This month I’ve been to Windy Arbour Farm for my Farm-of-the-month series. The farm shop is run by the Turner family. They were already farming at Windy Arbour for over a century when they decided to start selling their own produce in 1970s. Most of the veggies found at the farm shop are local. Of course some are imported, like the Chard I bought, as it’s not available here. My husband and I found the farm very easy and there are a few parking spaces, enough even for a busy day.
The first thing I’ve noticed when I got in the shop was the amount of chocolate eggs and dragons, all looking amazingly decorated and delicious. We had a look around the shop, bought a few veggies and took some more pictures outside.
Those apples were so yum. I don’t know why at supermarket I never think of buying apples, but at farm shops I want to get loads. I bought some Bramley apples for a crumble and a couple of Red delicious to eat.
This is what I bought this time. I spent £7.90, which I think it’s great. The chard was Italian and I think that everything else was local. I got the chard, potatoes, new potatoes, 2 types of apples, carrots, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms.
If you want to visit the farm, the address is: Windy Arbour Farm Shop, Ashton Road, Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7XX. They are opened daily.