Paul, Jackie and their son Arthur have appeared on the BBC’s The Farmers’ Country Showdown
“Busy beekeepers Debbie and Chris traverse the southern counties collecting honey from their 220 hives, while vegetable and fruit farmers Paul and Jackie, with a little help from their two-year-old son Arthur, gather their bumper crop of plums, damsons and the unusual cucamelons, all for the Winchester Farmers’ Market in Hampshire”
With the current lockdown in force we intend to open the Farm Shop normal hours to support the local community, with our dedicated team efforts to accommodate our customers the best we can. As Covid-19 continues as a very serious issue we kindly ask all our customers shopping inside the farm shop to wear face coverings and keep social distancing in compliance with the government rules.
We can assure our customers for your peace of mind that we continue to maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness in the Farm Shop. Regular hygiene protocols are managed throughout the day, with staff regularly washing their hands, wearing face coverings and gloves whilst handling goods as much as they can. We sterilise commonly touched areas regularly; baskets, freezer and door handles. But we do advise for your own protection to wear gloves and request a maximum of 6 adult shoppers at any one time. There is a protection screen on our main counter top whilst at the fruit picking counter (when in season) we only open one of the windows to aid some screen protection and picker’s are to collect their punnets from a member of our staff through this window and on their return weigh them themselves before paying. We now have an additional wireless card machine to speed the process of payment and turnaround to avoid long queues.
With regards to outside in the picking fields, please observe social distancing guidance, we advise wearing gloves and obviously keep your hands clean and please take your rubbish with you, there is a waste bin by the payment window.