Moving to the South West? If so, you’re heading in the best place for fresh, local produce. Alongside the huge array of food and drink festivals, there are some truly brilliant farm shops across Devon and Cornwall.
When you make the move, you’ll find that the veg tastes that bit fresher, the meat that bit more succulent, and the fruit that bit sweeter. Wherever you go you’ll find a farm shop to get your weekly produce from, but we’ve made things a bit easier for you and compiled a list of our top 7 farm shops in the South West.
Lobbs Farm Shop
This delightful Cornish business in St Austell is a family affair. Brothers Terry, Ian, and Richard directly supply the shop with beef, lamb, and fresh vegetables.
Their animals are born and raised on the farm, feeding on traditional pastures and meadows.
Our favourite: Try the award-winning pork with cracked black pepper sausages. You won’t regret it!
Lifton Farm Shop
From a small produce barrow outside a family home to an impressive shop – it’s hard to deny that Lifton Farm Shop has grown at an impressive rate over the past 20 years! The shelves are filled with homemade chutneys, ice cream, and juices, not to mention that fantastic butchery. You can even get married there!
Our favourite: Embrace your inner Devonian and try a steak pasty.
White Row Farm
The goal of this Somerset shop is to be the producer of as much as what is sold as possible. To this day, that goal remains at the heart of their ethos. They also sell as much local produce in a bid to support other farmers in the area.
White Row Farm also has a play park, café, and gift shop!
Our favourite: The locally produced ice-cream is a sure winner on hot and sunny days.
It would probably be easier to tell you what isn’t in this impressive farm shop! Darts Farm were most recently awarded UK Large Farm Shop of the Year in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards, and they won that for a reason.
Staff collect seasonal produce fresh from the fields every day, and they have done for the past 40 years. They also use this produce in their restaurant – yum!
Our favourite: Their Luxury Westcountry Hamper is packed full of amazing local treats.
Boscastle Farm Shop
If you want the full farm experience, then you’ve got to visit this shop. Set amongst National Trust Farmland and just 50 yards from the coastal path, Boscastle Farm Shop is an absolute country vision. Famed for homemade burgers, sausages and cakes, this is the place to go for foodie treats.
Our favourite: The homemade Rolo cheesecake catches the attention of our sweet tooth every time!
Greendale Farm Shop
If you’ve been to Devon, you’re likely to have heard the name Greendale. Famous for their exceptional meat, poultry, and seafood, Greendale wins awards year after year. The family have been farming in the area for more than five generations, and the knowledge learnt over the years has been passed down.
Our favourite: The brunch taster selection box provides everything you need to create a delicious brunch.
Winner of a Gold Taste Of the West award, this Dorset farm shop sources a huge range of products from the surrounding county. From their own meat and vegetables, to ready meals, soups, and cakes. There’s so much to choose from! In total there are over 100 suppliers from the South West stocked here.
Our favourite: Try the raisin and coriander sourdough by The Wobbly Cottage will make your bread-dreams come true.