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Norfolk farm shop expands as demand soars for local food

April 7, 2021 by  
Filed under News & Business

A Norfolk farmer has invested £250,000 in his farm shop – expanding the business which started in a shed to meet soaring demand for local food during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sam Steggles, of Fielding Cottage, Honingham, opened the 8,000ft farm shop to stock a wider range of local food and drink. It is named the Goat Shed after the much smaller wooden self-service farm shop it replaces.

Mr Steggles said takings were 25 times higher than a year ago. Thanking customers and staff for their support, he said the pandemic had seen people’s eating habits change and they were taking more interest in local food.