The Paddock Farm Shop opened on 6th April 2016, stocking a fantastic range of local produce and organic wholefoods and has since become somewhat of a community hub within our village. Located at 7-9 Ramsay Street, High Spen, Tyne and Wear, NE39 2EL, only 5 minutes from The Paddock itself, The Paddock Farm Shop offers you a great selection of locally sourced produce from around the region, some of which is produced at our smallholding, while the rest is sourced from trusted local suppliers. The Paddock Farm Shop is located in the village in which I grew up, in the very same building my granda used for his business Frances Ellen Roache and The Traditional Quilt Makers. Purchased in 1983, my granda ran a successful soft furnishings business from the building, creating bespoke curtains and bedspreads for many years until the building was split into units and rented out. We occupy one of the units, and next door we have a lovely vintage tea rooms, VIP teas, where you can grab a home made cake and a lovely cuppa when you visit. Steeped in history, the building dates back over 100 years and was originally used to build Venture buses! We now run an organic Farm Shop and Veg Box Delivery service from this very same building focusing on healthy, wholefoods with minimal packaging and an eco friendly ethos.
Opening hours are as follows:
Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED
We will be opening on the following Saturday's in the run up to Christmas 2018:
Saturday 24th November 11am - 4pm - Chocolate Tasting with Wajeeha Hussain from Chocolateeha, Gosforth. As seen on Tom Kerridge's Top of the Shops on BBC2, we have been stocking Wajeeha's handmade, organic, raw, vegan chocolate for a little while now and we are lucky enough to have Wajeeha in store for a tasting day on Saturday 24th November. Wajeeha will be in store from 12-4pm. Chocolateeha will be featuring in this year's Christmas hampers.
Saturday 1st December 11am-4pm
Saturday 8th December 2018 11am-4pm
Saturday 15th December 11am-4pm - Curry Day with The Pickle Palace (12-3pm). Pop in and pick up a delicious take-away curry, handmade by Hannah at The Pickle Palace from The Paddock's organic veg which would have otherwise been waste, and food destined for land fill from the larger supermarkets.
We will also have a range of Christmas gifts including illustrations from Pete Barlow, hand drawn tote bags, t-shirts, hand painted neck scarves, framed sketches from Dipwood Studios, handmade wooden gifts from Barry Page Timber Design, landscape photography cards from Jill Fay and more available in our Farm Shop on the run up to Christmas 2018.
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What can I expect to find at The Paddock Farm Shop?
Handmade Organic Cheese and Natural Yoghurt from Slack House Farm, Cumbria
We do not stock meat in our Farm Shop, however, you can pre-order via the website to collect on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
You can also pre-order any of our range through our website by a Sunday evening and collect from our shop!
Don't forget to bring your own carrier bag - we really do try to focus on minimal packaging and zero waste.
Please note: Payment in our shop is cash only! In keeping with our small scale, eco friendly ethos, we do not have a card machine or offer payment by card as we don't believe in involving more big corporations in what we do! Not to mention the carbon footprint left through the consumption of energy of such companies. Please respect this and ensure bank transfers (which are free to both you and us!) are made on the day of delivery.
Looking forward to seeing you there!