Welcome to Cross Lanes Organic Farm


Cross Lanes Geese


We have won the Family Run Farm of the Year award in the Northern Farmer 2015 Awards. Cross Lanes has also recently been commended in the Farm Shop of the Year category in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2015. In 2014 were were chosen as a Top 10 Destination Farm Shop by BBC Good Food. These are only a few of the many awards we have accumulated and very proud of.


Cross Lanes comprises of an organic café-restaurant with a farm retail shop supporting local producers and a developing horticultural centre. In the shop we have an in house butchers, delicatessen, bakery, general store and craft section. Cross Lanes is run and built entirely on eco principles with organic, local and green thinking at the heart of everything we do. We have a children's play area outside, we have 'sheep on the roof', geese wandering around and pigs in the fields! We are overseen by our carved stone 'Green Man' who heralds the spirit of Cross Lanes, looking down on us from the East Elevation wall.


Soil Association


Taste Durham


Farm Shop & Deli




The three Cross Lane's geese certainly keep us and our customers amused with their antics, we've got Mum, Dad and Son who patrol the site and are always on the look out for some bread!



The Cross Lanes Organic Farm project  has been part funded by the Rural Development Programme for England which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

RDPE funding logos, Defra, Durham County Council and EAFRD



Opening hours

Mon-Sat 8.30am - 5.00pm

Sun 10am - 5.00pm

Tel: 01833 630619


Bonfire & Fireworks 5th November

tickets now on sale


Christmas Menu 2015

Christmas party nights Fri 11th & Sat 19th Dec. Now taking bookings.


Job opportunities at Cross Lanes


Organic baby shower with Jam & Jelly


Cross Lanes Top 10 Destination Farm Shop by BBC Good Food

Sheep & Snow

Sheep on the roof

Childs Play Area

Children's Outside Play Area


'Green Man' carved by Steve Holliday



Free Parking

Disabled access & facilities

Dog friendly

Coaches & bikers welcome


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