"Local food is better by miles" and it's at its freshest and best when bought direct from farmers markets, farm shops or just at the farm gate.Very popular in the Chilterns and here are a few of our favourites to share with you;
Steph and Daniel Hares live on Buckmoorend Farm, a small, family run farm surrounded by natural woodland and nestled in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. It is part of the Chequers Estate, a 16th century Elizabethan country house and the official country residence of the serving Prime Minister. It was restored and added to by William Hawtrey in 1565, however the name is even older and possibly derives from a 12th century owner. David Lloyd George had the privilege of being the first PM to make use of the house in the quiet Buckinghamshire countryside, after it was bequeathed to the nation for the purpose it serves today. There are plenty of way-marked footpaths in and around this beautiful countryside.
We are open 3.30pm -6.30pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. You can call us on 01296 620493 and please see our website too.
The town's local produce market is open on the fourth Saturday of every month selling high quality food, drink and crafts within a 10-mile radius of Chesham. Located in Market Square and the upper end of the High Street between 10am and 2pm this is a fantastic opportunity to try the local produce on your doorstep, at your convenience.
With at least seven generations worth of accumuated farming knowledge, it's no wonder that the goodies sold in their farm shop attract customers from far and wide. The Lacey Family Farm is situated in the heart of the Chilterns, with brothers Dan and Gideon running the farm and twins, Ed and Will, increasingly taking charge. We are primarily a Dairy farm based on our pedigree herd of 120 Guernsey cows who are perfectly suited to the chalky soil of the Chilterns to produce wonderful creamy milk. The cows have distinctive soft brown and white colourings and are a constant feature of the scenery. Their milk isn't bad too!
Farm Shop and Butcher's Opening Times:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Unlike the major commercial varieties that dominate the supermarket shelves, Jon Tyler's watercress crop is harvested and bunched by hand with a bone-handled knife, kept in the pocket of his jeans. One of only two remaining suppliers of watercress in the Chilterns, Crestyl Watercress supplies local pubs, restaurants and breweries, but you can also buy cress from his self-service shack at the entrance to his farm at Sarrett Bottom, near Chorleywood, seven days a week.