Farm Shops/Food Box/CSA in Cornwall

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Local Organic Food – there is plenty enough about… But aside from the markets, where can you get local produce? Farm shops, either on site at the farm or an independent farm shop are equally brilliant options. Anyway, after doing a bit of digging online, I came across a sack-full of inspiring options in the Cornwall area. No doubt I’ve missed many, but this should help (it’s as much for me as for everyone else!) Where I know they are Organic, I’ve stated this – however, whilst everything is local, I can’t guarantee everything on this list is Organic – as much as I’ve tried to find them and as much as I wish this was the case! However as I said earlier, many farms have a no-chemical policy and good environmental practices even if they are not certified organic, so ask the farmers directly! Do your own homework and find out about the farmers in your area, ask them about how they farm, for example whether they use pesticides, how they enrich the soil, whether they provide wildlife habitats… All this is important!

Food Box schemes? As much think it’s always great to visit farm shops and markets where possible, in this crazy life time is a luxury and so food box schemes are a heaven-sent. For a weekly fee you get good quality local food (seasonal) delivered directly to your door. So I’ve included a few Box Schemes in the list. Many food box schemes deliver to all areas of Cornwall, whatever your location. CSA Schemes are also great. They stand for ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ and often they do their own Veg Boxes. To find out more, take a look at the CSA UK website: https://communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk/

Bodmin & Wadebridge Area

Real Food Garden Veg Boxes

http://www.realfoodgarden.co.uk/

Supplying the surrounding areas with high quality veggies. No pesticides, chemicals used and the soil is nurtured – resulting in healthy tasty veg. Heritage and heirloom varieties included too. They even make their own compost and fertilisers – what’s not to love!?

Camel CSA

http://camel-csa.org.uk/

Veg Box Scheme from a not-for-profit veg growing group. This community veg growing group is a social enterprise run by locals! Betterstill they farm 2 acres of land using organic principles.

 

Bude Area

Bangors Organic Veg Box Scheme

http://bangorsorganic.co.uk/

Bangors Organic is not just an organic veg box scheme – it Soil Association certified and an award winning B&B/restaurant to boot. Also 100% organic. In the busy summer there is a little farm shop on-site.

Cottage Farm Organics

http://www.cottagefarmorganics.co.uk/

Meat Boxes delivered to your door – quality grassfed meat. Inbetween Bude and Boscastle but supplying veg boxes to anyone in the EX22/23 and PL15/32/33/34/35 postcode areas. The farm has impressive green credentials, even as much as being carbon neutral and powered entirely be renewable energy!

Hollacombe Farm Organics

https://www.sustainableagriculture.org.uk/our-farm

OK officially Devon across the border! Hollacombe Farm is one of a few projects on the ‘Koa Tree Project’ using several acres of organic and ‘No-Dig’ gardens. There is also 25 acres of grazing land. The products? Fruit, veg, free-range eggs, lamb, pork… Organoponics is another interesting venture, pioneering aquaponics to grow salad greens and herbs all year. All of this is sold locally. The Koa Tree project is also an educational/events hub for sustainability living and horticultural therapy.

Wooda Farm

http://woodafarm.co.uk/about-wooda/our-produce/

Crackington Haven, North Cornwall – near Bude. Soil Association organic produce – they specialise in lamb, mutton but they also sell a range of other organic produce. You can get lamb/mutton delivered anywhere in the UK but for more info on where you can find their products give them a call.

North Cornwall Food Hub

https://www.facebook.com/NorthCornwallFoodHub/

Located in Jacobstowe, south of Bude. Every Wednesday get a selection of local food, including many organic options for those living in EX22-23, PL15 and PL32-35 postcodes. . Also see the listing on Big Barn.

 

Camelford

Hilltop Farm Shop

http://www.hilltopfarmshop.co.uk/

Farmshop located just north of Camelford halfway between Bude and Wadebridge.

Boscastle Farm Shop

https://www.boscastlefarmshop.co.uk/

Possibly the best view of any farmshop!! Not far from Camelford. In the beautiful village of Boscastle, also home to a Witchery museum! Quality local produce and a cafe too.

 

Falmouth/Penryn

Falmouth Natural Store

naturalstorecornwall.co.uk/food/

Sells a selection of Organic Food/produce, as well as the health store/supplement section upstairs. Located at 5 market strand.

Cusgarne Organic Farm

https://www.cusgarneorganicfarm.co.uk/

Truro/Falmouth/Redruth (in the middle of these!) Farm Shop and Organic Box scheme from the 100 acre organic farm. Grassfed beef, venison, quality dairy….

