Welcome to our new farm shop
We're proud to announce that our very own farm shop on the Leckford Estate in Hampshire has opened its doors to the public. The first supermarket owned farm shop in the UK sells over 1,000 products with a strong emphasis on locally and regionally sourced food.
As well as showcasing the wide variety of food produced on the Estate, it has worked with Taste of the South East and Hampshire Fare to source high quality local producers. The shop has already established supply from over 60 suppliers from the area, helping to boost the local and regional food economy.
The Farm Shop, Leckford Estate is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm and Sundays from 10.00am-5.00pm.
For more information please Tel: 01264 810270
Address: Leckford Estate, The Farm Shop, Longstock Park Nusery, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6EH
A farm of our own
Leckford Farm is a working farm producing arable crops including high quality bread-making wheat which is used to make a range of Leckford label flour. The farm also supplies milk, apples, pears, apple juice, cider, free range eggs and mushrooms as well as Leckford free range chickens to Waitrose branches. On seeing this modern and professional food business in action, there is an immediate sense of Waitrose's commitment to forward thinking.
Good practice from farm to store
At Leckford, we embody the Waitrose principles of good food, good environmental practice and fair behaviour in all our transactions. At all stages we ensure responsible and sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry. We also recognise the daily challenges that farmers face in producing wholesome, affordable food as well as managing a viable farming business
Sharing our knowledge
Today visitors from all over the world come to Leckford to share in John Spedan Lewis's original vision for farming in harmony with the environment, as well as to share in the values that Waitrose continues to hold true in its everyday expertise in food. We share information and promote best practice with other suppliers, food experts, students and buyers through a regular programme of events.
Traceability of our foods
At Waitrose, our reputation rests on the traceability of the finest foods. This requires strong relationships throughout the food supply chain built on respect, trust and a mutual commitment to the highest standards. Having our own 4,000-acre farm means Waitrose practises what it preaches. Leckford Estate is all about innovative practices and new products, a holistic approach, choice and quality, and respect for the environment. But, above all, it's about delivering customers the very finest food from known sources.