Nick and Mel Driver, their family and staff have run Hartley Dyke Farm Shop since 1999. Until summer 2014, the shop was located at Hartley Dyke Business Centre on the A229. Sadly after fifteen years, the owners of the site chose not to renew our lease. A frantic hunt was on for a new home! Fortunately we were able to secure a fantastic location just half a mile away at Charity Farm Countrystore in Swattenden Lane.
After many negotiations with the local planning department came a busy few weeks renovating an agricultural building, adding new lighting, flooring, a kitchen for the bakery, and extending the plant area. We were lucky to have a great team of local tradesmen, who worked hard whilst we packed up the stock. In July 2014 we moved in and we reopened three weeks later.
We aim to stock everything a family would need for their weekly shop, all sourced as locally as possible. From the basics, to the extraordinary, we stock products that have been tried and tested by ourselves and our customers.
Only the best will do!