Un_Rap Falmouth

https://en-gb.facebook.com/unrapfalmouthuk/

Not necessarily local but it is a packaging-free store ideal for dry pantry items and cleaning products!! Just bring your jam-jars 😉 We need more of these around…

Baileys Country Store

https://www.baileyscountrystore.co.uk/farm-shop/

Country Store/Farmshop in Penryn

Perr-an-worthal fruit and Veg Stall

https://www.facebook.com/Perran-ar-worthal-fruit-Veg-Stall-239418796069342/

Located just off the A39, this little stall is tucked away in a layby (just past the Norway Inn) and much of the produce comes from the farm just behind, in Ponsanooth – as well as from surrounding farms. Not just fruit/veg but also unhomogenised milk, cheeses, eggs and free range pork. Open Tuesday to Saturday.

 

Hayle

Trevaskis Farm

http://www.trevaskisfarm.co.uk

Family-run farm with a wide variety of crops, farm shop, organic kitchen garden and pick-your-own. Lots of events and educational courses too. The website is beautiful and worth a browse. The best thing is that pick your own is open until 7 on weekdays so you can go after work. The Farm shop (Trevaskis Market) also stocks locally caught fish and other groceries. Located in Gwinear, Hayle.

Richards of Cornwall

http://www.richardsofcornwall.co.uk/cornwallsfavourite/

Farm shop selling wide range of local Cornish produce. Located in Hayle.

 

Helston

The Natural Store

3 The Parade, Helston TR13 8RT

Sister store to the Falmouth Natural Store – Organic foods & supplements.

 

Launceston

Tamar Valley Food Hubs

http://tamarvalleyfoodhubs.org.uk/

South of Launceston is an online farmers market where quality local food can be ordered on a Wednesday and then you can collect at your choice of several drop-off points on Friday. Or you can opt for home delivery for a small fee.

Tregillis Farm

Not just organic but a biodynamic farm, producing excellent quality & uber environmentally-friendly food 🙂 Mixed produce from beef/lamb/pork/turkey to vegetables, salad leaves. I think there may be a farm shop on-site but best contact them for more info, this was the facebook page I found: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Farm/Tregillis-Farm-539460102833141/

Tregida Seafood and Smokehouse

https://www.tregida.com/

Tregida Seafood and smokehouse – Cornish fresh seafood au naturel or smoked! Can buy online for home delivery or buy from the pop-up shop on Fridays at Martins Cash and Carry in Launceston. You can also pre-order for collection.

Phillip Warren butchers

http://www.philipwarrenbutchers.co.uk/

Launceston. They regularly visit the local farms where they source the meat on the edge of the moors – primarily grassfed.

 

Liskeard Area

 http://trevallicks.com/

Trevallicks Farm Shop and Tea Room

 

Looe Area

Keveral Farm Looe

http://www.keveral.org/

Organic farm and Veg Box Scheme from the Keveral community. They follow Organic and Permaculture principles so all food is grown without pesticides, fertilizers and there is a focus on improving biodiversity in the land. Also minimal use of plastic packaging. They also offer courses and open days for the public.

Buttervilla Fruits

http://www.buttervilla.com/

Located in Polbathic in the Tamar valley not too far from Looe and Liskeard. Quality fruits grown with an emphasis on traditional, sustainable farming methods. Focus on heirloom and sustainable farming- mainly fruits.

 

Newquay Area

Gulvian Farm Organics

https://gluvianfarmorganics.com/about/

Farm Shop on-site and Box scheme. Soil Association certified organic family farm. Beef, lamb, fruit & veg, eggs… Located in Mawgan Porth just north of Newquay.

Cornish Fresh

https://cornishfresh.com/

Cornish Fresh is a food market with a difference… a beachside supermarket specialising in local organic produce. Find it just north of newquay in Mawgan Porth. They also have a licence for alcohol and a deck outdoors meaning you can end your healthy shopping trip with a sundowner tipple 🙂

 

Padstow Area

Padstow Farm Shop

padstowfarmshop.co.uk/

Located on Trethillick Farm. Local, seasonal – wide range of produce from meats to cheeses to local pasta. At Trethillic they farm in accordance with the ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ where no pesticides or fertilisers are used and wildlife habitats are preserved 🙂

 

Penzance/Penwith

Trewidden Farm

http://www.healthyboxes.co.uk/

Trewidden Farm Penzance is not organic but they try to use organic principles/forms of pest control. Veg Box Scheme. Produce from surrounding farms is also included in the boxes at times. Fruit, veg and meat boxes available.

Bosavern Community Farm (CSA)

http://www.bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk

Food Box Scheme and Farm Shop. Located in St Just Cornwall, Bosavern Community Farm is another great CSA scheme. Food grown on 33acres, without artificial fertilisers, pesticides or chemicals, according to Wholesome Food Association standards. They also sell eggs, turkeys and pork.

Trevelyan Farm Shop

https://www.foodfromcornwall.co.uk/item/trevelyan-farm-shop/

Trevelyan Farm shop has the usual seasonal organic, veg, dairy, baked goods plus frozen fayre and artisan items. Situated in Rosudgeon, Penzance.

