Category Archives: Products & Offers

Christmas Orders

Happy Christmas

We wish all our customers and supporters a very Happy Christmas and good wishes for 2021.   Thank you for all your support this year.

 

 

From early December we will be taking orders for Christmas fruit and vegetables, milk and cream and Sumbler’s sausages etc.   Please ask for an order form in the shop.  Thanks to volunteers Maggie and Jane who have agreed to assemble the Christmas orders and to the managers Lyn, Lynda and Dawn for their support with all the orders we receive.

Response to Coronavirus

Deliveries during Coronavirus
Avebury Community shop will be providing a FREE delivery service of food and other essentials to anyone in our community who is in self isolation due to the Coronavirus. This is an extension of the service we already provide to the elderly and others in our community who are unable to get to the shop.
Please call 01672 539200 to arrange a delivery. We would prefer payment by card, but can accept cash on delivery if necessary.
Shop opening hours
We are having to revise our shop opening hours due to a number of our volunteers being unable to help at this time. We will be open every day between 10am and 4pm.
Appeal for help
If you would like to help the shop to remain open, please consider volunteering with us. Please phone 01672 539200 if you are able to volunteer.

February Update

Winter opening hours from 1st November
Monday- Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm

Shop News
In the middle of March the shop will be celebrating its 11th birthday. This is a fantastic achievement and we could not have done it without the support of our volunteers, staff, committee and of course our wonderful customers.

Stock Taking
The shop will be closing at 1pm on Saturday 29th February for our annual stock take.

Product Update
Keep your eyes open as we are constantly on the lookout for new products. We have recently started stocking vegan pies in the chiller cabinet and tinned vegan products. Our supplier of homemade jams, HFT, has stopped producing them at the moment so we are now getting jams and preserves from another local business, the Little Bag of Herbs.

Local Deliveries
Please don’t forget that we can deliver to you if you are unable to come into the shop. Just give us a ring on the number at the top of this article.

Michele Lomas (Chair of Avebury Community Shop)

July Update

Summer opening hours

Monday- Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am 4pm

 

As the weather gets warmer, why not pop into the shop to get some delicious local ingredients for a picnic.

 

We have award winning cheeses from Brinkworth Dairies, as well as a range of bread and pate.   We also have a range of delicious local pies and pasties, including vegetarian and gluten free options.  We have a good selection of yogurts and other deserts.

 

Solstice

We had very good trade at solstice with lots of appreciative customers.   Thank you so much to our staff and volunteers who worked late nights and early mornings over the solstice.

 

Customer/Community Survey

Thank you so much to everyone who completed a survey.  A total of 32 surveys were returned. The winning surveys which were picked out at the AGM by our guest speaker were first prize (hamper) customer from East Kennett, 2nd Prize (gift token) customer from Avebury, 3rd Prize (gift token) customer from Winterbourne Monkton.

 

Volunteer Appeal

Please consider volunteering at your local community shop as we are in need of people to man the tills.   It is a great way of meeting people and making friends.   We need volunteer shop assistants, but if you don’t want to be in the public eye there are lots of other things you could do to help such as baking, helping with deliveries, collection of supplies and so on.   We don’t expect you to volunteer at the same time every week unless you want to.   If you can only help occasionally we would also be grateful for this.    Any help however small is gratefully received.

If you think you would like to volunteer, even for an hour or two, just to help out, just call Lyn, Lynda or Holly at the shop on 01672 539200. We promise tea, biscuits and friendship.

 

Local Deliveries

Please don’t forget that we can deliver to you if you are unable to come into the shop.   Just give us a ring on the number at the top of this article.

 

New Milk Supplier

 We are very excited to have found a new milk supplier, Berkeley Farm Organic Dairy.   This is great news as they are very local, based just up the road in Wroughton and the milk is organic.   Berkeley Farm Dairy is owned and run by the Gosling family who have been producing and supplying milk since 1908.  They use traditional methods of milk processing which focus on taste rather than convenience.  They pasteurise the milk but do not homogenise like most dairies. Homogenising breaks down the milk fats which they think affects the taste. Berkley Farm milk has a traditional ‘cream line’ which is only seen in milk that has not been homogenised. Our customers have told us that they love the taste.  Why don’t you come down to the shop to buy some milk and see if you can taste the difference?

We have been able to keep the prices down and the 500ml and 1 litre products are a bit cheaper than our old supplier.

 

Milk quantity Previous Price New Supplier Price
500ml 63p 58p
1 litre £1.00 99p

We are also selling their Luxury Guernsey whole milk in 1 litre bottles for £1.05.