Farm Shop Expansion creates a foodie's dream
PUBLISHED: 09:26 15 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:59 20 February 2013
An exciting expansion at White Row farm shop near Frome sees the addition of a fish and chip take-away, extended flower, gift shop and cafe (which includes a brand new menu) all opening in October.
An exciting expansion at White Row farm shop near Frome sees the addition of a fish and chip take-away, extended flower, gift shop and cafe (which includes a brand new menu) all opening in October. The already highly acclaimed farm shop includes a dedicated fishmongers, deli, butchers, gift and flower shop and popular cafe and this expansion is just the latest development and investment into the business by owners and farmers Steve and Heather Tucker.
Steve and Heather have a passion for farming and local sourcing and have expanded over the 11 years since they started to provide customers with choice, value and quality. Theirs is a working family farm specialising in pig breeding and vegetables; other meats and products are supplied by other farms locally with much coming from other family members who have their own farms.
Steve, We want everyone who comes here to have an exceptional food experience, whether shopping, eating in or taking away. Its exciting to see such commitment and dedication from everyone who works here, they all want to be the best at what they do and I think our customers love being served by such a dedicated and enthusiastic team.
The fish and chip take-away is the brainchild of resident fishmonger and chef Garry Rosser, who is also in the midst of expanding the fish counters successful deli range. The new take-away will feature sustainably caught seasonal fish largely from the South Coast and include species like Bay whiting, monkfish, gurnard, plaice, and sole plus at least 5 specials, such as wild bream, from the fish counter depending on availability and a meat option. Ever popular British favourites of cod and haddock from sustainable sources will also be on the menu and there will be classic fish & chips accompaniments such as mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce too.
Garry said, Weve had such a warm welcome from Steve and Heather at the farm shop since opening 2 years ago and have built up a great following of really loyal customers who love what we do at the fishmongers and in our cookery schools and this feels like the perfect next step. We want to make this the best fish and chips in the county!.
With top quality local produce such as this, ease of parking and service that is hard to beat it is easy to see why White Row farm has such a loyal following of locals. Easily accessible off the A36 at the Beckington roundabout the farm shop attracts not only locals but people passing through and is proving to be a popular stopping point when travelling in the area.
Chef, James Griffith, joined the team in May this year and is really excited about working so closely to the produce he uses in the kitchen. The menu reflects everything that is happening everyday on site, produce is served to cafe customers within hours of being picked or butchered. James says, It is a dream job for a chef to have all the produce they will be using being reaered or grown right outside your door, it just connects you so much more to food and seasons.
This expansion of the farm shop closely reflects the continuing consumer trends of buying from smaller producers and wanting to have closer connections to local suppliers and the source of their produce.