresh but also sustainably grown, ethically sourced, and bursting with flavour, with super low food miles on the clock too! 

​Our shelves are stocked with a wide variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, carefully selected to ensure the highest quality and taste. From juicy Evesham strawberries in the summer to hearty Bidford pumpkins in the Autumn, our offerings change with the seasons, allowing you to experience the very best of what each season has to offer.

​We offer experiential shopping, where you can pick your own pumpkins and sunflowers in the summer too – something that all of the family (Dogs too, on leads!) can get involved with, making memories that last.


​We are new kids on the block, only opening the Farm Shop in 2022, but we’ve been farming the land here for generations – and now we’ve created a hub for the community to purchase their fresh fruit, veg, meat, dairy – even cake and ice creams!

​Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to assist you in finding exactly what you need and provide recommendations based on your preferences. We prioritize a personalized shopping experience, ensuring that you leave our shop not only satisfied but also inspired to create amazing meals with our fresh, high-quality products.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque countryside, Bidford Farm Shop is your go-to destination for all things fresh, local, and delicious. We have plenty of free parking on site too – so no worrying about finding a space!

​Bidford Farm Shop is not just about fresh produce—it’s a hub for supporting local artisans and their crafts. Browse through our small selection of handcrafted goods, which change regularly, in line with the seasons and as new businesses come on board.  By purchasing from our shop, you contribute to the livelihoods of these talented individuals and help sustain a vibrant local community.


​We can create hampers for you – for your own use, or to give as gifts, let us know what sort of thing you’d like in it and we’ll create the magic. 

​As well as the farm shop, we have an annual Maize Maze – which brings families together to challenge their map-reading or their intuition- making a fun day out with the maze at the centre of it all, We also have a horsebox trailer, delivering fabulous refreshments and (very!) free range ducks and chickens that always delight visitors. 

​Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm 
Sunday 10am-2pm

 The Farm Shop
Bidford on Avon
Wessons Farm, Grafton Lane
Bidford on Avon
B50 4DU
07793 843935


Featured Farm Shop – Leicestershire
Stoughton Grange Farm Shop


Stoughton Grange Farm Shop is a charming farm shop located in Leicester. The shop offers a wide range of fresh and locally sourced produce, including fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products. The farm shop prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and ethical farming practices, ensuring that all of its products are of the highest quality.


In addition to its fresh produce, Stoughton Grange Farm Shop also has a delightful café that serves delicious homemade cakes, sandwiches, and hot meals. The café is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, offering a cozy and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a meal or a cup of tea. 

One of the standout features of Stoughton Grange Farm is its friendly and knowledgeable staff. The team is always on hand to help customers with any questions or recommendations, and they take pride in providing excellent customer service. 


​Overall, Stoughton Grange Farm is a must-visit destination for anyone in the Leicestershire area. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, a tasty meal, or just a friendly chat, the farm shop is sure to exceed your expectations. 


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Featured Farm Shop – Surrey
Flower Farm Bistro & Farm Shop


​We are Flower Farm, a family-run farm since 1974, with cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens, fruit, and vegetables! We grow a wide range of pick-your-own crops including strawberries, raspberries, plums and Maris Piper potatoes (which are now being grown for the first time in 30 years!). 

​Our award-winning farm shop has a butchery with meat from ours and one other local farm, a deli with handmade products, an abundance of fresh produce and shelves lined with artisan favourites. We also have an online shop with delivery and collection! 

​Every Friday and Saturday, our fishmonger, Stefan, sells fresh fish from his stall outside the shop. Also, on these days, we have freshly baked artisan bread and an array of fresh flower bouquets. 


​At Christmas, you can order our farm-reared Supreme Wirrall turkeys which are reared right here at Flower Farm.

​The Flower Farm bistro is open every day for a wide range of dining, including a variety of build-your-own breakfasts and lunchtime favourites. Every Friday and Saturday we are open until 11 PM, with Flower Farm reared steaks and fish from Stefan our fishmonger! 

​At Flower Farm, we place great emphasis on sustainable farming practices, responsible sourcing, and supporting local producers. Our shelves are filled with the finest organic fruits and vegetables, dairy products, handcrafted preserves, freshly baked goods, and so much more. 


We take pride in showcasing the hard work and dedication of our local farmers, artisans and growers, fostering a deep connection between our customers and the land from which their food originates.

Opening Times:
9am-6pm daily

Flower Farm
Oxted Road
01883 742288

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Featured Farm Shop – Devon
Copplestone Farm Shop


​This little gem of a farm shop reopened back in March 2023 with new owners who have steadily expanded the offering. They are now proud to say that they have goodies on sale from over 40 local producers and suppliers. 


