Situated in the heart of Fiveways in Brighton, Barfields is a real butchers. They source the finest in free range naturally reared meat from Sussex and nearby counties. Using traditional cutting methods combined with modern touches. You can now order online and have the finest in free range naturally reared…
Now in its 5th generation Rodgers Butchers was founded by James Rodgers in 1880 and has built a solid reputation as a traditional family run butchers. Rodgers Butchers supply some of Scotland’s top restaurants, and work closely with chefs to develop innovative product ranges, while continuing the traditional recipes which…
Diddly Squat Farm Shop was established by Jeremy Clarkson in 2020, after accidentally growing 40 tonnes of potatoes. With his partner Lisa Hogan, he bought hives and began to produce and sell bee juice (Honey), along with apple juice and cow juice (Milk) from a local dairy. There’s a fresh…View more
Rose Grimond founded the Nettlebed Creamery in 2015 and since then has won many awards for her cheeses, including Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards, and Best Organic Cheese and Best Soft White at the British Cheese Awards. As well as their cheeses: Bix, Highmoor and Witheridge, they also…View more
McKees farm shop set in the Craigantlet Hills, Newtownards, strives to produce the highest quality Beef, Chicken, Lamb & Free Range Eggs. Combining these Class 1 ‘Farm Quality Assured’ products. McKees farm shop have Chefs , Butchers & Bakers creating delicious mouth watering meals . At McKees farm shop they…View more
Rooted in the natural landscape of this unique island, this is the Isle of Wight’s first and only distillery and producer of Mermaid Gin. Founders Xavier and Conrad and their small team distil spirits shaped by the stunning surroundings, and the unique character of the island. Doing things differently, minimising…View more
Neals and son Traditional Free Range poultry Butchers has been established in Tuckton, Bournemouth, Dorset since 1999 Dan and his staff pride themselves in their standard of service and customer care supplying the best local and national Free Range meat . They offer a quality selection of fresh english Free…View more
North Kilworth bronzers Turkeys and Cockerels are fed on their own homegrown farm wheat, which is blended with pure natural feed which contains no growth promoters, enhancers or anti biotics. Bronze Turkeys are grown slowly and for longer, so that they reach maturity naturally. They are free to roam daily…View more
Welcome to Ludlow Farmshop – a one-of-a-kind shopping environment where farming, passion for great food and retail come together to create an award-winning experience. They are part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate which extends to 8,000 acres of Shropshire countryside of which they farm in hand 6,500…View more
Blackwells Farm Shop is situated at Herons Farm, near Coggeshall in Essex, where the Blackwells family has farmed since the 1930s. During this period, the award-winning farm has been rearing poultry by traditional methods, known for their succulent chickens, and fresh geese and turkeys for the Christmas market.View more
Led by industry leader Jimmy Buchan, star of the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning Trawlermen TV series, the Amity team source the best fish and shellfish from the icy waters around the Scottish coastline and sell direct throughout the UK. Amity Fish Company are an approved MSC supplier.View more
There has been a butchers in Caversham for almost 100 years . LD Jennings , The Caversham Butcher , has been trading since 1922. The shop is run by Dave, Melvin, Mo and Roland who each have many years of experience behind them. All meat is locally sourced wherever possible,…View more
Deers Brook Farm home produced 100% certified grass feed beef is predominately from Native Sussex cattle. They are reared on mature grassland to provide their truly great tasting, nutritious beef. Their beef is a deep plumy red with creamy coloured fat, showing that the cattle have lived on natural premium…View more
John Wright Turkeys traditional bronze turkeys are a proper, old fashioned breed which are matured slowly on grass to develop a succulent, fuller flavour. They are hand plucked and hung to create a great tasting bird which is full of tender, juicy meat,ensuring that only the very best will grace…View more
Gwaun Valley Meats is a family-run butcher’s shop based in the historic village of Letterston, on the edge of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park,selling meat both online and offline. They stick to traditional practices, to ensure they supply you with the best meat they possibly can – from dry…View more
R&B Butchers is a high street butcher’s shop with traditional values based in Eastbourne. They have over 60 years of experience serving the catering industry and serving local communities. All their quality meats are locally sourced (where possible) and they stock a large range of FRESH prime beef, lamb, pork,…View more
