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Farm Shops and Local Produce in Exmoor

Farm Shops on Exmoor

Farm shops in Exmoor are those delightful places where you go to discover a range of organic produce from that farm. Occasionally produce from other local farms is included in the shop to complement their supply. As with farmers markets, you know where the produce has originated and can talk to those who made or reared what you are looking at. The produce is almost certainly organic, fresh and full of goodness. Your reward will be in the eating when the freshness shows in the taste and texture.

Local Farmers’ Markets around Exmoor

Local farmers' markets are the perfect place to find local produce grown organically. You purchase it from the people who have spent their time growing or making their produce.

Shopping around Exmoor

Local Farmers’ Markets around Exmoor

Local farmers' markets are the perfect place to find local produce grown organically. You buy it from the people who have spent their time growing or making their produce. The produce is fresh - no long journeys or freezing of the produce. Your money stays in and supports the local economy.

Typical items that can be bought are:

DAIRY (organic cheese, organic milk, organic cream),
MEAT (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, bacon, sausages),
BAKED GOODS (bread, cakes),
PRESERVES, FISH, EGGS, VEGETABLES

Where are they?

  • Minehead, The Parade - every Friday, 8.30 to 2.30
  • Watchet, The Esplanade - every Wednesday, 10.00 to 4.00
  • Lynton, Town Hall, 1st Saturday of the month, 10.00 to 12.30
  • Combe Martin, Village Hall, 3rd Saturday of the month, 9.30 to 12.00
  • Bratton Fleming, Village Hall, 4th Saturday of the month, 9.30 to 12.00
  • Dulverton, Lower Town Hall, 4th Friday of the month, 9.00 to 1.00 (small, local town market)
  • Ilfracombe, Lantern Centre, High Street, 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, April to December, 10.00 to 12.30
  • South Molton, 4th Saturday of the month, 7am onwards in the Pannier Market.

Farm Shops and Local Producers on Exmoor

Farm shops in Exmoor are those delightful places where you go to discover organic produce from that farm. Occasionally produce from other local farms is included in the shop to complement their supply. As with farmers markets, you know where the produce has originated and can talk to those who made or reared what you are looking at. The produce is almost certainly organic, fresh and full of goodness. Your reward will be in the eating when the freshness shows in the taste and texture.

Within our membership we have two farms with farm shops.

Hindon Farm is just outside Minehead and is an Organic Producer of the Year and one of Rick Stein's food Heros. more information...

Home Farm is at Blue Anchor near Minehead and they specialise in delicious home reared pork as well as stocking other local produce. more information...

Shopping on the Eastern side of Exmoor

The main towns for shopping on the eastern side of Exmoor are:

Minehead, Watchet, Dunster and Bampton.

Minehead is the main town on this side of the moor and has some well-known shops as well as a Tourist Information Centre. It has the terminus for the West Somerset Railway and a charming old harbour. It is also the start of the South West Coast Path.

Watchet is an ancient harbour town with a choice of small shop. It nestles between Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.

Dunster is a pretty village overlooked by its castle. Its main street is reminiscent of its past with old hotels and shops and the unique yarn market building in the middle. It hosts one of the Exmoor National Park Visitor Centres.

Bampton is an old Exmoor village on the southern edge of the moor. It has a selection of small shops, a 12C church and a history of mining.

Shopping in the Centre of Exmoor

The main towns for shopping in the centre of Exmoor are:

Dulverton, Exford and Porlock. 

Dulverton is a charming small town with a good selection of small shops. It is the home of the Exmoor National Park Authority and has an ancient bridge over the River Barle.

Exford is right in the middle of Exmoor and has a small choice of shops, two large hotels and some good walking nearby.

Porlock is on the northern edge of the moor but not quite on the sea. There is a good choice of quality shops here and a Visitor Centre. It is at one end of the Coleridge Way.

Shopping on the Western side of Exmoor

The main towns for shopping on the western side of Exmoor are:

Combe Martin, Lynton and Lynmouth, South Molton.

Combe Martin is on the western edge of Exmoor with a small beach, sandy when the tide is out and a selection of small shops and pubs. There is a good choice of accommodation here.

Lynton and Lynmouth are on the northern coast of Exmoor. Lynmouth has a small selection of shops, mainly for tourists. There is a charming small harbour overlooked by a Rhenish tower. Lynton is at the top of the cliff with a good selection of shops and accommodation. The towns are joined by a cliff railway.

South Molton is a market town with a pannier market and a good selection of small shops. It has a Tourist Information Centre.