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Farm Shop Faves

Ginger Butchers - Peak District Butchers

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)

Simply Milk

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 seven days a week

Peak Venues Property: Top Shippon

(photo credit Simply Milk)

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!

Marsh Green Farm Shop & Cafe is situated on the Marsh Green Estate which is a working farm and home to a herd of English Longhorn Cattle. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Peak District, on the edge of Ashover village, the business is a family concern run by Ray and Wendy Townsend and their daughter Liz. A warm welcome awaits you and their team of friendly staff. 

​Address: Matlock Road, Kelstedge, Derbyshire. S45 0DX

Contact: 01246 591516

Opening times: 9am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday and 10am - 4pm Sunday

Peak Venues Property: Sydnope Hill Farm

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.

Address: The Old Cheese Shop, Market Place, Hartington, Derbyshire, SK17 0AL. Also shops in Cromford and Bakewell

Contact: 01298 84935

Open 7 days a week 9-5pm

Peak Venues Property: Redhurst Barn

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)

Lambton Larder

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

Peak Venues Property: The BarnsRoslyn House, Fairfield House

(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

Opening Times: Tuesday 9am - 2pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm

Peak Venues Property: The Derwent Country House

(Header photo credit: Visit Peak District Chatsworth Farm Shop )

Published on November 1, 2019 in Food & Drink