We are now at the end of Week 3 of the “stay at home” instruction from the government, and the village shop has had another busy week. The story of the week has been ASPARAGUS, with 170 bundles sold in just 3 days – another delivery arrived yesterday so we have plenty of stock to see you through the Easter weekend. Hot cross buns and Easter eggs have also been in demand this week, so the village shouldn’t go hungry over the weekend.
We are open on Easter Monday but only till 10.30am. Unfortunately, Kings Cliffe bakery is closed on Monday and Tuesday for a well-deserved rest, so our next bread delivery will be on Wednesday. If you have a regular bread order, please let us know if you would like it carried forward to Wednesday (just ring us on 730 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 10.30am).
Earlier this week we had a delivery of tomato plants and a few perennials from Tandee nursery along with a selection of vegetable seeds. We will be topping up our plant stand with more seasonal items as they become available, and we are currently taking orders for Tandee hanging baskets which will be available at the beginning of May. These cost £22.50 and you can reserve yours for a £5 deposit at the shop.
…and finally… you may have noticed that a new virus protection screen has appeared in front of the till at the shop. This is courtesy of two Kevins – Kevin Shapland – who donated the wood for the frame, and Kev Jeffries who installed it on Thursday evening. A big thank you to both Kevins (and to Stephen Barber, who arranged the perspex sheet and to Jayne Rolfe who insisted the wood was painted in the “correct” colour).
Happy Easter from all of us at the village shop.