​Lucy and Michaela opened Copplestone Farm Shop because they felt there was a real need for what they could offer – good, honest, local food in a happy, sociable, friendly little shop. And to date, they have been proved right with locals and visitors supporting the farm shop and all that it has to offer.

​There is a fabulous selection of products now on sale from fresh, local fruit and veg, to hot pasties, biscuits, nuts and fudge. There is an ample supply of local meats and sausages, and they aim to grow their selection in the months to come. 

Everything you need for breakfast

Everything you need for tea

They use a local coffee supplier to serve hot drinks, and various local cake makers in their extremely tempting “serve to go” cake cabinet. There are even outside benches or seating inside if your visit turns in to a slightly longer affair.  

The Copplestone Farm Shop has become a social hub for the local community and you may well be tempted to take the weight off, rest your bones and eat another slice!

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday    8am – 5pm
Sunday       10am – 3pm

Copplestone Farm Shop
Dulings Farm
EX17 5NR
01363 530764

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Featured Farm Shop – Devon
Blackberry Farm Shop & Café


​Blackberry Farm Shop and Café is set in the heart of the Ruby Country, north Devon, with far reaching views of Dartmoor. 


…and now!

Opened in 2002, after Lizzy swept out her larder and created a tiny farm shop known as “Lizzy’s Larder”, now their many awards and accolades speak volumes for the quality of both their food and service. Much of the delicious fayre served in the café and available to buy in the shop is produced on site by Lizzy and her cook, Gillian.


​The extensive menu includes an amazing all-day breakfast made with local ingredients, home-made curries, soups, cakes, paninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and more. 


​The warm, home-made scones in their award-winning Devon cream tea are served with local clotted cream and home-made strawberry jam. It can be included as part of a quintessential afternoon tea.

​When you have finished your food, you can stroll around the ‘free to enter’ animal area and meet and greet lots of friendly animals from goats and pigs, ponies and donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs, poultry, alpacas, and, of course, Shake – the tortoise. 


​There really is something for everyone including gluten and dairy free products, vegetarian and vegan meals. Lizzy also offers fascinating talks about the relationship between farming and food and conducts farm walks. 

Opening times:
Mon – Sat  9am til 5pm
Sun   10am til 4pm

​​Blackberry Farm Shop
Milton Damerel
EX22 7NP

01409 261440
Contactless collections available

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Featured Farm Shop – Warwickshire
Cobbs at The Farm, Stratford


Cobbs at The Farm, Stratford, is part of the Cobbs Farm Shops group – a group of farm shops founded out of supplying quality food with provenance to their customers, as well as providing a platform to the immense volume of artisanal producers on their doorstep.

Cobbs at The Farm was redeveloped in 2017 and has become a popular and unique food and well-being destination that all the family will appreciate and enjoy. 

The Farm Shop

They showcase artisan producers, products, a wholefood cafe, a traditional butchery, and fantastic delicatessen. There is a strong emphasis on sustainability and they do their very best to recycle and use recyclable packaging.

This wonderful farm shop offers a superb​ choice of locally sourced produce and fresh fruit & veg are in abundance.

It’s clear to see that Cobbs support local brands and champion independent suppliers with the wide range of local wholefoods on offer. You’ll be equally impressed with the cheese selection, the delicatessen, the bakery, and the incredible range of ethically farmed meat available at their butchery. 


Sustainability is the key and you can refill time and time again here at their eco-friendly refill stations – from food to cleaning products.


The little ones will love the ‘naturally made’ play area – there’s plenty of space to burn off a little steam before lunch at the café! Cobbs at The Farm is a wonderful place packed with an array of things to see and do – there’s a lovely herb garden and some farm animals to walk around and see.

Relax in beautiful surroundings and enjoy some wonderful seasonal and flavoursome dishes. The fully licensed café is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of breakfast or lunch, or a great-tasting coffee and cake with your family and friends. Freshly made pizzas are available every day and you can also enjoy a delicious roast every Sunday.

The Café 

If the sun is shining, take your meal outside! There is ample seating in the court yard. ​



​Cobbs at The Farm also offer workshops and even boast a cookery school. You can choose from a wide range of workshops such as wreath making or dress making and the seasonal cookery courses offer courses such as Sushi Workshop and Speciality Bread Making.

