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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for April 2017

April brings with it Spring and the ability to buy locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

Farmshops, by county

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Bedfordshire

Essex

  • Ashlyns Organic Farm Shop - organic lamb, beef, pork, chicken, Christmas time turkeys
    North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM16 6RZ, 01992 525146. Organic co-operative. Game when in season. Seasonal fruit and veg, organic milk and freshly baked bread can also be purchased. Locally sourced produced whereever possible.
  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, cherries, onions, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties
    Needham Green Hatfield Broad Oak, Nr Bishop's Stortford, CM22 7JT. Phone: 01279 718570. Email: helen@jmlukies.co.uk. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 5;30pm Open June to September. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The farm has an informative Nature Trail where you can opt for a short stroll or a longer trek. We also have a Tea Barn, well stocked Farm Shop and children's play area. (UPDATED: July 31, 2015)
  • Calcott Hall Farm - farmshop with much produce grown onsite or local
    Ongar Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9HS. Phone: 01277 264164. Email: info@calcotthall.com. Open: See their website for current hours. Directions: One mile N of Brentwood town centre, on A128, adjacent to the A12 bridge (no access from A12). Farm shop in converted Essex barn. Friendly, family run farm with an excellent reputation for superb customer service. With over 30 different crops grown on the farm the emphasis is on freshness and quality. Produce we don’t grow on the farm is sourced locally where possible, such as our English apples from Chelmsford and fresh herbs from a nursery just down the road.
  • Graces Fruit Farm - Apples, plums, blackberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, loganberries, Tayberries, asparagus, broad beans, runner beans,honey from the farm
    Causeway End, Thaxted Road, Wimbish, Saffron, Walden. Tel.01371 830387. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: On B184 Saffron Walden/Thaxted rd 4 miles S of Saffron Walden on R. Clearly signposted. Norfolk Lavender and Devonshire wines. Homemade pies and cakes and freshly pressed juices are made using the farm's own fruit. PYO large range soft fruits, apples plums plus summer vegetables. Farm shop with range of produce. Tea room, childrens play area, picnic area. Facilities: Ample parking, children's play area, nearby pub, picnic area, tea room, plants and shrubs, easy access for disabled, toilets, caravan club. PYO Asparagus in April/May (call to check when ready). (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)
  • Spencers Farm Shop - Wickham Fruit Farm - locally sourced meat, free-range eggs, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red & Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Loganberries, Tayberries, Cherries, Plums, 18 Varieties of Apples Asparagus, Runner Beans, Courgettes, Pumpkins.
    Wickham St Pauls, Halstead, CO9 2PX. Phone: 01787 269476. Fax: 01787 269476. Email: info@spencersfarmshop.co.uk. Open: See their website for hours. Directions:Directions and map. Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Red & Blackcurrants, Blackberries,  Loganberries, Tayberries, Cherries, Plums, 18 Varieties of Apples Asparagus, Runner Beans,  Courgettes, Pumpkins. Since first growing "Pick Your Own" fruit in 1973, our range of PYO fruit and vegetables has grown considerably. We are particularly proud of our "Table Top Strawberries" grown at waist height for ease of picking! If you would like to pick your own, simply call in at the shop (opening times here), but feel free to phone us. They have a cafe with a range of homemade seasonal dishes such as fruit pies, coq au vin, steak and mushroom pie and soups. They also sell homemade ready meals include cottage pies, lasagnes and quiches. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: July 13, 2015, JBS)
  • Wash Farm - asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, tayberries, Fresh eggs
    Queen Street Sible Hedingham, Halstead, CO9 3RH. Phone: (01787) 461208. Email: shirley@washfarm.co.uk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (ADDED: July 04, 2012)
  • Wrekein Farm Shop -  Lamb, beef, pork and poultry, cheeses, sausages
    Burnham Road, Althorne, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM3 6DT, 01621 786785. Master butchers  Offers fresh meats that are are non-intensively reared on a grass and cereal diet. Locally produced sausages include venison and red wine, pork and sundried tomato and gluten-free varieties. English cheeses such as Wensleydale and ginger, vegetables, pickles and preserves are also available alongside roasts. (ADDED: 03 April 2016, JBS)

