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Found in the beautiful Surrey Hills village of Ockley, the original Village Greens Farm Shop sprung into life more than a decade ago and acts as a community hub, selling locally grown and sourced foods from Surrey and surrounding counties.

Owners James and Catherine Dampier left the corporate world to follow their dream of running a produce store with an ethos to celebrate local, natural and ethical food and drink.

The Village Greens mission originally began in 2007 and the quaint Coles Lane shop that started the journey is still hugely popular and well worth a trip down the winding country lanes near Dorking.

They’ve since expanded to two stores too, with their farm shop at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking completing the family.

Village Greens Farm Shop at Ockley, Surrey
The Village Greens Farm Shop team

As well as shelves stocked full of excellent produce from the surrounding area, Village Greens grows a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, both at Ockley and in the walled garden on the Denbies Estate. They use traditional methods and pick fresh each day for the best possible flavour.

They source from farmers and producers as local to the farm shops as possible and, currently, around 60 of their suppliers are located within a twenty mile radius of their two shops.

Visit the Ockley store and you’ll find local free range chicken, meat and sausages; freshly baked local breads and pastries; local cheeses, beers, wines and gins; smoked fish and cold meats; olives, pâtés and dips; local ice cream; organic and fair trade groceries; and seasonal plants.

Village Greens is dedicated to working with local producers and supporting them, and work closely with their neighbours, Ockley Nursery, which runs Ockley Farmers’ Market on the first Sunday of each month. It’s a great opportunity to visit the farm shop and also meet a number of local artisan producers.

Their annual autumn food fair is heading into its 12th year in 2019 and is always a hugely popular event. It’s a chance to meet the farmers and producers who help to stock Village Greens' shops throughout the year and discover a few new flavours.

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Local Food Surrey says

Village Greens have been integral to helping Surrey re-establish its local food and drink credentials and identity since launching in 2007. Their two farm shops are popular havens for local food and drink lovers, and their focus on promoting new start ups as well as established local brands has helped a number of Surrey businesses to grow.

The original farm shop at Ockley is a community hub, with shelves full of fantastic local food and drink sourced from the surrounding area. It's always worth a visit and the monthly Ockley Farmers' Market next door means there are even more reasons to make the journey into the countryside now.