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Newlyns farm shop keeps on growing and producing

Ten years since opening, the award-winning Newlyns in Lodge Farm, North Warnborough, now employs 45 people

Jasmine, seven, at Newlyns Farm

An award-winning farm shop, café and cookery school hosted a 10th anniversary lambing event at the weekend.

Visitors to Newlyns in Lodge Farm, North Warnborough, had the chance to bottle feed lambs, straw up the sheep’s beds, learn all about the use of wool and take part in lambing quizzes.

Different breeds of sheep were on display, along with chicks and ducklings, and children were able to enjoy the mini tractor ride area.

There was a barbecue and hog roast and a chance to sample products in the new-look farm shop, which first opened its doors in March 2004 with just four staff and a small butchery counter. Ten years on and the shop has a workforce of 45.

Closed for four weeks, it re-opened on March 17 and now features a larger, refurbished farm shop café, a new delicatessen counter and an extended butchery department with a new butchery product range.

Outside is a new patio garden area and a new, improved play area for children.

Newlyns has won a host of awards, including Hampshire Life's Best Butchery 2013 and Farm Shop of the Year 2011, the British Cookery School Awards Best Use of Local Ingredients 2012 and the Inspire Business Awards Rural Business of the Year 2008 and 2010.

 

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