Simon & I (Lisa) have been researching the possibility of diversifying and opening a farm shop for the last two years. We envisage a natural balance being formed between providing an outlet for our own & local produce and educating people about farming practices, the value of the countryside and the importance of supporting local farmers as well as securing the long term future of family farming on Court Farm. It is something we both feel enthusiastic about.
We have created this page so you can see how we progressed throughout our project. Of course, you can also have a chat with us when you next visit the farm shop!
See our New Farm Shop Gallery for photos!
August 18, 2016
Yay!! We’re Finalists in two Categories of the Taste of Gloucestershire Food & Farming Awards (Butcher of the Year & Farmer of the Year). I can’t believe the year we are having – so pleased our hard work is paying off. Well done to our team!
March 2, 2016
A little birdie tells me we have been nominated in the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2016!! If anyone else would like to nominate Court Farm Shop in any of the following categories that would be lovely! Many thanks, Lisa, Simon, Helen, Katie, Libby, Mike & Alan – Newcomer […]
February 22, 2016
There’s a great article in the Echo’s Weekend GL Magazine. It’s makes a lovely read: http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/…/story-287…/story.html
October 24, 2015
Our new Farm Shop & Butchery has been open a month now and we are so happy with the amount of support we have been getting. Thank you to everyone who is continuing to shop with us. We have a good selection of products available and our butchery is fantastic!
September 26, 2015
COURT FARM SHOP IS OFFICIALLY OPEN! We have had a fantastic first couple of days and our meat, eggs, honey, bread, fruit & veg, ales & ciders and lots of other yummy treats have been flying off our shelves. We accept card payments and have plenty of parking. Please help […]
September 23, 2015
We are so excited that our lovely new Farm Shop is on track to open tomorrow! Mike, our butcher is busy preparing our meat while Helen, Katie & I are stocking shelves. A huge thank you to our family and friends who have helped us along the way. We couldn’t […]
September 20, 2015
We have shelving!! It’s all becoming real now. I can’t believe we are opening in four days!! Still lots to do but we will do it
September 7, 2015
As we are busy finishing putting the larch on the front, Simon & Tom are busy working on the car park and putting the fence up. Not long to go now!
September 1, 2015
We are now focussing on the inside and have internal walls! You will notice the ceiling is also painted – Simon, Dad, Paul & I spent the whole weekend putting four coats on!! My shoulders now ache!
August 28, 2015
We are pleased to announce that our New Farm Shop is opening on 24th September! There will be: A Butcher Counter with our own beef, lamb & pork • Free Range Eggs from our own hens • Fruit & Vegetables Dairy • Deli • Jams & Chutneys • Honey from honey bees […]
July 26, 2015
Lots of exciting work has been going on since our last news update. Most of the ground work is complete, our new entrance has been done and our roof is on, ready to be tiled! See our New Farm Shop Gallery for photos of our progress!
July 25, 2015
We are on the look out for wicker baskets (of any size). If you have any lying around that you have no use for, please let us know as we would find a home for them in our new Farm Shop
July 10, 2015
Good News – The traffic lights which were in front of our farm have gone! We now have a nice new entrance ready for our new Farm Shop. A huge thank you to all our customers who still visited our “Egg Shed” during the disruption
July 4, 2015
PLEASE NOTE OUR DOUBLE FARM GATES WILL BE CLOSED FOR TWO WEEKS FROM SUNDAY 5TH JULY WHILE WE DO WORKS ON THE ENTRANCE During this period our “Egg Shed” will remain Open and we kindly ask that all customers use the Farmhouse Gate Entrance (nearest the railway bridge) to enter […]
June 24, 2015
Below shows the internal layout of our New Farm Shop. There will be: A butchery with plenty of room for our Butcher to prepare our Court Farm produced beef, lamb & pork as well as locally sourced poultry & game Our main shop area where our “Egg Shed” will be […]
June 22, 2015
Dave is working on putting in the drainage for our butchery area. We are waiting for a scheduled visit from Building Control to ensure all is ok (I’m sure it is)
June 14, 2015
Simon & I were onsite today to see the steel frame go up. The reality of it all is really beginning to kick in now. I was hardly able to contain my excitement as I watched the crane swing into action! It’s just like one big meccano set!!
May 30, 2015
A few people have asked us if we are open while our new Farm Shop is being built. The answer is Yes, you can still visit our Egg Shed the same as you normally do
May 30, 2015
We are now proud supporters of FARMA, the National Farmers Retail and Markets Association. FARMA is a co-operative of around 500 businesses from across the UK that share one thing – a passion to promote food which is grown (or produced) and sold by the same hands. We have just become members […]
May 29, 2015
Our Farm Shop is under way! Day one we saw 14 holes being dug out ready for the concrete pads and bolt boxes to be installed. After just three days we are almost ready for the steel frame which is due to go up next week!
May 17, 2015
We have been excitedly marking out where our new Farm Shop is going to go. It seems strange that the pegs we have knocked into the ground are the actual outline of the building. Simon has even been manoeuvring the tractors behind the markers to ensure he still has enough room behind the shop […]
May 10, 2015
Building work for our new farm shop will begin the week of 25th May ’15. We hope to be up and running sometime in September ’15. During the construction period our Egg Shed will remain open. From Monday, 25th May ’15 we kindly ask that all customers use the Farmhouse […]
April 20, 2015
We are getting closer to finalising the build & contractors for our new Farm Shop and hope to start building soon! We are now working on the exciting stuff & sourcing local suppliers for when we open. We are off to the Farm Shop & Deli Show tomorrow to get […]
March 28, 2015
Simon has been busy planting our new hedge against our freshly laid fence! Fingers crossed it will be nicely established ready for when our Farm Shop opens. . . . .
February 7, 2015
We had a visit from Laurence Robertson MP last week who came to find out more about our plans to build a new Farm Shop. We showed him around and he loved our “Egg Shed” where we currently sell our free range eggs & local produce. It’s great to have so […]
January 4, 2015
We are currently on the look out for Butcher & Deli Equipment as well as Shop Fittings and sundries (wicker display baskets, wicker shopping baskets, rustic shelving units, serving counters etc.). Please contact us if you become aware of a farm shop, butchers or deli closing down as we may be interested in their […]
December 29, 2014
Over the next couple of months we will need to appoint a contractor to take on and complete the building our New Farm Shop. If you are interested in tendering for our exciting project please contact us
December 28, 2014
We have been busy over Christmas! We have taken down two buildings and cleared away a few dead trees to make room for our New Farm Shop. Over the next few weeks we will be marking out where the new shop is going to go as well as clearing away the existing […]
December 26, 2014
In between, enjoying our Christmas Turkey and tending to our farm animals we have started to clear the area where our New Farm Shop is going to be built. Have a look at our Farm Shop Page to see what we have been up to. . . .
November 20, 2014
We are pleased to announce that we have found ourselves a bee keeper to manage our hives and produce our very own honey! We hope to have honey ready to sell in our new Farm Shop when it opens in Summer 2015
October 2, 2014
Some measuring to do with the farm shop was done today. Another item to tick off the list!
August 10, 2014
We are really pleased to announce that our dreams have finally become reality. After a year or so of researching, Simon & Lisa have just been given planning permission to construct and open a purpose built farm shop! To follow our progress, please see our New Farm Shop News page and like […]