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How Yorkshire Farm Shops are adapting to COVID-19

About to type ‘Farm Shops Near Me’ into Google? No need – we’ve got you covered. Want to avoid the painfully long queues, general supermarket chaos and support your local businesses during this difficult time? We encourage shopping local, where customers get the opportunity to purchase high quality, fresh and organic produce. Farm shops throughout Yorkshire are adapting to Covid-19 in amazing ways with delivery and takeaway services. Now more than ever, we must come together and support independent businesses trying to make a difference.

East Riding of Yorkshire

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Drewton’s Farm Shop

Drewton’s Farm Shop works closely with over 250 local farmers, growers and suppliers to ensure that their customers have access to the highest quality produce, whilst upholding flavour, freshness and traceability. To help combat Covid-19, Drewton’s is offering an essential shopping order service which can be completed online, your order can be collected between the hours of 1 pm – 4 pm from the shop or can be placed straight into your car to minimise interaction. Free local delivery is offered within a 3-mile radius of the shop (a delivery fee will be applied for those over 3-miles), however, this is mainly focused on vulnerable individuals unable to leave their home. Daily ready meals and Afternoon Tea Platters are also on offer for both delivery and collection and can be ordered online, over the phone or in the shop.

The Drewton Estate, South Cave, HU15 2AG – 01430425079 – http://www.drewtons.co.uk/pages/farm-shop


Halsham Waterside

Halsham Waterside

The staff at Halsham Waterside Farm Shop provide organic fruit and veg and other delicious products to customers whilst overlooking the tranquil Halsham fishing lake. Staff are ensuring that the shelves are stocked up whilst also maintaining the shop’s cleanliness. Takeaway coffees and teas are on offer for those popping to the Farm Shop and delivery services are on offer to the surrounding areas. Simply call up or text in your order and choose between a home delivery (particularly aimed at the vulnerable) or collection. Fruit and veg boxes are on offer for one person, two people or a family of four.

Dalton Lane, Halsham, Hull, HU12 0DG – 07972183436

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North Yorkshire

Town End Farm Shop

Town End Farm Shop

Located on the Malham Road, Town End Farm Shop allows customers to discover the pleasure of farm shopping whilst sampling delicious food straight from the Yorkshire Dales. Promoting local food and drink for an impressive five generations and receiving daily deliveries of fresh produce, there’s plenty to go around – bread, milk, eggs, meat, cheese, tinned goods and much more is on offer. Customers are encouraged to pop into the shop, phone, email and even place a weekly food order to ensure stock levels remain high. Free delivery to the local area is currently on offer and the shop is taking extra precautions by allowing a maximum of 4 customers into the shop at one time.

Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4BE – 01729830902 – https://townendfarmshop.co.uk/


Fodder Farm Shop

Fodder Farm Shop

Based in Harrogate, Fodder Farm Shop is passionate about Yorkshire, its farmers and local producers – with shelves stocked with food and drink from over 430 producers, and 85% of those products originating from Yorkshire. Enforcing social distancing within the shop and exclusively accepting card payments, Fodder is promoting a safe environment for customers. Home delivery is offered to those unable to leave their homes and a 10% discount is offered to all NHS workers. Online orders can be placed Monday – Friday and can either be delivered or collected from store – Fodder only offers home delivery to Harrogate and Knaresborough, however, their suppliers at Delifresh are now delivering to areas which Fodder is unable to reach.

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ – 01423546111 – https://fodder.co.uk/


Keelham Farm Shop

Keelham Farm Shop

Situated on Gargrave Road, Keelham Farm Shop believes that food tastes better from the farm. Supplying goods from over 400 Yorkshire producers and farmers, customers are guaranteed quality food. Tackling Covid-19 head-on, social distancing is promoted within the store and hand sanitiser is situated just inside the entrance. On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, between the hours of 7 am – 8 am, the store will be open exclusively to those aged 70 and over. As well as this, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays the same opening times will be available to Key Workers such as NHS staff and teachers. Online shopping service ‘Food to Ewe’ has now been launched, delivering goods to those within a 10-mile radius who are unable to reach the Farm Shop.

Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD – 01756664170 – https://keelhamfarmshop.co.uk/

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Ainsty Farm Shop & Café

Ainsty Farm Shop & Café

Located in beautiful York, Ainsty Farm Shop has been selling quality local produce since opening its doors in 2000. Car park collections are currently being promoted by Ainsty Farm Shop, where customers can call up with their orders which will then be arranged in-store before being placed in the boot of your car to minimise social interaction between staff and customers. For those worrying about leaving the house, in particular those with underlying health issues, orders are available for home delivery which will take place in the hours after the Farm Shop has closed.

