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Maggie’s Farm Shop

16 Cambridge Road, Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AR

01223 263169

Maggie’s Farm Shop is intriguingly different. Lucilla Rayner, the shop’s owner, sells a fascinating mix of Nordic, British and Japanese products; there’s a bespoke shop design with tailor-made Finnish sauna wood lining the walls; and, enveloping it all like a big, warm hug, are the stories behind the shop and behind every lovingly hand-picked item in it.


Maggie’s is also home to The Coffee Shed – a new coffee bar serving excellent Butterworth & Sons coffee, Cakehead bakes and cakes, ice teas and savoury snacks, as well as coffee and tea related gifts. There are cosy outside coffee booths where you can sit as a group or find a little corner to sit alone, or even take a seat inside the Farm Shop itself.


Maggie was Lucy’s Finnish mum who came to England to be a nurse and met, married and settled down with Lucy’s father on the farm he had been born on. She opened a farm shop 40 years ago, and the ringing of the shop bell and the running to fetch vegetables and eggs were a huge part of Lucy’s life. It’s no wonder she dreamed of having her own shop: her reinterpretation of Maggie’s Farm Shop.


Today the shop sells artisan products sourced from Finland, Iceland, Japan and the UK, products that share the same love and celebration of nature, that are straight to the point, high quality, and beautiful too.


Gardening is a particular passion so the shop sells everything you could possibly need: pruners, trowels, rakes and loppers, Finnish Fiskars scissors, kneeling pads, holsters, garden bags and brooms. There’s food, obviously, and that too tends to the unusual, things that Lucy loves and would love other people to love too, like seeds, local honey, seaweed for seasoning, Icelandic chocolate. And veg of course!


This is Maggie’s Farm Shop, embodying love of gardening, of being cosy at home, of finding little luxuries for yourself and others, and of beautiful, practical kitchenware.