Local Farmers Roll Call – #CoronaVirusCrisis

2 years ago

So … based on current events, we are now exploring the best shopping moves to make with our limited amount of money. On a daily basis, we will release an article about the 10 BEST …. of anything CORONAVIRUS related.

Plenty of people are now facing losing their job, temporarily or indefinitely, yet are still faced with the basic necessities imposed by safety, working from home or quarantines. Follow us using the hashtag #EatingWhileBROKE: we are now posting on a daily basis!

Can we agree that the #CoronaVirusCrisis starts when the Internet go down AND fresh fruits and Vegetables are no longer in abundance? Are Farmers working with animals even safe, themselves?
For those who did not contract the Virus or lost any family members or friends yet, of course! Even if we are being empathetic towards those who did.

Yeah … let’s check on our local farmers to double check if we should start getting offended by this “Social Distancing” thing:

Glebe Farm Shop & Tea Room Kettering
Glebe Farm Shop,
Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8XF
WEST LODGE FARM PARK, Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire. NN14 2SH
Millstone Mushrooms
A427 Corby Road, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 8YB
Dovecote Farm

Dovecote Farm, Newton, Geddington, Nr. Kettering, Northants, NN14 1BW

Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop

Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop, Mears Ashby Road, Earls Barton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0HQ, England

Glebe Farm Shop:
<< In response to literally 100s of messages, we would like to advise everyone that we will be remaining open until we are told to do otherwise.
We are very aware of our responsibility to provide a safe environment to visit and we are following best practice to provide this.
On top of increasing all of our already stringent health and safety measures we will be disinfecting each table post each seating.
We will be making as much food from our menus available for takeaway as possible.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us

We look forward to seeing you >>



Hello. We have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to all of our wonderful visitors.

We really hope that this virus is under control soon and we can all get back to normality!

This was not an easy decision to make but we know deep down it’s absolutely the right decision.

If you have bought tickets to visit the farm in the future or have booked a table in the Rickyard restaurant we will be emailing you in the next 24 hours.

The day nursery remains open for key worker and vulnerable children

We will be posting updates from the farm on a daily basis so please do look out for Facebook/ Instagram posts.

We’re going to miss seeing you all but promise to keep in touch and see you all again ( in the not too distant future)!

Stay safe >>

Millstone Mushrooms:

Dovecote Farm:
<< To all of our lovely customers.
Following the Prime Ministers latest update last night, we have no alternative other than to temporarily close 😢
We are all gutted but if we do what we need to do and all stick together we will get through this and beat this 🦠!
Just think of the reopening party we will have! 🍾🥂🍻☀️
Dovecote Farm Shop remains open 🥩🍗🥕
Take care and look out for each! ❤️
See you all again soon x >>

Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop:
<< PLEASE READ **Where we are with stock during this difficult time**
If you are ordering online please use the PayPal option only, you can use credit/debit cards if you don’t have a PayPal account and checkout as a guest.
You can also place your order via PayPal direct,
email: isobel@thefarmshop.demon.co.uk
You will be contacted with a reply, from me to let you know how we are with the stock levels and then contacted again when your order is ready for collection. No items will be ready for collection until you receive conformation from me.
You can also place your order via the shop direct
Tel: 01604 810910 between 10.00 am & 4.00 pm.
Deliveries for those self isolating please call the shop to place your order.
Stock is being replenished daily from our different suppliers (as stocks allow) The website will NOT give a true picture of stock levels.
Thank you and stay safe everyone.
Isobel Clarke >>


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