Packington pigs and chickens are given large green and lush pastures to roam and time to mature. This is not only best for the animals’ welfare, it also results in first class meat. A fact recognised not only by their customers and numerous industry awards but also by celebrity chefs….View more
Worleys produce delicious ciders using heritage cider apples that they press themselves. The ciders are very drinkable, blended to be perfectly balanced whether they are still or sparkling: dry, medium or sweet. For the best flavour, depth and quality, they only use freshly pressed apples rather than more commonly used…View more
Most of the Farm shops' beef and lamb comes directly from Balliefurth Farm, only 2 miles away. Great care is taken at the farm on the breeding, selection and rearing of the shorthorn beef, which is later sold at the shop. (The great Delia Smith herself even states that Scotch…View more
Starveall Turkeys firmly believe in traditional methods. In June each year, their white and bronze turkeys arrive as day-old chicks. They are carefully reared over the following months, until Christmas when they are fully mature. All processing is carried out on site. Starveall turkeys are dry-plucked and hand finished and…View more
At Hugh Phillips we are continuing a family tradition that began in 1878 when current owner Catherine’s great grandfather John Hughes ran an abattoir just across the road from us in Cwm Cynnar, Llanmorlais, Gower. In 1904 John’s son Philip Hughes brought the abattoir here to Wern Fabian Farm. He…View more
Borough Market is an amazing food market dating back to the 13th century. Its London’s largest, and oldest food market, founded in the twelve century although the current structures were built in the 1850s Today Borough Market sells specialty foods to the general public but up until 20 years ago it was…View more
Forest Coalpit Farm raise their own ‘Welsh Black’ pigs in woodland and pasture in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. They deliver pork boxes direct to customers and also supply many award winning restaurants and butchers Forest Coalpit Farm featured on BBC Countryfile in 2019 and Secret Life…View more
Fisheries collective ‘Sole of Discretion’ are a group of small-scale fishers operating out of Plymouth Harbour, with a sustainable focus. Their mission statement is “We are committed to procuring fish and shellfish that have been caught with as little damage to the marine environment as possible, have contributed to the…View more
Our traditional small vineyard, tucked away on the edge of the Cotswolds, produces 3000 bottles a year from one hectare of vines. Wild flowers and over a hundred fruit, nut and forest trees flourish around the vines, and the area is a haven for wildlife. The vineyard is registered organic with the Soil Association, and is biodynamic, too….View more
The Village Butchers is a family run butchers based in Essex. The team have over 100 years combined experience in the meat industry and strive to bring their personal in store butcher services straight to your door. They aim to give families nationwide the benefit of quality, reasonably priced meat,…View more
Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. They have three vineyard sites in the Stroud valleys which produce a range of still white, rose and sparkling wines. They are located in Amberley, Woodchester and Doverow Hill (Stonehouse), with a total of 56 acres…View more
Rosamondford Farm produce the best turkeys in Devon and throughout the UK. If you have never tasted a bronze free range turkey you have missed out on a great eating experience. The turkeys are allowed to roam the pastures and are fed on the finest locally produced ingredients. All turkeys…View more
Square Farm Shop, in Monmouth, Gwent, use organic and traditional methods to offer clients exceptional farm produce, including premium meat, eggs, vegetables, ice cream, milk, chutneys, and fruit preserves. Their beef preparation, involves hanging the meat for up to six weeks for a more tender texture. Square Farm is proud…View more
Cross Lanes Organic Farm is a local family business, located seconds off the A66 trans-pennine trunk road in Northern England which links the glorious North Pennines to the Lake District. The farm shop is opposite the B6277 junction to Barnard Castle, sitting in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The living…View more
Whiterow farm shop supplies home grown and produced: Fresh bread, milk, White Row eggs and veg everyday single day of the year. Hampers with anything that you love hand tied ready to collect. Beers, ciders, spirits & wines aplenty as well as soft drinks and fresh juices. Chilled, frozen or…View more
Stoneygate Farm Shop was founded in 2013 by Malcolm and Bernadette Tennant. Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, just of the A66 between the market town of Richmond and the village of Ravensworth, the farm is home to a pedigree herd of Shorthorn cattle, a pedigree team of outdoor…View more
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16 Great Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Farm Shop Food
Locally grown food bought directly from the farm shop in person or online is great for the environment and good for the health of you and your family.