Newlyn cheese

http://www.newlyncheese.co.uk/

Specializing in quality Cornish and West Country cheeses

The Real Cornish Crab Company

http://www.therealcornishcrabcompany.co.uk/

Real Cornish Crab Company is also in Newlyn. Sustainably caught crab and 100% traceable.

 

Redruth Area

Etherington Farm Shop

https://www.etherington-meats.co.uk/

Not just veggie boxes out there you know! Meat boxes are becoming popular too and this Cornish family butchers supplies quality local seasonal boxes depending on budget. The Farm shop sells a wide variety of Cornish produce. Located just off the A30 near Redruth.

Curgarne Organic Farm

https://www.cusgarneorganicfarm.co.uk/

Truro/Falmouth/Redruth (in the middle of these!) Farm Shop and Organic Box scheme from the 100 acre organic farm. Grassfed beef, venison, quality dairy….

 

Roseland Peninsula

Cargurrel Farm Shop

http://www.curgurrellfarmshop.co.uk/

Cargurrel Farm shop is located between Veryan and St Mawes. They sell seasonal, home grown fruit/veg, eggs and some homemade items. However the star of this shop is the seafood, which it is famous for. All seafood is caught within 5 or so miles from the farm and usually in the shop for sale the same day.

Cusgarne Organic Farm

https://www.cusgarneorganicfarm.co.uk/

Truro/Falmouth/Redruth (in the middle of these!) Farm Shop and Organic Box scheme from the 100 acre organic farm. Grassfed beef, venison, quality dairy….

 

St Agnes

Tree of Life Veg Box

https://www.treeoflifeorganics.co.uk/organic-veg

Veg boxes for St Agnes

 

St Austell & Surrounds

Lobbs Farm Shop, Heligan

https://lobbsfarmshop.com/

Not certified organic but environmentally conscious and ethically produced cornish beef/lamb but also do lots of other local produce. Traditionally reared beef and lamb.

Kittows Family Butcher and Deli

http://www.kittowsfowey.co.uk/

Down the road in Fowey, you’ll find Kittows Family Butcher, at 1-3 South Street, Fowey. 5th generation Cornish butchers with own farm. Focus on animal welfare and quality. The Shop also sells other local produce such as veg, cheeses and baked goods.

Rosevinnick organic farm Lostwithiel

No website. Organic beef and pork, fruit, seasonal herbs. Certified by Organic Farmers and Growers. Availability depending on season.…

 

Truro & Surrounds

Great Cornish Food Store

http://www.greatcornishfood.co.uk

The Great Cornish Food Store

Located adjacent to Waitrose in Truro. This is 100% independent owned by the author of ‘The Great Cornish Food Book’. Champions locally sourced food – grown/produced in Cornwall obvs. There is a butchery , fishmonger, fruit/veg section, deli and cafe.

Cornish Food Box Company

https://www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk/

Located in the centre of truro near Lemon Street Market, The Cornish Food Box company is both a farm shop and Veg Box scheme. Oh & they have a cafe too.

The Refill Store Truro

https://www.therefillstore.co.uk/about-the-store

OK, so as with the zero-waste store in Falmouth, the produce is not necessarily local but it is plastic/packaging free. That is always welcome, so it deserves a place on this list. Great for pantry staples like beans, pasta, muesli, cleaning products… All refillable. Get out the jam jars!!

The Old Market Chacewater

http://www.oldmarketchacewater.co.uk/

Farmshop in Chacewater stocking seasonal fruit, veg, seafood, meat, eggs, baked goods. They also sell cheeses from the continent. And have themed feast nights once in a while.

Cusgarne Organic Farm

https://www.cusgarneorganicfarm.co.uk/

Truro/Falmouth/Redruth (in the middle of these!) Farm Shop and Organic Box scheme from the 100 acre organic farm. Grassfed beef, venison, quality dairy….

 

Tamar Valley

Harrowbarrow & Metherell Agri Society

http://www.tamargrowlocal.org/harrowbarrow-and-metherell-agricultural-society

½ acre community owned and worked mini-farm growing mainly veggies!

 

General Cornwall –  Box Schemes

Wholefood Veg Boxes

http://www.wholefood.net/about.htm

Veg boxes for Cornwall and Plymouth. Can opt for soil association boxes.

Riverford Organics

https://www.riverford.co.uk/

Needs not introduction, this nationwide company also supplies weekly veg boxes

Fish For Thought

https://www.fishforthought.co.uk/

Fish Box Delivery – fresh Cornish fish delivered to your door!

 

For more farms and Cornish Food Champions – visit the Cornish Speciality Foods page 🙂 The following sites are also useful guides

https://www.bigbarn.co.uk/places/Cornwall/

https://www.foodfromcornwall.co.uk/

http://www.thebestofcornwall.info/food-and-drink/farm-shops

 

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