Welcome to Cross Lanes Organic Farm


Cross Lanes Geese


We have just won the FARM SHOP SMALL RETAILER OF THE YEAR category in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2016, winners were announced on the 18th April at the NEC, Birmingham at the Farm Shop & Deli Show.


Cross Lanes has been shortlisted as one of the 'top five independent retailers' in the North of England!! As part of the Great British Food magazine's GREAT BRITISH FOOD AWARDS 2016. Please could we ask you to go to this link and vote for us:



Last year we won the Family Run Farm of the Year award in the Northern Farmer 2015 Awards. 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 to 5.00pm

Sun 10am - 5.00pm

(January to Easter 4.30pm close)

Christmas Opening Hours

2pm close Christmas & New Year's Eve

closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

Tel: 01833 630619


Farm Shop Small Retailer of the Year

New Award




Bonfire Night 5th Nov

Wine & Tasting Evening 24th Nov

Christmas Party Night Sat 17th Dec Festive Eve Brunch 24th & 31st Dec


Sheep & Snow

Sheep on the roof

Childs Play Area

Children's Outside Play Area


'Green Man' carved by Steve Holliday



Free Parking

Free WiFi

Disabled access & facilities

Dog friendly

Coaches & bikers welcome


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