End of January Update

 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.

Volunteer News

Lots of our volunteers enjoyed a New Year party at the beginning of January which was a lovely social event.   Why not join our team?   It is a great way to meet people and make new 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, cleaning or helping with deliveries or  collection of supplies.   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.   Full training will be given.

If you think you would like to volunteer, please call Lyn, Lynda or Holly at the shop on 01672 539200.

Charity Donations

Thank you to everyone who has put money in our collection boxes on the counter.   This year we are collecting for Prospect Hospice.  The money raised from sales of carrier bags last year was £78.20 and has been passed onto The Harbour Project, our nominated charity for last year.

We also collect tins and packets of food for the Devizes Food Bank.

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.