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About Us 2017-10-06T23:32:07+00:00

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

We are a family run farm that has been growing its own produce for over 3o years. We bought a small holding in Great Haywood, Staffordshire back in 1983 and planted our first strawberry plants that spring. Since the beginning we have provided summer fruits, vegetables and plants directly to businesses across the region, and also to the local community through our own Farm Shop – one of Staffordshire’s first!

Over the last few years we have reinvigorated our ‘Pick Your Own’ activity, established a Seasonal Plant Centre, opened a new Farm Shop (2011) three times the original size, and built a lovely relaxing Café (2014) overlooking the Trent and Mersey Canal.

We think we have created something special at Canalside Farm, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

THE BARTON FAMILY

Chris (Farmer, co-owner), daughter-in-law Anna (Retail Manager), Wendy (Plant Manager, co-owner), son Geoff (Canalside Group Operations Manager)

A lifetime committed to providing customers with quality service and the finest seasonal produce.

THE CAFÉ TEAM

Our Café team are passionate about food and drink, and look forward to preparing, cooking and serving you fresh seasonal dishes and home baked cakes!

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THE FARM SHOP TEAM

Some of our team have been with us over 20 years and pride themselves in their product knowledge and delivering you the highest level of customer service every day. 

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THE FARM TEAM

You will rarely see them, but our growers and pickers have a passion to nurture every seed they sow and root they plant. They are our hidden ingredient in bringing you quality produce all year round!

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Canalside Farm Shop & Café have been awarded 5 stars by the UK Food Standard Agency for 2016-17

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating for Canalside Farm

Canalside Farm has been awarded silver for ‘Food Retailer of the Year’ 2016 by Enjoy Staffordshire

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Canalside Farm Shop & Café have been awarded ‘The Highest Standard of Excellence’ by the ‘Taste of Staffordshire

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