If you’re out and about exploring the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast, make sure you drop into one of our great delis and farm shops. Farm shops these days offer such a wide range of foodie goods that they’re right up there with a decent deli. You’ll be able to indulge in everything from rare breed meat, to freshly caught fish, delicious cheeses, seasonal vegetables and more.
Find more farm shops and delis in our Made in… directory and have a quick look at our café and coffee shops too as a fair few of these double up as delis.
Here’s ten exceptional farm shops and delis you’ll find on your travels, perfect for picking up your gourmet picnic fixings.
1. Beadlam Grange Farmshop & Tearoom
Just outside Helmsley and run by farmers Mark and Jenny Rooke, this multi-award winning farm shop sells beef, lamb and pork from their farm and smoked fish from the nearby Yoadwath Mill Trout Farm. Sunday lunches are very popular in the Old Granary converted barn tearoom.
2. Castle Howard’s Farm Shop
Excellent butcher’s counter with meat and game from the Castle Howard Estate or within a 30 mile radius. The shops is well-stocked sourced from nearby producers, regional cheeses, artisan bread, home baking and English wines; finding your own spot to spread your foodie delights amongst the estate’s 1000 acres won’t be too difficult either!
3. Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café
Winner of FARMA Best on farm café/restaurant 2011. A well-stocked shop filled with great Yorkshire food as well as their home-reared Aberdeen Angus beef and lamb, and home grown asparagus (Apr-June); they’re also a Pick your own fruit farm (Jun – Aug). There’s a children’s play area and great tearoom too, with a menu that reflects the seasonal produce, keep your eye out for their funky Vintage Yorkshire Afternoon Tea (pre-booking required).
4. The Grainary’s Farm Shop
A new arrival, perfectly complementing their established tea rooms and restaurant on this wildlife friendly working farm. Stocking heather honey and locally roasted coffee with a conscious from Baytown Coffee Co, alongside farm shop favourites, it’s well worth finding this lovely place.
5. The Hayshed Experience
A fantastic social enterprise based in Commondale in the heart of the National Park, providing training opportunities for adults with different disabilities. The farm shop sells their home reared highland cattle, lamb, pork and chicken, fruit and vegetables too.
6. Hunters of Helmsley
A fantastic deli and speciality food store, with its Aladdin’s Cave upstairs and where over 70% of its goods sourced from Yorkshire. Winner of the UK’s Best Small Shops Competition 2015 too. Its takeaway sandwiches are legendary, make sure your appetite is up for it.
7. Lord Stones Country Park
Idyllically situated at the top of Carlton Bank, complete with restaurant, café, farm shop and camping pods. With special Belted Galloway burgers and dry aged steaks and meat sourced from the owner’s farm on the doorstep, local produce is at the heart of the venture.
8. Newfields Organics Farm Gate Shop
Only selling what they grow, so don’t expect to find much in the hunger gap of May/early June, but the rest of the year, their range of vegetables is a rainbow of colours, with recipes to help you make the most of their unusual and tasty produce. They also supply The Organic Farm Shop in Pickering, which has one of the widest selections of organic produce in Yorkshire including vegetables, fruit, meat and eggs.
9. Real Meals Deli
Stocks a wide range of produce including cheeses and local meat plus homemade frozen meals, terrines, pies and patés; they even provide recipe inspirations.
10. The Whole Hogg Farmshop and Tearoom
Handily located on the Pickering to Malton road, has a well-stocked butchery and deli located in a converted cart shed on a traditional working farm.
(Content courtesy of http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk)