Spring is the perfect time to pick up some fresh, seasonal produce and there is nowhere better to do this than at one of the many farm shops located across Yorkshire.
For the perfect spring lamb, head to the award winning Blacker Hall Farm Shop near Wakefield, they also have a selection of recipe cards and cooking guides to help you get the very best results. Try something a little different and take a trip to Skipton where you will find Town End Farm Shop and a delicious selection of Yorkshire charcuterie including chorizo, pancetta and salami. They even have butchery and charcuterie courses available to help you learn some new skills.
Visit the family owned Mile-Farm Shop and Feed Shed near Pocklington, which showcases an excellent range of local artisan products from suppliers hailing from within a ten mile radius across the Yorkshire Wolds. They also have the lovely Smile Café on site, perfect for families, dog walkers, ramblers and cyclists.
The award winning Cedar Barn Farm Shop & Café in Pickering is a food heaven. Much of their produce is grown on the farm with nearly everything else they sell sourced from North Yorkshire, including fresh meat, delicious deli products and fish from Scarborough.
Just outside Pontefract you’ll find the delightful Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, where you can take your pick from a selection of quality fresh meat and baked goods. If you need to entertain the kids, why not set them loose in Copley’s Corn Maze, one of the largest corn maize mazes in Great Britain.
If you love pork, visit the experts at Trotters Farm Shop between Malton and Scarborough. All their pork is home reared and 100% free range, giving them the freedom to root and roam as they would in the wild, ensuring the meat is extra succulent and tasty. Try their multiple award winning handmade sausages.
In South Cave, you will find Drewton’s Farm Shop, selling all kinds of top-notch produce that’s locally sourced or freshly made in house; they are well worth a visit.
The Farm Shop at Willow House Caravan Park in York offer a delicious selection of homemade pies and cakes, including some tasty gluten free options, all baked on site using only the best ingredients. They also have a variety of Yorkshire cheese and a deli section selling all kinds of wonderful treats.
Towards Stamford Bridge in Gate Helmsley, visit the Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Café, whose motto ‘Fewer Food Miles – More Farm Miles’ ensures their homegrown produce is super fresh and comes straight from the field to the shelves within hours. They also use ingredients from the farm to produce the meals for the cafe including homemade ready meals, soups and lots more in the deli.
Take a trip to None-Go-Bye Farm Shop just outside Horsforth and discover a fantastic range of fresh meat, fruit and vegetables and jams. You can even visit the pigs, rabbits, goats and donkeys in the outside animal area.
For the freshest seasonal produce, stop by Berts Barrow in Hillam and pick up some fantastic ingredients from their farm shop. Or if you can’t make it to them, they’ll deliver a seasonal box full of fresh fruit and vegetables straight to your door. If you’re lucky enough to live within three miles of the farm, you’ll even get free delivery!
This article comes from our 2016 Spring Guide