By the time Frederick Augustus Secrett moved his vegetable growing business to Hurst Farm in 1937, he had nearly 30 years’ experience behind him. The pioneering practices he developed enabled the 300 acres he purchased to be some of the most productive throughout the war. The family diversified the business in the 1970 with one of the country’s earliest garden centres, followed by a farm shop in 1977.
Now, as well as an exhaustive variety of fresh farm-grown produce, the farm shop has grown to labyrinthine proportions by adding every type of local foodstuff to their shelves. The cheese counter has over 300 cheeses, its most local being a soft, washed-rind cheese from Haslemere!