Jeremy Clarkson and Lisa Hogan opened up the Diddly Squat Farm Shop in 2020. It has been advertised as a small barn full of good and no-nonsense things that you would love to purchase.
Clarkson was the original creator of the farm after he realised that he could ‘accidentally’ grow a hefty amount of potatoes (40 tonnes worth) on his farm. From that moment with his partner Lisa, he purchased hives and began to develop and sell that sweet honey to the masses along with milk from a local dairy and apple juice.
They produce vegetables fresh from their garden and flour from their wheat which is sold to Sourdough Revolution for the daily fresh bread. Nestle even wanted to buy the water system of streams from the whole village because the quality of water, which the farm receives from a spring in their garden, is of high quality.
They also sell some incredible food with ‘literally the best hamburgers in the world’ and they have a fully operational bar that includes drinks such as ciders, cool draft beers and rose. Visitors will also have the pleasure of overlooking the farm with excellent table arrangements.
We cannot also forget the items that they sell in their shop which are either produced on Diddly Squat Farm or by their local Cotswolds neighbours. All their merchandise that they sell is exclusively from Clarkson’s farm such as their aprons, tee shirts and hats.
Season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm
After the huge success of Clarkson’s Farm in Oxfordshire, the estate has proved popular with locals and visitors alike from further afield. The TV Programme is on Amazon Prime and it has been funny for viewers to see a star like the former Top Gear presenter, venture into life as a farmer.
With no prior knowledge on how to run a farm, Jeremy Clark attempts to run his one in the countryside as he battles with the worst farming weather conditions in years, unresponsive crops, unmanageable animals and a devastating pandemic. Fortunately for him, he is guided through the everyday tasks by the 21-year-old farm manager, Kaleb Cooper.
The popular farm had recently closed for 2 months which had left many fans distraught but he has recently shared pictures of him and his crew back on the farm fresh and ready to film season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm.
Jeremy was pictured pointing across the fields, with the blue winter sky in the background, with the cameras rolling as some crew members were present in the shot. The picture was captioned “S2” which had the fans excited.
The post came days after the failed attempt by Jeremy to extend his farming operation at Diddly Squat Farm. He did face an angry response from the locals who didn’t want a new café and car park built in the area.
It had been discussed at a district council meeting that: “It is diversification of a farming business.
“We have been told to diversify, that’s exactly what this proposal is.”
However, he could not convince the councillors as he had rejected planning permission after 53 objections were filed in with only 12 support letters from Chadlington, Oxon.
The planning officer Joan Desmond stated: “The proposed development would have an intrusive and harmful impact on the character of the area.”
The Branch Trust
Diddly Squat Farm has been pleased to donate any of their produce to the Branch Trust, Chipping Norton, which supports those who need help in the local community, especially the individuals who have suffered after the pandemic. You can find out more about The Branch or make a kind donation at thebranchtrust.org
Diddly Squat Farm Shop Opening Hours:
If you’re looking to visit the farm shop, you’ll have to wait till March as their shop has closed for January and February. It is open on 3rd March from 9.30 am – 4.30pm Thursday – Sunday.
Address: 5-12 Chipping Norton Rd, Chadlington, Chipping Norton OX7 3PE