New butchery and farm shop opening at Gates Garden Centre

  Posted: 06.08.19 at 11:38 by Gates Farm Shop

A new butchery and farm shop is opening at Gates Garden Centre, Cold Overton, later this month.

Gates Farm Shop will open its doors on Friday, 23 August, with a key focus on offering the finest locally-sourced produce; complemented by the best from national producers.

With quality and provenance at affordable prices being its primary objective, Gates Farm Shop promises customers a true farm to fork experience.

Located adjacent to the Gates Garden Centre main building and benefitting from extensive free parking, Gates Farm Shop will cover over 12,000sqft of retail space.

The shop will feature a large butchery by Hambleton Farms, with a team of highly-trained and experienced butchers using traditional methods to ensure that customers get the tastiest cuts of meat, every time.

All meat will come from only a small select group of farmers, with beef and lamb also being supplied from stock bred and raised on the Gates own farm in Cold Overton.

Since it was established, Gates Farming has developed a large beef herd consisting of three of the UK's finest native breeds, including Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn and South Devon.

In addition, a flock of native Kerry Hill and Lleyn sheep has recently been established to provide lamb.

Jack Gates, the fourth generation of the family to be involved in the Gates business says: “Gates Farming is proud of the fine quality of its herd and its high animal welfare standards.

"With the opening of our farm shop, we are now very excited to be able to provide a true farm to fork experience for our customers.”

Other departments will include an extensive delicatessen selling a large range of handmade pies, cooked meats, scotch eggs, olives and charcuterie.

A cheese counter stocked with local and nationally-sourced cheeses from only the finest producers.

Also an artisan bakery; homemade cakes and patisserie; a wide range of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables and a freshly prepared, ready-to-cook on-site veggie butchers; craft beers, wines and spirits; locally prepared and frozen, high-quality ready meals; and a self-service dispensary featuring artisan oils and vinegars and a granola bar.

And, with all the usual store cupboard and fridge staples also being available, Gates Farm Shop truly is a one-stop-shop.

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