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The Farm

Who We Are

The Pearce family have farmed in the Puckeridge area for 45 years and we now have two  generations –David, Andrew and Ed, working on the farm which is a hive of activity all year round.  We have a mixed farm of arable, horticultural and traditional breeds of cattle that can often be seen roaming in the fields by the shop and café.  The cattle are grass fed during the spring, summer and autumn months and during the colder winter months are kept in a warm barn and fed on farm grown hay.

 

In 1982 we started to sell our own fruit and veg from a shed in the field and we have steadily built up this business to providing a wide range of quality fresh produce and fine foods – expanding a few times to accommodate this increase, but always sticking to our roots of selling good fruit and veg and supporting local suppliers wherever we can.

 

We have been growing strawberries since 1978 and with the raspberries also have an excellent pick your own that makes a fun family activity.  Asparagus, is another of our specialities and when in season during May and June it is much sought after by our customers for the excellent flavour.

 

We also grow a great range of pumpkins and squash available from October, in time for Halloween and also ornamental gourds that make interesting autumnal decoration. Looking to offer something different we have planted the Hippophae rhamnoides berry, or sea buckthorn, which is one of the superfoods that is full of vitamins and not that common in the UK, as well blueberries, another very healthy fruit.

 

Seeking ways to diversify again and in response to customer demand we opened our wonderful café and are delighted that it is quickly gaining a reputation for high quality, freshly prepared food at sensible prices.

We are very lucky to have a great team of loyal and friendly staff who are as passionate about food as we are and really care about everything we do.  Don’t hesitate to ask any of us if you need help or you can email anytime  info@pearcesfarmshop.com