About Us

Welcome to Betty’s Farm

Simon, Emma, Oliver and Oscar would like to welcome you to our family run, tenanted farm on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.

We have a commercial flock of 24,000 free range laying hens and a small flock of sheep along with some other animals, our shop and butchery. Our trademarks are an 11kw wind turbine, which can be seen from the A38 and our 200kw PV system, which help to reduce our impact on the environment.

We have a small but perfectly formed team of experts working at Betty’s Farm. We are also joined on a regular basis by work experience students.

Our four aims are to:

  • Achieve high animal welfare
  • Employ locally
  • Reduce our impact on the environment
  • To be part of the community


Betty’s Farm was a greenfield site back in 2009 being used for arable production. It was bought by the John Bowler Franchise and converted into a free range laying hen unit in 2010 run by Emma and Simon Ruff. Emma started selling eggs from a trestle table every Saturday and this led to the shop which opened in 2011. The farm shop is named after John Bowler’s mother, Betty.

Back in June 2012 we decided to rent the whole farm and since then Simon has joined the team permanently to help on farm and to develop the butchery.


We are proud to share our farm with our customers and have extensive plans to develop our farm and shop further in the coming years.


Our butchery creates a wide selection of bespoke cuts from local farms.


What's Happening at Betty's farm...


The Farm Shop

Betty’s Farm is always trying to make buying our produce as easy and convenient as possible.

As well as our farm shop in Willington we have an online shop, to enter the online shop click here.



Also available: Fresh vegetables, speciality cheeses, fresh bread, (Luke Evans) cakes, local beers, (Derventio, Tollgate and others), jams, conserves and condiments.

Products from Cauldwells Mill...


As well as the instore butchers, you can also purchase home made pies, sausage rolls, pork pies, and home prepared easy meals.


Visit Betty's Farm Shop for a great range of produce.

The Coop Café

Whether you want a Betty’s brunch, delicious drink or coffee, cake and a chat the Café can offer it all. Please pop in and see us on your next visit.


The Café at Betty's is now open Wednesday - Sunday, 9.30am - 3.00pm .

The Coop Cafe at Betty's Farm prides itself on using quality produce, including award winning sausages from the farm shop on our breakfast menu and of course Betty's free Range eggs.

We serve Breakfasts, Lunches, Cream Teas and a selection of Homemade Cakes and Tray breaks (our Millionaires Shortbread is a must try item, a big favourite with Alice our farm manager)



We don't do fast food, we cook fresh ingredients as fast as we can, no air miles with our food, just a stroll to Betty's Farm Shop.

We are Family friendly, whatever the weather, bring your little chicks who have their own menu, colouring table, puzzles, jigsaws and books

Sue and Sharon would like to thank our customers for supporting us through the summer and look forward to warming you through the winter with our homemade soups (gluten free) , and tasty wholesome stews, casseroles, curries, chillis and much more.

Keep checking Betty's facebook page for forthcoming events run in unison with the farm.



- Download a sample menu -


Betty’s sausages, bacon, eggs and free range meat are all used in our meals and are available to buy in the shop once you’ve tasted how amazing they are in the café.

Want to contact us? Call 01283 703582

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