It’s a widely acknowledged fact that locally grown food tastes better, right?
So here’s a few of the Peak District & Derbyshire’s best loved farm shops and farmers market so you know exactly where to get those local spuds, parsnips and sausages.
Located in the idyllic village of Pilsey, near Chatsworth House is their farm shop- full of delicious produce fresh from the estate, tenant farms and local suppliers. More than half of the shop’s stock is either produced or prepared on the Chatsworth Estate itself. This charming farm shop is symbolic of ultimate country living!
There’s everything from bread and beer to poultry and pies and more than 100 cheeses- all of the finest quality .
This is brand new farm shop, and has food from Walter Smith, a farm established in 1885. Their meat, fresh vegetables and locally sourced goods are of the highest quality- the delicious deli counter also won’t disappoint lovers of good local produce!
This has to be the best known market in the area, and it occurs every Monday, when the town is at its busiest. The famous farmers Markets are held in the Agricultural Business Centre on the last Saturday each month- it’s a lovely day out to peruse the stalls and finish with a Bakewell Pudding!
This market is truly at the heart of Chesterfield town and takes place on the second Thursday of every month on Central Pavement.
Stalls include fresh seasonal produce, organic vegetables, rare meats, fish, jams and handmade crafts direct from the producers. It’s the perfect place to pick up all of your fruit and veg for a locally grown dinner!
Found in the beautiful Ecclesbourne Valley is Croots Farm Shop & Kitchen, offering a range of local food; so local in fact that 40 suppliers are within a fifty mile radius of the shop.
The deli counter offers home cooked hams and some sixty cheeses, many of which are hand-made in small quantities. Also there is a range of savoury pies, quiches, sausage rolls and scotch eggs, all made in the shop and ready for your lunch or picnic.
A day out in Buxton is always a treat, but every first Thursday of the month there’s a great farmers market in the Garden’s Marquee; the stalls will be packed full of great local food, produce and homemade crafts from the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales- you’re sure to find a tasty treat here!
So, next time you grab some local Peak District produce and proudly announce to the dinner table “this was grown just down the road”, think of us!