August-Feb Thurs-Sat 9am-6pm; 01763 262906; 25 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6ND; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cam Valley Orchards have been growing fruit in Cambridgeshire since 1864 and started a seasonal farm shop in 1968, which sells a range of varieties that are grown in the orchards. They are open 3 days a week and the season starts at the end of July/beginning of August with cherries and plums. The closing date may vary from year to year depending on how long the apple stocks last. They grow over 100 varieties of orchard fruit, including over 50 different types of apple – dating back to the Victorian period – and 30 different varieties of plums. They have recently started growing a variety of cider apples to enable them to produce a range of real ciders. All of their fruit is allowed to fully ripen on the tree and is therefore picked when the flavour is at its best. They also produce their own range of home made chutneys and jams.
8am-6pm; 07885 686947; 8 Lensfield Road, CB2 1EG
This cooperative of 20+ local producers sells seasonal food direct to the public. They stock organic bread, fruits, vegetables and flowers grown without pesticides, along with chutneys, eggs, butter, meats and some prepared food and high-quality frozen ready meals.
01487 773282; Glebe Farm, Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2NL; email@example.com
They grow their own porridge oats, organic wheat and spelt and sell flour milled on the farm, as well as various gluten-free bread and cake mixes. They produce and sell gluten-free porridge oats and supply shops all over the country. Daily Bread sells their products, and you can also buy online through their website. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Mon-Weds 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm and Bank Holiday Mon 9am-6pm; 01223 248352; Heath farm, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3AD
A deli, butcher, kitchen, cafe and shop, selling home-made sausages, pies and scotch eggs, as well as pates, anti-pasti, organic fruit & vegetables, organic bread & milk, cakes, biscuits, jams & pickles, eggs, English cheeses and rare-breed pork and other organic meat. They also run many events and classes and can be found on Facebook and Twitter as well as their website.
Hackers’ Farm Shop
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm; 07762 643 195; Hackers’ Farm Shop, Hackers’ Fruit Farm, Huntingdon Road, Lolworth, CB23 8HD
Local vegetables and fruit which you can pick yourself in the summer.
Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10am-4pm; 01638 751128; Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5PZ; firstname.lastname@example.org
First opened in October 2002, this family-run farm shop and cafe offers a range of locally sourced produce using traditional farming methods. The owners Chris and Jo Reeks are passionate about providing their customers with top quality, fresh, home produced food. Both are from farming families with a commitment to sourcing and stocking only the best quality local produce, and they now support over 100 local producers and farmers. They stock a wide variety of local, seasonal vegetables from suppliers using traditional farming methods, ranging from fen celery, through to purple sprouting broccoli and Norfolk samphire. They stock an extensive range of local and handmade jams, pickles, chutneys and jellies together with salad dressings and mayonnaise and speciality oils and vinegars. They also sell a variety of English cheeses and make their own scotch eggs and pork pies. La Hogue also has a butchery section, run by an experienced team with one of the best reputations in East Anglia for quality butchery. All of the meat they stock is home produced or traditionally reared on local farms, to the highest animal welfare standards. When in season, you can buy local lamb, wild venison and game (pheasant, partridge, wild rabbit, hare and mallard). As well as their extensive website they can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm; 01223 237016; Oakington Tomato Farm, Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, CB24 3BD
Contrary to expectations, the farm produces mainly raspberries not tomatoes! These second generation farmers grow tomatoes, stoned and soft fruits. They are suppliers to the Tesco’s Finest range, Daniel’s soft fruits (who package fruit into salads) and they can be found at various farmers markets in the area and at Cambridge Farmers Market (Cambridge Market Place) on a Sunday. They also have a Facebook page.
Mon-Sat 10am-6.30pm, Sun 11am-4pm; 01223 361155; 30 Chesterton Rd, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 3AX; email@example.com
Radmore Farm Shop is a traditional grocery store specialising in home-reared pork, beef and lamb; home-grown potatoes; high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs and freshly-made cakes. All of the cakes are made using their own free-range eggs and flour from a local mill. As well as selling their own produce they also stock produce from other local farming families and local providers to provide a complete shopping experience. This includes organic bread which is delivered daily, organic milk and dairy products and free range chicken from local farms. Radmore Farm also have their own butchery, allowing them to guarantee the quality of all of their meat and they welcome any questions people have about the animals on the farm. Having their own butchery also allows them to provide any particular cuts of meat on request and has led them to developing their own range of sausages with 20 different flavours! As well as having two farm shops (the other is on the family farm in Towcester, Northants), you can buy their products online and you can also find them on Facebook.
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm during the Summer Maze Season; 01223 860374; Rectory Farm, Landbeach Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6DA; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rectory Farm shop is open during the Summer Maze Season and supply a range of locally sourced produce, including meats, strawberries from neighbouring fields, fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, local wines and beers – they also take orders for Christmas poultry. As well as their website they also have a Facebook page.
Rosegate Farm, 36 Rose and Crown Road, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RB Monday – Saturday, 8.00am – 6.00pm Tel: 01954 230344
Producers of strawberries and raspberries for 50 years, they recently added traditional breed pigs, sheep and cattle to expand the range of fresh local food available. All animals are raised on the farm or from neighbouring farms. The pigs enjoy a natural life spending the summer rooting around the orchards, especially enjoying windfall plums and apples. Their beef is all either Hereford, Aberdeen Angus or a Hereford/Angus cross, grazed in local fields as are the sheep. Meats and fruit available from their on-site butchery.
Prospect Trust at Snakehall Farm
Dawn till dusk, 7 days a week (bring change); 01638 741551; Snakehall Farm, Swaffham Road, Reach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 OHZ;
All of the produce that is grown at Snakehill Farm is certified by the Organic Farmers and Growers Association, meaning they are inspected annually to ensure that their methods adhere to organic standards. All of the vegetables in the farm shop are freshly harvested, seasonal and organic. As well as stocking their vegetables they also sell sustainable fire wood and kindling. They ask customers to ensure they bring change with them. The farms alter ego is Tilly the Tractor who can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm; From late July until after Christmas; 01954 206015; The Bushel Box Farm Shop, 130 Station Road, Willingham, Cambridge, CB24 5HG; email@example.com
Located on the working commercial fruit farm of Manning & Son, a business that has been running here for more than 80 years, the Bushel Box Farm Shop is open all year round selling local produce, at its seasonal best, straight from local farms. Based on a fruit farm, they stock a large selection of apples, apricots, pears and plums, all of which are ripe and available within hours of being picked from the tree. As they source as much of their fruit and vegetables as possible from local suppliers, the stock they have is dependent on what is ready, but they do sell a small range of fruits that don’t grow in this country. They have also started to grow and sell their own asparagus when in season and source other seasonal vegetables from local suppliers and farms. The Bushel Box Farm Shop also stocks apple juice, local honey, eggs, oils, ice cream and freshly made local cakes – all from local suppliers. They also make their own preserves free from imported cane sugar and additives, instead using a minimum of 50% fruit and local beet sugar. Information about what is currently available in their shop can be found on their website, Facebook and Twitter.