The Pimbleys are a family of farmers, growing and selling our own fruit and vegetables here on the Wirral since 1906. We champion local produce by putting our favourites in the farm shop and we celebrate it during our much-loved food and drink festivals. We reconnect children with their food, how it’s grown and what it tastes like through our Welly Walks and we open our fields for families to come pick their very own.
It’s taken us 10 years to create the alternative shopping and eating destination you see today, a melting pot for local produce, seasonal foods and family activities. In days gone by our sense of culture and community used to centre around the enjoyment of food and the market place, and this is what we strive to create at Claremont.
A family affair
Claremont Farm has been ahead of the game for generations – grandfather Pimbley was the first to diversify, introducing the farm shop over 40 years ago and on his return from America introduced an unheard of enterprise called pick your own. Ian Pimbley carried on the tradition by developing the range of vegetables grown and in 1994 harvested their first crop of asparagus.
Andrew and his brother Guy then followed in their footsteps, taking the farm into an Environmental Stewardship Scheme which sees over 3,ooo kids a year come and visit as part of the educational access. They also introduced indoor table top strawberries, created a fishing pond, cookery school, annual food and drink festival and are selling wholesale to over 30 North West restaurants and retail outlets.
Both Guy and Andrew both have children of their own now, so we will see if the reigns at Claremont will be passed down to the 5th generation of Pimbley’s