Hertfordshire

  • Bullscroft Farm -Strawberries, raspberries and other soft fruit
    Chenies Road, Chorleywood. Phone: 07719 252000. Open: June-Sept, Mon-Sunday 09.30 to 18.00. Directions: From M25, Junction 18, take A404 dir Amersham. Straight ahead at traffic lights, farm entrance one mile from M25 opposite St Clement Dane’s School.  Family run farm, offering PYO since 1988. Located in Chilterns AONB.  PYO and as ready picked. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 29, 2009)
  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm - Strawberries , Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Sweetcorn, Blueberries, Broadbeans, French Beans
    Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak, NA, CM22 7JT. Phone: 01279 718 777. Email: helen@jmlukies.co.uk. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Only portaloos in the car park and no other facilities. Strawberries: June to October.  Raspberries:  July to October. Gooseberries: June to July.  Blackberries: July. Blackcurrants: July. Sweetcorn: End of August. Blueberries: July to August. Broadbeans: June. French Beans: July. They also have fruit/veg that is already picked and ready to go. Pick your own Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, sweetcorn & onions. Our own sunflowers and cherries are available ready picked.  They have a Tea Barn for Breakfasts, paninis, salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cream teas, ice creams, delicious homemade cakes and a great selection of hot and cold drinks. There is also a Farm Shop with a wide range of local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses, meringues, our jam and honey, eggs, chutneys, pickles and much more. For further updates and to find out about our summer opening schedule please keep checking back here or follow us  Click here for our Facebook page  or Twitter. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: July 31, 2015)
  • Graveley Fruit Farms - PYO strawberries, raspberries, currants, and broad beans.
    Graveley Hall Farm, Graveley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7LY. Phone: 01438 727709. Email : Graveleyfruitfarm@hotmail.com. Directions: Located on the B197 north of Stevenage. All our fruit is available as Pick Your Own or you can buy it ready picked in our cafe. The cafe serves teas, coffees and light snacks and ice cream. We have a large children’s adventure play area including a zip wire and a haystack, and the play area is overlooked from the cafe. So Mum and Dad can relax with a cup of tea while the kids let off steam. Tractor and trailer rides are available most weekends and include a trip over the 'off road' bumps at the back of the farm. Loads of fun in an adventure filled ride. There are also some pet pigs to look at and feed, pig food is available to feed them. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: July 11, 2015, JBS)
  • Hawkswick Fruit Farm - currants (red and black), gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries
    Harpenden Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6JG. Phone: 01727 831224. Email: info@hawkswickfruit.co.uk. Open: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 18:00; Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00; Monday: Closed all day. Directions: From Hawkswick Fruit Farm north Exit M1 junc 9. Left at roundabout onto A5183. At next roundabout take 1st exit left up hill on Redbourn lane (B487). At next roundabout take 3rd exit onto A1081. Follow along for approx 2 miles. Fruit farm signposted on right. >From south exit M1 at junc 6. go underneath motorway onto north orbital >road. Go over the M 25 and at next island take 1st exit left onto the B4630 Watford road. Continue along passing 1 mini roundabout and at next roundabout turn left onto King Harry lane. At end of that road turn right at mini island onto Hemel Hempstead road A4147. Straight over island into Batchwood drive. At main set of traffic lights at Ancient Briton pup turn left onto A1081. Go past Texaco garage on right then second turning on left. M25 take exit 21A then follow M1 south directions. 20% Pensioner discount on Tuesday afternoons. MINIMUM CHARGE, ADULT: £2.00 PER PERSON, CHILD (5+): £0.50 PER CHILD. Free Parking. Strawberries: End of June, July and Early August; Raspberries: July and August; Gooseberries: July; Red and black currants in July and August.(UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: 20, July 2008)
  • Pearce's Farm Shop - PYO: Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    Hamels Park Farm, Buntingford. Phone: 01920 821246. Email: info@pearcesfarmshop.com. We have been growing strawberries since 1978 and with the raspberries also have an excellent pick your own that makes a fun family activity. Asparagus, is another of our specialities and when in season during May and June it is much sought after by our customers for the excellent flavour. We also grow a great range of pumpkins and squash available from October, in time for Halloween and also ornamental gourds that make interesting autumnal decoration. Looking to offer something different we have planted the Hippophae rhamnoides berry, or sea buckthorn, which is one of the superfoods that is full of vitamins and not that common in the UK, as well blueberries, another very healthy fruit.The farm shop has strawberries, raspberries, runner beans, pumpkins, gourds, squash.  Veg, fruit, bread, cakes, frozen foods, chutneys, jams, dairy, smoked salmon, dried goods, animal foods, plants, flowers. Strawberry & Raspberry PYO open – ring for up-to-date availability. We have a large area of soft fruit at Pearce’s, available for visitors either to pick themselves, a popular activity with families, or to buy in the shop. Our café also uses them to make delicious puddings, tarts and crumbles. (UPDATED: 02 April 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: July 11, 2015, JBS)

 

 

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