Farm shop near me: enjoy buying local produce, cutting down food miles and supporting the local agricultural economy? South East Dorset has a selection of small to medium farm shops nearby, and going West into more rural areas they get bigger and better.
Here are a selection of the best farm shops in the Bournemouth and Poole area:
Farm Shop Near Me: Within 30 minutes…
1. Pamphill Farm Shop, Wimborne Minster
A medium-sized farm shop with cafe surrounded by a butchers and artisan and boutique shops. Just around the corner from Abbot Street Copse, which has spectacular bluebells in spring. The National Trust have a recommended walking trail.
2. Sopley Farm Shop, Christchurch
This wonderful Pick Your Own farm has a modest shop selling fresh produce grown on-site and locally-sourced vegetables, eggs and Dorset honey. There is a playground and mini tractors for kids too.
3. Holme Farm Shop, Wareham
A medium-sized well-stocked farm shop with excellent produce (including ‘Holme-made’ cakes) next to a garden centre and cafe.
4. Gullivers Farm Shop, West Moors
Opened in 2015, this modern and decidedly artisan farm shop has a great deli-counter and serves delicious coffees in its recently opened café. They also help support adults with learning difficulties and recently won Best Independent Retailer at the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019.
5. Norden Farm Shop, Corfe Castle
Based on Norden Farm campsite, the farm/campsite shop was completely refurbished in 2013/14 and sells local produce which sometimes includes their own beef, lamb and eggs, and also locally-reared gourmet goat meat.
And in about an hour — farm shop heaven!
As you can imagine, the more rural the area, the better the farm shops become. It’s well worth stopping off at one of these if you are in the area:
- Millers Farm Shop, Axminster
- Felicity’s Farm Shop, Morcombelake
- The Udder Farm Shop, Gillingham
- Washingpool Farm Shop, Bridport
Also if you are a farm fan, be sure to read about the top children’s farms and animal parks to visit near Poole and Bournemouth.
That’s the end of our list, thank you for reading. Do you know of any ‘farm shop near me’ options we have missed or information we could add? Feel free to get in touch and let us know.