20 farms shops to follow on Twitter

Posted by Chris 09/11/2017 0 Comment(s)

With Christmas creeping up on us, our thoughts are turning to food. If you’re cooking Christmas dinner this year, you’ll want to spend a bit more on getting top quality seasonal ingredients, and this will probably involve a trip to your local farm shop.

If you don’t already have a favourite, we’ve looked for a range of farm shops around the country on Twitter. Follow your nearest one to find out more about their Christmas food and special offers.

Cambridgeshire

The Gog Farm Shop @TheGog

An award-winning farm shop, butchery and deli, selling produce based on quality, taste and provenance. As the farm shop is in the Gog Magog Hills, walkers, dog walkers and cyclists alike are welcome to snuggle under blankets whilst enjoying a hot drink and street food in the outdoor Shack café.

 

Cornwall

Trevathan Farm Shop @TrevathanFarm

Specialising in seasonal vegetables grown on the farm, the shop also sells local produce including their own luxury, handmade Cornish ice cream. The farm also has self-catering holiday cottages onsite, and a restaurant serving breakfasts and lunches.

 

Cumbria

Low Sizergh Barn @lowsizerghbarn

The three-storey shop sells farm-reared beef, chicken and lamb as well as locally sourced produce and gifts. You can find out more about the farm and animals on the farm trail, after which you can warm up in the café, which also doubles up as an exhibition space for local artists.

 

Derbyshire

Croots Farm Shop & Café @crootsfarm_shop

This farm shop sells high-quality products that are either produced on the farm or sourced from specially selected buyers. And every Thursday morning, you can buy fresh fish from The Grimsby Fish Van.

 

Gloucestershire

Primrose Vale @primrosevale

Selling their own fruit and veg alongside local meats, cheeses, breads, homemade quiches and cakes, the farm shop also rents out real Christmas trees in pots - all you have to do is look after yours and return it to the shop after Christmas where it’ll be looked after until next year. What a great idea!

 

Hampshire

Newlyns Farm Shop @newlynsfarm

Selling home-produced meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as locally sourced food. In addition to the café, there is also a cookery school with a full range of courses for children and adults alike.

 

Herefordshire

Oakchurch Farmshop @Oakchurchfs

The shop specialises in the farm’s own beef, but there’s also good quality gourmet and homemade food. The shop also sells a wide range of goods including gifts, jewellery, homeware, toys and fashion.

 

Foxholes Farm Shop, Butchery & Tea Room @FoxholesFarm

This award-winning farm produces its own meat and is passionate about providing local and ethical produce which reduces food miles and supports local farmers. You can even taste the products in Granny Smith’s Tea Room… and maybe a sneaky glass of wine too!

 

Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm @TheGarlicFarm

As the name suggests, this farm specialises in growing and selling garlic! But there’s plenty to do there, including tours of the farm to learn more about garlic, as well as a children’s play area, and restaurant. There are lots of food and garlic-themed events, including an annual garlic festival in the summer.

 

Kent

Holwood Farm Shop @HolwoodFarm

This family-owned farm shop is housed in a converted barn and sells locally sourced, seasonal produce, including 20 different types of Kent cheese as well as artisan bread and charcuterie. As the coffee shop is so popular with cyclists, there are plenty of bike racks, and a pump and repair kit for anyone who needs it.

 

Lincolnshire

Uncle Henry’s @unclehenrysLinc

Providing customers with a ‘farm to fork’ experience, the farm produces both arable and pork to sell in the shop and café. They also sell fresh, local, seasonal and artisan goods sourced from 45 Lincolnshire producers.

 

Merseyside

Claremont Farm @ClaremontFarm

This is a farm shop, café, cookery school, and a fishing lake where you can not only buy delicious local and artisan products, you can also learn more about food production and cookery too.

 

Northumberland

Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Tea Room & PYO @brocksbushes

An award-winning farm shop selling high-quality, fresh produce and homemade products. There is also a tea room and garden centre, and in the summer months customers can pick their own soft fruits.

 

Oxfordshire

Millets Farm Centre @MilletsFarm

More than just a farm shop, Millets also provide family attractions and other businesses amenities including a garden centre, beauty salon and walking holidays - you can even buy your own shepherd’s hut from here!

 

Shropshire

Apley Farm Shop @ApleyFarmShop

Selling fresh, unusual varieties of fruit and vegetables grown in its own Walled Garden, the farm shop also sources good quality produce grown within a radius of 30 miles.

 

Somerset

Rumwell Farm Shop & Café @rumwellfarmshop

Specialising in their own Aberdeen Angus beef, free range pork, free range eggs, honey and potatoes, there is also a Jam Kitchen where they make a range of jams, chutneys and marmalades.

 

Staffordshire

Denstone Hall Farm Shop @DenstoneHall

Selling local, award-winning produce from their own farm, as well as sourcing goods from local suppliers with sustainable food practices. The large café, which overlooks the Staffordshire countryside, sells food that’s been homemade in their own kitchens.

 

Sussex

New House Farm Shop & Tea Room @NHfarmshop

Housed in a renovated 16th century barn, this farm shop and tea room sells a variety of locally produced food and gifts including English wines, beer and cider.

 

Warwickshire

Malt Kiln Farm Shop @MaltKilnFarm

After a catastrophic fire last year, the farm shop has been completely rebuilt. It sells the farm’s own beef, lamb and pork, as well as seasonal fruit and veg, and locally made produce on the deli counter. There’s also a coffee shop, plants and gifts.

 

Yorkshire

Blacker Hall Farm @BlackerHallFarm

Blacker Hall sells seasonal, local produce in its butchery, bakery, deli and wine loft, as well as in the café. The farm also has a gift shop so you might be able to tick lots of presents off your list at the same time as sourcing your Christmas dinner ingredients.