Our Story

We are young, enthusiastic farmers who sell our own produce on our busy, working farm.

Our happy hens provide the freshest, golden-yolked eggs, and we grow our own specialty vegetables year-round.

We care about our animals. We also believe in fun. Come and see us -- we'd love to blow your minds...

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The people at Minskip Farm Shop are what makes it such a special place...

Picture James Hardisty.

Farmer Ben
Hen Master/Garden Pro

Farmer Ben grew up on a pig and sheep farm near Helmsley. It was only when he left Yorkshire to go to university that he realised how unique his upbringing had been. It is his dream to share real farming with the general public and to break down the barriers between the consumer and their food.

In his previous life, Ben was an exploration geologist, setting up remote camps in the Australian desert and Indonesian rainforest.  

Picture James Hardisty.

Farmer Em
Shop Maestro

Farmer Em isn't from a farming background - she thought she was from the countryside until she visited Farmer Ben. She fell in love with the farming life and now can't get enough of it!

Emma is also the highly acclaimed author of two novels - How To Be A Good Wife and The Last Photograph. She writes under her maiden name - Emma Chapman.

Katy Wilcock
Assistant Stock Manager

Katy has worked at Minskip Farm Shop for four years. She originally came on a work experience placement from Boroughbridge High School and never left! Katy is excellent at prepping the veg and is responsible for making sure the shop is fully stocked with wonderful produce.

In her free time, Katy is a champion horse rider and loves cars.

Georgia Pellegrino
Farm Shop Helper

Georgia works with us Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She's an excellent organiser and keeps the shop looking spick and span. She's also brilliant at helping customers.

Georgia has just finished a BA Hons Degree in Image Making and Styling and has aspirations to work in PR in London or for further study.  She designed our amazing Pig Personality signs! She is passionate about produce and where our food comes from.

Laura Hargreaves
Farm Shop Helper

Laura works with us on a Saturday. She's very helpful and always offers to carry customers bags and boxes for them.

Laura is studying for her Level 3 Media Hair and Make Up with Special Effects at College. She has lots of big plans for her future, including having her own makeup range.

Marie Quemerais
Farm Shop Helper

Marie is always a vibrant and jolly presence in the shop. She is super friendly and great with customers.

Marie works with us when she isn't at school, studying 5 A Levels and planning her starry future as an opera singer.

Our Awards

This year, we won the Deliciously Yorkshire Best New Business Award

and we've been shortlisted for...

Deliciously Yorkshire

Taste Award

Best Independent Retailer

Yorkshire Post

Rural Awards

Best Small Farm Shop

Deliciously Yorkshire

Taste Award

Best New Business