Today at the shop.... it was very, very cold. No, that doesn't do it justice, it was mind-numbingly freezing. But some nice things cheered us up:
We arrived first thing to a wonderfully refurbished 'store room' (back shed!) - insulated, with a proper ceiling and brand new wooden shelving - it's amazing, you can actually find things in there! Even the little things like limes and root ginger. Thanks Simon for a great job and making our work easier.
Mid-morning Dee arrived with more 'goodies', the blueberry crumble muffins are really excellent and not too sweet. Then the elusive Margaret arrived with a new batch of her home-made jams - raspberry, damson and red gooseberry - but escaped before we had chance to photograph her. For those who have been asking recently, they're here now!
And this afternoon, the Co-op Enterprise Hub people, who helped us with advice when we set up the Green Valley Grocer as a co-operative, came back to shoot some footage of us for their website. They've already featured us in a case study and now they're adding photos and video clips. Graham and Helen (the media stars of Slawit) faced the cameras and showcased the 'public face' of your Green Valley Grocer. We thank our customers for being especially patient whilst shopping was suspended for this media attention. You can access the Enterprise Hub's website at www.co-operative.coop/Enterprisehub/ and see us under 'case studies'.
Margaret's jams, Caroline's marmalades and Country Markets chutneys