A farm shop for all seasons
We stock fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, meats, cheese and juices plus an extensive range of local and handmade jam, pickles, chutneys together with salad dressings and speciality oils and vinegars.
Here in our farm shop we are passionate about providing good-quality ingredients sourced from the best suppliers we can find. Local produce is very important to us and around Cambridgeshire and East Anglia we are lucky to have some exceptional producers from whom we source as much as possible. We also sell bulk coal and logs, pet food and bedding.
You can also find a good range of gardening supplies. In fact, everything you need for the garden from seeds and plants to compost and a bit of advice thrown in if needed. We stock a good range of plants and shrubs including vegetable and tomato plants, fruit trees and a whole host of perennials.
We sell free-range eggs and eggs from our own hens. If you are lucky and early enough in the day they are still warm.
Christmas time is exceptionally busy when the shop is full of seasonal stock. We stock Christmas trees in every shape and size and a huge dose of Christmas cheer.
We aim to provide excellent friendly service and make Darwin Nurseries a place to return to again and again and we are constantly evolving to accommodate customer tastes and feedback.
If we grow it, we know it
We grow our own vegetables and fruit for the shop through the year and harvest every day in peak times, so we are confident in total freshness and the distance from field to shop is counted in footsteps rather than miles.
The co-workers create seasonal preserves to sell and particular favourites amongst customers are the chutneys and jams. We are also becoming rather infamous for our fantastic marmalade.
We try as much as possible to follow permaculture ideals which means all our produce is sustainably grown in harmony with nature so the provenance of what we sell is assured. You are welcome to see where we grow our produce. Find out more here.
"Absolutely love it here! Such a great place to take the children at lunch time to watch the staff feed the animals, staff are all so lovely and helpful and all products are fairly priced and good quality!"
"Lovely place to visit. The shop is really good because the produce is fresh. Try their eggs - they are special. The surroundings are so peaceful if you want to wander & I am so impressed with how Darwin Nurseries help people who are not as fortunate as others.
"My two year old daughter loves to visit the goats and chickens. The shop has an excellent selection."
"Lovely place and friendly people . Love the live stock"
"Easy to park, small and convenient farm shop with friendly staff. Absolutely cheaper than the other local farm shops and garden centres (for plants and gardening stuff)
"Good location. Nice staff. Good selection of local produce and it helps those in the community with learning difficulties and other illnesses. Great collaboration"
"Lovely people. Like the ethos."
"Wonderful place. Friendly staff, excellent place that provides gainful occupation for people with learning disabilities."
"Come and visit - a few things for children to look and play with as well as some nice local produce."
Watergull Orchards: East Anglian apple juice producer of more than 20 varieties of high-quality English apple juice made from the finest apples, all of which have been grown in Cambridgeshire,
Glebe Farm is an arable farm near Huntingdon that produces a range of gluten-free flours, bread and cake mixes and gluten-free beer and cider.
Corkers Crisp: Willow Farm is in Ely, in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fens, and has been farmed by four generations of the Taylor family. They have their own Naturalo potato that is grown only on their farm and it’s what gives Corkers their unique flavour and crunch.
Cobs Bread: Bake the highest-quality breads and baked goods.
Grasmere Farm: A South Lincolnshire family-run business with a passion for food – in particular the delicious pork they produce from their home-reared pigs.
Norfolk Garden Preserves: It produces top-quality jams, preserves and chutneys using locally grown fruit, vegetables and sugar whenever it can. All of its 52 products are free from additives, artificial flavours and colourants.
Bury Farm Bakery: A small and local company that prides itself on 100% handmade products using many local ingredients and recipes.
Stokes: Simple, good and delicious sauces, tomato ketchup, real mayonnaise, red onion marmalade and so much more.
Green Cuisine: More than 150 different herbs and spices and seasoning mixes, both conventional and organic, manufactured and located in the small Norfolk market town of Watton, which is family owned and run.
Wilkin & Sons LTD: Wilkins has farmed in Tiptree for almost 300 years and fruit farming is a serious business.
Scarlett & Mustard: Its delicious dressing marinades sauces, oils, condiments and curds are made with the best, zingiest and freshest ingredients that it can find.
Hill Farm: It became the first farm in the UK to grow, press and bottle its own cold-pressed rapeseed oil. People are now hooked on its nutty flavour, versatility in the kitchen as well as its nutritional benefits.
Butterworth & Son is a family owned and run business in Suffolk. It is a specialist coffee roaster and supplier of fine teas to retail and trade.
Aspall: For nearly 300 years Aspall has combined a love of traditional cyder-making with a passion for innovation. Apples are still pressed at Aspall Hall to produce the very finest, world-class ciders and cyder vinegars which increasingly enjoy global acclaim for quality and excellence.
Daily Bread is a whole-food shop, committed to supplying ethically-sourced natural foods where we get everything from dried fruits to cereals from.
Essex garden Foods: If you are looking for top-quality condiments you have come to the right place for Essex Garden Foods only supplies table sauces with the freshest ingredients.
Also, we sell everything for all your gardening needs from equipment and seeds to compost.
Kings Seeds: A leading supplier of vegetable, flower, herbs and Sweet Pea seeds, from the traditional home of the British seed industry, Kelvedon, Essex, who have been supplying commercial and retail growers since 1888.
Mr Fothergill’s Seeds: From the stable block of Lillie Langtry’s former Newmarket home in 1978, Mr Fothergill’s began selling seed to garden shops and centres. Today, the company is one of the most respected in the UK market
Field compost: A local compost company based in Withersfield near Haverhill who supply bagged or bulk peat free compost and soil improver plus more. We have worked closely with them for a few years, being a base for them to conduct trials on some new compost products.
Clover is a family business that has been producing quality Growing Media for over 40 years. Their peat is harvested from carefully managed peat reserves, which are not designated sites of scientific or scenic interest. We use Clover compost for all our bedding plants and hanging baskets.
We also support budding independent craftspeople and local card artists, too.