Tasting Sessions

With the present situation we are unable to run our twice yearly tasting events in the village hall, but are delighted that, by following the strict Covid and health and safety restrictions, we are able to offer a monthly tasting session in the open air, on the third Saturday of each month.

We will be hosting the first of our “Saturday Tasting Sessions” in the car park on the 19th September. This will be focusing on cheese, with a range of cheese samples available from Lyburn, Crook and Churn and Book and Bucket, together with our yummy cheese straws. To continue this celebration of cheese, all cheeses sold or ordered in the shop on Saturday will have a 5% discount applied!

We look forward to seeing you!

New Chillers

The shop was closed all day on the 15th September for the installation of new chillers. The new units should be more efficient to run and (hopefully) more reliable than the troublesome old ones. We’re very excited!

10th Anniversary

In September 2010, the community processed from the old village shop to the site of the new, with balloons, banners and music, and the youngest and oldest in the village turned the first sod. What a long way we have come!

WOODGREEN TURF CUTTING PARADE AND CEREMONY.©RUSSELL SACH

Thank You, Julie!

Julie was due to retire in April but she stayed on to help the shop through a difficult time. Now, hopefully with the worst behind us, Julie is finally managing to retire on August 12th.

Starting in the ‘old shop’, she has been with Woodgreen shop for over 13 years. Julie worked tirelessly to set up the new shop and everything there today is down to her hard work. She led a growing team of staff and volunteers, training them up and supporting them.

Julie leads the way to the turf-cutting ceremony in 2010, celebrating the start of construction of the new shop.

Always cheerful, kind and with endless energy, she knows all the customers so well, knows exactly what they want, and always makes sure we are stocking their favourite items. She will be so sadly missed by staff, volunteers and customers and we are all hoping she will be back to visit us regularly.

Julie with a small selection of the staff and volunteers in 2016

Now she will have some time for her beautiful garden and time to spend with her family and friends. We all wish her the best of luck in her retirement and hope to see her again really soon.

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