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Christmas SORTED! The best farm shops for festive food and more

From turkeys to trees, the best farm and food shops across Leicestershire and Rutland to help get your Christmas sorted. #supportsmalllocal

RUTLAND

June’s Farm, Rutland

A free-range, rare breed, micro farm specialising in providing high quality meat boxes. Every month you can pick your meat box and they’ll deliver it you. For the festive period, June is selling some pre ordered Gammon joints and her Xmas Box features beef, gammon joint, bacon, sausages, sausage meat and more. Order from end of Nov for delivery mid-Dec.

Hambleton Farms, Oakham

Sourcing their own turkeys from Leicestershire farms, their skilled butchers can prepare these turkeys to your specific requirements. They also sell pheasant, three bird roast, duck, pies, cheese, gammon, lamb and more. They’ve also got a range of Christmas Pick up Packs brimming with foodie goodies.

Gates Farm Shop

The butchery here is run by award-winning Hambleton Farms and the beef and lamb is from their own farm. They also have milk, poultry, festive hampers, Christmas puddings, foodie gifts, veg boxes and more.

Rutland Organics, Rutland

Shop for Christmas turkeys, cockerels, venison, lamb free-range reared geese and more. Collection or delivery available.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Northfield Farm

This butchers is a popular one with locals and while they make their own burgers and sausages on the farm, their turkey and goose is sourced from free-range turkeys and geese from specialist farming families. Their Christmas shop is filled with other seasonal treats including free-range chicken, beef, homemade gammons, puddings, desserts and more.

March House Farm Shop, Melton Mowbray

Their farm, butchery and kitchen is all run by the Belcher family. They’ve got turkey, chicken, pies, tarts, Christmas cake, traybakes and festive booze. Order online.

Ashley Herb Farm, Market Harborough

Their Christmas shop is now open and you can order fresh meat, poultry and even local game. There’s also cheeses, gammon, pies, puddings and festive logs.

Roots Farm Shop, Barkby Thorpe

While the Mounts can’t run their regular Christmas events, there’s plenty to find in their farm shop. They have Christmas trees which you can click and collect or an on-line ordering/delivery service from the end of November. If you want to pick your own, farmer George is great at Zoom and Whatsapp calls so you can even pick it from the comfort of our own home. The Christmas shop even includes veggie delights – portobello mushroom wellingtons or a traditional nut roast – hurrah!

Leedham Farm Dairy, Desford

Primarily a dairy farm, the lovely people here also make delicious milkshakes and offer a milk, bread and eggs delivery and their December beef boxes are flying out the window – they’re filled with beef, a variety of steaks mince diced beef and joint. They also have a pop-up farm shop every week.

Manor Farm Catthorpe Lutterworth

A traditional family-run mixed farm, with a farm shop and tearoom, selling their own produce as well as local and British goods. This year for Christmas they’ve got everything from trees (from 28th Nov), fresh turkey, veggie boxes, gifts, festive hampers, homemade mince pies and more.

Cooks Farm Shop, Markfield

Christmas trees galore here – from Nordmann Firs, Low Needle Drop and Traditional Norway Spruce. They also have pot grown trees, tree stands – holly wreaths even logs to keep your fires burning.

Pennbury Farm, Great Glen

Run by the Evans family, they’ve got a Turkey Christmas box filled with everything you need to make Christmas dinner as fuss-free as poss. Think free-range locally reared turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing mix, gravy, goose fat, frozen cauliflower cheese, roast parsnips, veggies, cranberry sauce and you can even add a few extras inc wine, pies, crackers and more.

Woodcock Farm, Rothley

Pick up the perfect tree from this family-owned farm and farm shop. Varieties inc Nordmann Fir, the Norway Spruce the original British Christmas Tree and the Blue Spruce which is a fantastic vibrant blue/green colour. They also sell pot grown trees for those customers who wish to plant out, holly, mistletoe and festive wreaths

Pick’s Organic, Barkby Thorpe

Order everything you need to get your festive party into swing -venison, lamb, gammon and of course turkey. They’ve also got hampers brimming with organic treats.

Farndon Fields, Market Harborough

Pre-order your festive food, pre-made hampers and deli boxes which can be delivered to your home or via their drive-thru collection service and of course this award-winning farm shop even sells locally grown, cut Christmas trees from 28 Nov with local delivery.

Wigston Fields News and Deli, Wigston

Feel the festive good vibes with a Christmas hamper scheme that gives back. Order your pre-made hamper full of delicious locally made treats from more than 50 small food and drink producers they showcase in their shop. For every hamper that is purchased, they’ll make a donation to the Leicester South Foodbank, so that someone who is struggling this Christmas, can enjoy a nice surprise of their own. What a brilliantly generous idea!

Brockleby Pies, Melton Mowbray

Pie lovers are going to love the festive Ploughman’s Hamper; it features not one, not two but three delicious handmade pies plus, Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton Wedge and Orsom ‘Lester’ Vintage Red Leicester with Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney. £35. There’s also the Yuletide Pie Box that’s filled with five large pies which you can cook straight from frozen, £40 – perfect for the days in-between Christmas and New Years.

Cattows Farm, Ibstock

Situated on a 300 acre working farm in the heart of The National Forest, The Cattows Farm Christmas Shop is open for business and includes free-range turkey, multi bird roasts, goose, game and more.

Thorpe Langton, Market Harborough

The Christmas Barn is a fabulous treat for all the family. There’s a dazzling displays of lighting, traditional decorations, wreaths, mistletoe and ivy are back and as impressive as ever, along with wonderful gift ideas to get you in the festive mood. Also a a selection of freshly-cut and potted trees, five different kinds of Christmas tree, grown on the farm and ample free parking.

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