Farm shop café
A140, Junction Earl Stonham; 4 minutes
Parking available onsite
Pigs and poultry are big news at this family-friendly farm shop in the Suffolk countryside. It's a story that could unfurl on TV. Family sells eggs at farm gate: custom increases. They soon start to sell out of free-range chickens and Kelly Bronze turkeys, supplying local butchers. Next come a farm shop packed with local goodness, a nature trail, an enclosed play area and a coffee shop. 'What's next on the menu?', one wonders.
Three couples provide the energy behind today's family-run business. Between Mark and Rachael, Nathan and Naomi, and Luke and Anna, polytunnels are tended, animals are reared with kindness, cakes - including delicious gluten-free ones - are baked, coffee is served and pork and red onion sausage rolls fly out of the door. The café's lovely garden blooms with wildlife-attracting flowers, while happy goats and (zero-food-miles) chickens peck and mill around. An ideal, child-friendly pit-stop if heading to Norwich from London or Essex.
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