Excuse the mugshot of me but apart from our ethos and our pork and herb sausages, I’ve been the one constant factor over the last thirty one years. I’d like to think I’m a little more photogenic than a banger, however good it might be. From humble beginnings in an old piggery, the Riverford Farm Shop Staverton has moved all of ten yards but grown from farm shop to emporium selling food with provenance whether it be home produced, local, organic or just plain good. Our Riverford Farm Shop at Yealmpton is the same with a thriving cafe and more of a seafood offering.
Had a great time today at Riverford Farm Shop. Did unsmiling shop assistants greet me? NO. They smiled and recognized me. I bought fantastic produce and no one hurried or hustled me. Everyone helped show me where stuff was. The meat is just beautiful and the butchers know all there is to know about meat. They are polite and will cut up meat to serve your needs perfectly. When you've finished, you can get a great cup of coffee and sit down for as long as you like in the superb cafe with great food. With the bill similar to Waitrose, why go anywhere else? On Saturday, we had our 45th wedding anniversary and Ben Watson himself helped me with the wine choice, and helped me pack it. He didn't just stand there in a suit, letting me get on with it. Everyone loved it all, and no one had a "poor wine" headache next day. If people really love food, they should get in here and give it a go. Just for once, give yourself a nice unhassled shopping experience. Even if youSue Bennett, the Dartmoor Diary Blog
haven't had 45 years of hellish shopping in a supermarket, you deserve it!
It's not really hard to discover this place. But, we did so by accident. You won't find it listed on the main Riverford Organics website (strangely).Arroobba Arroobba - Facebook
They do have their own site though and if you're looking for a cuppa and a cake amongst the plethora of other wonderful organic and freshly made produce. Then this is the place.
Plenty of parking, an indoor and outdoor seating area and a varied menu. And that's without the exploration of the shop.
It's not just the fruit and veg (worth it if it was) but also the meat, wine, bread and other goods. Enough to keep you busy for an hour or so.
Sit down and enjoy the café. Ask loads of questions as everyone understands the provenance of whatever it is you're buying.
If you want an indulgent brownie (served hot with their own clotted cream). This is the place to get it.
A great find for the shop but the cafe is wonderful too. The icing on the cake is a passionate and knowledgeable team who make it an experience more than a chore.
Really lovely lunch - halloumi burger and salad of houmous. I always love it here and come out with bags full of yummy food!Amanda Jane Scarth - Facebook