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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

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

The Naked Grocer

The Naked Grocer

10 Bridge Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1AA A sassy grocery store in the heart of Walton-on-Thames. Go there for: A grand selection of fresh produce, a smattering of intriguing groceries and some foodie treats. Avoid: The nearby multinationals  – support this award-winning local independent instead. Is it worth the calories?: Absolutely! Send a lovely fruit … 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

Jacobs Well Country Market

Jacobs Well Country Market

Jacobs Well Village Hall, Nr Guildford, GU4 7PD Go there for: Freshly baked cakes, bread, savouries, pies, free-range local eggs, meat and cheese. Avoid: Arriving late! Only open Friday from 10 -11.30 am, regulars snap up best buys fast. Is it worth the calories?: A social enterprise that helps the smallest producers sell their wares … 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

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

 75 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AN A bakery and café delivering artisan bread and pastry magic to the lucky folk of Reigate. Go there for: Handmade artisan bread, gorgeous pastries, tarts, and a bacon sandwich to shout about. Avoid: Trying to resist anything in this café; it’s futile. Is it worth the calories?: I should … 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