Jeremy Clarkson tells fans to 'shop elsewhere' after complaint about his Diddly Squat Farm
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Jeremy Clarkson has hit back at a fan who took a swipe at the costs of the products in his infamous Diddly Squat Farm shop.
Located in the Cotswolds, hundreds have been flocking to the shop every day since it opened back in 2020 to get their hands on the farm's very own produce, which range from the likes honey, eggs, bread, bacon, chutneys - and even pesto!
Of course, it goes without saying that fresh, local and homemade produce is always going to be a bit more expensive than the stuff you can buy from the shelves of Aldi - especially during the ongoing cost of living crisis - but it's clear some fans aren't at all impressed with Clarkson's prices.
And one is seemingly so frustrated with the prices that they decided to hit out at the former Top Gear host through one of his recent Instagram posts.
Clarkson is currently enjoying a holiday abroad with partner Lisa Hogan, and has been regularly posting enviable snaps on Instagram of the beautiful beaches and sceneries.
But on one of the posts, which showed a serene harbour dotted with several yachts, a user commented: "All 4 are yours @jeremyclarkson1 I've seen the prices for chilli chutney at the farm shop," along with a laughing and winking emoji.
For those unaware, Diddly Squat's homemade chilli chutney costs £5.80 per jar, according to the farm shop's official website.
Well, Clarkson clearly wasn't prepared to take this criticism lightly as he swiftly replied to the user, saying: "That's what it costs to make it. If you want to ruin farmers, buy it for less in the supermarket."
Fans and supporters of Clarkson and his farm were quick to back his response, with one saying: "supermarkets will be the downfall of the farming community."
And another said: "Also tastes infinitely better from your farm shop AND supporting farming. Win win!"
While one even claimed: "Doing more for British farming than Countryfile have done in decades!"
shared footage from the shop’s CCTV which shows a man dressed in black, taking something from one of the shelves and slipping it into his pocket.
Sharing the clip, Clarkson wrote: “This man came ‘shopping’ at the farm shop. I would like to meet the cu.”
Police said they are investigating following reports of shoplifting, with a spokesperson saying two men were involved and left in the same vehicle, heading towards Burford in West Oxfordshire.
Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward by calling 101 or make a report on its website using the reference number 43230353268. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.