All posts tagged: Bert’s Barrow

January in the Garden

While we’re all tucked up inside with the central heating blaring and the candles flickering it’s nice to look ahead to the warmer months. I get pleasure in taking time to look at the bare bones of my garden in January to plan what I’m going to change, decide what has to go, think what new to try out and work out how to use every inch to its advantage. Happy days!  In My Garden I have a few glimmers of colour in my garden, which is very wet and soggy at the moment. Bringing the outdoors – indoors This is a nice way to transition from all of the colourful Christmas colours and décor. I just discovered these bulbs in pretty containers at my local farm shop, Bert’s Barrow. I was delighted to meet Shona of Fox Red Flowers who provides her pots and floristry to Bert’s Barrow. Shona has a lovely eye for design utilising her horticulture skills, with spring bulbs and plants in colourful pots and reclaimed dishes and boxes. The bonus is …

Bert’s Barrow – Love Farm Shop

You know how I crave locally sourced food – I’ve just discovered a whole barrow of it at a super farm shop, in the delightful North Yorkshire countryside. Bert’s Barrow, near Hillam, North Yorkshire Started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson with a cart at the side of the road and an honesty box, they sold locally sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. Now a new farm shop is tucked into an original barn with hens roaming outside in the area where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream. The family, Charlotte Wells Thompson and Jason Thompson are now developing the farm shop and a veg box delivery service with plans passed for a tea room…Whoop!! The welcome on entering the shop is warm and friendly, and inside the door sits Bert’s original cart. It is piled up with tempting locally sourced food products and at the rear of the shop is a mouth-watering display of seasonal fruit and vegetables. You just know that produce available in farm shops is …