News & Awards

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Darts in the Press

"I have seen the future of food shopping and it's not in London, Manchester or Edinburgh but on a road that runs alongside the Exe Estuary in Devon, a few miles south of Exeter". Nick Wyke - The Times, September 2005

"Like finding Selfridges food hall dumped in the middle of a field, except with affordable prices and all the produce originating from a 30 mile radius". The Guardian, February 2005

"..one of the top ten stop offs - off the motorway in the UK" The Daily Mail

  

  

   

 

Awards

UK Large Farm Shop of the Year - Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2016
Retailer of the Year - Farm Business Food & Farming Awards 2015 
Best Independent Food Retailer - Devon Life Awards 2015 
Winner of Large Farm Shop of the year - National FARMA Awards 2015 
Retail Butchery and Display Champion - National FARMA Awards 2015
Best Farm Shop in the South West - Food Reader Awards 2015
Best Independent Food Retailer - Devon Life Awards 2014
Runner Up in BBC Good Food Magazine's Top Ten Destination Farm Shops July 2014
Independent Gift Retailer of the Year at the 2013 Greats Awards
National Finalist for the FARMA Local Food Awards for 'Farm Retailer of the Year' 2013
National Finalist for the FARMA Local Food Awards for 'Environmental Farm Retailer of the Year' 2013
 Shortlisted for the 2012 FARMA Awards (National Farmers' Retail & Market Association)
Farm Shop Gold Winner - South West Flavour Awards. Taste of the West 2012
Restaurant Bronze Winner - South West Flavour Award. Taste of the West 2012
Orange Tree have been awarded Best Gifts, Lifestyle and Homewares at the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2012
Best Retailer in the South West - Food Reader Awards 2012
Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) Award 2011 DEBI Awards 2011 Video
'Best Independent Food Shop'  - Devon Life Awards 2011
The Fish Shed 'Best Fishmonger' - Devon Life Awards 2011
Gold Award for Local Retail Outlet of the Year 2011 - Taste of the West
Voted Second in 'Britain's Best Farm Shops' - The Times 2011
'Best Local Food Retailer' - BBC Food and Farming Awards 2010 
UK Best Farm Retailer 2006/2007 - FARMA
'Local Food Hero 2009' for the South West Region - Good Food's  Market Kitchen
'Local Retail Outlet of the Year 2009' award for the South West - Taste of the West
'Taste of the South West 2009' Silver winner - South West Tourism
'Best Food Producer 2009' - Devon Life Awards
Lord Mayor of Exeter's Award to Darts Farm for 'An exceptional and innovative, family food and drink experience' for the Darts Farm Food is Fun Teepee's at the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2009
Best Local Food Retailer of the Year In the South West 2006/2007 - Taste of the West
Best Rural Diversification in the South West 2006 & 2007- Countryside Alliance & Telegraph
Devon's Best Independent Food Retailer 2005, 2006 & 2008- Devon Life
Best Independent Gift Retailer 2004 & 2005
Best Local Food Retailer of the Year in Devon 2007 / 2008 - Taste of the West
Devon's Best Butcher 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 - Gerald David - Devon Life
Best Fishmonger 2008 - Devon Life
Best Independent Gift Retailer Wales and West 2008 - Orange Tree