Angus is widely known for its rich agriculture. You will find no shortage of independently owned farms in the area, with some towns having multiple.
But what the county is less known for is its impressive network of farm shops. These shops are filled to the brim with a whole range of fresh products.
Buying from a farm shop is different from spending your money at a supermarket.
While the well-known stores are perhaps more convenient, the quality and value for money you get from sustainable shopping is undeniable.
Many local producers rely on their community, and with products like meat, jam, vegetables, and cakes, these places are perfect for local produce.
Here is our list of the best Angus farm shops below.
1. Milton Haugh Farm Shop
Located between Arbroath and Forfar, Milton Haugh Farm Shop offers freshly grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as a selection of locally sourced meats, fish and poultry.
They also sell a selection of weird and wonderful gifts, ranging from trinkets to alcohol.
If you’re finding it hard to shop for an occasion, they even offer hamper baskets which are perfect for any celebration.
Their Corn Kist Coffee Shop is perfect for a cup of tea and a cake, or even a sneaky glass of wine to end your trip.
Address: Arbroath, DD11 2QS
2. Charleton Fruit Farm
As their name suggests, Charleton Fruit Farm specialises in fresh fruits. Their main growing season is from July-October where the public can visit the farm and pick their own produce.
But that’s not all that’s on offer, Charleton also sells a wide range of bread, jams, chutney and meat in their shop – as well as an enticing toy room that children will be amazed by.
If you fancy a day out but want a new experience for the family, Charleton also has a free outside adventure park.
Address: Montrose, DD10 9EW
3. Peel Farm
Found at the foot of Glenisla, Peel Farm has lots of locations to explore for a peaceful day out.
Or if life is getting too much, there are two 4* luxury glamping pods, perfect for that weekend getaway.
The scenery is not the only thing to see on the picturesque farmland, their antiques and gift shop are the best place to find gifts for all occasions.
And if you’re craving a sweet treat, you can find a selection of handmade chocolates and sweets at their farm shop. They also offer a wide range of other products to indulge in while you’re there.
Address: Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, DD8 5JJ
4. Tillygloom Farm
Tillygloom is a small family farm on the outskirts of Brechin.
This Angus farm shop sell home baking, duck eggs, neeps, tatties, and other produce, while also supplying various local shops.
But the main attraction of this modest farm is their ‘Egg Box’ which was started in 1998.
An increase in demand has allowed them to create a vending machine for their free-range eggs. Locals can access the box at the end of the farm road.
Address: Brechin, DD9 7PE
5. Mill of Inverarity Farm Shop
Family run Mill of Inverarity has been in business since 1884.
The traditional farm has a modern vision today and offers a wide range of products in their well-stocked farm shop.
Supplying locals with home produced beef, grass fed lamb and a wide range of other products, locals can find all of the essentials.
They also cater to their community’s busy schedules.
Customers can select a convenient time to pick up their fresh produce using their click and collect service.
This is available during Thursdays and Fridays if you don’t have the time to browse the shop in person.
Address: Inverarity, Forfar, DD8 2JN
6. Carnoustie Farm Shop
Located on Clayholes Farm in Carnoustie, this Angus farm shop sells a wide range of products.
Their selection of fruit and veg boxes are perfect for the summer, or any time of the year for that matter.
They also sell a number of organic and gluten free options in their shop.
Accompanied by a wide range of handmade items and fresh flowers, it’s the perfect shopping destination.
Address: Balmachie Road, Carnoustie, DD7 6LA