Expert growers since 1908, Secretts is a family-run farm in Milford, Surrey. Specialists in producing top-quality award-winning seasonal fruit and vegetables, which they sell via wholesalers and in their farm shop. From tangy rhubarb to prized English asparagus, the sweetest baby carrots and beets and autumn squash, more than 20 crops are grown in Secretts’ fields. In particular Secretts is famous for tender salad leaves, selling 1.2 tonnes a week into the restaurant trade in London and the South East. From mid-summer the Pick Your Own is open and strawberries are grown in raised beds for easy picking.
Secretts Farm shop, which opened in 1977, is renowned for its cheese counter, with over 300 different varieties stocked and this is complemented by an eclectic range of confectionary, preserves, biscuits, artisan breads and cooking ingredients. Expect a great range of fresh and local produce (when in season) which includes those legendary home-grown salad leaves.
A trip to Secretts really is a great foodie day out as, in addition to the Farm Shop, there is an on site Q Guild butchers, Black Barn (finalists last year in the Surrey Life Awards for best butchers), who has just opened a larger unit; Eliza’s Tea Room, which serves homemade food, and ethical boutique Jo’s Jumpers as well as a monthly farmers market. More recently, Secretts has welcomed the Hawkins Brothers, a fine English wine merchants running regular wine tastings, while the farm's own seasonal foodie events make this venue is well worth a visit.
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