I reluctantly went to a farmshop just outside Thorton today. My wife had been before, and said that it was a great place. I'm not a natural shopper, so had put it off for a while.
It was amazing - located in beautiful scenery, high above Bradford, it provides a genuine antidote to modern supermarket shopping. A wide range of organic, cheap, tasty food, from fruit to beer. The staff were friendly and informative, and there was a chance to try things out; dragon fruit, lemon tarts etc.
Then we discovered the animal bit - goats, turkeys, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs - my little daughter was delighted!
Without shareholders to appease - small locally owned stores can outperform any supermarket on every level. Keelham Farm Shop is proof of that. They even provide a free bus service on a Tuesday for the nearby people of Thorton. Outstanding - visit if you can, and you'll never go to a supermarket ever again!