Inside newly opened Farm Shop near Peterborough
A new Farm Shop has opened its doors near Peterborough fulfilling a long held dream of owner Judith Jacobs.
Moor Farm has opened a new Farm Shop after 14 years as a small shop on the farm site.
The shop will be easily accessible, just off Thorney Road, between Newborough and Peakirk.
The shop at Moor Farm in Decoy Road, Newborough, north of Peterborough is run by Judith, a third generation farmer, and her family.
The shop opened on Thursday (March 25) following a major renovation of a derelict cow shed that had been damaged by the ‘Peterborough tornado’ 15years ago.
The project started at the beginning of lockdown last year and has been delayed by the pandemic, but was able to open for socially distanced sales this week fulfilling a long held ambition for Judith (57).
“My college project was setting up a farm shop on a farm back in 1985,” she said. “So 35 years later I have finally achieved my dream.”
Nearby Moor Farm had a small farm shop but the new build has allowed Judith to sell a full range of produce from her farm and other local suppliers..
She was able to get grant funding to start the project and with the help of her child Jessica (29), Robert (28) - a civil engineer whose skills came in handy - Pamela (26) and Rosie (24).
“We started building just before lockdown last year,” added Judith. “There was a two month delay so we ended opening up later than we had hoped.
“But we are delighted and excited and I’d like to thank all the local businesses that have supported us and all the neighbours and friends who have rallied round to help us complete the project.”
Currently daughters Pamela and Rosie are helping in the shop and Judith said Rosie will take over the running of the site which includes a tea room that is currently only serving takeaway coffee and cakes.
“We can accommodate 20 customers at one time and we have plenty of parking space,” added Judith.
“We sell our home grown free range beef and lamb, local pork and all our produce is locally sourced, English and free range with full traceability.”
Moor Farm also want to demonstrate how modern farming works, for example their use of GPS to plant and harvest produce, ensuring high efficiency. Their aim is to educate people on the benefits of buying local produce which has not had to travel thousands of miles to reach your plate. “We want to showcase what agriculture is like in the 21st century; that British farmers can help feed the country in harmony with the natural environment.”
The Moor Farm Team can’t wait to welcome returning and new customers to their new and exciting Farm Shop and Tearoom!
The shop is open Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm.
For more details visit the website: https://www.moorfarmshop.com/ or @MoorFarmNewborough on Facebook.
All pictures courtesy of ‘I’d Rather Be in Deepings’ magazine.