Kirk Hammerton, York, YO26 8EQ – 01423331897 – http://www.ainstyfarmshop.co.uk/


South Yorkshire

Cannon Hall Farm

Cannon Hall Farm

Situated in rural Barnsley, Cannon Hall Farm is made up of old-fashioned thinkers who take food seriously, promoting the belief that local produce provides for the best quality of food. Following the closing of their restaurant – as ordered by the government – Cannon Hall Farm has decided to redeploy kitchen staff and are now supplying ready meals and pies to customers. Shelves are stocked up as well as bakers and butchers continuously promoting fresh local produce. Home delivery services are currently in the making for those unable to visit the site.

Cannon Hall Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT – 01226 792746 – https://www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk/


Rob Royd

Rob Royd Farm Shop

Rob Royd is based in Barnsley and offers high-quality dishes and products to those visiting. Promoting social distancing within the store, only a small number of people will be let into the store at one time and must remain at least 2 metres apart. Between 8 am – 9 am, the shop is exclusively open to the elderly and most vulnerable – card payments and apple/android pay are the preferred methods of payment. Home deliveries are prioritised for those unable to leave their homes – phone lines are open Tuesday through to Saturday between 9 am – 3 pm. The minimum cost of orders is £40 and a £3 delivery charge will be applied, delivery times available are Tuesday-Friday and include all Barnsley postcodes. A limited amount of takeaway meals are also on offer for collection only and are available Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-2:30 pm, including breakfast and lunch dishes.

Genn Lane, Worsbrough, S70 6NW – 01226248662 – https://www.robroydfarmshop.co.uk/


West Yorkshire

Blacker Hall Farm Shop

Blacker Hall Farm Shop 

Situated in Wakefield, Blacker Hall Farm Shop is proud to offer award-winning seasonal produce from both their own and surrounding farms. Local and homemade products, as well as store cupboard essentials, are up for grabs in the Farm Shop. Offering a home delivery service to the surrounding area and prioritising the elderly and vulnerable during this difficult time – great food can be easily accessed. Online orders should be placed by 12 pm the day before delivery, with the minimum order amount being set at £20 and a £6 delivery fee added on at the checkout.

Branch Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF43DN – 01924267202 – https://www.blackerhallfarmshop.co.uk/


Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Stocked full of local produce fresh from their fields or made on-site, Farmer Copleys ensures if they can’t make it themselves then it’ll be sourced from only the best local and regional suppliers. Customers can now take advantage of their speedy delivery service (minimum order £35) and free delivery charge. As well as home delivery Farmer Copleys is now offering a call and collect service where both the order and payment can be taken over the phone. On collection, the products will be placed straight into the boot of your car to minimise physical interaction between staff members and customers. There’s no need to search anywhere else for ‘Farm Shops Near Me’.

Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, WF7 5AF – 01977600200 – https://farmercopleys.co.uk/

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The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop

The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop

The Dobson family in Wakefield have been farming in Carlton since 1815 and promote fresh produce, low food miles and great value. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, The Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop has been exercising as much segregation and sanitation within the shop as reasonably possible. Before entering the shop, customers are encouraged to use the sanitiser and gloves provided at the entrance – the gloves should be carefully disposed of once leaving the shop. A 2-metre social distancing is also enforced for those within the shop to further the protection of others. 

Green End Farm, Carlton, Wakefield, WF3 3QR – 01132 887034 – http://www.therhubarbtrianglefarmshop.co.uk/


Hinchcliffes Farm Shop Cheese

Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop & The Rusty Bull Restaurant

Hinchliffe’s Farm is home to the oldest Farm Shop throughout the entirety of Britain – due to having more than 85 years experience of selling the best fresh food from both their farm and local producers, they know what makes for the tastiest produce. Additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures within the store have been elevated, as well as the encouragement of payments being made by card to reduce the handling of cash. Local communities are important and Hinchliffe wants to ensure that there’s enough to go around, so limits are being placed on a small number of products. Phone in and pick up orders, takeaway food from the restaurant and grocery deliveries will all be available very soon.

Netherton Moor Road, Netherton, Huddersfield, HD4 7LE – 01484661231 – https://www.hinchliffes.com/


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