Silcocks Farm shop is situated in a converted barn at the junction of Grange Road and Reader’s Bridge Road, just outside St Michael’s. Beautifully beamed, light and airy, the barn is an inviting backdrop to the tempting array of produce on offer.
Shop and Cafe opening times are 9am-4pm Tuesdy – Saturday. (These are our winter opening times.)
Contact the Shop directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel no: 01580 763351.
Hannah, our cheese and ice-cream maker, can also be found in the shop when she is not busy in the dairy. Within the shop there is also a dining area where we host our popular lunch events. With menus devised and cooked by our team, these are occasions not to be missed. Join our mailing list for further information.
All our meat is from animals born and reared on the farm. We only use local abattoirs approved by the Soil Association. Meat is hung in our own cool room and butchered in our cutting room adjacent to the shop.
Our rare breed original population “Trade marked” ® Hereford beef is grazed naturally on clover rich meadows, and hung for up to 28 days, ensuring great marbling and tenderness.
Our Rose Veal comes from Hereford cross dairy calves, naturally suckled on cows for six months, on grass or in open yards, to give a succulent pink meat.
Our award-winning lamb and hogget is from Kent’s indigenous Romney breed, renowned worldwide for its quality. We also produce lamb from Dorset sheep, another native breed recognised for high eating quality.
Our Gloucester Old Spot pigs forage naturally in family groups in open paddocks throughout the year, growing at a leisurely pace to give that wonderful traditional pork flavour.
We are able to make any joint or cut available to you for that special occasion. There are sausages and burgers, bacon and ham, both smoked and unsmoked. We smoke our own ham and bacon on the premises. You can also order game, including duck, pigeon and rabbit, when in season.
Milk, cream, cheese and ice-cream are all produced from our small herd of dairy cows at the Silcocks Farm Dairy with quality and taste the hallmarks of our dairy produce.
Our soft, creamy Boresisle cheese, reminiscent of the best of France but with the added benefit of being produced here in Kent is complemented by our fresh Saint Michael’s cheese. New to our family of cheeses is the St Michael’s Blue, a soft cheese with dolcelatte-like characteristics.
Ice-creams with seasonal flavours give year-round pleasure, from cinammon and rum & raisin at Christmas time, to strawberry and raspberry in the summer months. Our more unusual flavours include gooseberry or rhubarb and custard.
Other farm produce
A range of seasonal organic fruit and vegetables is available at Silcocks farm shop, sourced in the main from local farms and producers.
We also stock jams, pickles, chutneys, honey and curry mixes, together with our own range of hand-prepared pre-cooked frozen dishes such as veal and beef pies, casseroles and steak and kidney puddings.