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.
In 2014 we opened 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. In 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched a Home Delivery Service for the elderly and vulnerable, and subsequently a Collection Service available to anyone.
2022 will be the 40th Anniversary of the business, and we have exciting plans for the occasion. 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.