We love a trip to a farm shop. Wandering around with a basket full of fresh produce, locally made jam, and warm bread, gives us a thrill unlike any other.
And we delight in the opportunity to support local businesses especially those that have been hailed as some of the 'best' in the UK.
Two Nottinghamshire farm shops have been named among the best farm shops in Britain by Away Resorts. Welbeck Farm Shop in Worksop and Trinity Farm in Long Eaton are two of the most popular farm shops in the country, according to the data.
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Welbeck Farm shop was launched in 2006. Located on the Welbeck Estate, it fills its shelves with delicious foods that are largely sourced from the surrounding estate or regional producers.
Welbeck Farm shop boasts an award-winning butchery counter and a special Made at Welbeck range that includes artisan bread, handcrafted ales, and cheese, as well as milk from the estate’s pedigree dairy herd.
It is also home to the Harley Café, which was named the Great Food Club Café of the Year for 2023. It's open seven days a week and serves both hot and cold food including homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches and salads.
Address: Welbeck Farm Shop, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LW
Trinity Farm has both a physical farm shop and offers a delivery service to customers around Nottingham. It stocks a range of high-quality baked goods, pantry staples and organic meat and fish.
Bakery highlights include perfectly laminated croissants, big crusty loaves and buttery brioche. The Farm Shop also has a blog where staff share their favourite recipes that can be made using local ingredients stocked at the shop.
Address: Phoenix Mill, Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, NG10 2AA
Furthermore, the East Midlands is home to seven of the most popular farm shops in England across Notts, Loughborough, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire.
According to Away Resorts, Brits are recognising the value of sustainable choices, this decade has seen a phenomenal 30% increase in revenue for local farm shops.