I was very interested when this arrived through my door the other day…
I’d seen some signs in the verge, as I pass this place every day on my way to and from work, so it was nice to see exactly what was coming. I saw signs of work in the shop, which is on its own almost in the middle of nowhere.
In my mind, nothing beats fresh, home-grown fruit and vegetables so I went round there yesterday, almost as soon as it opened 🙂
It sells locally-produced meat and cheese (which I wasn’t particularly interested in) and fruit and veg (which I definitely was). But it also has cereals, including gluten-free ones, organic chocolate, oils, fresh local apple juice, free-range eggs… the only problem I can see is that I could spend A LOT in there!
I contented myself with these, £1 for 250g – bargain!
And these… also a bargain at 20p
I’ve tried (and love) the apple Snapz crisps (especially the apple and strawberry) but was not impressed by these. But then although I don’t dislike beetroot, it’s fair to say that for our relationship to work, it’s going to involve effort on both sides. And the beetroot just ain’t trying hard enough 🙂
But the best thing was, I got talking to the lady and she said something about opening till 6pm, which is great for people like me, because she was used to 12-hour workdays. From that, I thought she might have an interesting story to tell… so I went back today and interviewed her for my paper!
It’s really interesting; she’d always been a personal injury/medical malpractice solicitor but because of an impending law change which means unscrupulous lawyers will profit at clients’ expense, she jacked it all in to open the shop – how brave is that?! She seems lovely and it’s always good to help support local farmers so I’m really glad I could help spread the word…
I may also have spent more of my hard-earned cash, on these bad boys…
But, well, it’s all about supporting those local farmers. I’m all heart, me! 😉