Anybody reading this blog who knows me, will also know how much I love shopping local, it just makes good sense… It helps to reduce my carbon footprint, supports the local economy, and means that the food my family eats is as fresh and tasty as possible, with a whole stack of nutrients!
As you can imagine I’m absolutely thrilled that Frog Hollow Energy Bites are now stocked in one of my favourite locals… Southbourne Farm Shop, a family run business, that’s been at the heart of the Southbourne community for more than thirty-five years.
In this week’s blog, I asked Ben from Southbourne Farm Shop to share five of his favourite local goodies that are in stock now! So, in no particular order, here are some essentials to add to your shopping basket next time you are visiting the farm shop.
Ben’s Best Buys!
Brassicas and more – Cauliflower, sprout tops, savoy cabbages, brocolli, kale, leeks and sprouts are all grown locally in Chidham or Southbourne. These fresh vegetables are often on-sale the same day that they are pulled from the field! Here’s Richard Foot delivering cabbages to us from his farm in Chidham.
Best Bread – Handmade Artisan loaves are all made in the Southbourne Farm Shop in-house bakery using natural yeast, with no artificial additives, and keep for several days (and even when they begin to harden after a few days, they are still ideal for toast).
Frozen Fruit – Frozen diced fruit from Field Fare are ideal for making smoothies (especially nice with natural live yogurt from Longley Farm).
Getting Spicy – The extensive range of herbs and spices from Wilton Wholefoods are always popular.
A Cup of Something Hot – As an alternative to caffeine hot drinks we sell Cuppanut, a coconut-infused naturally sweet hot drink with all natural ingredients. Perfect to enjoy with a Frog Hollow Energy Bite, (or two)… Buy yours at Southbourne Farm Shop!