Roots at Thorpe Farm • Thorpe Farm
Barkby Thorpe • Leicester • LE7 3QE
0116 269 2526

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We are a family run farm shop, based on a working farm
in Barkby Thorpe.

The Mount family have been farming Thorpe Farm and the surrounding land for several generations. We've sold from the field to the farm gate and now we've opened Roots at Thorpe Farm. We have been continuously diversifying to ensure we bring the best of the local area and it's offerings.

Peter (Dad) Mount took over from his father in 1968, he continued to milk the the cows twice daily and work the land. As times changed so did the farm and the dairy cows were replaced with horses and a fully equipped livery yard. More was being produced on the arable side of the business, a wide range of vegetables were sold from the farm gate along with hay, haylage and straw.

The story of Roots began back in 1998... After studying at agricultural college and working overseas I decided to return to my roots, settle on the farm and establish myself within the community.

We first opened Roots's doors on Saturday 18th October 2008, after 8 months of sanding, hammering and painting the redundant milking parlour, converting it into today's shop.  We have just celebrated our 5th Birthday and as a gift to ourselves have 3 new members of the Roots Family - Rupert, Rufus and Reuben - Alpacas! We even have a tea room now - so pop in for a cuppa.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Roots and discovering
what we have to offer...