FOODIE FIND: GIBSONS FARM SHOP

Out for a drive last summer, we found a single track lane, so little used, that grass was growing in a strip up the middle. We haven’t been able to find it again, since. It came out near Wingham , a village near Canterbury, Kent and we discovered Gibsons Farm Shop. Fortunately, we did find an alternate route. To avoid getting lost, input CT3 1NY in the trusty satnav.
https://www.gibsonsfarmshop.com/

This Foodie Find incorporates a cafe and garden centre and an impressive deli counter with lots of cheeses, many from local producers like Kingcott Dairy https://kingcottdairy.co.uk/ and Rowcliffe https://rowcliffe.co.uk/

Bread comes from Wingham’s bakery E T Wilmhurst & Sons, just a mile up the road. https://winghambakery.co.uk/ and Zingiberi Bakery in Herne Bay, provides cookies and crackers. http://www.thezingiberibakery.co.uk/

Biddenden Sauce from Harringtons Food is a Kent speciality which isn’t really well known, but rather good and if you can’t get to Gibsons Farm Shop, it’s available online. https://www.harringtonfoods.co.uk/home

Kent Crisps are stocked by the farm shop and they are really rather tempting. They are stocked by the Battle of Britain Memorial’s awesome cafe at Capel-Le-Ferne https://kentcrisps.com/ and by Salts Farm Shop at East Guldeford, near Rye. http://saltsfarmshop.co.uk/

The butchery counter at Gibsons Farm Shop is stocked with the farm’s own Aberdeen Angus beef, pork and lamb and there’s a friendly helpful Master Butcher, to help you choose your meat, which you can have prepared in front of you. The bacon from the farm’s pigs is home-smoked, the burgers are hand-made and the sausages (gluten-free included) are prepared in natural casings. In season, the butchery has game supplied by Turners of Littlebourne https://turnersgame.co.uk/

Gibsons Farm Shop carries those upmarket Cook ready meals https://www.cookfood.net/ as well as Kentish Mayde pies https://www.kentishmayde.co.uk/ and deliciousness from Simply Ice Cream https://www.simplyicecream.co.uk/

The farm shop has an array of gin, wine and beers made in Kent, including Shepherd Neame (Britain’s oldest brewer) https://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/ and Biddenden wines https://biddendenvineyards.com/

A foray was made to Gibsons Farm Shop today (28/08/20) for lamb leg steaks, pork chops, gluten-free Cumberland sausages and asparagus (shown in main photo).



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