After all the farm shop, farm and building team working tirelessly throughout covid the newly refurbished shop and tea room opened in 2021 providing customers with ample space to enjoy home cooked food and additional seating upstairs for overflow on the rainy days.
2012 brought about the addition of the Small Tea room and pergola which only seated a handful of people but soon proved to be very popular offering quality meals cooked fresh to order.
Michelle (Eileen & Matts oldest Daughter) joined the team with So plants in 2017. This presented the customers with a country plant store with experience and guidance to the best way to look after their garden
In 2019 the farm sought out to further improve the welfare of the cows thought the introduction of new state of the art Lely hoover scrapers and exchanging the now four tired automated milking machines to four new Lely milking machines helping to identify any potential issues before they affected the cows health
As with all businesses in 2019 the farm shop had to change its ways to enable the business to survive. We added our delivery service, making orders up through the night and driving round to local villages taking food to those vulnerable and isolating. The last addition for the 10’s was the new animal feed shed. We put this up to ensure that we could keep up with the demand for dry logs, coal and increased small holders supplies.
In 2004 Matt, Eileen and Julie (Matt and Eileen’s Daughter) opened the Farm Shop selling a small range of local products, our home reared Aberdeen Angus Beef, local lamb and Olde Spot Pork. In 2006 the Farm (Matt, Eileen and Mick) also diversified to using Automated Milking Machines for milking the herd of 120 Holstein Friesian cows. Becoming one of the first farms in the country to successfully milk a herd through this system.
The milk quoters were introduced in 1984, urging an ambitious Eileen to find better ways to utilize the milk, and so with the help of a quick course at Reece health. Eileen and her family started producing yogurt.