Normandy Shop and Café
Coming soon ...
We are excited to announce that we are nearing the point where we will be able to open the shop alongside the café, which has been a roaring success. We will open the shop as soon as we can in mid-August and we plan to have a formal opening ceremony for the shop and café in early September.
What will be on the shelves?
Our stock list is being finalised. We will have all the convenience foods that you may need for a weekly shop, produce you need to top up, emergency items you’ve run out of or a special treat. We want to focus on fruit, vegetables, a variety of cheeses, bread, locally laid eggs, local meat and yes…. good affordable wines and beer. We will also stock Gluten Free, Dairy Free and some Vegan and Organic products. Your input with these items is very much welcomed, especially your preferred brands.
You can email us at email@example.com and let us know what you’d really like to see on the shelves (we have already received some good suggestions). We will have a visitors’ book in the shop where anyone can write down what produce they think is missing. You will be able to request specific products and we will aim to stock them.
Services on offer
We are talking to service providers and will be updating you over the coming weeks, we are looking at a dry cleaner service, newspapers and phased in deliveries and other services to follow over the first year.
Get involved & volunteer
We have planned and organised almost everything but there is so much to do in the next three months, that we simply cannot manage it all on our own. To help us finish this wonderful community project our call-out to everyone is; if you think you can help us, in any way, please come forward.
Can you help us set up the shop, café or kitchen? We need hands-on help with everything from carpentry, painting and decoration to product research refining, contacting suppliers, fundraising, marketing and admin support. If you can help, please get in touch:
The Shop Market has become a popular and regular date in many people’s week. Visitors are coming from outside of the village and this can only be a good thing, once the shop and café opens.
We now offer fruit and veg, bread, jams and chutneys, butchers, fishmongers and olives & sweet treats.
Everyone is asking, will the market still run once the shop is up and running? Our aim is to keep the market running alongside the shop and also bring some of the produce into the shop. We have to discuss and plan with all parties involved.
All of the above is very exciting, but the key to running a successful community shop and café will be a great team of volunteers, so come and join in this exciting venture!
We look forward to meeting many villagers and visitors to the shop when we open. We will be having a special launch event, so watch out…