Farm Shops Of The Week
Visit one of these gourmet farm shops and you'll never enter a supermarket again, says Andy Lynes
Sunday 06 November 2005
The mother of all farm shops, Chatsworth House farm shop in Bakewell, Derbyshire (01246 583392; chatsworth-house.co. uk) sells beef and lamb from its estate farms. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5.30pm, Sun, 11am-5pm.
Daylesford Organics near Kingham in Gloucestershire (01608-731 700; daylesfordorganic.com) offers Organic cheeses made in the creamery next door. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
Watch the Jersey cows being milked at Middle Farm in Firle, Lewes, East Sussex (01323 811411; middlefarm. com) then buy a pint in the shop that also stocks 20 varieties of sausage and unusual local cheeses. Open daily, 9.30am-5.30pm.
The Farm Shop at Castle Howard in York (01653-648 444; castlehoward.co.uk) won "The Taste of Yorkshire" for its estate and regionally sourced produce. Open daily 10am-5pm.
Secretts Farm Shop in Godalming, Surrey (01483 520500; secretts.co.uk), sells herbs, fruit and vegetables along with 300 varieties of cheese from around the UK. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5.30pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm.
Darts Farm in Topsham, Exeter, Devon (01392 878200; dartsfarm.co.uk) is home to a whole shopping village. Open Mon-Sat, 8am-5.30pm, Sun, 10am-4.30pm.
Ardalanish Organic Farm on the Isle of Mull (01681 700265; ardalanishfarm.co.uk) raises herds of ancient breed Kyloe cattle and Hebridean sheep to produce its much sought-after organic beef and mutton. Open 9am-5pm.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm in Leeds (0113-262 9759) conserves endangered breeds of sheep, pigs and cattle and sells its own vegetables. Open daily 10am-4pm. Phone for produce availability.
Andy Lynes is UK manager of gastro-website eGullet.org
Life & Style blogs
GTA 5 Online DLC: San Andreas Flight School update brings 16-seater jet plane and more
What is ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish sold in Taiwan renamed after backlash
Common antibiotic linked to increased risk of heart disease
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Kajieme Powell: Missouri police release video footage of second man killed by officers
- 4 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
iJobs Food & Drink
£6000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: Oracle 11...
£17K OTE £30K: Charter Selection: Highly successful and innovative specialist...
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Working with an exciting ...
£23,000: Sauce Recruitment: A global leader in sports and entertainment is now...