Back in August I went for a lovely long weekend in the Cotswolds with some friends. We stayed in a picture perfect cottage in a picture perfect village just outside Moreton-in-Marsh. The weather wasn’t its best but we still managed to get out and explore the area – including a trip to Daylesford Organic Farm.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Daylesford – it’s a farm in the Cotswolds that is dedicated to growing and producing organic food. In fact it’s one of the most sustainable farms in the whole of the UK with full organic certification from the Soil Association!
Alongside the farm, Daylesford have their flagship cafe and farm shop which sells organic local produce – much of it picked from the farm’s own Market Garden or grown nearby – as well as zero waste, plastic free and sustainable gifts and homewares.
With a focus on seasonal produce, the fruit and vegetables on offer vary depending on the time of year you go. We must have timed our visit very well as the farm shop was well stocked with tomatoes, courgettes, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, chillis, cabbage, peppers, leeks and even squash.
They also have a “Zero Waste Panty” where you can fill your own containers. I was so impressed by the zero waste products on offer – fabric conditioner included!
We then walked through the “Homeware Mezzanine” with the most incredible selection of sustainable gifts. Let’s just say that I nearly took home the whole shop…
After our browsing and a quick walk through the surrounding fields we decided to stop for lunch at the Daylesford “Shepherd Hut” with its mouthwatering menu that again changes with the seasons.
We went for the ham & Adlestrop cheese toastie … and have been dreaming of them ever since!
That evening we went to the Wild Rabbit which is part of the Daylesford estate and follows the same principles when it comes to using local, organic ingredients.
The contemporary pub was the perfect backdrop to end our day and the food lived up to all expectations. I went for the risotto … just delicious and I can’t wait to return!