Shaw's Fruit & Vegetable Merchants

In 1902 Great Grandfather Charles chose to settle our family in the small village of Alvingham 3 miles North East of Louth, Lincolnshire where he established a successful market gardening business. His son (John) and Grandson (Robert) both followed in his footsteps and today, although not market gardeners anymore, we still reside at Buxton House and have for decades worked tirelessly to continue the family business serving families and other businesses in the area as greengrocers.

In April 2021 we announced that we would no longer be offering a wholesale delivery service due to family health conditions, hoping to better manage our work life balance and enjoy more family time together. Both diagnoses given and a year of the pandemic really forced us to look at what is really important, family.

We now concentrate our efforts on the retail farm shop, operating Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. We are focusing on selling a fantastic range of potatoes, vegetables, salads and fruits with local products such as honey, coffee, bread and cooking ingredients to complement.

We regularly post seasonal produce updates on Facebook and Instagram and love to interact and share where we can.

A venue with personality, offering an alternative friendly way to food shop we hope you will visit and leave feeling it was well worth the detour!

We are also operating a 'Click and Collect' and 'Home Delivery' system, visit the retail collections & home delivery page to find out more.

Great Grandad Charlie

Shaw's first began in 1902 when farm labourer Charles Shaw bought Buxton House in Alvingham. There he began his very own business specialising in early chitted seed potatoes along with growing flowers, fruit, cucumbers and tomatoes. Glass houses were built to accommodate all of this produce, pictures of which can be seen in the early aerial photographs.