Monday-Saturday 9am -5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Cobbs at The Farm Stratford
CV37 0QA
01789 731807​

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Featured Farm Shop – Wiltshire
The Old Forge Farm Shop 


The beautiful Wiltshire village of Berwick St James has welcomed the opening of the Old Forge Farm Shop & Café. Well worth a stop off if you are travelling down the A303 and passing through Winterbourne Stoke (look out for signs at the roadside). The slight detour will be rewarded with a warm welcome from the new team that has taken on this quirky little building.

​Customer reviews are five star, and the locals are thrilled to have a farm shop back on their doorstep offering fresh fruit and vegetables, pies and pastries, cheese and olives, store cupboard essentials and a section of refills ranging from beautiful, locally harvested rapeseed oil to dried fruit and nuts.


​Half of the old forge is now a great little café for cakes, coffees and amazing full English breakfasts which come in varying degrees of “fullness” with farmers’ fuel (one of everything!), farmers’ feast (two of everything!), farmers’ allotment (vegetarian option), farmers’ harvest (vegan), growing farmer (kids). Literally something for everyone!

​This is a great place to stop if you are walking in the area and the laid back atmosphere is suitable for muddy boots and dogs (dog treats available) – even horse riders are welcomed and have been known to pick up a bacon roll to eat on the go!


​It is worth keeping an eye on social media posts for all the daily specials which will be hard to resist from coconut & chickpea curry to meatball pasta. There are sharing platters and cream teas, luxury afternoon teas (pre-booking essential) and lots of gluten free options.

​And if the sun is shining, grab a table outside. Sit back and let the Old Forge vibe soak in!

Opening Hours:
SHOP  Tuesday to Saturday 
9am – 4pm
CAFÉ  Tuesday to Saturday   
9am – 3pm
SHOP  Sunday  
10am – 4pm
CAFÉ  Sunday  
10am – 2pm

​The Old Forge Farm Shop

Langford Lane
​Berwick St James

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Featured Farm Shop – Kent
Mallards Farm Shop


Mallards Farm Shop oozes freshness. Vegetables travel the shortest of distance from the market garden which sits on the site of old Monastic Gardens that have been producing vegetables since Saxon times. 


The current farmer believes whole-heartedly in crop rotation, leaving the ground to be grassed and grazed by sheep for four years before being ploughed and planted with the beautiful crops that are harvested and sold in the shop.


​The list of fruit and vegetables on offer in this little gem is staggering and, as each new crop comes into season, they are added to the website and shouted about on social media.  Fresh, new asparagus is the current star with pink early rhubarb also making an appearance.

​Anything not grown at the market garden is bought in from local suppliers with eggs and mushrooms, apples and strawberries as well as jams, honey, chutneys and chicken. Fresh lamb and pork are reared on the farm and available fresh and frozen.

​There are also logs and manure and milk – and pumpkins when the season allows!

Opening hours:
​Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Mallards Farm

Waterham Rd
​Nr. Faversham
ME13 9JH
01227 751245

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Featured Farm Shop – Nottinghamshire
Trinity Farm Shop & Home Delivery


The lovely people at Trinity Farm Shop in Long Eaton are proud to use the word “organic” when they describe their business. Everything they do prioritises sustainability, from the beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables to the refill station packed with those essential household items.  Their goal is to reduce waste and promote an eco-friendlier lifestyle.

They are keen to encourage you to cook fresh and fabulous food at home using the goodies they have in the shop. To help you do this, they often suggest a few ideas for how to cook some of the more unusual offerings. Keep an eye on their new website and facebook pages for hot tips. Leafy chard was making a recent appearance in the deliverable vegetable boxes last week and came with a few suggestions…..

“You can make a delicious salad by cutting the leaves into ribbons and adding some toasted nuts, feta cheese and a citrus vinaigrette.
You can even sauté the leaves in a bit of olive oil, garlic and lemon juice for a tasty side dish


There’s a plentiful supply of meat too and all on offer is organic and free-range with the animals being treated humanely with access to outdoor space. They believe that ethical treatment of animals is as important as the quality of the meat itself.

​Also on offer is a range of vegan milk, cheese and meat alternatives, a selection of organic baking ingredients, breakfast, crisps, drinks, cooking, and dried nut products, so you’re sure to find everything you need for your pantry.

​And recently, the addition of a coffee machine .. and a comfy little “coffee corner”…means you can make your daily shop a destination, take the weight off your feet for a minute or five, and settle in to enjoy a drink and a pastry!  Fresh bread and treats are delivered daily from the Welbeck Bakehouse. What’s not to like?


​And if you can’t get to them…then they will come to you! The shop offers delivery within a 20-mile radius so you can still enjoy all of their wonderful organic goodness from the comfort of your own home.

