This week Worton Farm Shop and Organic Garden, one of my favourite places to buy fresh food in the Oxford area, had a big article all to itself in the Telegraph after a visit from gardener and cookery writer Sarah Raven.
If you’ve taken a look at my food blog, Mostly Eating, many of the photos are of vegetables grown by Anneke and David. Worton is a bit of a hidden gem and it is lovely to see it get such prominent recognition.
For those who haven’t been before, the garden and farm shop are situated at the back of Worton Farm, just before Cassington village on the road that runs from Yarnton to Cassington.
I don’t manage to make it Worton as often as I would like to but when I do it is always so much more than just grocery shopping. The path that leads up to the shop is flanked by two abundant and colourful banks of flowers, many of them taller than me. If you are lucky you might see a few diminutive but feisty bantam chickens scratching about among the plants. The produce available is a mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers grown at Worton, the best of sunnier-climate organic fruits and veg from Europe and a range of local cheeses, preserves and breads. The fresh produce is generally named variety with many interesting and heirloom fruits and vegetables to try; there is always something that I haven’t tried before.
The Farm Shop isn’t open every day so do check the latest opening hours on the Worton Farm Shop and Organic Garden website before making a visit.