Farmshops and Markets
As you’d expect, there are Cheshire farm shops and farmers’ markets all along the Sandstone Trail.
Cheshire is famous for its cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, local and homemade produce. For real, slow food, you can’t get much better.
Among others (listed roughly north to south along the Sandstone Trail), look out for:
Cherry Tree Farm Shop
Home grown vegetables and produce, including Cheshire potatoes, fruit, bedding plants, hanging baskets, flowers, eggs, and wild bird food. Also sells Snugbury’s award-winning farm ice cream. School Lane, Manley. 01928 740301.
Eddisbury Fruit Farm
Farm shop, ready picked and pick your own fruit. Cheshire apple juice, fruit wines and cider plus a good range of local produce. Café. Farmers’ Market on the third Saturday of every month, 10am-2pm. Yeld Lane, Kelsall. 0845 094 1023.
Willington Farm Shop
Farm shop selling homegrown soft fruits, vegetables, eggs, jams and preserves, local honey, herbs, perennials and homegrown apples from September to January. Winsors, Hillside Farm, Chapel Lane, Willington. 01829 751216.
Rose Farm Shop
Farm shop selling a wide range of products including additive free beef, farmhouse cheese, farmhouse recipe goods, fresh fruit and vegetables. Cafe and plants, too. John Street, Utkinton. 01829 732978.
Jax Country Produce
Farm shop, restaurant and bistro just below the Sandstone Trail at Bulkeley. Suppliers of free range farm produce, available in bulk for businesses or in small amounts for the general public. Cheshire cheese, local meats and local produce. Open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. Wrexham Road, Bulkeley, SY14 8BX. 01829 720851.
Cholmondeley Castle Farm Shop
Farm shop selling quality local and regional produce, including Longhorn beef and Gloucester Old Spot pork hand-reared on the Cholmondeley Estate.Cholmondeley. near Bickerton, Malpas. 01829 720201.
Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to find and buy local produce.
Local produce can’t be beaten for freshness, variety and taste. It supports the local economy and is as ‘green’ as it gets, with minimal packaging and virtually zero ‘food miles’. Plus, it often tastes amazing.
Vale Royal Farmers’ Market
Held on the 3rd Saturday, every month from 10am – 2pm.
Average number of stalls: 20.
Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Yeld Lane, Kelsall CW6 0TC
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