Fresh from the Fields – Oxfordshire Farm Shops

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Fresh from the Fields Oxfordshire's Farm Shops

Embracing the culture of farm-to-table living, Oxfordshire boasts an array of farm shops that encapsulate the charm and richness of its agricultural heritage. A vibrant, thriving community of local farm shops, each unique in its offerings and brimming with the freshest, locally sourced produce.

Below are just a small selection of the many great Oxfordshire Farm Shops:

Sandy Lane Farm Shop

Located in the charming town of Thame, the Sandy Lane Farm Shop offers a splendid array of local, organic produce with fruit and vegetables, harvested straight from their farm. This farm has been registered organic for over 30 years, is the perfect for those seeking quality, ethically sourced goods. The shop provides customers with an extensive range of seasonal vegetables, succulent meats, and free-range eggs, all produced with utmost care for the environment and animal welfare.

The Sandy Lane Farm Shop is more than just a retail outlet; it’s a testament to the philosophy of sustainable, responsible farming.

Millets Farm Centre

Millets Farm offers a unique blend of wholesome shopping and family fun, located in Frilford, Oxfordshire. Multifaceted, it comprises a large farm shop filled with locally grown fruits and vegetables, freshly baked goods, fine meats, and cheeses, as well as a range of local artisanal products. You can also choose from the Farmhouse Kitchen or Flower Market Café for a tasty breakfast, spot of lunch or coffee and cake.

The Centre also hosts an array of family-friendly activities, ensuring an engaging visit for all ages. With a garden centre, animal walkway where they have a small selection of farm animals, outdoor play areas, maze, play barn and seasonal events like strawberry picking, there’s always something to see and do. For those wishing to take a break, the site also includes several eateries, including a café serving delicious home-cooked meals and an ice cream parlour with a variety of delightful flavours. Millets Farm Centre truly provides a wholesome, vibrant, and educational day out in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The Crazy Bear Farm Shop

Part of the larger Crazy Bear Group, is a haven of luxury nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside. The shop, housed in a beautifully restored 18th century barn, provides an array of premium meats, homegrown vegetables, and artisan cheeses, with a strong focus on organic and sustainably sourced produce.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 6pm the award-winning butchery and delicatessen surrounded by acres of working farmland is well worth a visit. With its unique blend of rustic charm and modern sophistication, Crazy Bear is a true embodiment of farm-to-table ethos.

The Old Farm Shop

Located in Milton Hill, Abingdon this family run business is known for its quality produce and commitment to local farmers. Visitors can shop for a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, and locally sourced dairy products.

Offering a range of homemade jams and chutneys, perfect for gifts or a personal treat. The Old Farm Shop also have a stall at local farmers markets including Henley and Wallingford.

Wykham Park Farm Shop

Wykham Park Farm Shop in Banbury is a hidden gem, full of lots of local produce. Known for its high-quality meat and seasonal vegetables and fruit, the shop also offers a wide range of local cheeses, freshly baked goods, and a selection of fine wines and beers.

The in-house butchery is a treasure trove for meat lovers. Sourcing their produce directly from the animals reared on the farm, they ensure a high level of quality and traceability. The skilled team of traditional butchers at Wykham Park Farm are dedicated to providing customers with the finest cuts of meat, all expertly prepared on-site.

Q Gardens Farm Shop

Located in the quaint village of Milton Hill, Q Gardens Farm Shop is an absolute delight for food enthusiasts. Devoted to offering locally sourced, fresh produce that not only supports local farmers and producers but also ensures customers get the best of what the season has to offer. From luscious strawberries and raspberries grown on their own farm during summer months to a wide range of vegetables.

Boasting a well-stocked butchery counter, the farm shop proudly provides beef and lamb directly from their own pastures. The shop also features a delightful deli counter, offering a variety of scrumptious pies, hearty pasties, and an array of fine cheeses. And for a sweet conclusion to your visit, don’t miss out on their fantastic homemade ice cream!

2 North Parade

An exceptional produce store based in the heart of Oxford. Envisioned as a platform for small-scale growers and producers, the store prides itself on bringing wherever possible locally sourced, seasonal produce right into the city. The selection extends from fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat products, to a variety of pantry essentials like sourdough bread, preserves, and artisanal cheeses.

The charm of 2 North Parade lies in its community centred approach. Not only does it serve as a neighbourhood shop, but it also fosters a connection between the local farmers and the residents of Oxford.

Wells Farm Shop

Wells Farms Shop, located in Abingdon, is an emblem of quality, freshness, and local sourcing. Notably celebrated for its expansive collection of award-winning cheeses, this farm shop is a veritable treasure trove for food lovers. The selection includes everything from local fruit and vegetables to a plethora of delectable deli counter offerings. Moreover, Wells Stores stands as a beacon for cheese enthusiasts, presenting a broad assortment of British and European cheeses sourced directly from trusted producers and suppliers.

The shop also boasts an array of complementary cheese accompaniments like crackers, chutneys, and homemade jams. Wells Farm Shop doesn’t just stop at offering a remarkable range of produce and goods; it also houses a charming café that serves freshly roasted coffee, an array of refreshing beverages, and a selection of freshly baked treats, light lunches, and sandwiches.

The Diddly Squat Farm Shop

As the brainchild of none other than Jeremy Clarkson, a television presenter best known for his role on BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ and Amazon Prime’s ‘The Grand Tour’, Diddly Squat Farm Shop brings an undeniable flair to Chipping Norton. The shop, which was born out of Clarkson’s adventures in farming, documented in his series ‘Clarkson’s Farm’, has rapidly become an iconic destination for locals and visitors alike.

The Diddly Squat Farm Shop is more than just a place to buy farm fresh products. It’s a testament to Clarkson’s commitment to sustainable farming and local produce. The shelves are filled with a wide array of products, many of which are produced on the farm itself, such as honey from their own bees, apple juice from their orchard, and beer brewed from their home-grown barley. The shop also offers an assortment of vegetables, locally sourced meats, and a selection of food and drink that showcase the best of what the Cotswolds has to offer. The experience is made even more enjoyable by the shop’s quirky sense of humour and warm, welcoming environment.

Dews Meadow Farm Shop

Located in the charming Oxfordshire village of East Hanney, Dews Meadow Farm is a family-owned establishment rooted in a deep commitment to ethical and sustainable farming. The shop offers a variety of fresh, locally produced meat products including pork, bacon, sausages, ham, and beef. The shop also sells free-range eggs, along with a range of locally sourced products like honey, chutneys, and preserves.

The farm is home to a breed of pigs, Oxford Sandy and Blacks, known for their excellent meat quality. The pigs are reared outdoors in a free-range environment, ensuring that they live their lives in a natural, stress-free manner.

Dews Meadow Farm Shop is a testament to its philosophy of connecting consumers directly with the source of their food.

A visit to an Oxfordshire farm shop is a feast for the senses. So, the next time you find yourself in this charming county, don’t forget to venture beyond the spires of Oxford and make your way to these agricultural havens – your taste buds will thank you!


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