The Farm Shop

Welcome to Spencer’s Farm Shop, located in Wickham St Paul’s, Essex. 

Farm Shop of the Year 2016 (Essex Life; FADA).

About

Welcome to Spencer’s Farm Shop in Wickham St Paul’s. Now run by The Coffee Shop’s Ray & Frosty.

We are a family run business established in 1973 as a PYO fruit farm. The Farm Shop opened in 2000 followed by The Coffee Shop in 2010. We are situated in a small village called Wickham St. Pauls located just off the A131 between Halstead and Sudbury.

The farm Shop uses a variety of local suppliers, one of which is our own Coffee Shop which produces all manner of delights from scones, soups, quiches, pies to cakes and biscuits.

To the rear of the shop we have a large enclosed play area for children including a sandpit, vintage tractor, ride on toys and climbing frame.

In 2016 we also added a small animal farm, with goats and chickens.

 

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10am – 4pm

Our Suppliers & Products

We source a large portion of our produce locally, from nearby businesses and farms, offering quality, fresh and natural, food/drink. Quality is of the upmost importance to us and we quality check all of our products to ensure they meet our high standards before selling them to you. We now also offer a selection of popular household product lines, to help you keep updated with the essentials.

FRUIT & VEG: We grow as much of our fruit and vegetables on our own farm as we can, depending on seasonality. We are Particularly proud of our table top strawberries which are grown at waist height for ease of picking! See the table on the pick your own page to see what is available and when.

MEAT: We have a wide variety of meat from beef, chicken, pork, bacon, sausages & lamb as well as cooked/cured meats. Our beef is home reared by Cratfield Beef from Suffolk. All other meat comes from Priors Hall (Dunmow, Essex). Priors Hall is a family run business who have been rearing pigs for more than 40 years. In 2015 they were voted Best Essex Producer by the Essex Food & Drink Awards.

CHEESE: From English classics such as Red Leicester and Cheddar, local specials such as Suffolk Gold & Suffolk Blue and Mediterranean favourites like Brie and Parmesan.

Our HOME GROWN APPLE JUICE is very popular and comes in 3 varieties. We also have home grown PEAR juice. Why not try them today!

Our other cordials & Juices include:

Belvoir Presse’s, Lemonade’s and Cordials.

Shaken Udder Milkshakes, Essex.

Coffee and Tea, Butterworths and Son in Bury St. Edmunds.

FROZEN FRUIT, VEGETABLES, BAKERY & FISH ITEMS: A good selection of loose frozen fruit and vegetables, also including Home Roast Potatoes, Hash Browns, Yorkshire Puddings, Breaded Garlic Mushrooms, Apple Turnovers, Croissants, Pain aux Raisin, Pain au Chocolat, Fish Cakes and Prawns.

FRESH & FROZEN READY MEALS, PIES, SOUPS & QUICHES..: Made by the Coffee Shop in our on site kitchen we have a great range of frozen meals and fresh treats available such as: Meat pies, quiches, soups, sausage rolls, cakes, roulades, bakewells, lemon tart, treacle tarts, crumbles, scones, rocky road, flap jack, shortbread, meringue and apple pies. We also stock a range of “Cooks” Frozen meals. 

JAMS, CONSERVES, CHUTNEYS & SAUCES are all sourced as local as possible. We have a huge range of Tiptree (Essex) Jams and Stokes (Suffolk) sauces.

You won’t be disappointed with our range of CAKES & BISCUITS: Delicious locally made (Sudbury, Suffolk) slabs & cakes, as well as a big range of desserts available fresh and frozen, all made in our Coffee Shop kitchen and a broad selection of sweet and savoury biscuits and hand-baked meringues.

HONEY: We have sourced our honey from two local producers to ensure you benefit from the locality of this product. Local Honey can help keep allergies and hayfever at bay! We sell Honey from ‘Pure Suffolk Honey’ & ‘Essex Honey’.

PLANTS & SHRUBS: A good selection of seasonal plants, bulbs and shrubs from ‘Riverbank Nursery’ in Suffolk.

POCKET MONEY TREATS: We have a good selection of small toys and fun games for children starting at less than £1!

CARDS & GIFTS: We have a selection of cards (including hand made) and gifts available to buy.

HAMPERS: Available all year round choose from a selection of wicker baskets starting at £3 and simply select items from the shop to go inside. We will then take care of the wrapping to make your Hamper a beautifully finished gift. We also take corporate Hamper Orders and can arrange delivery nationwide. Contact us for more details.

We are always looking to extend our range of locally sourced items. If you are a potential supplier do get in touch: rayandfrosty@aol.com

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Contact Us

Spencer's Farm Shop, Wickham St Paul, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2PX

Farm Shop: 01787 267977 or The Coffee Shop:  01787 269375

Email: rayandfrosty@aol.com