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The Farm Shop is by no means a new concept, it’s been a great way for farmers to drive revenue for many years.
However, with the growing farm-to-table movement and the increased demand for food providence, farm shops have increasingly become a successful form of diversification for farmers nationwide. With an estimated 4,000 farm shops in the UK and a combined annual turnover of approximately £1.5bn, it is now a very significant market.
However, while offering your produce for sale is popular, unless you have plenty of passing traffic it is necessary to think more imaginatively to sustain the operation and drive the customer numbers. It’s important to make visiting your farm as enticing as possible, thinking about providing additional experiences and activities, based on your location and available resources.
Here are some of the most popular farm shop experiences across the UK, who stand as strong examples of what can be done to enhance the experience and offer, and ways in which you can expand further as an aspiring rural entrepreneur:
We are delighted to achieve planning consent for our client for the conversion, alteration and extension of Pinniger’s Farm, thanks to a design conceived by our architects.
Lucy has now completed her year in industry with Rural Solutions, we asked her to tell us about her time with us.
We are delighted to share the news that our colleagues at Niall McLaughlin have won three prestigious RIBA awards for the stunning Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, at Worcester College Oxford that we achieved planning consent for.
Architectural Assistant – Post Part 1
Rural Solutions are looking to further develop our highly experienced design team by recruiting a talented, Part One qualified, Architectural Assistant. Read More
Rural Solutions are looking to further develop our highly experienced Design Team and are looking to recruit experienced Landscape Architects and Master Planners. Read More
After months of planning and design work, we are excited to announce the successful permission of an extraordinary new eco-house located in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
By Associate Director, James Ellis.
Some of the most valued heritage in our rural British towns, villages and hamlets is the result of small-scale residential development that has taken place in previous centuries. Modest, incremental and organic growth of villages, well-designed and built to last using good-quality materials.
Think, for example, ‘Hovis Hill’ in Shaftesbury or many of the historic groups of village houses seen in TV shows such as Endeavour or Downton Abbey. Would they receive permission if the subject of a planning application in the 21st century? We think they should, but is the answer that simple anymore? Read More