We've had an eventful and successful few months.
Well, we have made it through the first three months without collapsing from exhaustion! The festive season was a huge success, considering that we only opened at the end of October. The café has also been very busy and we have finally appointed our new manager, Alexandra Scott, who comes to us with a wealth of experience from various restaurants.
The Farm Shop seemed to mostly have what the customers needed and we have taken notes for next year so that we are even more organised. The Butchery department sold all their turkeys and as for steak pies, they were flying out the door! Extra staff were employed to make more! All the fabulous local beef, pork and lamb is being well received by our customers. We can barely keep our customers furnished with Leckie eggs. They are our top selling item. People are loving the fact that everything is locally sourced. The kitchen make use of all this fresh, local produce too and then it is served up in our café. The kitchen worked at full steam over the Christmas season and produced some delicious food and most of all, breakfasts. We had some excellent feedback on them, especially our magnificent Eggs Benedict. We have introduced roasts, from our local meat, to our menu and they are proving to be very popular indeed.
All the café staff worked so hard over Christmas and New Year making sure that as many people as possible were seated and served as quickly as possible. Opening just before the busiest period of the year is very good training! Things went well and the quiet period we expected after Christmas hasn’t happened!
We are looking forward to a busy 2017 and to welcoming and meeting more customers and we will do our best to keep things new and exciting for you all.
A Smiddy ode to this fantastic dish.BURNS SUPPERS
Autumn already? Still, it's a good season for veg.Keep It Fresh
Make the most of the sunshine while it lasts.Lunch on the patio
Notching up those awards and prizes.Farm Shop & Deli Awards
‘Best small retailer’ and ‘Newcomer’.Farm Shop & Deli Awards
The festive season may be over but we're buzzing.Prize Winners
Pop in and place your order soon.HAMPERS AND MORE
Join us for our Christmas Evening on the 24th November.SEE WHAT'S ON OFFER
Could we be a Farm Shop and Deli Awards winner?WIN A HAMPER
Celebrating the Soil Association's organic food month.10% off Salad Dressings
From field to fork, or a cocktail glass.Cocktail Recipe
New assistant manager, revamped deli and ready meals.Smiddy Made Range
We will be putting on demonstrations with chef Chris Trotter.Read more
We picked up gold awards and made it into the final four.Read more
Pop along to the Smiddy and wave them on.Read more
Our new Spring/Summer menu has arrived!Read more
Could you be our new assistant manager?Read more
Put a date in the diary.Read more
We've had an eventful and successful few months.Read more
We have been busy sourcing the finest local produce.Read more
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