Chatsworth Farm Shop unveils fresh look to showcase local produce
Chatsworth Farm Shop welcomes customers back through its doors this week following a refurbishment designed to celebrate local suppliers, estate-reared food and locally farmed produce.
The award-winning farm shop, established by Duchess Deborah in 1977 and serving the Derbyshire community ever since, has become a much-loved destination for the best regional food and drink, with the majority of its products produced or prepared on the Chatsworth Estate, or sourced from suppliers within a 30-mile radius.
The refurbishment has improved display areas for the farm shop’s renowned fresh produce and butchery (including a new dry aging fridge for Chatsworth Estate beef), and increased shelf space for local producers.
Created with a focus on sustainability, the design honours the traditions of the area by repurposing existing farm shop fixtures and making use of functional and heritage items from Chatsworth House and estate farms.
A Farm Shop & Deli Retailer and Farm Shop of the Year award winner, the farm shop will be introducing a refreshed range of Chatsworth branded products, including teas, juices, jams, estate-sourced honey and the much-loved Bakewell Tart, alongside a range of locally crafted giftware.
An extended selection of local cheeses has also been launched, produced by Derbyshire-based Hartington Creamery which has connections to Chatsworth dating back to 1870.
Robert Gosling, Hartington Creamery part-owner, said: “It is 150 years since the 6th Duke of Devonshire built the first dairy in Hartington, and we are pleased that we are working together again creating innovative products which reflect our shared heritage and culture.”
Lady Burlington said: “Our focus for the farm shop has always been on supplying the best possible produce for our local community. We want to ensure that our products celebrate the wealth of talented producers on our doorstep and maintain the high quality the farm shop has become known for.
“Being able to showcase not just what we produce across the estate but also the breadth of quality products available from talented suppliers across Derbyshire, is one of the many reasons we have such loyal customers.”
Elsewhere on the estate, the Stables shop at Chatsworth is also undergoing an exciting redesign to enhance the clothing department, with new brands including Turner & Sons socks and White Leaf Jewellery joining the other carefully selected ranges of accessories, homewares, toiletries and books for all ages.
Chatsworth supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.
Planning a visit to Chatsworth and the Peak District? Chesterfield is the perfect base to explore Derbyshire. Brilliantly located with superb road, rail and air links, the town is famous for its 800 year-old open air market and the unique and unusual ‘Crooked Spire‘ Church.