• Own Grown & Locally Sourced Produce

    Own Grown & Locally Sourced Produce

Farm Shop

The Carpenter family have been growing fruit & vegetables at its current location since 1923 (That's over 100yrs!) and is the oldest farm shop in St Albans & Hertfordshire.  Our award-winning Farm Shop has a wide range of own grown and locally sourced produce, as well as artisan products supplied by independent small producers.  Over the years we have perfected the way we grow our crops without the need for pesticides, using traditional methods for growing, weeding and harvesting, with the majority of this done by hand!

To complement our own grown range, we have teamed up with many other local suppliers to offer a wide range of groceries to customers in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding villages, providing a wide enough range for you to be able to do a weekly shop.

Dog Owners- Please note that although dogs are welcome in the garden centre shop and cafe, they are not permitted in the Farm Shop & Refill area for food safety reasons.  We thank you in advance for your understanding. 

Own Grown Veg

own grown veg sale now on

Hand Selected & Picked

dave from carpenters nursey harvesting tomatoes

Tasty Organic Carrots

washing tasty organic carrots


We are keen to promote sustainability, reduce food waste, CO2 emissions, and the use of single use packaging.  We aim to reduce packaging wherever we can and use biodegradable bags where possible.  Nearly all our fresh produce is sold loose and package-free.    

if you are looking to reduce the amount of waste generated from your grocery shop you can purchase essential loose food stuffs, household cleaning products and detergents from our refill station located in the ambient goods section of our Farm Shop.  You just bring your own containers, pour out what you need and pay for that amount.  If you don’t have any containers on your first visit, you can buy them in the shop. Products in the range have been carefully selected to make sure their impact on the environment is minimal, with the majority of food items being sourced from organic and ethical suppliers.

Local & Own Grown Veg- Reduced Packaging

fresh fruit on display in carpenters nursery farm shop

Refill Station- Plastic-Free Shopping

Buy What You Need- Zero Waste

jars of sesame & chia seeds at carpenters nursery farm shop

Essential Groceries

We offer a board range of groceries with many products sourced from local Hertfordshire based suppliers. Within our Farm Shop you will find quality meats, fish, eggs, bread, cakes, pastries, cheeses, cured meats, local beers and more. 

Bread & Cakes

bread on display at carpenters nursery farm shop


refrigerated meat on display at carpenters nursery farm shop

Cheese & Deli

various cheeses on display at the deli in carpenters nursery farm shop

Local Beers

local beers on display at carpenters nursery farm shop

Free-From Range

For those with special dietary requirements, we offer a great range of Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free and Vegan friendly products such as granola, bread, cakes, biscuits, beers, sausages and ready-meals.

Cook Ready Meals

cook award winning frozen meals

Artisan Products

Readymade Desserts

readymade dessert at carpenters nursery farm shop