Welcome, summer. We hope you will be good to us all. The shop has been in contact with Solley’s ice cream, with the intention of providing an alternative to Simply ice cream. Please watch out for it. If you are a fan of Simply, do not worry, we will continue to stock that too. There are two new drinks in store, Kopparberg Swedish fruit cider and Whitstable Bay pale ale, one local and one for you Remainers out there! Even more local is Kentish Pip cider, which comes from just around the corner in Bekesbourne.

Conscious of the need to improve the nation’s health, with Barham at the starting point we are looking  out for a company who may be able to provide us with some more healthy lunch snacks, eg pasta salads, couscous  etc.  We  have just taste tested some products from a company called MightyFineThings, based in Faversham.  They use local produce and change what they offer according to the season.  Depending on their minimum order quantities, these may be available soon.

It’s coming up to the fete and wedding season, so you might like to know that we stock confetti and raffle tickets. If you can’t decide on a gift, a One4all Gift Card is available at the Post Office, with cards for weddings, birthdays, new babies, congratulations, Thank You Teacher and general thank you designs.

Barham shop has been extremely busy lately, and more help with shelf stacking would be wonderful. If you would like to volunteer for this, please speak to either of the Debbies in the shop or email Valerie Caless (v.caless@vfast.co.uk) or Ally Mathews (allymathews@hotmail.com). Your shop needs you!