Friday, Jun 14th 2024

Meet the Team

We are very proud to introduce you to our Farm Shop team members:

Simon Knight

Simon feeding his Sheep
Simon has lived on Court Farm all his life and always knew he wanted to be a farmer, just like his Dad (Ray), Granddad (Fred) and Great Uncle (John). He even became the youngest account holder with Oldacres (animal feeds) at the age of six so he could have his own hens & pet lambs! Since then he has worked hard to grow his business, increasing his hen flock from 100 to 1000.

When Simon left school in 2000 he started with 140 sheep to rear and breed from alongside his hens. This year has seen his 14th lambing season and he now has close to 400 sheep producing 700 lambs. He has also started rearing pigs so we have our very own pork ready to sell in our new farm shop towards the end of the year.

Simon is very dedicated and has a great understanding of his animals which shows in his quality of produce. Visit our Farm Shop and try some of our beautifully fresh, free range eggs to see for yourself!

Lisa Knight

20150924-CHKF20150924A-004_C.webLisa is relatively new to farming life. Although it is also in her family, her initiation into country ways and farming began when she met Simon in 2012. How they met is another story. One which will get told a few times no doubt!

With a background in operations management, logistics & customer service, Lisa got stuck into planning and preparing for the new farm shop and is over the moon with it’s on going success. The project is something Simon & Lisa both feel enthusiastic about and believe the balance of their joint experience and entrepreneurial natures will go towards making their new venture a success.

Helen Whitman

Street Fair (4)Helen helped Lisa & Simon to prepare for the opening of their new farm shop as well as lending a welcome hand with collecting & sorting eggs. She is now working full time in the Farm Shop

With impressive experience in Customer Service and Warehouse Management she is a key member of the farm shop team.

Helen has now retired but don’t worry as she will be back! You will be able to see her again In October ’17 while Lisa & Simon enjoy their Honeymoon

Katie Beagley

Being Simon’s cousin, Katie is no stranger to farming and grew up regularly visiting the farm. She is incredibly bubbly, enthusiastic and loves chatting to our Customers.

Lisa & Simon are pleased to have her as a member of the team


 Mike Duffield

Mike has been a Butcher for 36 years and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge & experience. He takes great pride in his job and showcases our meat and that of local farmers exceptionally well. He even gives cooking tips!

Mike is an asset to the team and we are pleased to have him on board


Rachel Creed


We welcome Rachel who offers a wealth of experience in catering and customer service. In fact some of you may recognise her from when she ran The Happy Hen Café in Bishop’s Cleeve. She has joined Mike & Katie in our growing Butchery and we all welcome her to our team



 Eloise Taylor

Ellie Joins our weekend team. She has past experience of working with food within a retail environment and offers a great, friendly service to our customers. We are pleased to have her on board



 Nathan Collison

We welcome Nathan to our team as an Apprentice Butcher. He joins us half way through his apprenticeship and under Mike’s guidance is striving to become a fully fledged Butcher. With his flare for art and natural customer service skills we are pleased to have him as a member of our team



 Caroline Gilder


Caroline joins us from a farming background with a passion for helping people. She joins our team working on our shop floor keeping our shelves stocked and serving customers. She is a joy to work with and we welcome her to our team.



Opening Hours

Mon–Fri        8.30–18:00
Saturday      8.30–17:30
Sunday        10.00–16:00


Court Farm Shop
Stoke Road
Stoke Orchard
GL52 7RY

Email & Phone
01242 678374


We accept debit & credit cards and cash. We do not accept cheques