Riverside Organic is a family run farm shop and café in Whatcroft, just outside Davenham in Cheshire. The shop opened in March 2005 initially as an outlet for their own high quality and organic beef, lamb, fruit and vegetables off the farm. Since then, the shop and now café and delivery box service, has gone from strength to strength and sells over 600 organic products.
The Bennett family have been running their beautiful Cheshire farm for three generations and come from families that have farmed in Cheshire for more generations that the family can remember. Shipbrook Hill Farm lies either side the meandering River Dane and is in total 335 acres of organic land. Simon Bennett is the youngest partner and has tried hard to diversify the business to meet the increasing demand for farm fresh organic food. Simon explained, “Our policy at Riverside Organic is to produce the finest organic meats from traditional breeds such as Hereford, Aberdeen Angus & Welsh Black. We take the view that although these breeds often take longer to finish the extra efforts are rewarded with superb quality & taste. We grow all the feed for the cattle on the farm giving us complete traceability.”
The land drops away from the farmstead to the flood meadows of the Dane Valley which provides habitat for a number of important species, including lapwing, partridge, skylark, curlew, buzzards & hares.The farm is open to schools, clubs and the general public to enjoy organic farm walks through the farm and surrounding countryside. Walkers and shoppers alike can enjoy what are arguably some of the most beautiful views in Cheshire.