Horsham District is home to a fantastic selection of farm shops selling locally produced food and drink. Here are our top picks - check out our Find a local producer section for a full list of shops and producers.
The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning (pictured)
The first thing you’ll notice on arriving at this shop in the High Street, is just how beautifully all the fruit and vegetables have been arranged. The level of care and attention to the produce in this farm shop is why they’re award winning.
Don’t forget to pick up one of Sussex Produce Company’s delicious jams or marmalades – they’re some of the most popular products, for good reason!
Crates Local, Horsham
Located opposite the bandstand in the Carfax, Crates packs a lot within its walls, including locally roasted coffee beans which are the same ones the café attached to the shop uses - testament to their quality.
The owners are always looking at ways to work with producers and recently have collaborated with artisan gin maker Cabin Pressure Spirits to create Horsham Serpent Gin – a celebration of a Horsham legend. Pop in to find out more.
New House Farm Shop, Horsham
Housed in a 16th century Sussex barn, the owners have created a bright and spacious farm shop and tea room with the ethos on seasonal and local produce.
If you’re lucky enough to visit this shop in summer, you’ll get the opportunity pick your own strawberries, perfect for making into jam or just demolishing with a pot of cream.
The team at New House Farm organise events throughout the year highlighting producers, and there’s even a maize maze created in the summer holidays.
Village Larder, Pulborough
Located at Squires Garden Centre, Village Larder is a family-run farm shop selling a range of delicious produce, including beers and wines, fresh fruits and vegetables, a butchery and a bakery.
This place is a must for cheese fans: the deli counter has over 60 types of cheese and the team can even produce cheese celebration towers to order.
Westons Farm Shop, Itchingfield
This award-winning farm sells their own Sussex beef, lamb and pork, plus a large selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, grown on the farm, picked daily and sold in the shop, so you can be confident in how many food miles your food has travelled.
If you’re staying in the area and self-catering, you could always arrange for a meat or vegetable box to be ordered ready for collection – it couldn’t be easier to enjoy the local delights.