Down Farm Shop








At Down Farm we grow over 50 varieties of vegetables in our market garden. We have an abundance of vegetables from May - December. Our speciality is our mixed leaf salad, which contains over 20 varieties of leaves. This changes throughout the seasons and includes lettuce, chicory, endive, salad brassicas and herbs. We grow heirloom carrots and tomatoes, courgettes, beans, cabbages, beetroot turnips, and many more. We use mostly open-pollinated varieties of seeds - as apposed to F1 hybrids- helping to preserve genetic variety in our edible plant world. 


We grow delicious vegetables organically and prioritising the health of the soil. We use the "no-dig" method of growing which means we do not till the soil. Rather we add fertility - cow manure from the grazing herd at Down Farm - to the top of each bed in the winter, which breaks down making a wonderfully rich soil to plant into, without damaging the structure of the soil. In our first two seasons we are using a broadfork as a transitionary tool to aerate the soil helping the plant roots reach far and wide. This means that our veg is packed full of nutrition because healthy soil gives us healthy produce which helps us be healthy and happy humans! 

Veg Boxes

Down Farm veg boxes are available from June - December. Each week we pick fresh veg and pack a box full of seasonal delights. Boxes are available are available on an ad-hoc basis or in a regular seasonal block for which we offer discounts. Veg boxes are always a good deal: when there are gluts we add a little extra to each, or when certain produce is limited (like cucumbers in 2018) we make sure our boxes get priority. The contents of the box will vary each week depending on the season and boxes are available in two sizes: small box will have 7-9 items and the large will have 8-12 items, and greater portion of each item. Box seasonal blocks are:

Spring (8 weeks)

w/c 10 June -  29 July

selection of: spinach, chard, kale, salad, lettuce, spring onions, beetroot, turnips, spring greens, spring cabbage, peas, sugar snaps, carrots, broccoli, wet garlic, kohl rabi, new potatoes, cucumber, courgette, broccoli, radish, rocket, parsley, chervil

Summer (11 weeks)

w/c 5th August - 14 October

selection of: spinach, chard, kale, salad, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, french beans, runner beans, aubergine, peppers, courgette, carrots, fennel, cabbages, broccoli, beetroot, leeks, romanesco, radish, salad onions, potatoes, winter squash, apples, parsley, dill

Autumn/Winter (9 weeks)

w/c 21 October - 16 December

selection of: spinach, chard, kale, salad, rocket, watercress, beetroot, turnips, broccoli, leeks, parsnips, carrots, winter squash, potatoes, swede, celeriac, Brussel sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, cabbages, pepper, aubergine, Jerusalem artichokes, pak choi, fennel, onions, parsley, coriander, chervil


Small £10.50

Large £15.50

Spring block £80 small, £120 large

Summer block £110 small, £165 large

Autumn block £90 small, £135 large

All seasons (28 weeks) £266 small, £406 large

Collection and delivery

Boxes can be collected from one of these points on Thursday afternoon

Down Farm, Winkleigh airfield

Mad Butchers, Winkleigh

The Globe Inn, Beaford

The Garden Shop, Hatherleigh 



Boxes can be ordered  on an ad hoc basis through our online shop each week from 10 June 2019, or to order a regular box please email 


Our stores and Eateries


Harvest Farm Shop, Okehampton

The Globe Inn, Beaford

King's Arms, Winkleigh

Mad Butchers', Winkleigh

Exbourne Community Shop

Crediton Farmers' Market (1st Saturday)

Exeter Farmers' Market (3rd Thursday)

Kirsty's Kitchen, North Tawton

Farmer's Arms, Woolsery

Veg In a Box, Exeter

Temple, Bude

North Tawton Spar (salad)

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