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    Farm shop directory

    Came across this today - a directory of all farm shops in England, by county.

    http://www.fabulousfarmshops.co.uk
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    Re: Farm shop directory

    Wonder why it's only England, and not UK-wide? I've been using farm shops and "proper" butchers a lot more recently, would be nice to discover a few more round here.

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    Re: Farm shop directory

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Wonder why it's only England, and not UK-wide? I've been using farm shops and "proper" butchers a lot more recently, would be nice to discover a few more round here.
    I suppose they have to start somewhere - might be extended later if its a success.
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    Re: Farm shop directory

    I had my first delivery by farmdrop.com a couple of weeks ago (with £25 off my first order over £50) and I must say the quality was excellent. Slowly managing to reduce my need to go to supermarkets and get all my produce from higher quality local places, which makes me happy and presumably healthier.

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    Re: Farm shop directory

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    I had my first delivery by farmdrop.com a couple of weeks ago (with £25 off my first order over £50) and I must say the quality was excellent. Slowly managing to reduce my need to go to supermarkets and get all my produce from higher quality local places, which makes me happy and presumably healthier.
    Well 'healthier' is a moot point and related as much as to how much you eat - so if the quality and taste is better, you might end up eating more, which could be less healthy - depending on what it is of course! . But being happy in your choice is healthy anyway!
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    Re: Farm shop directory

    It's not got all of them there are at least 3 I'm aware of that aren't on the list.

    Shameless plug for a service if you don't live near a good farm shop: Riverford Organic Farms do home delivery of organic veg/meat and are good quality.full disclosure: I worked for them for 4 years. That said they made me redundant and I still recommend them.

    They're big for this kind of operation but still entirely owned by the man who started it. Although he is moving to a John Lewis style employee ownership model I believe.

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    Re: Farm shop directory

    I found the veg and fruit from the local market and farm shops seems to taste much better. A lot of the stuff in supermarkets is just not ripened properly and seems to be selected more on appearance.


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    Re: Farm shop directory

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Wonder why it's only England, and not UK-wide?
    I presume the rest of the UK doesn't need telling about how good farm shops are, or how to go about finding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I presume the rest of the UK doesn't need telling about how good farm shops are, or how to go about finding them.
    No idea about Wales or NI but does Scotland even know what vegetables are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    It's not got all of them there are at least 3 I'm aware of that aren't on the list.
    I think you can e mail them about any omissions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    No idea about Wales or NI but does Scotland even know what vegetables are?
    Of course they do,deep fried or battered potatoes!


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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    No idea about Wales or NI but does Scotland even know what vegetables are?
    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Of course they do,deep fried or battered potatoes!
    Oi! I have Scottish relatives and I find that highly amusing but only partially accurate. They do know what vegetables are, they elect them after all. They also know what fruit is, if you get three in a line you win some ££s back.

    Nah seriously they do have fruit and veg but the difference in what they stock in supermarkets is marked. It's like going back 15-20 years when we go shopping up there in terms of range. And I'm talking large chain supermarket, not just little local shop.

    The most comedy moment for me came when after a bit of teasing re this very thing, and deep fried marsbars etc, my very proper relative, who I expected to give me a dressing down, confessed that they used to eat them, and not only that but regularly ate deep-fried pizza on a Friday night. It was at this point I realised that stereotypes are not always undeserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Oi! I have Scottish relatives and I find that highly amusing but only partially accurate. They do know what vegetables are, they elect them after all. They also know what fruit is, if you get three in a line you win some ££s back.

    Nah seriously they do have fruit and veg but the difference in what they stock in supermarkets is marked. It's like going back 15-20 years when we go shopping up there in terms of range. And I'm talking large chain supermarket, not just little local shop.

    The most comedy moment for me came when after a bit of teasing re this very thing, and deep fried marsbars etc, my very proper relative, who I expected to give me a dressing down, confessed that they used to eat them, and not only that but regularly ate deep-fried pizza on a Friday night. It was at this point I realised that stereotypes are not always undeserved.
    TBH,some deep fried food is pretty awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    No idea about Wales or NI but does Scotland even know what vegetables are?
    Aye... i's tha neeps an' tatties ye get wi' yer haggis.

    Now goan an' ask a braai-lovin' Afrikaaner tha same question...

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    please don't forget

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    Re: Farm shop directory

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Wonder why it's only England, and not UK-wide? I've been using farm shops and "proper" butchers a lot more recently, would be nice to discover a few more round here.
    Maybe it's run by someone with the same nationalistic attitude as the SNP or Plaid Cymru, but they're English?



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