How’s your lockdown been?

On the farm we have laughed and cried, eaten and drank far too much, thanked our lucky stars that we live on a farm and at times felt cut off for the world.

There has been no right or wrong, but on the farm the show has had to go on, the land stops for no one, the animals still needed to be fed and watered and although we were missing seeing customers in our coffee shop we turned our hand to delivering as well as putting measures in place for safe shopping at Roots.

We have learnt to be resilient, our staff have taken change in their stride, faced it head on and just been brilliant and our wonderful Roots Family have been the heroes of all of this, staying home and safe and letting us deliver or pack their food for them so they can collect without contact and stay as safe as possible, so we can all join back together when the time is right.

Although the shop has had to change significantly to keep everyone safe, we have also made exciting new changes, including packaging free produce such as flour and rice, you can refill your own jars, saving money and the environment, as well as plastic free packaging on our sweets, some amazing new suppliers and lockdown has encouraged us to extend our range of alcohol and we have a continual supply of local honey for our hay fever sufferers (as that is the last thing you want to be contending with on top of everything else). See gallery below for more images.

We have just put a ‘hatch’ in our coffee shop so we can again serve coffee, pizza and our full farmers to go, until we get news on when our ‘new normal’ becomes more normal and there will again be plenty of fun on the farm.

Together we have got this.

Roots at Thorpe Farm, Barkby Thorpe, Leicestershire, LE7 3QE
0116 260 8531