As we are all probably visiting the fridge too often and not eating possibly as healthy as we should be during these times, it is great to see that a local initiative has really taken off, providing fresh fruit and vegetables, some straight off our moss!
Local farmer Jonathan Stringer and his wife Lyndsey decided to set up a shop when the lock down started to enable local people to have access to fresh fruit and vegetables.
They were able to open up on a temporary basis in the aptly named ‘Grocers Pub’ on Liverpool Road in Cadishead thanks to the support of owner Martin Shallcross.
Such was the success that they have now opened their own bigger premises in the former florists shop nextdoor to Automech on Liverpool Road in Cadishead. They will remain open for as long as they get the continued support from the local community, eager to buy fresh and local produce at its best.
Lyndsey Stringer (pictured) told the Local Mag website, “A big thank you to Martin at the Grocers Pub for his support and enabling us to get the business up and running for the people of Irlam and Cadishead. We would like to thank local residents for their support and we hope that we can continue to provide fantastic fresh produce as our way of supporting our local community.”
Let’s be honest, what can be better than potatoes and other produce fresh from the Moss, lettuces, leeks, rhubarb and tomatoes from Cheshire and eggs from Warburton!
Buying local produce, locally, not only supports the local economy but also reduces the carbon footprint of goods. Plus we all know that fresh really is best!
The well-stocked fruit and veg shop, that has everything from strawberries and bananas, to mushrooms and spring onions, is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm (early closing on Wednesday at 1pm) and Saturday from 10am until 2pm.
Martin is still open at The Grocers micropub for cask ale, bottled beers and ciders. See their Facebook page for current opening times.
Come on support your local shop, as with any new business, either use it or lose it…