Opening hours:
Tue to Fri  9.30am – 6pm
Sat 9.30am – 4pm

​Trinity Farm, Farm Shop
Phoenix Mills
​Nottingham Rd, Long Eaton
NG10 2AA
0115 944 2545

Local deliveries & contactless collections ​available

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Featured Farm Shop – east riding of yorkshire
The Farm Shop at Cranswick

The lovely people at the Farm Shop at Cranswick believe whole-heartedly that it is the quality, taste and provenance of their products that keep the customers happy and returning to use their shop again and again. And they cater for all tastes and needs, whether you are cooking family favourites, hosting a dinner party or popping in for a quick sandwich.


Wherever possible, local producers and suppliers are used to fill the deli counter with mouth-watering goodies. Pies and pastries, cheese and cooked meats shout “picnic!” and the friendly staff are famous for fabulous freshly-made sandwiches.


In the farming business since 1989, they know a thing or two about fresh, local produce and the fruit and vegetable shelves are full of beautiful ingredients. Adrian, who gets up extremely early (a trait leftover from being a dairy farmer), heads off three times a week to pick the best quality, local produce. The majority of the fruit and veg is sold loose to avoid unnecessary plastic.​

The original shop opened in 1989 and has now grown beyond all recognition with a café added in 2016.  


​It serves freshly made meals and cakes using the locally-sourced ingredients that are also available in the shop. Their range of desserts are hard to look at without coveting a mouthful!

The Farm Shop at Cranswick is a local success story and is proud to employ over 40 local individuals who are passionate about what they do. They employ bakers, cooks, sales assistants, pot washers, baristas and waiting staff, who all bring skills and personality to the business and help make visiting Cranswick a very happy (and delicious) experience.


Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Farm Shop at Cranswick
Beverley Rd, Hutton Cranswick
YO25 9PQ

01377 271038

Contact collections available

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Featured Farm Shop – North Yorkshire
Country Harvest Farm Shop


Located on the fringe of three fantastic counties, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, Country Harvest Farm Shop perfectly describes its locations as “where the Dales meets the Lakes” and is pleased to support local producers from all three adjacent counties.​


Country Harvest is a combined coffee shop, food, gift and clothing hall with an award-winning butchery and delicatessen counter, seasonal living cabin and its own bakery. 

​The delicatessen is always filled with tasty treats; pies, cheeses, quiches, pasties, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, meats and more and will really make your mouth water.

The butchery counter is crammed with fabulous cuts of meat and manned by George who can help you with any meaty requests. There are often some great offers on so its worth keeping an eye on Country Harvest’s social media pages ready to take advantage of the deal of the day!


There is something for everyone on the cheese counter and the shelves around it are filled with store cupboard essentials as well as tempting treats. Everywhere you look there is inspiration to plan your next meal!

And when you have filled your basket with everything you need for your weekly shop, why not get your energy back with a coffee and a cake at the adjoining coffee shop. The scone of the month wins our vote – lemon and poppyseed this week!

There is also a “seasonal living cabin” which opens for the Spring/Summer seasons. It is filled with a selection of Regatta clothing & accessories to set you up for exploring the great outdoors – which is, after all, on the doorstep!


Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 10am-5pm

Country Harvest Farm Shop
New Rd, ​Ingleton
​LA6 3PE

01524 242223

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Featured Farm Shop – South Yorkshire
Knab Farm Shop


This wonderful little farm shop describes itself as a “local community store” and it really feels like the desire to champion the best that Sheffield has to offer is at the heart of everything Knab Farm Shop offers. They are truly “vocal about local“!

​Bread comes from the local bakers, incredible ready meals from local Italian and Indian chefs, Sheffield craft ales and brew and flowers from a local florist, Rosy – the list is long and glorious and the food is mouth-wateringly tempting.

​Free-range eggs are displayed in all their fabulous different shades and there are cabinets of pies, meat, cheese and dairy and shelves filled with store cupboard essentials. 

​There is also a refill section helping customers to reduce waste and use less plastic, as well as the wooden crates filled with locally sourced fruit and vegetables encouraging you to ditch the polythene wrapping and pop the goodies straight into your basket.

​The shop oozes wholesome goodness and I rather wish I lived nearer to Sheffield, particularly when I browse their ready meal offerings.  

​During lockdown, local chef Marco from Milano had to close his restaurant and rethink his operation. He teamed up with Knab Farm Shop to bring freshly cooked Italian dishes to the “ready meal” market and the partnership is a great success.  The menu is inspired. 

