About Us 2017-02-15T10:24:36+00:00
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Canalside Farm, Great Haywood in Staffordshire

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.

Throughout this time our aim has always been the same – To provide our customers with the highest quality of fresh, seasonal produce in a relaxing and enjoyable environment.  We think we have created something special at Canalside Farm, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!”

canalside family farm history

“We aim to make your visit to our Farm as special as possible”


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!

Cafe employees led by Brian


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 

Shop supervisor Margaret serving customer


With a passion to sow and nurture every seed and root they plant, our growers and pickers are essential in bringing quality produce to you all year round

farm employees

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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