We are still moving forward with the new shop. The store room is now fitted with a worktop and all connected ready for a computer. Following a visit from a Plunkett advisor we are going to re-arrange some of the stock in the shop and hopefully make it easier for customers to find things. Plans for the outside are progressing but may take a time, as we may have to obtain planning permission. We hope you like the new signs outside.

Removing the 50p charge for card payments has been welcomed by customers and increased the number of transactions greatly. Stocking a few vegetables has also been welcomed but sales are very unpredictable. Please remember that I can obtain all vegetables, sourced locally, from Rectory Farm, so do place an order either online or at the shop. The asparagus has been incredible this year but will soon finish. The strawberries are equally as good and today the price has dropped. Try our delicious recipe for "Strawberry ice cream and brown sugar meringue."I know you are all waiting for their delicious raspberries and their own vegetables. We welcome any excess fruit and vegetables from gardens and allotments that you may have and are happy to give you 50% of the sales.

As well as bread from La Patisserie you can order sandwiches for any day. They offer a wide range of fillings and the cost is about £2.35 a round. Shand's birthday, wedding and party cakes can be ordered. You can view these on her Facebook page.
Bartlett's £3.99 packs are selling well and ideal for everyday or barbecues. Do collect a list from the shop or email for one.
I am delighted with the response for volunteers for Saturday afternoons but please keep offering, we can never have too many. We will now be open on a Saturday from 3.30 - 5.00 as well as the morning. We do desperately need more volunteers for weekdays. You do not have to commit to a regular slot or to every week, every little helps. If you don't want to serve there are numerous other jobs to be done including re-stocking shelves, checking sell by dates or helping to price and put away deliveries coming into the shop.

Muddy Waters books are selling well. Don't miss their Charity Fund Raising Day with boat trips on the Jolly Boatman and various other activities on Sunday 19th July from 10.30 at The Plough, Wolvercote. Booking advised, full details on the notice board at the shop.

We welcome all your feedback and hope you are enjoying the new shop as much as we are.


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