Alongside Marco’s meals are arancini from Heart of Sicily (Italian rice balls that are stuffed, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried, a staple of Sicilian cuisine and one of my favourite things to put on my plate!)

 and curries, bhajis and samosas from The Bhaji Shop – all jostling for my attention. That’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday sorted! 

Opening times:
Mon-Sat 8am – 6pm
Deliveries available

Knab Farm Shop
78 Montrose Rd
S7 2EF
0114 250 7144


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Featured Farm Shop – Dorset
Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop

​If vegetables could choose where they’d like to be grown, harvested and sold, I reckon many would pick Gold Hill Organic! 

​A small, family-run shop nestled at the heart of a bustling farm courtyard, Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop is surrounded by eight acres of glorious Dorset countryside where the fresh vegetables are grown.  Picked straight from the soil each morning, the vegetables are bursting with flavour and nutrients that only super-fresh food can provide.

“​When you hear the words “farm-fresh” used, imagine Gold Hill Organic. It doesn’t get much fresher…


​Although it’s hard not to be tempted by all the sparkling vegetables, you might want to leave room in your basket for a few other bits for your cupboard. The farm shop also sells a wide range of local and organic products including meat, dairy, fresh bread, grocery items and ice cream.

​The cheese doesn’t get much more local than this. The on-site cheese maker, James is based on the farm where he has a washing and rind maturing room. He keeps the fridges stocked with his fantastic range of cheeses. 

​There is also milk from just down the road at The Crook and Churn Dairy, delicious jams, marmalades, chutneys and exclusive Gold Hill Hot Sauce from local producer “A Jar of..” and award winning organic chicken and pork sausages from Angel Cottage Organics.

​Andrew and Sara Cross have managed the farm since 1987 and now the whole family is involved in bringing organic vegetables to your table. If you’re in the South West, pop in to enjoy the fruits of their labour!


Opening hours:
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4 pm

Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop
Ridgeway Lane
Child Okeford
DT11 8HB
01258 861916

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Featured Farm Shop – Cornwall
Colwith Farm Shop


​Five generations of farmers have fed the nation from Colwith Farm, nestled in the stunning scenery between near Lostwithiel on mid Cornwall’s rolling hills. 


​The loamy soil is perfect for growing the potatoes which have become Colwith Farm’s speciality, supplying fish and chip shops, bakeries and producers, crisping suppliers, potato merchants and local farm shops, as well as the now famous Colwith Farm Distillery for its prize-winning vodka and gin production.

The small but well-stocked farm shop at the entrance to the yard began life as an honesty box but, during the 2020 pandemic, demand for locally supplied food exploded and Colwith Farm responded with a ‘proper’ shop, manned seven days a week, and offering a constantly evolving choice of provisions.

Of course, potatoes are always available in bags of different sizes and washed and ready to use but there is also bread, cakes, healthy snacks, drinks, fruit and veg, eggs and meat from local producers, milk and store cupboard essentials as well as a wonderful selection of alcohol and nibbles.

The lovely team at Colwith Farm live by the motto “support local” showcasing the best that the region offers. Do pop in if you’re driving down the A390 and see which goodies take your fancy. I think I know what’s top of my list!​


Opening times:
Mon – Sat  8.30am til 6pm
Sun   9.30am til 5.30pm

Colwith Farm Shop
Lanlivery Junction
Pelyn Cross
Near Lostwithiel
PL22 0JG
07500 872639

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Featured Farm Shop – Devon
Fordmore Farm Shop

​Located on the Honiton Road, just outside Cullompton, Fordmore Farm Shop boasts a fully stocked farm shop, with an in-house butcher, deli and cheese counter, fresh fruit and vegetables and gifts and if you want to make your visit a bit of a longer one, there is also a wonderful café and on-site animals.
​The ethos of Fordmore Farm Shop is to produce as much of their stock as possible on their own farms with the remainder being provided by local suppliers who share the same passion about great quality food. They sell vegetables, fruit, dairy, deli, dry goods, bakery goods, chutneys and jams that are all locally sourced and provide customers with a wonderful array of seasonal goodies.
​The in-house butcher, who works with the finest meat including grass fed long horn beef, reared to 28-30 months, is on site and ready to talk you through any questions you may have. As well as supplying you with the best cuts of meat, they will also be able to help you with advice on the best way to cook it, or the best cuts for the type of cooking you’re interested in. It could be a great way to get some ideas if you’re thinking of trying something new!
​Having converted to organic farming nearly 30 years ago, the Fordmore team firmly believe in organic as they believe it’s best for the animals’ welfare, the environment and for you, the customer. As part of their commitment to high-quality, ethically sourced goods, they will only pass on products to their customers that they believe in and know where they’ve come from.
​They believe all great meals need great ingredients and are best washed down with a fantastic bottle of wine, so they provide a selection of wines chosen specifically for Fordmore Farm Shop from Christopher Piper Wines.
​The onsite café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, delicious cakes and coffee, and everything in-between. It boasts an award-winning chef who hails from a very prestigious Devon restaurant and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to develop and lead the farm shop café. His ethics are matched with the owners, believing in serving local, seasonal, fresh produce at all times.
​Put this gem on your list next time you’re visiting Cullompton!
Opening times:
Mon – Sat  9am til 5pm
Sun   10am til 4pm
Fordmore Farm Shop
Newlands Park, Honiton Rd
EX15 1QQ

