May Shop Talk

May Shop Talk

It’s evident that we have some budding artists and designers in the locality. The Easter egg colouring competition was a success with a great many entries from children of all ages. Congratulations to Bella, Nora and Zak, our three winners and well done to everyone...
April Shop Talk

April Shop Talk

In general terms it feels like the shop is getting back to a level of pre-Covid normality. We say a very warm “welcome back” to a number of volunteers returning to their regular duties following their vaccinations. Orders from the majority of suppliers are becoming...
March Shop Talk

March Shop Talk

Spring has sprung with the arrival of March and much to celebrate with the promise of warmer weather and a variety of events taking place. Here’s a reminder of some great recipes to make for each occasion with local produce and ingredients from your community shop! On...
February Shop Talk

February Shop Talk

We may continue to be in lockdown for weeks to come but your local Barham Village Store is very much open! The extended cleaning regimen alongside availability of volunteers has set limits to current opening hours. You can be assured that we are all working diligently...
New Year Shop Talk

New Year Shop Talk

A new year has started, but Covid 19 doesn’t recognise a calendar, unfortunately. It’s because of Covid that the shop has to run on reduced opening hours and that the queues, particularly for the Post Office, have been so long. Social distancing has meant that all the...
Christmas Meat Orders 2020

Christmas Meat Orders 2020

Christmas Meat Order 2020 Get organised for your Christmas dinner and order fantastic local Kent turkey and meat.  All our meat comes from Chandler and Dunn who are renowned for their high quality, exemplary animal welfare and full traceability.   Please order by the...
Barham Post Office

Barham Post Office

Following on from our AGM in August, it has become clear many people are not aware of exactly what services the Post Office in Barham provides. The shop has to subsidise the PO because the commission paid by them does not cover the cost of the salaries of the paid...
Rural Business Awards 2018 South East Winners

Rural Business Awards 2018 South East Winners

Another award and a significant one. The Rural Business Group is a serious organisation dedicated to the interests nationwide of rural businesses. It is the same group which invited us to represent community led businesses at the recent meeting at No 10 and now we...

Taste of Kent Awards 2018

The annual Taste of Kent Awards were held last Thursday during which the winners were revealed.  The great and the good of Kent’s food producers, retailers and restaurants were there to see who would be crowned champion in their field. Our store was up for Kent...