Here at the farm shop we sell a lot of fresh local produce.
The bread we sell is baked locally at Little Walton, Pailton by the Revel Bakery less than 2 miles away. We have quite a long history with the Revel Bakery. Before the devastating fire of 26th June 2016, which destroyed our old shop the Revel Bakery was originally located at the back of our farm shop. Unfortunately time constraints with getting the shop rebuilt meant the bakery had to find new premises. Nevertheless we have fresh bread daily, the range and volume delivered increases as the week progresses.
Again located near Pailton, Ringswood Ice Cream is made by 3 generations of the Dalby family from milk from their pedigree Friesian cows. We have sold Ringswood Ice Cream pretty much from when the farm shop was established back in 1992 and before then when we were just a pick your own.
Another supplier from the days when the shop was located in a mobile home at the top of the drive, Honeyfields Bee Farm. Some of the honey we sell is from hives located at the farm shop. The bees do an excellent job, pollinating our fruit crops and at the same time making a delicious local honey.
Over the years the range and breadth of cheese we sell has increased exponentially. The photo is of Sparkenhoe Red Leicester. The Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Company is located in Upton, a small hamlet in the South West Leicestershire countryside on a working dairy farm called Sparkenhoe Farm. David and Jo Clarke are dairy farmers whose families have farmed in the area for generations. David manages the 150 head of pedigree Holstein Friesian cows and the 160 followers. The cows are fed on the farm’s lush pastures and calving takes place all year round to keep the milk supply as consistent as possible.
Sparkenhoe is one of about 30 different local cheeses on our deli counter and indeed local cheese makes up 70% of all the cheese we sell. Our best selling cheese is Mature Warwickshire, a Cheddar made by Fowlers of Earlswood another supplier from the very early days.
To find out what other delicious local food we sell, why not visit us? and pick up a pie, a cake, a packet of biscuits, some flour, a bottle of wine or beer or gin or whisky …….