Summer has arrived, the farmers are busy with hay making and preparing for the grain harvest. It’s the time too for scrumptious summer soft fruit such as raspberries, strawberries and cherries! We have a new supplier this year for cherries which arrived in store for the first time mid-June. W&D Riccini who grow a range of orchard fruit, are supplying us from the farm at Eastry. At £4.00 a kilo for the whole season, this tasty local seasonal fruit is great value.


Sweet Peas are back on the cart courtesy of our local expert grower and volunteer Richard Borthwick. These beautiful sweet smelling bunches of colour can be obtained with a minimum donation of £2 to the charity they are being grown for, the Fifth Trust. Please support this worthwhile cause and fill your house with glorious Sweet Pea fragrance.

Warm summer days create a thirst and we have a range of locally produced refreshment for you to try. Hearts Delight Apple and Pear Juice is available in both 75cl and 25cl sizes and Duskin English Apple Juice is available in 1L bottles in a range of individual apple varieties. There is no added sugar in any of these products, they are sweet enough! If you prefer something a little stronger but equally as refreshing, then Dudda’s Tun ciders could be the thing for you. Available in 500ml bottles, we offer a range to satisfy a broad range of taste from traditional still ciders to those with fruity and fusion twists including blackcurrant, cherry and elderflower.

End of school term is in sight so if you are thinking of giving a gift or card by way of a ‘Thank You’ to teachers, we have a range of gifts and cards available or why not combine the two with a One4All gift card from the Post Office.


On 17th June we said a fond farewell to Store Supervisor Nina Julian as she moved on to a new full time role. Nina has added a great deal of expertise in her time with us and we are fortunate that she will continue to help as a volunteer with our in store displays. We are delighted to welcome former store volunteer Bev Parker as the new Store Supervisor. Bev’s energy and enthusiasm as well as experience with the shop makes her a fantastic addition to the staff team – Welcome Bev!