FARM SHOPS AND MARKETS
From the simplest of ingredients, to more distinctive foodie delights, you can find it all in Cornwall.
We’re proud to be home to some of the best artisan food producers and local farmers in the UK, and would like to encourage you to sample some of our culinary delights while you’re here.
You’ve probably seen some of our local produce on a shelf near you. From Roddas famous clotted cream, to Grumpie’s mouth watering pies which you can find on the shelves of Harrods, there’s a taste to suit all palettes. Why not explore more of our produce when you visit us in Cornwall? Discover a whole host of delights, from Cornish reared meat to homegrown fruits and vegetables. Here are some of our favourites:
Our favourite Farm shop has to be Curgurrell farm shop at Rosevine, just a ten minute drive from us. It’s a seafood lover’s dream come true. Open 6 days a week the shop, run by Charlotte and Simon Taffinder, it offers the very finest lobsters, crabs and fresh fish caught by sons Ben, William and Tom, and friend Chris Chesterfield.
The shop also sells local and home grown fruit and veg, free range eggs and homemade preserves. Curgurrell is truly unique, with its own tiny harbour just below the farm, and often the day’s catch is on sale within an hour of being caught. This is Cornish produce at its very best. All fish and shellfish are caught within 5 or 6 miles of the farm. Since its opening nearly 20 years ago Curgurrell’s handpicked local crab has become renowned for its superb flavour and freshness. You will also find hand line caught bass, mackerel and pollock, together with red mullet, sardines, brill, turbot, john dory lemon sole, haddock, plaice and scallops to name a few. Ideally come and see each day what has been landed or just phone Charlotte and find out what’s on offer. Because of demand during July and August it is advisable to pre-order dressed crabs and lobsters.
Also, one not to miss is Lobbs Farm Shop which is at The Lost Gardens of Heligan where the Lobb brothers pride themselves on producing premium-quality Cornish Beef & Lamb. Both of which are home-reared on their farms. Not only do they produce top-quality meat, they grow a variety of vegetables too. This beautiful produce is sold here in the shop – a foodies heaven! They sell a wide range of fresh local food – meat counter, cheese counter, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, bread, soft drinks, local beers, local preserves, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, smoked fish and many other items.
If you want to order a food delivery during your stay you can do no better than to use the Cornish Food Box. They set out with the very simple aim of making it as easy as possible for people to buy Cornish food and drink. You choose what you want to order, they pack and deliver it to your door or you can visit the shop and cafe in the centre of Truro. They work with more than 150 local producers and farmers, and sell everything from veg, meat and fish to sparkling wines, curry sauces and breakfast cereals. Just like a Cornish supermarket (but with the ethics you want). If you’re looking for quality, fresh, free-range products that come from Cornish farmers & fishermen, fantastic bakers and makers then they can’t be beaten!
Where to find them…
Click on the icon below for more info about each farm shop including directions and links to their websites.