With a growing demand for an alternative to supermarket shopping, The Udder Farm Shop was opened by farmers Jane and Brian Down. They own a 190 acre beef farm on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and made the decision to expand into retail in 2005, having farmed in the village for three generations since 1938.
The farm shop offers products from Dorset and the surrounding counties and is run by friendly staff. The deli, fishmongers and butchery staff are highly knowledgeable about their produce, offering insights into how best to cook meat and fish. The coffee shop offers inside and outside seating, and a large children’s play area.
The aim of the farm shop is to offer customers tasty, local food at reasonable prices.
Our farm shop has recently expanded to offer everything you have grown to love and much more.
Some of our new suppliers include: Stokes Sauces, South Devon Chilli Farm, Syms Bacon Mayonnaise and James Chocolates.
An expansion of the COOK ready meals means we can now offer meal solutions for everyone from single portion meals to large family meals, children’s meals, curries, sides and puddings. If you would like a night off cooking then these provide the answer. The frozen croissants, pain au chocolat and other Field Fayre goods remain the same with some seasonal changes taking place.
Cooks Frozen Foods
Fruits and vegetables have had a face lift with a larger emphasis on seasonal produce. Bread is still supplied by Taylor’s bakery with orders taken for any special requirements.
Our alcohol section is larger with a fantastic range of beers, ciders and wines. New suppliers include Cerne Abbas Brewery and The Dorset Brewing Company. We also have a dedicated wine area stocking a selection from small producers with advice on wine to suit every meal.
The free from section offers a delicious selection of alternative foods for special dietary requirements. Supermarkets are not consistent with their selections, so we pride ourselves in being consistent and offering a larger range.
Free From Range
Food cupboard essentials have increased to include a range of ingredients for home baking.
A dedicated gift area adds to the shopping experience with new gifts from The Somerset Toiletry Company, Wrendale Designs and Aromaglow. A wide range of gift ideas are available including hampers, both readymade or you can design your own.
All our stock reaches us quickly and in a fresh condition meaning it lasts longer, and we don’t sell food in pre-packed food in large volumes so it’s perfectly acceptable to pop in a buy one apple or one pork chop if that’s all you want! Perfect for those shopping for one.
What do we stock?
Local Wine, Ciders and Beers
Teas and Coffees
Eggs, Milk, Butter and Cream
Marmalades, Jams, Chutneys and Sauces
Crisps and Snacks
Sweets and Chocolates
Gluten Free and ‘Free from…’ Ranges
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Salads
E-cover Product Range
Ice Creams and Puddings
Frozen Ready Meals
Frozen Pastries and Frozen Fruits
Bird Food, Logs and Kindling
Hampers and Gifts, Cards and Wrapping Paper