01884 839742

Featured Farm Shop – Wiltshire
Plank’s Farm Shop

​Four miles southeast of Devizes is the Old Potato Yard, a place with an agricultural past but a creative future. Various retail businesses now fill the old farm buildings, the largest of them being Plank’s Farm Shop which first threw open its doors in 2007 and has earned a reputation for being a friendly and inviting place. 
​It is packed with the usual farm shop essentials of fresh fruit and vegetables and local bread, milk, cheese and eggs but also displays a fabulous range of gourmet treats.  The in-house kitchen with its team of chefs produces ready meals with a difference – quiches, pies, soups, salads, cakes and deserts which you can take home with you to enjoy fine dining every day.
​There is also a mouth-watering butchery run by the lovely Hannah who makes her own sausages, burgers, faggots, marinated kebabs and BBQ packs. She is onsite three days a week to answer any meaty questions!
​Household goods fill another bank of shelves, and a refill section caters to those wanting to reduce their use of unnecessary packaging. Also on offer is an external catering service where delicious food can be provided for any time of gathering from a small drinks party to a seated dinner for 150 people or a work lunch with boxed sandwiches. Plank’s really do seem to do it all!
​A recent addition of an ice cream counter means you can treat yourself to a Marshfield ice cream when you have completed your shop and enjoy a leisurely wander around the rest of the old yard and have a poke in the neighbouring local businesses.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday  8.30am – 5pm
(with extending hours on Fridays to 5.30pm)
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Plank’s Farm Shop
The Old Potato Yard
Lydeway, Devizes
SN10 3PU

01380 848691

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Featured Farm Shop – Cornwall
Trevithick & Trays Farm Shop & Café

​Just over a year ago, a new addition took root in the lovely Pentewan Valley next door to the River Valley Holiday Park, near Saint Austell. This well-stocked farm shop bursts with good quality food and drink from locally reared meats and freshly baked bread to mouth-watering cheeses, local fruit and vegetables and, of course, Cornish pasties – including frozen ones for you to take home and store in your own kitchen for when the pasty need arises!
​Alison and Paddy have tried hard to cover every angle. The shop has a grand array of gluten-free and vegan goodies to help cater to all dietary requirements and shelves full of locally produced artisan ales, cider and wine to small-batch gins, vodka, rum, brandy and whiskey for the thirsty amongst us.
​Once a week, there is a visit from a local fishmonger who sets up outside the shop and brings with him the most incredible variety of freshly caught fish. Feast your eyes on the most recent selection and tell me you can’t smell the sea…

Mussels, scallops, Cornish king crab, haddock, hake, pollock, John dory, lemon sole and squid.

​​Next to the shop is a pretty café in which to enjoy a coffee and a cake (or a Cornish cream tea… jam first obviously!) with an outside seating area which welcomes dogs – and cyclists!
Definitely worth a detour whatever your route…
Opening times:
Mon – Sat  9am til 5.30pm
Sun   10am til 4pm
Trevithick & Trays Farm Shop & Café
Kingswood Business Park
Polgooth, Saint Austell
PL26 7AR
01726 458324

