Top 5 Farm Shops for Festive Food

farmA farm shop is a one-stop wonder at Christmas. With everything you need to serve the ultimate festive feast under one roof, we pick our top five in East Anglia…

Calcott Hall Farm Shop, Brentwood, Essex

A family run business for over 40 years, Calcott Hall features produce from 60 regional suppliers. The shop is stock piled with fresh fruit and veg, an in-house butcher, a huge choice of bread (the sundried tomato bread is a must-try) and selection of cakes for sweet cravings.

Tel: 01277 264164 www.calcotthall.com

Foxholes Farm, Hertford, Herts

Recently shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 FARMA awards, Foxholes features an extensive range of local and regional produce. A foodies heaven, you’ll find everything from groceries and preserves to local micro-brewery beer and homemade pies. Make sure you stop by the cheese and deli counter.

Tel: 01992 552 900 www.foxholesfarm.com

Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop, Shelford Bottom, Cambs

Located a few miles south of Cambridge, a warm welcome awaits at this fabulous farm shop. Fresh quality produce is guaranteed in the farm shop and deli and a skilled team of butchers are on hand to share their tips and cooking advice. The outdoor Shack, a quaint sheltered eating area, regularly hosts a number of events.

Tel: 01223 248 352 www.gogmagoghills.com

Walsingham Farm Shop, Little Walsingham, Norfolk

Housed in a beautiful converted flint barn, the farm shop serves up the very best of Norfolk with 75 per cent of produce sourced locally. The butchery counter features a great selection of locally reared meat, while the open kitchen is at the heart of the shop and produces a delicious selection of pastries, pies, pates and more. There’s also desserts and groceries aplenty.

Tel: 01328 821877 www.walsingham.co

Hollow Trees Farm Shop, Semer, Suffolk

A roadside cart in 1986, Hollow Trees has grown significantly over the years. Now a 140-acre farm, its vegetables are picked daily, the meat is home-reared and there is home-baked bread and local and regional foods, wine and cider.

Tel: 01449 741247 www.hollowtrees.co.uk

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