New farm shop for Bury village

Charlie and Sarah Hughes get ready to open Charlie's Farm Shop, in Southview Farm, Bury
Charlie and Sarah Hughes get ready to open Charlie's Farm Shop, in Southview Farm, Bury

A SMALL farm honesty shop which has sold milk, cream and eggs for 40 years has been given a well-deserved revamp and is nearly ready to open its doors.

Charlie and Sarah Hughes from Southview Farm in Bury are getting ready to open Charlie’s Farm Shop, which will sell a range of farm produce and locally-sourced food in a picturesque setting.

Charlie is a third-generation dairy farmer who has expanded the business, which not only has its own home-made ice cream but now delivers milk around Sussex and Surrey.

“We wanted to sell a much wider range of produce,” said Charlie.

“We’re even having our own butcher counter where we will sell meat reared at the farm.

“We hope it’s a good time to be doing opening a new shop – I think people are more interested in where their food come from.

“I’ve been focussing on the farm produce, but Sarah is more of a foodie and has been sourcing local producers.”

The farm shop will stock fresh fruit and vegetables, beers, wines and meal staples, but will also have strong focus on farming.

“We want it to be a useful shop where they can pick up everyday things, but also enjoy the experience of coming onto the farm,” said Sarah. “It is exciting and we’re nervous but really looking forward to it.”

The shop will open its doors on Thursday, April 18.