Where to find farm shop cafes in Suffolk

There can be little doubt that the “farm to plate” side has won the argument when it comes to what kind of food is the most mouth-watering. Offering unbeatable freshness and a truly sustainable experience, a meal that has been prepared using ingredients sourced at a nearby farm is something that everyone should make part of their holiday in Suffolk. 

As you might expect of a county with an almighty amount of farmland, there are various farm shop cafes to check out when staying at our Barns and Barges for rent. To get your appetite sufficiently worked up, we’ve taken the time to assemble a list of some of our favourites that may well become some of your favourites after tucking in:

Farm Cafe + Shop, Woodbridge:

Doing exactly as their name suggests, the Farm Cafe + Shop in Woodbridge sources local ingredients from nearby producers to serve up delectable meals at their premises in Woodbridge. Offering everything from hearty breakfasts to light lunches and takeaways, their proximity to our Barns for rent make them a firm contender for places to visit when holidaying with us.

Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market:

Remaining relatively close to home, Alder Carr Farm in Needham Market boasts a farm shop with over 60 cheeses. Yes, you read that correctly, 60 cheeses. An exceptional Suffolk farm shop cafe, Alder Carr also stocks a range of freshly baked confectionery and plenty of meat from their specialist deli counter. If you’re looking for a farm shop or cafe in Suffolk with an artisan flair, you won’t go wrong by paying them a visit!

Grange Farm Shop, Woodbridge:

Another location perfectly primed for gathering supplies when staying at our Barns to rent in Suffolk, the Grange Farm Shop is a family-run farm shop that specialises in organic produce that can be collected or delivered. With everything from meat and fish to fresh fruit and veg, the Grange Farm Shop also stocks plenty of naturally produced household products, making it easy to bring home an eco-friendly souvenir of your holiday in Suffolk.

Suffolk Food Hall, Ipswich:

No list of fantastic farm shop cafes in Suffolk would be complete without a mention of the Suffolk Food Hall. Bringing everything under one roof, this destination offers visitors the chance to sample fresh butchery, bakery and deli counters whilst also browsing items sourced from local greengrocers. In addition to these essentials, there’s also pop-up fishmongers as well as a home and garden section to explore. Stop by around the holidays and you’ll find there’s locally produced seasonal gifts on offer, too. Altogether, the Suffolk Food Hall is every bit the one stop shop if you’re looking to dine and shop from local farms and suppliers in Suffolk.

Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich:

Fast becoming a Suffolk favourite, Jimmy’s Farm offers what it rightfully describes as “mouthwatering breakfast, brunch and lunch” to visitors who are seeking out some refreshment after strolling the grounds and seeing all of the animals who call the place home. Set in a suitably rustic environment, diners are able to tuck into a fantastic range of meat and plant-based dishes that are cooked using only the finest local ingredients.

To discover the taste of Suffolk and enjoy everything that these farm shop cafes have to offer, be sure to take a look at the availability of our Barns and Barges for rent. Presenting you with a fantastic base for your travels, you’ll find luxurious comfort awaiting you after a day spent visiting farm shop cafes in Suffolk.

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