Sue Lang had been running her own Honey and homemade Preserves business for 5 years, when in September 2014 she was approached by the owners of 'Garden Friends Vegetable Box Scheme and Farm Shop' about buying the Farm Shop.  Val and Mark were going to retire, but knowing of Sue's long held wish to have her own shop, they asked if she'd like to take it on as a going concern. Of course the answer was yes! She would have loved to have taken on the veg box scheme too, but it was too much to do single handed.

The shop has been based at Roxton Garden Centre since 2009, and Val and Mark wanted it to continue to be the place locally where people could buy fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit, and also be a 'depot' to buy or collect other essential items. This included meat, cheese, bread and locally crafted items.

Sue has taken up the challenge, and has survived the first year! She has thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know all her suppliers, and also getting to know her customers, both existing and new. It is still a novelty after years of doing farmers markets to be able to turn up to work, and the shop is all set up, ready to go. Whilst it was cold in the winter time, it was dry, and not windy - both things she really didn't enjoy about the markets.

The mantra of the shop is 'Fresh, Local, Seasonal'. So please do not be upset if you cannot buy bananas, lemons, oranges and other fruits and vegetables out of season. 

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