Farm Shop Faves...
Part of the fun of a self catering holiday is getting to eat lots of fantastic local produce. The Peak District and Derbyshire has some amazing home grown produce and there are lots of great farm shops selling all kinds of ingredients from fruit and veg, locally reared meats, cheeses, ice cream, pastries, cakes and lots more. The Peak Venues Team are always keen to share their local favourites and so here is our list of top 10 farm shops!
Owned by the Armstrong family, the Ginger Butchers combine the best of the traditional farming values they have inherited from their parents and grandparents with a desire to keep improving what they do and looking to the future. The Ginger Butchers, are committed to meeting top-class standards in every aspect of what they do. From the way they look after their animals, to how they hang their meat, and the skills they bring to their butchery and bakery. All meat is local – either from animals raised on their own farm, or from a farmer they know well in the Bakewell area. They also use a local abattoir – to reduce stress on the animals and to keep food miles to a minimum.
Website: Ginger Butchers
Address: Granby Croft, Granby Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1ES
Call: 01629 814 280
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm
Peak Venues Property: The Barns at Bakewell
(photo credit Ginger Butchers)
This family managed farm, with a little help from our happy herd, produces fresh, raw, unpasteurised milk that’s available daily from an onsite vending machine.
Open 7 days a week, 7am until 7pm, and is full of delicious raw milk that has been produced fresh on the same day!
Rented from the historic Hassop Estate, Home farm has been the pride of the Dilks family for the past 25 years. The Simply Milk vending machine is situated at the front of the farm, where the cows have access to acres of lush, green fields; free to graze and soak in the sun until late Autumn. The Dilks work tirelessly to ensure that their farm is home to a happy herd, but they also want to give something back to the wildlife around them, and be custodians of the beautiful land surrounded their farm. They also grow crops to be self sufficient and use homegrown food for over winter. Crops such as red clover & ryegrass silage (fermented grass), wheat, oats and kale.
Website: Simply Milk
Address: Home Farm, Hassop Road, Hassop, DE45 1NU
Opening times: Vending Machine is open 7am-7pm sevn days a week
Peak Venues Property: Top Shippon
(photo credit Simply Milk)
Sauced Here - The Peak Districts very own online supermarket.
Enjoy the flavours of the Peak District. Offering over 1250 products and services hand sourced from around 40 of the area’s top farmers, producers and independent businesses. Available via one flexible delivery to your home, holiday cottage or campsite now.
Website: Sauced Here
Address: Unit 1, Longstone Lane, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, DE451NH
Peak Venues Property: Hurdlow Grange
(photo credit Sauced Here)
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop
Established by the Duchess of Devonshire in 1977, the shop sold beef and lamb from the estate farms, and venison from the park. Its aim was to sell Chatsworth's produce direct to the people who wanted to eat top quality, locally grown food. Since then the farm shop has developed and diversified, growing from strength to strength to become an acknowledged leader in its field.
Website: Chatsworth Farm Shop
Address: Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP
Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
(photo credit: Visit Peak District Chatsworth Farm Shop )
Marsh Green Farm Shop
A family run farm shop in the heart of the Peak District!
Hartington Cheese Shop
Based at The Old Cheese Shop in Hartington, this quaint stone building has been open as a shop for almost 40 years (under various ownership) and has established a well deserved reputation for selling quality local and national cheeses. Not only do they sell cheese but they also make a range of delicious cheeses at their very own Derbyshire based Creamery just down the road.
Tagg Lane Dairy
This is one for the ice cream lovers! Head over to Tagg Lane Dairy on the outskirts of Monyash village and you try out this luxury ice cream & coffee bar in the heart of the Peak District. Their artisan Jersey ice cream is made using the milk and cream from their award-winning Jersey herd. It’s all made freshly onsite and you will also be able to see it being made. They are always trying out new and exciting flavours as well as well-known classics. The cafe also serves up freshly made Belgian waffles, ice cream sundaes, and American style milkshakes. The gourmet coffees is also great, from espressos to cafe lattes and mochas. They also bake a selection of homemade farmhouse cakes using their free-range eggs which are also sold in the shop alongside their famous raw unpasteurised Jersey milk.
School trips and farm visits are available on request.
Website: Tagg Lane Dairy
Opening times: Monday-Friday: 10:30am-5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10:30am-5:30pm. The "Milk shed" is open from 7am till 8:30pm everyday throughout the year.
Address: Tagg Lane Grange, Monyash Bakewell , DE45 1JP
Peak Venues Property: Swallow Barn
(photo credit Tagg Lane Dairy)
At the Lambton Larder you'll find Alice and Blake, co-owners with a passion for food, the Peak District and great customer service. Bringing fresh, local and (most of all) delicious food to Bakewell; so whether you're just after a tasty treat, or if you're doing a 'big' shop for a special celebration pop in and they will be happy to help you out.
They stock a great range of local produce which they also use for catering for larger events. They can even create you a bespoke hamper full of Peak District goodies!
Website: Lambton Larder
Address: 3 Rutland Buildings, Buxton Road, Bakewell, DE45 1BZ
Contact: 01629 812540
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm
(photo credit Lambton Larder)
Watsons Farm Shop
This family run farm shop is nestled right in the heart of the Hope Valley.
The Watsons have a small farm on the slopes of Losehill where they rear Aberdeen Angus, Hereford Cattle, and flocks of Mules, Mashams and Jacob sheep! All their Lamb and Beef sold in the shop is reared on our farm and the Beef is hung traditionally for a minimum of 3 weeks to improve quality and flavour. They also cures their own bacon and are renowned for their Black Pudding.
They also sell a range of cooked meats, all prepared and cooked ourselves on the premises, and a range of English Cheeses, Quiches, Meat Pies, Pork Pies, Pasties, Home Made Biscuits and Cakes!
Website Watson's Farm Shop
Address: Watson's Farm Shop, Leacroft, Edale Road, Hope, Hope Valley, S33 6ZF
Contact: 01433 620223
Peak Venues Property: The Derwent Country House
(Header photo credit: Visit Peak District Chatsworth Farm Shop )