When we talk about locally grown (or raised) food, we mean food from the UK as opposed to food from Peru or Kenya, or Argentina, Australia, or New Zealand.
Every time you buy UK grown food you are benefiting the environment, your health, the economy, and your community, even if it’s just a portion of your weekly shop.
Additionally, many people feel local food tastes better and lasts longer. They also find peace of mind knowing exactly where their food came from and how it was grown. For others, supporting community economics and building relationships with local food producers is incredibly important, as is protecting the environment.
Locally grown food provides all these benefits:
Farm Shop Food is often pesticide and hormone-free: Unlike large-scale agricultural operations, many local food producers use organic and natural pest repellants.
Farm Shop Food is preservative-free: Locally grown food doesn’t need to have any preservatives and other chemicals added to it in order to keep it fresh during transit around the world.
Farm Shop Food offers improved nutrition: locally grown food is seasonal which means it’s’ fresher and richer in essential nutrients.
Farm Shop Food is safer for anyone with diet-related conditions: Local food is traceable from farm to fork and is grown naturally so it’s better for people with food sensitivities and allergies to preservatives, hormones, or other food chemicals.
Farm Shop Food provides a well-balanced diet: People who buy farm food eat less processed and packaged foods and more healthy proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for a balanced diet.
Farm Shop Food improves food safety: Buying directly from local producers reduces the risk of eating unsafe contaminated food. Imported food passes through several different hands before it reaches your kitchen, increasing the chance of contamination.
Farm Shop Food preserves small farmland: Without small-scale farms, the land might otherwise be developed for industrial or commercial use. Additionally, farmland attracts other types of biodiversity and gives wild animals, insects, and birds a place to live and thrive.
Farm Shop Food keeps taxes down: Local farms typically contribute more to the local economy in tax revenue than they will ever use in services.
Farm Shop Food reduces food miles: The further food has to travel, the more fossil fuels that are burned. There’s no justification for transporting our food from the other side of the world.
Reducing food miles helps alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels, reduce air pollution, and cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.
Farm Shop Food promotes ethical and sustainable food production: When food is raised and grown locally, consumers better understand how and where their food comes from and how it’s treated. Most people want their food to be produced in an ethical and sustainable way.
Farm Shop Food keeps money in your community: Instead of going to the large supermarket chains, supporting local farmers keeps the profit in the local community.
Farm Shop Food creates local jobs: Small local farms create more local jobs than large scale highly automated agricultural producers. By supporting local food producers, you directly contribute to helping your friends, neighbors and other community members find sustainable employment.
Farm Shop Food supports other local businesses: Local food producers supply their meat and produce to other local businesses, such as restaurants, schools, and hospitals. Many people today will choose organizations that support local farmers.
Farm Shop Food brings the community together: Local farmers often develop a close relationship between themselves, and their local buyers to foster a sense of belonging and togetherness within the area.
Farm Shop Food empowers consumers: Consumers are growing increasingly concerned about where and how their food is being produced. Local farming can provide a great learning experience for children and adults alike to develop their knowledge of food systems and agriculture in general.
Farm Shop Food improves overall well-being: One of the most satisfying parts of buying local farm-grown food is knowing that you’re contributing to your community, the local economy, and the environment. This leads to an improved sense of wellbeing and fulfillment knowing your purchases make a difference.
Easy Farm Shop makes it easy to enjoy all the benefits of farm-fresh food that has been ethically and sustainably produced. We connect caring consumers with ethical producers to make sure the changes that have to happen don’t happen too late.