Last Minute Christmas Shopping on the Forest



Christmas is with us and its time to do the last minute shopping for fresh food items! Why not avoid the queues and problems with parking and shop at local farm shops.

Visit Perryhill Orchards in Hartfield. Speak to the butcher and pick up your fresh meat for the holiday period. Then visit the Farm Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables as well as beers, ciders, preserves, breads and sweets. There is also a very useful cabinet of frozen fruits, pastries etc. Why not visit the restaurant and relax for a few minutes with coffee and cake or a light lunch?

Just over the road is Perryhill Nurseries. Why not pop in for Christmas flowers and pot plants to make someone smile! they also have a great range of roses and plants which would make great gifts.

Visit Tablehurst Farm in Forest Row for fresh meat from the farm as well as a wide range of fruit and vegetables, cakes, preserves and other goodies. This community farm sells much of what they produce and therefore have a very low carbon footprint as well as great food!

Shearers Fine Foods have a great range of fresh olives, sun dried tomatoes and more as well as seasonal food from around the world. Stock up on cheeses, breads and a lovely range of chocolates for Christmas gifts and also for the family to enjoy.

Also don’t miss the Friday morning stalls of fresh fish at Oast Farm in Buxted ( and the Sussex Peasant at Trading Boundaries (

Enjoy shopping across the Ashdown Forest this Christmas and I wish you a very Happy Christmas!