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Top five Farm Shops near Exeter

31 May 2024

Visiting a farm shop is one of the best ways to spend a day, and discovering new locally-sourced food and drink is a bonus. So if you fancy exploring what Devon’s got to offer, we’ve rounded up five of the best farm shops near Exeter for a truly wonderful experience.

Darts Farm

Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter, EX3 0QH

Set along the Exe Estuary, there’s no denying that Darts Farm is in one of the most quintessentially ‘Devon’ spots in the county. Its food all is brimming with high-quality ingredients from the farm’s own yield and local family-run producers. There’s also a Farm Track and Wetland Nature Reserve, providing you with the perfect way to explore the neighbouring countryside. A play area and animal corner as well as pebbled vineyards and fishing ponds make it the perfect place to visit for the entire family.

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Ullacombe Farm

Ullacombe Farm, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9LL

Nestled into the countryside at the entrance to Dartmoor, Ullacombe Farm is a must-visit for all the family. The farm shop sells local organic food and drink, a number of gifts, and the farm’s own meat and dairy produce. Visit animals, let your little ones race around on the kiddie tractors, and help yourself to milkshakes via their Mount Boon Milk Co. vending machine! Their barn is available to hire for special occasions, and the playground is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained.

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Greendale Farm

Greendale Farm Shop, Sidmouth Road, Farringdon, Exeter, EX5 2JU

In the heart of the East Devon countryside, Greendale Farm is comprised of acres of farmland, the award-winning farm shop, and the family-friendly café. Notorious for its mouth-watering food and plethora of events, Greendale Farm is a one-stop-shop for meat and poultry, fresh seafood, freshly-baked bread, local dairy produce, and organic fruit and veg. Whether you’re visiting the animals or stocking up your store cupboards, you’re guaranteed a fun day out.

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Powderham Farm Shop

Powderham Estate, Exeter, EX6 8JQ

Located in the stunning grounds of the infamous Powderham Castle Estate, the family-owned Farm Shop and Bistro, complete with an in-house butchery, delicatessen, and post office provides the perfect hub for shopping, dining, and relaxing. The surrounding area promises a number of beautiful walks, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot the herd of deer that reside on the grounds. Take a trip to the castle for a truly educational day out, and take in the views of the Exe Estuary and Exmouth coast.

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Exe Valley Farm

Exe Valley Farm Shop, Thorverton, Exeter, EX5 5LZ

Open seven days a week, Exe Valley Farm sell home grown beef, lamb, and potatoes, alongside West Country food and drink, natural products, and a range of traditional crafts and gifts. The farm runs along a four miles stretch of the River Exe, and lush green meadows produce plenty of grazing for the family’s herd of Devon cattle and Dorset sheep. The Ruby Red Café is also on site, providing high-quality locally-sourced refreshments.

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