“I have seen the future of food shopping and it’s not in London, Manchester or Edinburgh but on a road that runs alongside the Exe Estuary in Devon, a few miles south of Exeter” — The Times, Nick Wyke
Darts Farm is a vibrant, nationally award-winning farm shopping experience, with a working farm at its heart. Each morning their farm team go out to the fields and hand pick fresh seasonal fruit and veg to sell direct through the farm shop. In the summer months you’ll see their beautiful herd of Ruby Red Devon Cattle grazing on the banks of the River Clyst.
Their food hall is filled with hundreds of hand-picked local and artisan suppliers; the best Westcountry cheeses, incredible artisan breads, pastries and pies, luxury local wines, craft beers and much more! Their Master Butchers Phillip and Alastair, are experts in sourcing and hand selecting the finest quality, locally reared meat. Whether it’s their own Ruby Red cattle, or animals from one of their passionate, local farmers, they oversee the whole process from field to fork. They only buy whole carcasses and use traditional butchering techniques, skill and great care to ensure minimal waste.
It’s not just about the food though! For great ideas and inspiration for the home they have the iconic specialist retailers, Fired Earth, AGA and Orange Tree and they have all the gear to explore the great outdoors from Cotswold and RSPB. Relax your body and mind with a massage from the treatment loft or a new hair-do from Energy hair; and reconnect with nature by visiting the animals, winding your way through the vegetable fields on the farm walk, or wildlife spotting in the bird hide overlooking the wetlands.
If you’re feeling peckish, a visit to the Restaurant is a must. The chefs use the food hall as their larder, creating delicious seasonal meals; perhaps a gourmet steak sandwich, an artisan charcuterie platter or a traditional Devonshire cream team. If you’re just waiting for your Tesla to charge, you can always grab award-winning, fresh fish and chips from The Fish Shed!