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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.

New Products

We have lots of lovely new products in stock.   Check out our new fudge and shortbread boxes with photographs courtesy of one of our volunteers Angela Norman.

 

We also have some lovely individual cheesecakes and some vegetarian slices, vegetarian scotch eggs and beautiful layered pies.

 

Picnic Time

picnic 2If you are planning a picnic, don’t forget that the shop stocks lots of things to help.   We have cold meats, pies, slices, vegetarian pies and vegetarian pasties, fruit, yoghurts, drinks, crisps and everything you could need to make your picnic go with a swing.