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