Food & farming

We are committed to supporting sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it is better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too.

Celebrate our amazing British produce

Try our delicious and seasonal parsnip and apple soup

Try our delicious and seasonal parsnip and apple soup

British Food Fortnight 20 September – 5 October
An annual celebration of the best food and drink this country has to offer. Foodie enthusiasts can enjoy various events, or sample the special harvest treats available at some of our cafés. You can also try these recipes at home.

Top kitchen gardens

Our kitchen gardens are great places for some grow-your-own inspiration. Come and see how we're putting these traditional growing spaces to good use with a variety of weird and wonderful produce.

Farm shops

Produce for sale at the Stourhead farm shop

Produce for sale at the Stourhead farm shop

Knowing where your dinner has come from is important, and our farmers pride themselves on producing quality local food. Many of our tenant farmers have shops selling tasty produce grown on our land. Run independently, these shops are often situated close to our houses, gardens and parks and can provide a tasty treat to take home from your day out. Or why not plan a visit to your local farmers' market?

Farm shops in London & South East

Punnets of strawberries

Buy farm fresh produce from our tenant farmers through shops in London, Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent…

Farm shops in the Midlands

Cow grazing on the clifftop at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall. © John Millar

Find out where you can buy our tenants' farm produce with our list of farm shops in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

Farm shops in the North West

Carrots on sale at a farm shop © David Levenson

Information about where our tenant farm shops are, and what their speciality produce is, in the North of England.

Farm shops in the South West

Some fresh asparagus from the garden on sale in our shop © Janet Baxter

Information about our farm shops in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Wiltshire, and what goodies they specialise in.

Farm shops in Wales

Local produce to your door - the delivery van for Summerhill Farm Shop © Jane Mason

Information about farm shops in Wales that are run by our tenant farmers, stocking truly delicious food grown or grazed on our own land.

What's in season?

Local and seasonal food is something that we're very passionate about. Here you'll find our month-by-month calendar to what's in season, with tips on growing your own.

Community growing

We're pleased to be involved in a national scheme to bring food producers and local communities together, through community supported agriculture.

Perfect picnic spots

It's not too cold for a picnic yet. We’ve some great places to unpack your hamper. Grab some fresh bread, seasonal salad and some tasty local produce and set up camp on the grass or the beach. What could be better?