Getting back to some sort of normality after the difficult times over the last few months, is a great thing. With the first ‘local’ public event a welcome attraction as we can finally see the light at the end of a very long tunnel.
The first Sunday Market at Princes Park Garden Centre, with the emphasis on social distancing, one-way system and face masks as appropriate, proved a popular distraction from the COVID-19 issues and very welcome and well supported.
The Farmers Market at the Centre was open from 11am until 4pm with a whole host of stalls making use of the outside space including the purpose built ‘barn’ offering a range of plants, crafts and other items. Including natural and recyclable products from Utopia, some delicious vegan friendly cakes including a delicious victoria sponge from Lily at The Vakery, and a children’s bookstall.
The Garden Centre also unveiled their ‘secret weapon for the Summer a fantastic ice-cream making machine. Offering some truly scrumptious, German style ice-cream cones, perfect and refreshing what ever the weather!
To coincide with the Farmers Market the onsite café now re-branded ‘Roosters Coffee Cabin’ was open for takeaway business with outside seating available. The café has been taken over by Cadishead Chef Adam Reissing who has more than 17-years of experience in the catering business.
Adam said, “We will initially be open for takeaway hot and cold food such as bacon, sausage or egg sandwiches, toast, teas and coffee. With an outside seating area in place within the Garden Centre. When permissible and safe to do so the Café will re-open fully offering some fantastic and tasty food to eat-in or takeaway.”
The popular Charity Shop at the Garden Centre that re-opened recently did a roaring trade going forward now opening from 10am until 3pm and will be open seven days a week between the same hours. With Lynda, Pauline and Gladys and volunteers, waiting with a ‘smile’ for your business and support.
Pauline said, “It was good to see all our regulars again down at the Garden Centre Charity Shop, all monies we raise go back into supporting the Princes Park Garden Centre and the work it does.”