Kay’s October Blog

Well, it’s all go here at the Farm due to the changing season and with the night’s drawing in now, we have to make sure all the jobs on the farm are completed that little bit earlier. We are however, loving the crisp air, beautiful sky’s and starry nights that we are having currently. Autumn has certainly arrived here.

Our big farm project to cut back our hedges, replant filling the gaps and then fence off to stimulate new hedgerow growth has started this week. This work is to protect all our hedgerows for wildlife to flourish here on the farm in future years. I’m really excited about this, because it was something that Steve was really passionate about and I’m delighted that we can fulfil his ambition on doing this work.

We have been blessed to receive the Good Food Club Shop Of The Year award recently which is a great honour for myself and the team. We, as you imagine work hard to try and bring you a great shop with lots of amazing local and homemade products, but we couldn’t do it without your support, so we’d like to thank you for nominating us and continuing to support us as without you we wouldn’t be here, so well done to us all!!

Croot’s also welcomed Radio Derby for the morning, myself and the team enjoyed the chance to talk direct to the listeners which was very exciting for us all. You can listen to the recording here should you have missed it – Radio Derby Recording. (Skip to these times for the Croot’s coverage – 1.17.48 / 1.46.24 / 2.16.50 / 2.46.07)

And of course, it’s all about Christmas planning now, we have a full schedule again for you this year and are very much looking forward to seeing you all, whether shopping for your Christmas goods or popping in to see Santa, you as always are very welcome (Have a look at the events by clicking here). New this year, is the Santa experience in collaboration with Jumping Clay, the Wreath Making workshop with The Greenery and of course our new Festive Lunch Menu.

We’ve also put a lot of work into our new Hamper range made with the Croots best selling lines, which I’m also really proud of, so whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or for a customer, its worth checking our website for the new offer.

Think it’s time to warm my hands on a cosy hot chocolate or two 🙂

Kay x