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Bert’s Barrow Farm Shop

Crave locally sourced food? I’ve discovered a whole barrow of it at a super farm shop in the delightful north Yorkshire countryside.

Started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson from a roadside cart with an honesty box, Bert’s Barrow originally sold locally-sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. Now it comprises a new farm shop tucked into an old barn on Austfield Farm, with hens roaming outside in an area where you can sit and enjoy a drink or an ice cream. The Thompson family, led by Charlotte Wells Thompson and Jason Thompson, are now developing the farm shop and a veg box delivery service.

The welcome on entering the shop is warm and friendly, and inside the door sits Bert’s original cart. It is piled high with tempting locally-sourced food products, while at the rear of the shop is a mouthwatering display of seasonal fruit and vegetables.

I highly recommend Yorkshire parkin from Lottie Shaw who bakes in Elland; Harrogate Blue cheese from Shepherds Purse Cheeses of Thirsk; and the tastiest sausages from local butcher Starkey’s in Sherburn-in-Elmet.

If you are lucky enough to live within three miles of the farm, you can get your vegetable/fruit box delivered for free.

By Ann Fugler, Yorkshire editor

Useful info
Austfield Farm, Austfield Lane, Hillam, north Yorkshire, LS25 5NQ
07818 415 320 or 01977 261 412

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  1. Ann F says:
    WinnersAnd now they are Best Independent Retailer 2018 awarded by Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards 2018. Well done!!
  2. AnnF says:
    Variety of Yorkshire produce in one shopPop along for the best local vegetables, meats, bread, fish from the Yorkshire coast, and a smile. The best local farm shop in this area of the southern tip of North Yorshire!

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