Islip Village Shop News
How quickly Autumn has arrived, however we still hope for a few warm days to sell ice creams! I have just been ordering some of Debbie’s warming home-made soups, her delicious meals & naturally Scotch Eggs!
Congratulations to Sarah, who makes the Brynmoor conserves etc. She has won another three Gold Taste Awards at Olympia. This time for 2 new conserves: Greengage and Kumquat & Cointreau, and for her Lime Curd. Please place orders as I know they will in great demand. I will try to have these on tasting at our Christmas Food Fair.
We now have Rectory Farm sacks of potatoes, already selling well. At the moment there are two varieties available : Saxon (white) and Mozart (red). 12.5 kg sacks cost £5.50 & 25 kg cost £9.00, 5 kg bags will be available later. We are happy to weigh out whatever you need. At the moment, depending on availability, we are fortunate to have some of their strawberries, raspberries & blackberries.
Ecobags, the manufacturers of our new jute bags, are full of praise for the design, which is all down to James. Congratulations James. They will be here for Christmas and the cost will be £3.00.
The shop is due to close on a Sunday afternoon at the end of September. However Sam Hamilton Peach is doing his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award & wishes to work at the shop on a Sunday so this means we are able to stay open at the usual time of 3.30 – 5.00.
As usual we will be well stocked with treats for Hallowe’en. Watch out for Purple Label’s October Special Offer.
We are delighted to have another volunteer from Noke, Gwen Scott. Please keep coming forward we still need more. Of course October is always special & extremely memorable for those of us who remember the opening on 14th October 2000! Others, like myself, have been helping for 13 years this year. Let’s hope our 13th Birthday is a lucky one! I would like to pass on the Committee’s thanks to all those who have helped in any way over the last 13 years & are doing so now. We hope the shop will go from strength to strength and look forward to when we have more room after the extension is built!
Please do come to our AGM on Tuesday 29th October at 6.30 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the Village Hall.
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