Featured Farm Shop – Dorset
Rawston Farm Butchery & Shop

With over 5 generations of farming experience, the Cossins family know a thing or two about the countryside. They hand rear Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and Rawstar cows on their family farm in Tarrant Rawston, Dorset which prides itself on lush, mineral-rich grass leading to incredibly tender and flavoursome beef.
The farm is at the heart of all that they do. The meat is sold at the farm shop ensuring the absolute minimum of food miles as the family whole-heartedly believe that shopping local is key to agricultural sustainability. 
“Keep your food miles low and your taste experience high” is their mantra. All the meat in the farm shop is fully traceable with the home-produced beef from the farm and chicken, pork and lamb travelling a few miles from local suppliers and seasonal specialities welcomed into the shop at the appropriate time from venison, game, veal and free-range turkeys for that special occasion!
​James and Barbara also own the local pub, The Langton Arms, so the chef there uses the fabulous meats to create pies and dishes which are sold in the farm shop, encouraging the locals to treat themselves to a “ready meal” like no other… they might even find beef wellington available if they are really lucky.
​Always available are take away coffee and cake, home-made sausage rolls, scotch eggs, bacon turnovers and pork pies as well as locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables, local store cupboard ingredients, herbs and spices, fresh fish and eggs, honey and even flowers and plants.
​Rawston’s is a fabulous one stop shop to create home-cooked meals from breakfast to dinner, safe in the knowledge that everything in your basket has been sourced from within 30 miles of the farm shop.
It was this premise that led Barbara to create a county-wide Love Local Trust Local food label scheme to help consumers understand the provenance of their food and encourage them to support local farmers and growers.
The “welly boot” logo was created in 2018 and is awarded to independent businesses including farmers, fishermen, growers and producers, whose main ingredients are sourced from within 30 miles of their Dorset location.

The Love Local Trust Local Food and Drink Awards was launched for the first time in 2020 and continues to thrive. 
Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturdays 8am – 2pm
Sundays closed
Rawston Farm Butchery & Farm Shop
Tarrant Rawston
Blandford Forum
DT11 8SF
07796 801525

Featured Farm Shop – Gloucestershire
Jolly Nice Farm Shop

It’s hard to say the name of this farm shop without smiling.
​Jolly nice by name and jolly nice by nature. 
​This Gloucestershire farm shop, the brainchild of third generation farmers, Simon and Rebecca, was founded for a more sustainable, happier future. They prioritise the wellbeing of their livestock and their land, championing old fashioned, sustainable rare breed livestock and farming methods.
​And with this ethos at the forefront of everything they do, the shop has thrived. They regularly feature beautiful local produce and succulent meat and publicise its provenance.
​They believe, that with each season, it is important to adapt eating habits to live in tune with nature’s calendar and, if you shop at this fabulous farm shop, this is not hard to do. The fresh and seasonal produce is grown by local farmers and micro producers just a few miles down the road:
​Celeriac and Potatoes are produced by Farmer Fred from Close Farm – 8 miles away.
Kale, Turnips and Winter Salad are produced by Purton House Organics – 18 miles away.
Savoy Cabbage, Leeks and Purple Sprouting Broccoli are produced by Paget’s Produce – 28 miles away.
​But there are plenty of “extras” to fill your basket with. Why not try their award-winning ice cream whilst visiting? Their salted caramel and gooseberry & elderflower have both won the highest accolade in the food world – each gaining 3 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards.
​Or perhaps quench your thirst with a shot of Sicilian blood orange juice.
​Another reason to smile is that you can enjoy a lot of what Jolly Nice Farm Shop has to offer without even leaving your car! During the pandemic, they came up with the genius idea of introducing a “drive through”.
​Built within 8 weeks of the first Covid lockdown, it helped keep customers safe and staff employed. On the menu is the beef brisket burger, pulled mushroom burger, triple cheese & caramelised onion sourdough toastie and grass-fed beef & fennel meatball sourdough toastie. Yum…
And this wonderful addition won Jolly Nice farm shop the title of 
Best Rural Innovation’ in the Southwest regional finals of the @ruralbusinessawards
This has encouraged the owners to expand the drive-through and work is underway to create a new area with a state-of-the-art production kitchen to ensure they produce food of the highest quality in a few minutes plus the addition of seating in a cosy yurt and unique “Lambing Shed”. This should all be ready soon – mid Spring.
​What a jolly nice idea!
Open every day from 8am to 7pm
Jolly Nice Farm Shop
Cirencester Rd,

