You know how I crave locally sourced food – I’ve just discovered a whole barrow of it at a super farm shop, in the delightful North Yorkshire countryside.
Bert’s Barrow, near Hillam, North Yorkshire
Started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson with a cart at the side of the road and an honesty box, they sold locally sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. Now a new farm shop is tucked into an original barn with hens roaming outside in the area where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream.
The family, Charlotte Wells Thompson and Jason Thompson are now developing the farm shop and a veg box delivery service with plans passed for a tea room…Whoop!!
The welcome on entering the shop is warm and friendly, and inside the door sits Bert’s original cart. It is piled up with tempting locally sourced food products and at the rear of the shop is a mouth-watering display of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
You just know that produce available in farm shops is fresh, healthy and seasonal and in my experience lasts longer in your cupboards than when bought from the supermarket.
So, here is what is I was tempted with at Bert’s Cart.
My fav Harrogate Blue cheese from Shepherds Purse.
My fav local butchers, Starkeys in Sherburn in Elmet
Cross Hills Honey from Diane in my neighbouring village of Monk Fryston
Local tomatoes and asparagus from Dave in Cawood.
Now to order my weekly veg box from Bert’s Barrow!