Farmshops news around the UK

8 February 2017



Raw milk causes 65 cases of food poisoning on Kendal farm

20 January 2017

A farm in Kendal has been banned from selling raw milk, after more than 65 cases of raw milk food poisoning were confirmed. With their sl...

Village shops champion completes Great Taste Gold Awards hat-trick

4 October 2016

A successful Mid Wales baconry which champions village shops celebrated a hat-trick of gold awards in the 2016 Great Taste Awards, the Oscar...

Bigger, better and even more delicious at Scotland's Speciality Show

1 February 2016

With a welcome spring in visitors’ steps, the mood at the expanded Scotland’s Speciality Food Show was warm and pleasantly positive despite ...

Pulled pork tops poll for The Black Farmer fans

28 January 2016

In a recent poll on Facebook, The Black Farmer asked its fans to choose its next new flavour – and Pulled Pork romped home with over 40% of ...

Christmas shoppers should think local this 'Small Business Saturday'

1 December 2015

With the festive period just around the corner the CLA, is urging Christmas shoppers to support local rural businesses this Christmas. Th...

£138m available for local communities to grow UK's rural economy

16 October 2015

Rural communities across the UK will have access to £138 million to create more jobs and boost the rural economy, Farming Minister George Eu...

New £8 million funding available to provide boost for rural businesses

28 August 2015

Rural businesses across the country looking to expand will be able to benefit from new funding worth over £8 million which will help unlock ...

Gloucester Services officially opened by Prince Charles

28 July 2015

Today, The Prince of Wales officially opened Gloucester Services on the M5. Dedicated to local food, farming and the surrounding community, ...

Social media scores in Open Farm Sunday promotion

5 June 2015

A south Yorkshire dairy farming family is pulling out all the stops to promote their Open Farm Sunday event this weekend – June 7 – and to e...

Sheffield’s ‘Superfresh’ milk producer invests in processing – and new McCormick tractor

22 May 2015

A Sheffield dairy farm known for the eye-catching ‘Our Cow Molly’ branding of its milk processing business is among the first in the country...

Support local farmers and butchers in Sausage Week, says FUW

30 October 2014

The Farmers’ Union of Wales today called on people to support their local farmers and butchers by tucking into wonderful Welsh bangers durin...

Welsh food producers celebrate success of 'taking coal to Newcastle'

11 November 2013

A group of Welsh food producers who attended the first Food & Drink Show Northern Ireland 2013 recently are celebrating the success of their...

FUW launches 'CUT, PASTE, SAVE' campaign

10 June 2013

The Farmers' Union of Wales has launched a new campaign aimed at persuading shoppers of all ages to buy more locally-produced food in a bid ...

Redundant farm buildings could become cash cows

15 May 2013

Further details of planning regulations have been unveiled which aim to benefit struggling farmers by allowing easier conversion of redundan...

Plant growers report 'catastrophic' spring sales figures

8 April 2013

Growers of pansies, primroses and pot plants destined for gardens up and down the country are reporting 'catastrophic' impacts on their busi...

FUW hosts Breakfast Week events to promote Welsh food

8 January 2013

Events ranging from a hearty breakfast in a Snowdonia farmhouse kitchen to a prestigious lunch at the House of Lords have been organised by ...

Local food networks are 'under-recognised', says report

11 June 2012

Despite the importance to the high streets and landscapes, local food markets are 'under-recognised' and poorly supported, a new report says...

2012 Yorkshire charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast

7 December 2011

The countdown has begun to Yorkshire’s annual charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast in the New Year. Hosting the three-day fund-raiser i...

Bradford shows true taste in honouring local farm shop

5 April 2011

The people of Bradford, famous as the curry capital of the north and brimful with shops and retail outlets, have voted a farm shop on the ou...

Farm shops recognised in annual award

1 February 2011

The winners of the 2011 National Farm Retail Awards from FARMA were announced this week on Tuesday 25 January at an Awards ceremony at the B...

West Midlands Project invites Farmers to Add Value

17 January 2011

A West Midlands based Farming and Food Enterprise Development Project is hosting a variety of one day workshops across the West Midlands reg...

Celebrity farmer opens food centre

20 July 2010

A state-of-the-art food centre of excellence was launched by TV star Jimmy Doherty at Reaseheath College in Cheshire. Real life pig farme...

Wyre Forest inspire farmers and producers

13 June 2010

Businesses in The Wyre Forest are set to showcase their enterprises and share their knowledge with interested farmers and growers from acros...

I’ve got nothing to wear……!! Alpaca fear leads to new lines

12 March 2010

After owning alpacas for nearly five years and my herd now standing at 30 animals it is a shocking fact that I do not possess one single ite...

Cold Control meats high expectations at Newlyn Farm

8 March 2010

Cold Control, the award winning air-conditioning and refrigeration specialists, were the preferred contractor to facilitate the air conditio...

Stowey Court Farm Shop opens at Cricketer Farm

16 February 2010

Stowey Court Farm Shop, based at the home of award-winning cheesemakers, Cricketer Farm in Nether Stowey, opened its doors for the very firs...

Kiplingcotes Farm becomes first recipient of a 'Genuine Own' badge from FARMA

7 December 2009

Kiplingcotes Farm at Dalton Holme, Beverley, East Yorkshire, which trades as www.threelittlepigsonline.co.uk and at farmers’ markets i...

Somerset farm shop wins prestigious national award

12 October 2009

A thriving Somerset farm shop and café has scooped the prestigious Local Food Farmer of the Year prize at the national 2009 Farmers Weekly A...

FARMA welcomes government support for markets

12 October 2009

The National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) welcomes the Government’s stated intention to support street, covered...

Cedar Barn farm Shop is finalist in national Farm Shop Awards

6 October 2009

Cedar Barn Farm Shop in Pickering, North Yorkshire, has been chosen as a finalist in two categories of the Farm Retail Awards from the Natio...