Hampers and Special Orders
Lathcoats hampers make perfect gifts. Quality, local produce, beautifully presented, from as little as £10.
Individual or multiple orders welcomed. At Christmas time we add single layer Christmas packs of coxes (approx 3.5kg) and 13kg boxes of coxes to the range.
We are always happy to arrange special orders, whether it’s a particular joint of meat or a large bread order. Just call in or telephone.
Lathcoats Own Produce
Just the juice of our own apples
A range of single varieties chosen by Philip for their flavour that season. This includes sweeter varieties such as Discovery, sharper varieties like Elstar and finally a firm favourite down the middle, Cox. At the height of the season we can have up to 18 varieties to try so be sure to head down to Apple Day at Lathcoats to get a taster - or speak to our knowledgeable staff in the Farm Shop who will be happy to advise.
Our apple juice makes a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage for special occasions. For that personal touch we can print bespoke labels for you and yours, either large bottles for the table or small bottles as a favour.
Our latest still cider is a delicate blend of Dabinett and Gala apples lovingly handpicked from our Essex orchards. The apples are harvested around October when they begin their journey towards making a delicious medium or dry still cider. They are then pressed to make apple juice before being brewed and bottled at New Hall Vineyards in Purleigh, Essex. Only available at Lathcoats Farm Shop!!
Fruit and Vegetables
43 varieties of our own apples in their season, and a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, locally sourced wherever possible.
Essex farmers produce some great fruit and vegetables, from cauliflowers and cabbages from Brentwood, potatoes from Highwood, to heritage tomatoes and chilies from Battlesbridge and asparagus and early strawberries from Colchester.
We have an apple tasting table all year round so that you can try before you buy.
Bread, Cakes and Baking
Homebaked bread and rolls, artisan bread from Ingatestone
Pies and Pastries
A range of top quality pies, pasties, quiches and pastries for both meat lovers and vegetarians.
We stock fresh and frozen handmade pies (including from Essex), from Steak and Guinness to chicken and leek, as well as ready meals and delicious vegetarian options.
You’ll find pasties, sausage rolls, plaits, pork pies and quiches in the chiller, and a range of ready to bake croissants and pastries in the freezer.
Complete your meal with our range of frozen vegetables and stir fry mixes, cooked potatoes, yorkshire puddings and more.
Meat, Poultry and Fish
Pork, beef, fish and poultry from Suffolk and lamb, game, smoked fish, cooked ham and chicken from Essex.
Essex and Suffolk has a fantastic array of small family producers who take great pride in producing the best quality meat and fish. From Sutton Hoo free range chicken, Lane Farm bacon and sausages and Cratfield beef to Beatbush Farm lamb from Latchingdon, cooked meats from Althorne and smoked fish from Hanningfield.
We are happy to take special orders, and offer a pre ordering service for Christmas turkey, goose, ham and beef.
A carefully chosen range of plants for your garden, the majority of which are grown within a mile of the farm.
We offer a small but carefully chosen range of locally grown plants for your garden, from heathers and hellebores to spring bulbs and summer lavender.
In season we also have our own home grown herbs.
Beer, Wine and Cider
The best of Essex beer, wine and gin, Suffolk and Cornish cider.
Essex brewing is undergoing a renaissance with the Ridley family (sixth generation) now brewing again in Braintree and Roundtower being produced right here in Chelmsford, and lots more besides. Gift packs are available. We also have three local vineyards producing high quality wine, including a delicious sparkling wine as well as fruit gins from Great Slamseys Farm near Braintree.
A wide range of regionally produced cordials, sparkling drinks and fruit and vegetable juices.
Our rainbow hued range of natural fruit cordials and sparkling drinks produced in Lincolnshire and Norfolk from elderflower or ginger and chili, to sloe or raspberry lemonade.
We also stock clear apple juices from Suffolk and beetroot, tomato and carrot juices.
Milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream and a range of locally produced ice creams.
We are spoilt for choice with two local ice cream producers creating fabulous flavours from rich chocolate to intensely fruity as well as seasonal specialties like Christmas pudding ice cream. And around Apple Day Jane Hadley will usually produce something specially appley for us.
We also have a limited range of individual ice cream tubs in our ice lolly and ice cream freezer.
In the chiller you’ll find a range of cheeses including Suffolk Gold, rich, thick cream for pouring and whipping, clotted cream and sour cream,soft cheese, yogurts, milk and buttermilk.
At Lathcoats award winning Farm Shop, you’ll find over 40 varieties of English apples from our own orchards