As mentioned in last months report we have moved the shop into the new log cabin and with the help of PLT and Carl it is looking really professional and this has now been enhanced by addition of the new chiller unit which has been purchased with a very generous donation from the Your Wirral Fund. We are able to report an increase in customer numbers and we think this is down to word of mouth.
We are now progressing the work to bring the new vegetable preparation (old Shop) in to use. This again will be enhanced with the addition of the cold room when delivered which has been purchased by the Montse Benitez Foundation as well as the Benitez Family making a personal donation so as we can purchase new mowers and hedge cutting equipment to replace old and worn out machines.
In September most of our students were lucky enough to enjoy a great day out cruising down the Canal at Chester courtesy of the Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust who kindly donated us four separate trips. It proved to be good fun for everyone involved.
On the 28th September we joined in with the Heswall Festival were PLT and Mick took are new barrow up to the puddy dale in Heswall adorned with are organic vegetables and honey Paul said people were very interested in what we do asking lots of questions about the farm and seemed very impressed with the quality of our produce.
Colin Smith Deputy Manager and Cheryl Cooke Domestic have now joined the staff team at the farm after departmental restructure, the first month has now past and both have settled in really well getting to know the students and the volunteer staff.