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Etherley Farm

Etherley Farm

Etherley Farm, Leith Hill Lane, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5PA The upside: Ethically reared poultry and meat from a well run rural business with provenance. The downside: Don’t expect a picturesque arrival this is a working farm. The flipside: You can buy direct from the farm shop or from any of the markets they attend and … Continue reading

Guildford & Woking Food Assemblies

Guildford & Woking Food Assemblies

Food assemblies (part of an online European food movement) giving an alternative retail stream to small, local food producers is launching in Guildford and Woking. The set up is all managed via a website managed by the founders in France currently operating 900 active assemblies in Europe. I met with Jane Crisp-Daly who is initiating Guildford … Continue reading

Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Hunts Hill Farm and Farm Shop

Normandy Common Lane, Normandy, Guildford, GU3 2AP The upside: Hand reared free-range meat on a Surrey Farm The downside: Larger joints of meat must be ordered in advance The flipside: You can buy direct from the farm shop if you miss a market There is nothing quite as British or evocative as the aroma of … Continue reading

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

I felt like a judge on a reality show choosing my top 20 without leaving anyone out. There are so many fabulous producers I have met since doing this blog and you all deserve a space here but I had to set a limit. So, in no particular order! Local free-range turkey reared on Etherley … Continue reading

Secretts Farm Shop

Secretts Farm Shop

Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU Upside: Fabulous seasonal produce complimented by a staggering array of culinary ingredients, top notch meat and the best stocked cheese counter for miles Downside: There is only one Secretts in Surrey but even if it’s a hike its worth a visit! Flipside: The farm shop is also home to Black Barn … Continue reading

Priory Farm Shop

Priory Farm Shop

Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 4EJ A bright, well-stocked farm shop with a loyal following. Go there for: You can do your weekly shop here. Avoid: Missing the delight of picking your own in summer. Is it worth the calories?: Well-sourced fresh food – it’s worth it! Tips: Try the café and garden centre … Continue reading

Rawlings of Cranleigh

Rawlings of Cranleigh

Rawlings of Cranleigh, Devon House, 70 High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8AG One of the best free-range butchers in Surrey. Go there for: Award-winning beef, sausages with history, perfect cured bacon and expertly prepared cuts of meat. Avoid: Supermarket meat: support local traders like this one! Is it worth the calories?: Ask Dr Atkins! Tips: … Continue reading

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop

Tanhouse Farm Shop, Rusper Road, Newdigate, Surrey, RH5 5BX  A stylish little farm shop and café selling their own cakes and pies alongside select groceries.  Go there for: Lovely savoury pies, cakes and soups made with local produce and their own free-range meat. Avoid: Ignoring this venue: even if it’s off your beaten track this … Continue reading

Joe’s Farm Shop

Joe’s Farm Shop

Joe’s Farm Shop, Elm Nursery, Sutton Green Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7QD A delightful family run business with delicious home-reared pork and local lamb and beef   Go there for: Local beef, lamb, pork, sausages, milk and free-range eggs – and hanging baskets! Avoid: High expectations: this is a small shop with a limited range … Continue reading