ISLIP VILLAGE SHOP REPORT - Winter 2015

We are now happily installed and comfortable in the portacabin. Many thanks to the fantastic team of volunteers who packed up the shop, moved the contents & cleaned and stocked all the shelves, and to Rectory Farm for the loan of numerous crates. It was not possible to move the chiller but Kate has kindly lent us a fridge to store the milk & drinks. Work is progressing well on the extension & the Committee are busy sorting out all the extra things that keep arising!

Christmas seems a long time ago but we hope that you were satisfied with all you ordered. Please let us know of any way that we can offer a better service for next Christmas. Local cheese again proved extremely popular with orders in excess of £600. We stock them all year round so do place an order for any you would like.

Bartlett’s are providing us with a very satisfactory service at a very competitive price. They kindly give us a discount so that you pay the same as if you went to their shop. They have packs of chicken fillets, pork steaks (both plain and marinated), rump steaks, burgers and other packs at £3.99 per pack or 3 for £10.00. They will deliver any day of the week so do place your orders, thus supporting us, and saving on petrol & time.

Valentine cards will soon be in stock, so buy early to have a good choice. Shrove Tuesday is on 17th February so remember to stock up with flour, eggs, milk & your favourite toppings.

Get ready for Fairtrade Fortnight from 23rd February to 8th March. This year is Fairtrade Foundations 20th Anniversary. Buy Fairtrade and show your support for farmers and producers around the world. So many products now available.

Sacks of Rectory Farm potatoes, reds or whites, are available in 2 sizes, 12.5 kg & 25kg. We sell them loose as well at only 60p per kilo.

We are looking forward to having Jim Hobson back as a weekend volunteer. If there any more of you out there, who think you could spare the odd hour, please do contact me. We welcome all.

We hope to re-open in the extended shop at the beginning of March so watch out for the date of the Grand Opening!

Email orders and enquiries to islipshop@googlemail.com or phone during opening hours.

We value your support and feeback.

Maralynn and The Committee

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