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NEW FARM SHOP OPENS AT PETERBOROUGH PARK

There’s another good reason to pop to Peterborough’s Nene Park with the opening of their brand new Farm Shop.

The popular park already has two great cafes but now you can also buy some of your fresh groceries too and support local suppliers.

The new farm shop, situated at Lakeside in Ferry Meadows, next to the Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre, will stock locally grown and sourced produce from the Park’s own farm partners, as well as suppliers from across the region.

Among many other produce, there will be freshly baked bread from Kingscliffe Bakery, handcrafted meat pies from Robinsons of Glatton, seasonal fruits from Lutton Farm and milk from Peterborough Dairies.

There will also be speciality foods from across Peterborough communities such as curry sauces from Yau’s Foods, a variety of handmade European flatbreads, Filipino sweet treats made in Peterborough, and Italian hampers from Fontanella’s of Whittlesey.

Visitor Operations Manager, Simon Gardner who has overseen the Farm Shop’s creation says:

“The Farm Shop will be a great addition to Nene Park and the response from the public so far has been fantastic. During the pandemic more people have wanted to shop locally and better understand where their food comes from. The Farm Shop provides a great opportunity to do this and work with our local food producers.”

In line with their eco ambitions, there’s a refill station where you can fill up with key dry ingredients, such as porridge oats, muesli, pasta and rice. A picnic and BBQ range is also likely to be popular on summer days, so you can extend your stay at the Park.

Most of the produce sold in the farm shop will be sourced from within a 20 mile radius of Nene Park, and will aim to celebrate the communities and culture of the region, as well as showcasing more sustainable food production. In the future the Farm Shop will stock meat produced on Nene Park Trust land through their share farming project.

The opening hours are 10am-5pm every day and all the proceeds made from the Farm Shop will be reinvested back into Nene Park, helping to maintain and nurture its much loved green spaces.

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