The Farm Retail Shop
The main aim of our shop is principally to support local producers and the local economy, in addition to this we stock a full range of organic and ethical 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 bread is baked on site daily and is served in our restaurant and sold in the farm shop.
Cross Lanes products we have an extensive frozen organic ready meal range and pies, all made in the Cross Lanes kitchen using our own quality meat from the butchers, also lots of vegetarian options. We make lots of Cross Lanes goodies including homemade biscuits, traybakes, meringues, fudge, preserves and we have a freezer stocked full of tasty homemade sweet treats.
Dairy products we souce all of our fresh organic milk, cream and butter from Acorn Dairy, this is sold in the shop and used in the kitchen and served in the restaurant.
Eggs we stock our nearest supply of organic eggs, Harry's Eggs from Piercebridge.
Delicatessen we have over 60 cheeses including a range of organic, local and traditional varieties in our deli. Our most local cheese is Teesdale Cheesemakers and Cotherstone Cheese. We stock tasty organic olives and salami alongside our own cooked beef & ham. From the deli you can purchase take out sandwiches and homemade pies and salads.
Fruit & vegetables we source the bulk of our organic fruit and vegetables from The Organic Pantry at Tadcaster. We also use Organic North Wholesalers allowing us to provide a much wider offering when required. When stocks allow we purchase produce from the Clervaux Trust in Darlington, their products are very limited and seasonal.
Wines & beers we must have the best range of organic wines in the region, with an extensive range of local beers and spirits.
Baking goods we have an extensive range of all types of flours from local millers at Little Salkeld Water Mill, Crakehall Water Mill, Gilchester Organics and Doves Farm. Steenbergs based in Ripon supply us with a vast range of herbs, spices & baking ingredients..
Jams, preserves, oils we have a selection of local jams and preserves from our local supplier Just William with a wider range from Rosebud Preserves. With local honey from South Durham Honey and oils from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.
Chocolate you are spoilt for choice, we stock local Swaledale Chocolate and Kacoa ChocolateWe also have a great range of raw, natural and vegan chocolate from Rawbite and Almighty Foods. This is in addition to our organic Montezumas range.
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.
Local crafts & artwork
We support local artists and crafts people and are constantly introducing new gift ideas into the shop.
Mon - Sat 8.30am to 4.30pm
Sun 10am - 4.30pm
(Easter back to 5.00pm close)
Tel: 01833 630619
Winner Environmental Achievement
Award at Teesdale Business Awards
Mother's Day 26th Mar
Easter Sunday 16th Apr
Ready Meal Freezer - all made in house
Extensive range of organic wine & local beers & spirits
Cheese samples on our deli
Wooden gift ideas by local craftsman Christian Coverdale
Disabled access & facilities
Coaches & bikers welcome