Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shopping and Exploring at Newquay Farms

If you have chosen the holiday cottages as your Newquay accommodation and are thinking of cooking your own meals in their self-catering facilities, it would be a great idea to explore the different farms and farm shops where you can get the freshest produce in Newquay. You will also get to buy some things that are great to take back home with you.  This is in addition to the chance to visit a real farm and see how they operate. Here are two farms and farm shops that come highly recommended.

Trevilley Farm Shop
Lane, Newquay
(01637) 872-310

Trevilley Farm Shop, opened in 2004 and owned by Keith and Gill Barrett is located in a working family farm.  It is easily accessible if you are staying at the holiday cottage, your best Newquay accommodation. The farm has been awarded Cornwall Life Food Producer for 2008 and 2010 as well as Cornwall Life Best Independent Food Shop 2010. The farm produces their own South Devonshire 14-day hung beef, lamb, free-range bronze turkeys, free-range geese and vegetables. They also produce multi bird roasts (or bird within a bird) for Christmas using turkey, goose, chicken, duck, partridge, pheasant and pigeon and may also come with chestnut, lemon & thyme, cranberry or sage & onion stuffing. There are duck eggs that come from the farm ducks. All these are sold at the farm shop. The farm makes its own jams, marmalades, chutneys and pickles.  Other produce such as bread, Cornish pasties, pies, quiches, sausage rolls, cakes and more are made fresh every day.  There are other products from 50 local suppliers sold at the shop.  They are very strict about origin and quality when sourcing out products to sell at the shop. They get directly from the farm whenever possible. The farm shop has an online shop where you can order from and have it delivered within the Newquay area. One good thing to buy if you are planning to cook in your Newquay accommodation is the produce box which gives you a choice of different fresh produce that you can use to cook your meal.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm Shop
Penhallow, Truro
(01872) 573-356

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm is the largest Cornish cyder maker in Cornwall. It is easily accessible from your Newquay accommodation. This farm was the first one to have a distillery in Cornwall and remain to be the only one for 300 years. A guided tour of the farm will take you through the ancient cyder making process. You can see the press house and bottlery where the best traditional farm house ciders and fruit wines are made. It has a farm shop where you can get free tastings as well as an online shop. You can get bottled cyder like Cornish scrumpy, classic oak matured cyder, classic reserve cyder, Cornish rattler, pear rattler and berry rattler.  There are also draught cyder , country fruit wines, Cornish summer fruits wine, Cornish apple brandy,  Cornish eau de vie, Cornish  whiskey and Cornish fruit juices. Fresh from the kitchen are jams, preserves, preserves with liquers, pickles, chutneys and condiments like mustard, applesauce and more.  Visiting the farm will give you the chance to have fun tractor rides and see friendly farm animals as well. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Anna! i'm so sorry that i'm only getting back to you now, i missed your comment and questions about the Isle of Wight. When I was there we stayed with my boyfriend's brother, so unfortunately i'm unfamiliar with accommodations. I can tell you that Newport, the Isle's capital, is a beautiful place. great cafes and shopping. Another spot to see is Alum Bay, it's known for having different coloured sand in layers down the cliffs. It has a small fair ground with a chair lift that will take you down to the waters edge, really pretty views. The Isle is a beautiful place and great for just exploring. Hope this helps! If you ever have any other questions, I'd be happy to help! you could always email me at hollyostler @