Our extension to the farm shop which has been part funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Our Farm Shop takes pride of place at Rushfields. We have been regularly voted among the best in Sussex for high quality produce, and our shop offers fresh, home-made, local and seasonal foods to inspire you. You will find a huge variety of delicious goods, from fresh vegetables and award-winning homemade pies to cheeses, breads, gluten-free and organic ranges, and speciality groceries. True to traditional farm shops, we also have our own friendly butcher, Paul Channon and his team, who provide the best local beef, lamb, pork, chicken and game.
Wherever possible, we source locally, reducing food miles and ensuring traceability. We complement this with fantastic products from further away, curating delicacies from artisan businesses and like-minded suppliers across the UK and beyond. By combining the best of both worlds, we are able to offer you delightful products without harming the environment. At the same time, we work on equal terms with the artisans and suppliers who provide us with delicious foods.
Because of our regional focus, we are able to offer only the best quality foods. We support local artisans who know how to make the tastiest bread, cheese or meat. Their professional techniques give the Sussex cheeses their creamy texture and the traditionally cured hams their salty taste. What’s more, here at Rushfields you will not find food produced through mass production, but handmade products that are made with the greatest of care.
SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS
Each year the non-profit organisation Natural Partnerships Community Interest Company organises a competition to find out who is the best Sussex Food and Drink Farm Shop of the Year. Thus, the organisation tries to raise money and awareness for the local food production. In 2015 our Farm Shop was voted best Sussex Food and Drink Farm Shop, stimulating us to continue our ambition of supporting the local farming and food industry. Come on over, and we hope you’ll see why we were named Sussex Food and Drink Farm Shop of the Year in 2015. Our shop is open seven days a week, from 9am till 5:30pm.
Here’s a taste of what we offer, all year round: