The Farm Shop
Welcome to our jewel in the crown of Farmer Copleys and Heather’s baby, the farm shop! Stocked full of local produce fresh from our fields or made by us. If we can’t make it ourselves, we’ll source it from the best local and regional suppliers. This results in quality tasty food you really can trust, knowing it has been made or grown with the highest standards and welfare possible with all the goodness kept in. Awarded Farm Shop of the Year at the Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year Awards – we’re a little bit proud of this one!
Our butchery department still forms the backbone of the business and we pride ourselves on being one of the best in the UK with numerous awards to back this up, although we would love you to come and judge for yourself. We’re nearly self-sufficient in lamb supplied only to our butchery. We also produce some beef, working closely with other local farmers too which ensures the highest quality, traceable grass-fed beef, free range pork, poultry and game as well as our new addition, fresh fish.
We have our own flock at Ravensknowle Farm of 140 ewes and these lovely ladies keep supplying lamb to the farm shop. The lamb is all reared outside, grass fed and allowed to mature naturally and as a result it tastes really good. We mainly have Beltex crosses, crossed with Suffolks, Texels and Mules. You don’t need to worry about the breeds, Robert has done that for you!
A couple of months of the year we are unable to supply our own lamb, and in these months we source it from one of the Yorkshire farms. One of these is Steven Crabtree at Bolton Abbey. He’s an upland sheep farmer with excellent husbandry and a beautiful farm in this area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).
Again we have some of our own free range pork on the farm which is supplied to the farm shop. Then we also have a couple of other farmers to help supply us, everybody likes our sausages you see!
ALL meat products used in Moo Café and our savoury bakery products are 100% supplied by the butchery department and therefore all ingredients are the best you can get. Simple but it works.
We used to keep all our own beef but demand has outstripped possible supply, so we now work closely with a handful of Yorkshire farmers who all produce Grass Fed Black Limousine crossed heifers for us. We only have heifers (females that haven’t had a calf) as they taste so much better.
The grass fed meat is not only better for you, it is proven that the grass pastures that they graze on are an exceptionally efficient CO2 sink hole. So, if you’re going to choose beef, please ensure it’s grass fed, not only is it better for you and the environment, it also tastes amazing.
The butchers then hang the beef for a minimum of 21 days, then prepare it all by hand ensuring the perfect cut of meat for you. Our meat is respected at every stage. We as farmers want to look after the livestock with the best care and welfare standards, this follows through all aspects of the field to fork journey.
Our head baker Christophe and his team supply Moo Café and deli with simply amazing pies, sausage rolls, quiches and cakes, to name a few, with seasonal specials and new flavours being created all the time. All of this being freshly baked while you’re tucked up in bed.
You will find our Queen of Cheese, Debbie, on hand to find you that perfect cheese you were looking for. Her knowledge really is incredible! With plenty of cooked meats and tasty treats to take home, our fully stocked deli really is well worth a visit.
Our gelato parlour is one of our most recent additions to the farm shop family and wow it has been a huge success. We make ALL of our gelato on site using Yorkshire milk from Mr Durnley at Bark House Farm in Huddersfield and British sugar to create some amazing flavours to enjoy in the shop or to take home for later!
Heather always dreamed of a glass beehive in the farm shop and after years of discussing and planning it finally became a reality! We have over 1,000 bees working hard and making honey, and you can see it all in action. With help from Ivor our beekeeper, we have fresh local honey available and people can see where it comes from. Keep an eye out for the queen (hint: she has a red spot on her).
We try to grow as much as we can in the fields which means zero food miles. This includes rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, corn, grass, liquorice, pumpkins, gourds and sprouts. Everything else is sourced to be local and as higher quality as possible so we know you’re getting the freshest, tastiest produce.
Craft Beer & Gin
You’ll can always try something new and in our beer and gin section and we like to keep things as local as possible. We have some producers in Yorkshire doing amazing things at the moment including Wold Top, Great Newsome Brewery and Samuel Smiths in the craft beer world and Sloemotion and Masons in the gin world. There’s also plenty more options including cider, lager and spirits if these aren’t your tipple of choice!
Gifts and Hampers
Looking for that perfect something to say thank you, congratulations or just like to show them you care? We have something for everyone! Our hampers are full to the brim with amazing produce which is sure to be enjoyed and you can even fill your own with their favourite things. If you need any help or advice the team are always on hand to help you decide.