Peterley Manor Farm
Close to the Chiltern villages of Prestwood and Great Missenden, and located in the beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty, the Chiltern hills.
Peterley Manor Farm is an ideal site for selling direct to the public. It has not been without its drawbacks- located at 600 feet on a bed of chalk and flint, the ground and climate has proved problematic for certain crops such as asparagus and sweetcorn.
Christmas trees now make up 50% of the land farmed, whilst soft and orchard fruits, particularly raspberries, seem to flourish in the colder conditions. Furthermore, stringent planning controls have hampered the development of the retail area, but patience and hard work has now enabled us to create a substantial yet characterful farm shop and nursery.
Over our 30 years on this site Peterley has very much become part of the local community. Many local people work on the farm and the shop is seen by many as a place to meet. We pride ourselves on the personal service offered by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The shop has long since outgrown the farm’s capacity to provide 100% of the produce, but we take extreme care to stock only the most local, fresh and seasonal produce, sourcing much from farmers and producers in the local area.
Our vegetable box scheme run in conjunction with Wren Davies dairies has also proved extremely popular. We support local school fetes and contribute to many local charity initiatives through raffle prizes and vouchers etc. In the summer months, local school trips often visit, encouraging children to pick their own fruit and vegetables and learn about food provenance.