AN old tractor shed has been converted into a new farm shop.

The Snug café and farm shop is based at Bishop’s Court Farm off the High Street in Dorchester, Wallingford.

It sells products from local suppliers such as cheeses, charcuterie, jams, chutneys, eggs, milk and more.

Herald Series: The cafe is an old converted tractor shed.The cafe is an old converted tractor shed.

Products reared on the farm will also be also sold in the shop such as lamb and pork and honey from the farm’s own beehives will also be available.

Claire Andersson, who used to run Skogen Kitchen in King Edward Street, Oxford, is the manager of the café.

She said: “The farm owners have taken an old tractor shed and made this beautiful farm shop.

“One of their main aims is to be an eco-community so they’ve used wood from lots of other buildings that are being refurbished on the site as everything is reused and recycled here.

“It’s really in keeping with the surroundings and the building looks amazing.”

Herald Series: The farm has alpacas, horses, sheep and more.The farm has alpacas, horses, sheep and more.

Bishop’s Court Farm was bought in February this year and the owners have been refurbishing the site and adding livestock such as alpacas, sheep, horses and more.

The site even offers alpaca walking and hopes to offer more activities for families in the future.

Mrs Andersson was asked by the owners when the site was being refurbished to help them set up a farm shop.

“I’ve run a business before,” she said. “So I knew I had the experience to do it with what I achieved at Skogen.

“It was nice to do something again and I have this thing with being in the thick of it and getting stuck in.

“It’s generally integrated with farm in terms of the products we sell and the way it looks. It’s a really natural setting and it’s lovely having the animals around us – it’s lambing season at the moment and it has been a really nice place to be.

“So from a personal point of view I was keen to do it as well as from a professional point of view being given a new challenge to start up a successful business.”

The shop currently employs about 10 people including the chef who used to work for a few local pubs in the area.

Mrs Andersson added: “He’s very experienced with cooking and has an amazing menu. We’ll also be making our own cakes and will be serving local coffee.

“The team is all up and running and the people all about a lot of enthusiasm to bring to the shop.”

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