We closed our farm shop just over two years ago.
We always meant to reopen it, but there never seemed to be enough time or energy, we never quite got back into anything that resembled routine, and so it remained closed, that is until this coming Saturday at 10am.
On many occasion over the past two years we came close to being ready to reopen then another lock down or another wave would raise its head and bang off we went again tumbling and rolling with all that was thrown at us.
The first lockdown for us was not too unlike being hit by a bus and over and over again, up and down it went for the last two years.
It is funny though that now life seems normal again. I can never quite grasp how everything moves on. You think at the time you will be in the middle of the pain forever and then just like that, it is gone, over and we move on. Life is funny.
Anyway, philosophical ramblings aside we are finally reopening our farm shop and this time it is going to be so much different, better, brighter and on a Saturday which is what you all asked for!
We have two amazing people that will be serving you Thiago and Anna, both lovely bubbly and helpful individuals.
We have opened up our whole packing shed with all the hundreds of grocery, plastic free, sustainable and 100% organic products, plus of course the very best range of fresh organic produce in the country and nearly all plastic free.
We will have a modern till system, and accept all cards for payment, in fact that would be our preference and going forward the shop will be cashless.
It all kicks off this Saturday at 10am and we have some amazing things happening. The line-up will go something like this.
Parking on site
10am shop open
12pm-2pm farm tour. (I’ll bring you on a tour of the farm, show you the polytunnels, and the fields walk down to one of our forestry areas see the bee hives and hopefully meet and feed Florence and George (our two rescue pigs). All the time you will be learning about sustainability, growing and biodiversity. )
1-2pm see the tractors and some machine demonstrations (get up on one if you are feeling brave!)
2-4pm live music, including classical flute music!
3-4pm kids natural art workshops run by Jenny.
There will be a pizza truck and a smoothie/juice stall and coffee too! There will be even some home baked fresh cakes.
The event is FREE, so come along bring your friends and family and please let others know. The current weather forecast for Saturday looks amazing and hopefully it stays that way!
Thanks for all your support and looking forward to finally meeting people here again on our farm.
PS – our eircode is H91F9C5