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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

Ockley Farmers Market

Ockley Farmers Market

Rural Food Retailing in a Modern World Surrey is a county of contrasts, which is part of its endearing appeal. Guildford where I live is full of designer shops smattered with a few independents and a small but growing fine food culture made so by the likes of Surrey Hills Coffee Shop, Partisan Deli and … 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

Elm Kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery

Elm Kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery

Sutton Green Road, Sutton Green, Guildford GU4 7QD Innovative salads, freshly baked cakes and savouries using some local ingredients dominate the menu at this new kitchen at Elm Farm Nursery! The Upside: A great addition at Elm Farm Nursery for delicious home cooked food in a delightful setting. The downside: Elm Kitchen Café is not … Continue reading

Bourne Valley Garden Centre Farm Shop & Restaurant

Bourne Valley Garden Centre Farm Shop & Restaurant

Woodham Park Road, Woodham, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3TH A delightful farm shop, restaurant and garden centre which although slightly off the beaten track is more than worthy of a detour! The upside: You’ll find fresh produce, an English cheese counter, fresh bread, artisan products and a great range of gluten free ingredients and goodies. The … 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

Village Greens Farm Shops

Village Greens Farm Shops

Award winning ethical farm shops in Ockley and Dorking run by owners Catherine and James Dampier who have stuck hard to their founding principles  The upside: This is ethical trading at it’s finest with all suppliers fully researched before products are listed  The downside: Be prepared to pay for quality and integrity but its totally … 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

Noel’s Farm Shop

Noel’s Farm Shop

Sutton Green Garden Centre, Whitmoor Lane, Guildford Rd, Woking GU4 7QB A farm shop selling artisan products (some exclusive to the shop) and a great range of fresh produce and local meat. The upside: Noel has to be one of the friendliest guys I know and will do anything (within reason) for his customers. The downside: None here … 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