Riverford Farm Shop – Staverton, Totnes & Yealmpton
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.
There’s also a cafe at Staverton, recently opened and still finding it’s feet. Thirty years is a long time in the food business but I’m glad to say that it’s been so satisfying that I still get a real buzz out of it. By cutting out many peripheral costs seen as indispensable by bigger businesses, we’ve helped show that small scale local food production can work without costing the earth. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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"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 you− Sue Bennett, the Dartmoor Diary Blog
haven't had 45 years of hellish shopping in a supermarket, you deserve it!"