Hall Farm is a working mixed farm that has been the home of, and run by, the Barrie family for over three generations since 1929. Positioned on the Suffolk and Essex border, with the river Stour running through the farms fields, the shop is ideally situated at Stratford St Mary, the gateway to Constable Country.
The farm shop was opened in 2001 responding to a demand for high quality local produce at reasonable prices. This enabled Hall Farm to retail their prize winning beef and lamb, farmed with sympathetic methods and a high level of animal husbandry, direct to their customers. As well as the livestock, the farm currently plants, grows and harvests 6 acres of potatoes, all of which are retailed through the shop.
The shop has changed dramatically in 12 years of retailing. Starting in the end of a stable block, we have now expanded through the whole of the barn. The addition of chillers, deli counters and gifts to the large range of vegetables, fruit and eggs, enabled the shop to appeal to a wider customer base. It now has an extensive range of quality produce, and has become the perfect place to do the weekly food shop.