"The converted farm buildings around a courtyard make a very attractive setting for selling the farm's own beef and lamb, home-cooked products for the bakery, delicatessen and cafe."The Organic Farm Shop"Run by Hilary Chester-Master and a fabulous team who really love making people feel welcome," says Rita, "They aim to offer good value for money.
The organic farm grows fruit and veg, produces beef and milk, cheese, yogurt and butter.
James Mackenzie owns East Yorkshire's Pipe and Glass Inn, Michelin Pub of the Year 2012, with his wife Kate. uk Rita Exner is the Secretary of the National Farmers' Retail & Markets Association, aco-operative that encourages direct sales to the customer.
uk Patrick Clayton-Malone is a founder of Canteen restaurants.
"The converted farm buildings are stunning and there's a top-notch restaurant on site and a café overlooking the river."Cwmcerrig Farm Shop"The café at Cwmcerrig farm shop is fast building an excellent reputation as the place for good, home-cooked foods and great value," says Rita.
"Run by the Watkins family, the meat comes from the farm's own Texel lambs and Hereford beef cattle; there's a delicatessen counter bursting with home cooked meats, quiche, Scotch eggs…
"The takeaway sandwiches are absolutely enormous, and have some great fillings."Drewton's"A lovely, friendly farm shop with its own café and private dining area," says James.
Apley Farm Shop The Apley Estate is near Telford in Shropshire on the River Severn."Fantastic air-dried hams, cheeses, fresh Amalfi lemons and a wonderful selection of balsamic vinegars, wines and grappas."The Farm Shop, Chatsworth House"Another spectacular setting for a shop which was Farm Retailer of the Year in both 20," says James."Great for game, and the Chatsworth range of wines and beers brewed on the estate."The Balloon Tree"Famous for its wide variety of fruit and veg grown on the premises – especially the strawberries.A converted barn houses a stylish café/restaurant, and there's a big children's play area."Beadlam Grange Farm Shop"A proper farm shop on a working farm, run by Mark and Jenny Rooke, who pride themselves on selling local produce including meat from their farm and smoked fish from the nearby Yoadwath Mill Trout Farm," says James.The Yorkshire Farm Shop, Castle Howard"Set in the spectacular surroundings of Castle Howard, a farm shop with an excellent butcher's counter," says James.Hollow Trees Farm Shop Robert and Sally Bendall are the third generation to farm at Hollow Trees, a 140-acre farm where the emphasis is on involving visitors – there's a Farm Trail and Plant Centre – as much as selling great food.The vegetables are picked daily, the meat is home-reared and there is home-baked bread and local and regional foods, wine and cider."Head butcher Nigel Duffy and his team sell beef from its own herd of South Devon cattle, also known as 'orange elephants'."Le Langhe"An absolute must for any foodie visiting York.Otto Bocca and his staff really know their stuff," says James.Bread and pastries come from an bakery on-site – the cheese and bacon focaccia is meltingly good."Blacker Hall Farm Shop"The Garthwaite family produces excellent beef which is hung for a minimum of 21 days," says Rita."The farm shop is famous for its Continental-style butchery and kitchens and bakery that make daily bread, cakes, pies, pasties, salads and quiches.