The Farm Retail Shop
Our main retail area is being called by some a mini supermarket, the corner shop or your typical farm shop. The focus of our shop is principally to support local producers and the local economy, we therefore stock local non organic products alongside our organic ranges. We source products where possible as locally as we can to minimise food miles and consequently carbon footprints. Where required, products are sourced from further afield, enabling us to stock the shelves with a wide range of goods from suppliers who share the same commitment to sustainability and quality as we do.
Fresh artisan bread is baked on site and available in our bakery along with lots of other Cross Lanes goodies including homemade cakes, pastries, pies, fudge, biscuits, preserves and much more.
Delicatessen we have over 50 cheeses including organic, local and traditional varieties in our deli, tasty organic olives, antipasti products, a selection of organic salami alongside our own cooked beef & ham, bottled & refills of olive oil and local rapeseed oil.
Fruit & vegetables where possible we source local, seasonal organic fruit and vegetables, our nearest supplier is the Clervaux Trust in Darlington and their produce is extremely seasonal, we use The Organic Pantry who are based down in Tadcaster who source their produce from a number of local growers and we also use Organic North Wholesalers allowing us to proivde a much wider offering when required.
Wines & beers we stock over 80 organic wines and beers, and our range of local beers is always increasing as we find more local brewers.
Baking goods we have an extensive range of all types of flours from local millers Little Salkeld and Gilchester Organics, with herbs, spices & baking ingredients from Steenbergs based at Ripon.
Jams, preserves, oils we have a selection of local jams and preserves from our local supplier Just William with a wider range from Hawkshead Relish, local honey from both Tees View Honey and the Honey B and oils from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.
Gluten Free we have an increasing range of gluten free products as our customers ask for more things and we serve gluten free cakes and meals on the cafe which the customers love and keep coming back for more.
Ethical cleaning products we have a good range of ethical cleaning products, with an Ecover refill station, personal cleaning products and handcrafted soaps, creams and gels from TOC Aromatherarpy in Durham.
In the shop we are constantly developing the product ranges, adding new lines as we come across new local suppliers and also as a result of customer requests. We have introduced Nib Nibs from near Ripon, organic loose leaf tea from Steenbergs, local beer from Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company amongst many others.
Local crafts & artwork we are being approached more and more by local artists and crafts people, so gradually our craft section is growing offering unique gift ideas. We have iron work from Nigel Hodgson, felt and textile work from Lone Helliwell, a great range of wood pieces from Christopher Helliwell, Ross Elliott and J. OAK. We have quirky slate products from Yarm, beeswax candles from Askdale Candles, jewellry from Emma Gray and Kathryn Guy amongst many other individual crafts. We display artwork from a number of Teesdale artists and are just in the process of organising a proper hanging system so that we can display and rotate artwork to show it at its best.
Mon-Sat 8.30am - 4.30pm
Sun 10am - 4.30pm
Closing times back to 5pm at Easter
Tel: 01833 630619
Cross Lanes Top 10 Destination Farm Shop by BBC Good Food
Ecover Refill Station
End grain boards by Christian Coverdale
Askdale Beeswax Candles
Disabled access & facilities
Coaches, bikers & dogs welcome