Drive thru farm shop... reopening for the Christmas Season.
Update from Stuart – Owner of Tulleys Farm.
It has for all of us, been a roller coaster ride this year, as we went into lockdown back in March, and as our various hospitality and entertainment businesses had to close the team made themselves busier than ever. The UK’s first Drive Thru Farm Shop was born.
We closed our original Farm Shop back in 2013 to give myself and the team more time, more time to manage the rapidly developing events business, more time for our families and more time to plan. We enjoy the event life, the fun of its build up, the challenges of often creating something that hasn’t been done before and the calm of a season end.
We have really enjoyed running the farm shop, and we’ve enjoyed searching out products that were often difficult to find, we’ve enjoyed the smiles from the visitors and it’s kept us occupied and many of the staff employed.
We are now gradually waking up the entertainment businesses, the tearooms are already open to visitors as are the Escape Rooms, which can now be enjoyed by family bubbles.
Alongside running the farm shop, we have held a Summer season Drive In Cinema, that was very popular, as well as a sunflower field for Pick Your Own. We are now heading toward a bigger and better PYO Pumpkin Experience, both day and night! Plus the next season of Movies kicks off with a haunting atmosphere!! It's not just 'A Drive In Cinema'.. it's 'The Haunted Drive In Cinema & Diner' - awesome!
We are aiming for the Drive Thru Farm Shop to make a return in late November for the Christmas season. I know many of you will miss many of the products that we’ve been able to source. For the Christmas season as well as the same Drive Thru format.
At Christmas we will be offering free ranged turkeys, as well as the fresh produce we’ll offer a wide range of speciality products for the Christmas season.
The plan is then take a view, there is clearly a great demand for locally sourced fresh foods, so depending on how the Christmas season goes, we will look at running the Drive Thru Farm Shop again for three months from Easter to early July.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our suppliers and all the many smiling faces that have used the Drive Thru Farm Shop.
Please continue to shop local, support local businesses and support local British producers where you can.