If you haven’t yet visited Cross Lanes organic farm shop, make sure to add it to your to do list! This family run business and award-winning farm shop boasts a wonderful bakery where you will find freshly baked bread, homemade biscuits, cakes, and a fantastic range of gluten free products.

At Yorkshire Dales Distillery we value friendship and collaborations with local companies, and so do Cross Lanes, all their produce is sourced as locally as possible. We think Cross Lanes is unique as the in-house butcher uses local and ethical suppliers, so you know exactly where your produce is coming from. In the delicatessen section there is fresh organic milk and eggs, wines, beer and best of all, Yorkshire Dales Distillery spirits, promise we’re not biased! The restaurant is 100% organic and provides options for every palette, ranging from a full English breakfast to wood fired pizzas.

During our visit, we spoke to Debs, who told us her favourite thing about working at Cross Lanes is that no two days are the same. She told us that all the staff share the same passion for the values and ethos which makes Cross Lanes a special place to work, and visit! Debs also told us that winning the ‘Family award’ from Northern Farmer meant a lot to the business after years of hard work. This award is owed to the shop, restaurant and farm being family run. Here at Yorkshire Dales Distillery, we especially admire the way the resident sheep graze on the roof of the farm shop in the summer months, they certainly #mixwithfreedom!

Despite the uncertainty faced this year Cross Lanes organic farm shop has bounced back admirably and bagged themselves a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award. The team commendably diversified during the coronavirus pandemic. Offering ‘Grab n Go’ groceries, takeaway pizzas, and Sunday lunches to ensure the business kept providing for their customers during uncertain times.

Their Facebook and Instagram accounts always offer inspiring and mouth-watering examples of their local produce and they have an e-commerce site coming soon!