and local produce are being guaranteed by a new farm shop and delicatessen
refurbished shop and deli at Church Farm on the main B1172 has been
completely re-stocked and was
opened just before Christmas.
The shop is being
run by husband and wife team Linda and Chris Willgress from Mulbarton
(pictured above) who
got together with local farmer Philip Day to turn their dream into
fruit have been sold on the site for many years, but from an old open
barn. Now the barn has been turned into a bright, modern shop catering not
only for fresh produce from the farm but also meats, milk, bread and
cakes, jam and preserves and even frozen deli food, all sourced from local
The shop is open
Monday to Saturdays from 9 a.m until 5 p.m and run by Linda whilst hubby
Chris goes off to work elsewhere. Linda and Chris are looking to provide a
friendly and welcoming service. Linda has a number of years experience in
the retail trade, having been a team leader for Lakeland.
“I love meeting
people and providing local produce. The response we have had since we
opened has been brilliant, “ Linda said.
In addition one of
the couple’s sons – Jake – works on the farm so it’s quite a family
“We have known
Philip Day for many years and it seemed the right time for us to open up.
We will be looking to establish ourselves over the coming year,” Chris
A steady trickle
of people throughout the day is already suggesting the enterprise will be
“It’s so good
to be able to get locally grown produce within walking distance of where I
live,” said one member of the public.