A FARM SHOP GROWN FROM LOCAL FARMING HISTORY
The Bulbeck family have been farming in the area for several generations; our roots as a family business were humble and grew from the produce that the local farmland had to offer, whether it be dairy farming, livestock farming, or arable farming.
Southbourne Farm Shop was established in 1982 by Chris Bulbeck. Initially the farm stocked only a small range of local vegetables, but over the years the range has increased significantly. Chris runs the farm shop today alongside two of his sons - Jason and Ben - and his daugher Lisa. Another son (Simon) also supplies flowers from his own florist business.
The most recent addition to the shop is the establishment in 2014 of our in-store bakery, 'Farmshop Bakehouse'. Chris Bulbeck's son-in-law Phil is our resident baker, creating handmade artisan bread to sell exclusively in our shop every week. We truly are a family-run business.
The Farm Shop has steadily grown over the years to become the shop you see today, but one thing remains constant across the generations: a commitment to provide quality, fresh produce.