6 places to buy fresh local produce in the Cotswolds

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Looking to stock up some of the best produce the Cotswolds has to offer? Whether you’re after fresh fruit and vegetables, locally sourced meat or homemade cakes, pastries and cheeses, here are 6 fantastic farm shops selling all that and more in the region

Frocester Fayre Farm Shop

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Frocester Fayre Farm Shop

Church Farm, Peter Street, Frocester, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 3TJ

Telephone: 01453 822054

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Frocester Fayre are a family-run farm shop and butchery located in the village of Frocester in Gloucestershire. They stock and supply farm sourced meat with minimal food miles, meaning they have a very small carbon footprint. They butcher and prepare all produce on their premises, so the meat comes to you fresh and is of the highest quality. They also make a range of homemade pies, ready meals and ready-to- eat products in the on-site kitchen.

Frocester Fayre offer a range of seasonal products throughout the year, including a range of BBQ products currently available to help you make the most of the current hot weather.

Frocester Fayre are making a bid to 'Go Green' and reduce their impact on the environment. One such way they are doing so is by encouraging customers to bring their own containers with them to help reduce the amount of plastic produced.

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The Farm Stratford

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Kings Lane, Snitterfield, CV37 0QA

Telephone: 01789 731807

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Welcome to 'The Farm'! The Farm is two local families in Stratford upon Avon who both share a passion for real food. The Farm is a unique food destination that showcases local artisan produce and promotes wholesome, home grown and sustainable food.

Teddington Stores

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Their home, the Fruit Farm in Snitterfield, was once home to hundreds of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees, which produced for the likes of Waitrose and Mr Kipling. The Farm was popular with South Warwickshire residence for its 'pick your own' fruit and strawberries. In recent years The Farm struggled to survive and became derelict. The two families took on the re-development in 2017, and with a shared vision and a lot of hard work they have created a truly stunning environment for all to enjoy.

Since the opening 15 weeks ago, The Farm has been referred to as Stratford upon Avon's 'best kept secret' and was awarded 'Best Farm Shop & Deli in Warwickshire' by Muddy Stilettos.

The Farm is a collective of artisan food producers, a whole food kitchen, farm shop and delicatessen. They support local brands and champion independent suppliers from their own and neighbouring counties.

Alongside production they will offer educational workshops, nutritional seminars and demonstrations with the intention to re-discover skills and traditions, from foraging courses to baking your own sourdough.

A butchers and fishmonger, baker, wine merchant, fermented foods, chilli farmer, chocolatier produce on-site in the micro kitchens which can be viewed by the public in order to enhance the tilth to table concept. There's also an on-site florist and a home and gifting department.

Primrose Vale Farm Shop

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Teddington Stores

Evesham Road, Teddington, Tewkesbury, GL20 8NE

Telephone: 01386 725400

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The Teddington Stores' Food Hall is full of tasty treats; it's considered to be the hallmark of Cotswolds and Three Counties quality when it comes to local produce. They believe that local, traditionally made food tastes better, is better for us, the environment, and supports the local rural economy. They have a super range of fresh and frozen produce, plus sauces and condiments - everything you could need for a truly delicious meal.

Wherever a local fruit or veg is in season, Teddington Stores will source that produce. Asparagus season - starting around St George's Day (23rd April, depending on the weather - earlier if the weather is fine, later if it's cold) is very much a local tradition and they source not just green asparagus, but purple and white too - it's great, just steamed or chargrilled with a little Cotswold or Netherend butter, simply delicious!

Court Farm Shop

Court Farm Shop - Credit: Archant

Primrose Vale Farm Shop

Shurdington Road, Bentham, Cheltenham, GL51 4UA

Telephone: 01452 863359

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You can find home grown fruit, vegetables and great local produce in the Primrose Vale Farm Shop throughout the year. There's the opportunity to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables all summer long with teas, coffees and light snacks served throughout the picking season.

Keep an eye out for Halloween and Easter trails - fun for all the family, as well as home grown Christmas trees, including the very special rent a tree service!

Court Farm Shop

Lower Clopton Farm Shop

Lower Clopton Farm Shop - Credit: Archant

Stoke Road, Stoke Orchard, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 7RY

Telephone: 01242 678374

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Court Farm Shop with Butchery & Animal Area is built upon a strong history of traditional family farming, providing a full range of home produced and local products as well as a fantastic traditional butchery service.

They are open Monday-Sunday and sell their own farm produce (beef, lamb, pork and free range eggs) as well as that of many other local producers.

The Court Farm Shop have a fantastic team who are enthusiastic and offer a great, friendly service. The Butchery provides a wide range of meticulously prepared items including over 20 different flavours of handmade sausages as well as a number of meat boxes.

Lower Clopton Farm Shop

Upper Quinton, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8LQ

Telephone: 01386 438236

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After 13 years of producing and selling local foods for you to enjoy at home, Lower Clopton Farm Shop has opened a new 50 seat café in its converted Victorian farm buildings. The shop has been expanded and with more space and open-plan butchery and deli areas, customers can enjoy watching and chatting to the staff as they work.