​01285 760868


Featured Farm Shop – Devon
Stokeley Farm Shop & Café

Words and photographs supplied by Stokeley Farm Shop
Nestled behind the natural beauty of Slapton Ley, serving locals and visitors alike, an unmatched range of fantastic produce, featuring over 70 Devon producers and suppliers, you will find Stokeley…
And as they like to say, “so much more than a Farm Shop!” ‘though you will definitely enjoy all the fantastic fresh and local produce on offer including: artisan cheeses, freshly baked bread, fruit, veg, a wonderful selection of groceries, wines, and other provisions and, not to forget, the award-winning butchery counter.
​Quite simply, a fabulous array of foodie choice and all available to be delivered to your home, if you live in the local area.
​And, if that’s not enough to tempt you to visit, there is a seasonal garden centre, a collection of retail outlets featuring local artists, makers fashion brands and a lifestyle interiors store!
The Café is locally renowned for its wood fired pizza oven and the scrumptious Sunday lunches that are, more than regularly, sold out. And if you are in the mood for something a little stronger than tea and coffee… the South Hams Drinks Tap House is on site, showcasing their award-winning ales, ciders and soft drinks too.
​With regular live events throughout the year and a summer festival that delights in welcoming and entertaining everyone, you know that time spent at Stokeley is time well spent – for all the family.
​You’ll find Stokeley just off the beaten track between Kingsbridge and Torcross – off the A379 near Slapton Ley. And if you would like to get to know more about this beautiful part of the South Hams, you can even hire e-bikes here during the summer season.
​Be sure to pay us a visit this year…
Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday        9am – 5pm
Stokeley Barton Farm
Nr Slapton
Shop telephone: 01548 581605
Café telephone: 01548 581321

Featured Farm Shop – Northumberland
The Nook Farm Shop & Café

​The Nook is the ideal name for this beautiful farm shop nestled below the Epiacum Roman Fort site, 2 miles north of Alston in Cumbria (just over the Northumberland border). It opened in 2019 and is well supported by the local community as well as the visitors passing through to see the Roman remains.
The ethos of the shop and café is to serve and promote the local area and with this is mind, The Nook sells fresh and frozen local produce both to take home and to eat on site. There is a well-stocked meat fridge full of locally farmed beef, lamb and pick and mix meat packs, a mouth-watering display of home-made cakes, ploughman’s scones and scotch eggs (they are not bound by border lines at The Nook!) and local honey (which sells out quickly so be warned!)
The café looks like the ideal spot in which to hunker down after a climb to the ruins of the fort which has been described as “the best-preserved Roman fort in the Empire”. Epiacum is the Roman name for Whitley Castle and the site has been extensively researched by English Heritage and been classified as the “most significant monument in the region“.
Whether it’s the fort or the scotch eggs that bring you to this spot, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome at The Nook.
Opening hours: 
Every day    9am to 4.30pm
The Nook Farm Shop & Café
Epiacum Roman Fort
Kirkhaugh, Alston
07415 029398

Featured Farm Shop – Cornwall
Bailey’s Country Store & Farm Shop

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, just off the Penryn River, you will find Bailey’s Country Store and Farm Shop. In 2006, the country store began by supplying animal feed and pet supplies to the people of Penryn but it has now grown and adapted and introduced a farm shop providing locals and visitors with beautiful, tasty, local food.
​An independent family run business, the shop is a welcoming, friendly place to do your shopping and the staff pride themselves on having time to chat and offer their own opinion on the goods that are for sale.
These include everything from scrumptious freshly baked breads, delicious locally grown seasonal fruit and veg, free range local meats and eggs, through to jams, chutneys and rapeseed oils, Cornish cheeses and local alcohol.
Online sales are also encouraged and the seasonal veg, salad or fruit boxes have proved very popular, helping to make things a little more straight forward when ordering online. The farm shop is lucky to have fantastic local growers who provide delicious seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit daily.
The provenance of the meat counter is also transparent with free-range chicken coming from Keith Wickett (chicken how it used to taste!), free-range pork, sausages and bacon from Bill and Sally of Primrose Herd and a weekly selection of seasonal game – venison, rabbit, pheasant and partridge from Duchy Game.
Some items on sale might be from a little further afield but the single malt whisky handcrafted on the edge of Dartmoor, just over the border in Devon, was too good not to stock.
​With a huge selection of goods to make your mouth water, make sure you plan a trip to Bailey’s if you are in the Falmouth area…and if your visit happens to coincide with lunch time, then maybe Simon’s home reared free range pulled pork, with apple sauce and stuffing or coleslaw on a delicious ciabatta roll will sort you out. It looks absolutely delicious!
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Bailey’s Country Store & Farm Shop
Unit 2, Eastwood Park,
Eastwood Road,
TR10 8LA
01326 379888

Featured Farm Shop – Merseyside
Forster’s Farm Shop

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​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.”
Opening Hours:
​​Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9- 3
Saturday 9- 3
Sunday to Wednesday    CLOSED
Forster’s Farm Shop
Shoots Delph Farm
​Moss Bank, St. Helens
WA11 7NU
07944 664523