The festive season means a feast of fine fare – something in plentiful supply at Willow Brook Farm Shop
The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year for Willow Brook Farm Shop, which comes as no surprise. Conveniently situated between Stamford and Peterborough you’re guaranteed not just excellent produce but a friendly farm shop welcome. The order books are now open, so why not get your order in early so you can focus on the other Christmas details? Willow Brook’s Rosemary Morton explains why people come back to this thriving family business year after year: ‘Our field to fork ethic is important to us and our customers value this. Provenance is at the heart of what we do – people want to know what they’re buying and where it came from and our expert butchers are always pleased to help. Our suppliers are local where possible. In fact our turkeys come from a relative in Suffolk, and then there’s our own home-reared, grass-fed beef, which we are incredibly proud of.’
There’s a vast selection of superb meat available to get you through the festive season and Willow Brook’s meat hampers are also a fantastic way to buy your meat. Of course, being a farm shop it’s not just butchery meat on offer. There’s also Willow Brook’s very own hand-raised pork pies, cheeses, cooked meats, seasonal vegetables accompaniments, nibbles and other artisan products. Rosemary explains: ‘We buy as local as possible as we like to support other small and often niche businesses through the products in the shop. For example, we have some fantastic cheeses from Lincolnshire, which are going down really well.’
So whether you’re throwing a festive buffet, hosting a Christmas dinner, serving up a Boxing Day lunch or enjoying a New Year’s Eve knees up, it’s all here! Alongside the farm shop is the Granary Tea Room, a wonderful farmhouse café serving up delicious home-cooked food. As in previous years there will be seasonal afternoon teas to sample, along with a special Christmas menu. And don’t forget the hearty breakfast that the Granary is renowned for. The Granary is also available for private functions and makes the perfect venue for a party! Willow Brook are outdoor catering specialists too, and their hog roasts make ideal celebration food at any time of the year.
In the run up to Christmas make the most of Willow Brook’s festive offers. Their website and Facebook page will keep you posted on all the excellent deals, along with offers like the Christmas meat packs, recipes and that all-important Christmas pickup information. Rosemary invites you to see what all the fuss is about: ‘If you’ve haven’t been before, come along, have a look at what we have to offer and stop for some tea and cake in our Granary Tea Room – you won’t be disappointed.’
Willow Brook Farm Shop Scotsman Lodge, Stamford Road, Helston Heath, Peterborough PE6 7EL. 01780 740261, www.willowbrookfarmshop.co.uk