Local food producers to add vital ingredient to Nene Park’s Farm Shop

Food producers in Peterborough and the surrounding area are to sell their products in Nene Park’s new shop.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:34 pm
Staff at the Lakeside Farm Shop.

The Lakeside Farm Shop is situated at Lakeside in Ferry Meadows, next to the Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre, and features locally grown and sourced produce from the park’s farm partners and suppliers from across the region.

Nene Park say most of the produce will be sourced from within a 20 mile radius of the park and will aim to celebrate the communities and culture of the region, as well as showcasing more sustainable food production.

All the proceeds made from the shop, which is open from 10am to 5pm each day, will be reinvested back into Nene Park to help maintain and nurture its greenspaces.

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Staff at the Lakeside Farm Shop.

Among many other produce on sale, there will be freshly baked bread from Kingscliffe Bakery, handcrafted meat pies from Robinsons of Glatton, seasonal fruits from Lutton Farm and milk from Peterborough Dairies.

There will also be speciality foods from across Peterborough communities such as curry sauces from Yau’s Foods, a variety of handmade European flatbreads, Filipino sweet treats made in Peterborough, and Italian hampers from Fontanella’s of Whittlesey.

In addition, there will be a refill station where visitors will be able to fill up with key dry ingredients, such as porridge oats, muesli, pasta and rice. There will also be a picnic and BBQ range.

It is planned for the Farm Shop to stock meat produced on Nene Park Trust land through its share farming project.

Lakeside Farm Shop.

Visitor Operations Manager, Simon Gardner, said: “The Farm Shop will be a great addition to Nene Park and the response from the public so far has been fantastic.

“During the pandemic more people have wanted to shop locally and better understand where their food comes from. The Farm Shop provides a great opportunity to do this and work with our local food producers.”

Some of the produce in the Lakeside Farm Shop.