A POPULAR Evesham farm shop has been given a new lease of life after relocating to larger premises on a new housing development.
Hampton Farm Shop, owned by husband and wife Chris and Esther Groves, has moved to a new 11,000 sq ft unit just a stone’s throw away from their former home on Pershore Road.
The new shop, which includes a small cafe with outdoor seating, was provided as part of the new homes development being built by Bloor Homes and Bellway Homes.
Owners of the farm shop have been able to significantly expand its range of produce and take on two new members of staff thanks to the move.
Chris Groves said: “The new housing development presented us with a great opportunity to expand into larger premises and the move is fantastic for the long-term future of the business.
“Our new shop is about three times the size of our old place and as well as stocking fruit, vegetables and plants, we are now selling freshly made pies, meat, bread, milk and ice cream.
The farm shop moved from its 60-year-old premises to allow for a new roundabout to be installed on the access road to the new housing development.
Chris added: “The feedback we have received from our customers about the new shop has been really positive.
“Our old shop had a rustic feel, and this is something we have tried to retain with the new building, which has been made with timber.
“Throughout the building work at the housing development, we remain very much open for business, and we look forward to welcoming new and returning customers to our fantastic new shop.”
Sally Holt, Regional Sales Manager at Bloor Homes Western, said: “We were delighted to play a part in the successful relocation of Hampton Farm Shop and it’s wonderful to see the business thriving in its new premises.
“The shop delivers a valuable service to the local community and I’m sure it will be very popular with future residents at The Hamptons.”